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Blue Rondo Ala Turk - Dave Brubeck - sax quartet

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Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Woodwind Quartet - Advanced - Digital Download
By Various. Arranged by John Gibson. Score, Set of Parts. 32 pages. Published by JB Linear (H0.476075-SC001180582).

Item Number: H0.476075-SC001180582

Dave Brubeck began experimenting with modern time signatures and harmonies in the 1950's and '60's. His "Take Five" album of 1959 was a revelation of what jazz could be in a modern sense. Blue Rondo A La Turk was on that album and uses a rhythm Brubeck heard on the streets of Turkey: 9/8 time, but divided into 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3. I have given this an advanced rating due to the challenge of playing these rhythms tightly at a fast tempo. It is set for four saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone). Also, since this version takes after one done vocally by Al Jarreau there is a section where the 1st and 2nd clarinets are invited to sing!

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