Work Song by Nat Adderley. Arranged by Peter Blair. Jazz ensemble. For jazz band. Jazz. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.60-1318H).
Work Song is one of the best jazz classics ever in a minor key. The original Nat Adderley recording is the starting point for this new arrangement. After the first time through the head (by the trumpets and altos, of course! ), the stop time section from the original is used with the harmonized melody. There is a solid shout chorus that leads to a soft ensemble passage before the solo written for alto saxophone.