A Nasty Bit of Blues by Doug Beach. For jazz ensemble. Doug Beach Threshold Series. Swing. Medium Easy. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.42705).
Commissioned by the Loveland, Ohio, Music Boosters for their high school jazz band, this blues tune gives directors a great opportunity to teach developing ensembles many of the most basic swing figures. A strong melody, an open solo section (written parts provided for all instruments on a separate solo sheet), and abundant full group work make for winning combination in anyone's book. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00.