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Jazz ensemble with S(A)S(A)TTB(bass clarinet) saxes; 4 trumpets + 5th Flugelhorn - Medium Advanced
Composed by Bob Brookmeyer. Kendor Jazz Archive Series. Contemporary Jazz. Score and set of parts. Duration ca. 10 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.52022).

Item Number: KN.52022

Written for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, this extended contemporary work is one of eight tracks on the album 20 Years At The Village Vanguard (Atlantic) recorded in 1985 by the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra after Thad moved to Denmark. Though practically everyone makes brief ad lib contributions at one time or another, full-length solo choruses are assigned to soprano and tenor. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 10:30.

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