Curly Q's Blues by Matthew Harris. For jazz ensemble. Jazz Journey Series. Mingus Swing. Medium. Score and set of parts. Duration 4 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.61115).
This modern blues chart for advancing groups, named after the composer's Labradoodle dog, is sure to sustain listener and player interest. Ranges are limited and all melodies are shared equally. Solo changes are over a 12-bar 1-4-5 blues based on suspended chords instead of dominant 7th chords. This chart allows for a looser rhythm section feel, thus emulating the Charles Mingus style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:20.