Blues on Down composed by Benny Golson. Arranged by Chuck Owen. For jazz ensemble (trumpet and tenor saxophone solos). This edition: Trumpet range to Eb6. Blues, Swing, Slow, Jazz. Chuck Owen Series. Level 3. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.1899).
(Level III) This great Benny Golson blues is placed in a classic, buoyant, Basie/Quincy setting. Recorded by Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge, there are solos for trumpet and tenor (originally Benny and the late Nat Adderley) before the piece gives way to the infectious jazz march groove Benny is noted for (initially provided by an a cappella sax section). A good 'ol swingin' shout takes us back to the understated head. The chart includes a bass solo and flute lead (written in the Tenor 1 part) but remains one of Chuck's most accessible charts for school bands. 8 Brass.