American Jazz Suite (Trumpet Solo Feature). Composed by Allen Vizzutti. Concert Band. Concert Band. Alfred Concert Band. Form: Suite. Jazz. Grade 4. Conductor Score & Parts. 304 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.11226).
This spectacular work by trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti features your trumpet soloist in the jazz idiom without losing accessibility to your Concert Band students. The opening begins with a trumpet cadenza using half valves, bending notes and timbre changes accompanied by stop chords in the band. An easy swing section follows with a groove established by the low brass, low woodwinds and percussion. The up tempo second movement features the soloist using a plunger mute. There's great interplay between the soloist and band in this exciting feature for your star trumpet player!
Solo with ensemble.