Maximum Velocity by Russ Michaels. Jazz ensemble. For jazz band. First Flight Series. Jazz. Grade 1 1/2. Score and set of parts. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.60-1084H).
This funk/rock chart is very easy, but it doesn't sound that way! It's written in cut time to make it less "intimidating," which makes it easier for you to teach, and easier for your band to learn. The rhythm section will sound solid on this piece, and it really gives them a chance to play with some gusto. There are written sample solos for alto sax and trumpet as well as some excellent suggestions in the IDEAS FOR IMPROV section.