Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Jazz ensemble - Advanced
Composed by Joe Zawinul. Arranged by Phil Wilson. Jazz Summit Series. Rock. Score and set of parts. Duration 5 minutes, 15 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.2070).
Item Number: KN.2070
As recorded by Buddy Rich on the album of the same name, this 'fat-back' rock classic begins with a repeated vamp featuring solo guitar and/or piano before a horn trio -- alto, tenor, trumpet -- paves the way for the full ensemble entrance. This is high-intensity writing for all, and solo space is reserved for tenor and guitar. A sudden switch to swing in the final bars provides a perfect ending. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:15.