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Instrumental Solo Part and CD.

Item Number: MO.MMOCD6029

ISBN 1596151080.

Native son Tim Laughlin decided he wanted to create in the style, but not necessarily using the tried and true classics, of the 'Crescent City.' So he assembled an extraordinary band of players, all veterans of the music, wrote a collection of new songs, and produced this extraordinary album. It won First Prize as the Best Jazz Album created in Louisiana in 2003 by Offbeat Magazine. Tim graciously made this album available to Music Minus One, remixing the music to omit the key players, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums for some of the most delectable play-alongs we offer in our catalogue. This is music rich in tradition but new to your ears. This music isn't easy but then again, to modern players, it may be, as they'll be able to negotiate the charts provided. This is music for the ages, guaranteed to pleasure players from ten to ninety. The personnel of this band is extraordinary as you can see, and the music they make together has to be experienced. Listen, can you hear that band?

Includes newly engraved solo charts, with additional sample piano choruses, printed on acid-free, ivory paper; and two compact discs featuring complete versions of each tune, plus a recording of the accompaniments minus the soloist. Also includes slow-tempo versions of most up-tempo pieces for practice purposes.

For related items see the following item numbers: MMOCD3253, MMOCD3850, MMOCD3933, MMOCD4310, MMOCD5016

  • Magnolia Dance  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Restless Heart  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Blues for Faz  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Suburban St. Parade  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • It's My Love Song to You  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Gentilly Strut  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • I Know I'll See You Again  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Crescent City Moon  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Isle of Orleans  Performed by Tim Laughlin
  • Monkey Hill  Performed by Tim Laughlin