Self-Portrait in Three Colors composed by Charles Mingus. Arranged by Sy Johnson. For Jazz Ensemble (Score & Parts). Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Grade 4. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Workshop, Inc. (HL.7011638).
Originally recorded by Charles Mingus on his Mingus Ah Um album in 1959, Sy Johnson has transformed this through-composed ballad into a stunningly beautiful setting for full jazz ensemble. Featuring effective dynamic contours, a nice variety of textures, and solos for trumpet and tenor, this will become a focal point for concerts or festivals.