The Chicken by Alfred James Ellis. Arranged by Kris Berg. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Band Series. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 108 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.JEM01050).
Whoa, hold on to your feathers! If you want energy and excitement and a funky groove, then check out Kris Berg's chart, The Chicken. The legendary electric bassist Jaco Pastorius recorded this powerhouse tune and arranger Kris Berg has adapted it for the Jazz Band Series. If you have a strong electric bass player, then you have found yourself a showstopper with this arrangement. The tenor sax solo (written solo provided), the optional guitar solo, and the solo bass line will showcase your soloists. Your ensemble will totally devour The Chicken. Guaranteed to pluck the audience right out of their seats!