Afternoon composed by Pat Metheny. Arranged by Bob Curnow. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). Slow Swing. Grade 3-4. Score and parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-1067).
Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition. The arrangement is subtle and easy to play. There are not a lot of pieces by Pat Metheny that swing in this way. The arrangement suggests flugelhorns throughout. There is solo space for alto saxophone and trumpet (or flugel). This has been well received by many audiences at Bob Curnow Big Band concerts. 5-4-4-4.