Back In Blue Orleans by Les Hooper. Arranged by Les Hooper. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). Les Hooper Big Band Series. Swing. Grade 4-5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-747).
As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band CD "Out of the Woods"," this hot, blues shuffle is full of energy and good ol' down-home funky blues. This is a VERY exciting chart, with solo space for alto and guitar. There are a lot of wonderful brass figures, and the tune is carried mostly by the unison saxes. This would make a great opener" or "closer." You'll have a great time in Blue Orleans. 5-4-4-4.