The Bombers by Andy Farber. For jazz ensemble. Jazz Arrangements Series. Jazz/Swing. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 14 seconds. Published by SmartChart Music (S3.SCM-1074-00).
Andy has become one of our best selling writers and this impressive chart proves why. Here's a delightful tune that could have come straight out of the Count Basie library, except for the fact that it was composed to match student levels. The four bar hi-hat solo leads to a strong ensemble intro. A unison tenor sax/ trombone section soli theme follows until the bridge section shows us the sax section for four bars then the full ensemble which leads to the last sax/trombone theme. Written or ad lib solos follow then it's a classic "Basie" style shout chorus with four measure drum solo fills. A great style-teaching-tool, and a perfect opener for any festival or concert performance. Optional high/low Trumpet parts are provided on this publication.