Freedom Song composed by Bob Mintzer. For jazz ensemble. Jazz Summit Series. Loose Swing. Advanced. Score and set of parts. Duration 7 minutes, 15 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.62225).
As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on the album Swing Out (MCG Jazz), this loose swing original is a perfect programming choice for proficient groups. Based on the C Ionian mode, the composer uses a complex and dense harmonic approach as evidenced in voicings throughout this innovative work. Due to the chord clusters, blend and balance are of utmost importance. A solo is provided for trumpet, during which time the rhythm section allows the player space to improvise freely before initiating a groove. Duration 7:15.