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Ah - That's Freedom

By Thad Jones

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Jazz ensemble - Grade 4.5
Composed by Thad Jones. Arranged by Mike Carubia. Thad Jones Series. Jazz/Swing. Extra full score. Duration 3 minutes, 19 seconds. Published by SmartChart Music (S3.SCM-1073-01).

Item Number: S3.SCM-1073-01


This never-before-published Thad Jones composition is a interesting medium tempo swing chart with just a touch of a "blues march" feel. First recorded "live" by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band at the Village Vanguard in 1967, this very playable chart features a great double shout chorus separated by a 4 bar drum fill. With 16 bar blues changes to work with, Thad's simple muted trumpet melody turns into a roaring masterpiece of full ensemble excitement before returning to the simple muted trumpet theme. Written solos are provided and this unique chart features two 1st Trumpet parts (High / Low) and includes an optional flute part.

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