Dat Dere by Bobby Timmons. Arranged by Erik Morales. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Part(s); Score; SmartMusic. Jazz Band Series. Jazz. Grade 3. 98 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.36044).
Taking advantage of a soulful tune with a catchy title and melody, Erik Morales captures composer Bobby Timmons’s medium swing groove. At 120 BPM, with a slightly mysterious intro, the saxes grab the melody and it builds from there. A written (or ad lib) alto solo is provided with a fat shout chorus. This is an outstanding chart in every respect.
"This arrangement gives everyone a crack at the famous melody." -The Instrumentalist.
About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces
This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.