Sly by Rich De Rosa. For jazz ensemble. Jazz Arrangements Series. Funk/Rock. Grade 4. Extra full score. Duration 3 minutes, 23 seconds. Published by SmartChart Music (S3.SCM-1076-01).
Richard DeRosa, who is currently the lead composition teacher at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas has composed this modal swing-funk piece that will keep your students fully interested and engaged. A haunting "ostinato bass" line provides the main groove the rhythm section. The chart features a swing/funk feel where the horns play with a swing feel over the straight feel of the rhythm section. A distinctive contemporary chart which your students and audiences will love. Features great ensemble writing and a one scale solo section makes it possible to get some new soloists playing in your band. Optional high/low 1st trumpet part is provided.