The Unlikely Event arranged by Chris Merz. For big band. Medium to difficult. Score and parts. Published by Walrus Music Publishing (WA.54300).
Straight eighth notes in the ECM style. This multi-section piece in 6/4 time features tenor saxophone over modal changes and electric guitar (solid body) or soprano saxophone over pedal point and slash harmony (with a Led Zeppelin-inspired feel!). Two themes alternate throughout the course of this work; the first features the motive of rising and falling sixths, while the other has a Pat Metheny flavor. Running time is approximately 10 minutes. Solos for tenor sax, guitar or soprano sax. Doubles: lead soprano saxophone; alto 2/flute; tenor 2/clarinet; trumpets on flugelhorn. Brass-5 trumpets, 4 trombones.