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Firebird, BMI Work #17075594 (Full Score)

By Christopher L. Burnett

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Piano, Flute, Alto Sax, Double Bass, Drum Set, Bass Guitar, Jazz Combo - Intermediate
Composed by Christopher L. Burnett. Jazz, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by BurnettPublishing.COM (S0.112345).

Item Number: S0.112345

Firebird, BMI Work #17075594 (This product is one element of a Bundle – Score and Parts) Great combo chart for medium advanced groups. Latin jazz groove. Flutes, Alto Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Drums … all parts annotated. DOWNLOAD BUNDLE INCLUDES SCORE AND PARTS NOTATED IN FINALE “Firebird” (BMI Work #17075594), is the first single from the latest album of music by Christopher Burnett, BMI. The commercial recording was released on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label and available at the top music stores like: iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and CD Baby. STUDIO R*E*CORDING NOTES The provided MP3 Audio Clip contains an excerpt of the commercial recording and features: Christopher Burnett – alto saxophone/composition; Roger Wilder – piano; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Clarence Smith – drums; with Terri Anderson Burnett and Freda Proctor – flutes. The final mastering and mix by Craig Rettmer at C.R. Sound in Kansas City is truly amazing. ABOUT THE COMPOSER How are jazz careers made? Many have remarked on the big historical shift: musicians used to apprentice on the road with masters and learn the language firsthand, but those cultural conditions are fading, and the bandstand has been replaced by the graduate degree. There’s truth in that narrative, and yet it fails to account for the full variety of paths that players are taking as they strive to find their voice in this music.For alto saxophonist Christopher Burnett, the journey involved spending 22 years as a musician in the U.S. Army. He left the service in 1996 — “I’ve been out nearly as long as I was in,” he says — and resettled in 2001 in his native Kansas City metropolitan area. Two years earlier, in 1999, he had released his debut recording, Time Flies, and in 2008 he followed up with Theme Music, both on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label that he cofounded with saxophonist Erica Lindsay and pianist Sumi Tonooka. Now at age 58, Burnett reaches another level of achievement with Firebird, showcasing a fine working quartet and a set of compositions rich in beauty, subtlety and sophistication. There’s a remarkable lyrical ease and harmonic savvy in the compositions that make up Firebird, not least of all on the title track with its layered flutes and Latin-tinged rhythmic feel. Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight. His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities. Excerpt from the liner notes by: David R. Adler, New York, New York Also see: www.BurnettMusic.com.

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