Works for Big Band

Complete parts and a score. Approximately 6-8 minutes. Instrumentation: soprano saxophone alto saxophone tenor saxophone baritone saxophone 3 trumpets 2 trombones bass trombone vibraphone (optional) guitar pedal steel (optional) piano bass drums

Winner of the Danish Radio Thad Jones Composition Competition, Third Place, this piece is medium up-tempo swing with lots of section playing. Begins with a saxophone section feature. This piece is intended to be an exposition…

A very big piece, with many solos and three extended fugal interludes (the last of which is a double-fugue). Based (very abstractly) on the standard Stella By Starlight. Approximately 14+ minutes. Instrumentation: 5 saxophones (soprano, alto, 2 tenor,…

This piece is in a modified rondo form in which each new subsection is a variation on the 'A' section, with a large lyrical interruption in the middle. The music is fully composed with no improvisation,…

Written for a performance with trumpeter Ron Miles, this piece is a slow melodic trumpet feature with a wide open improvisational section. Score and parts. Approximately 8-12 minutes.¬†Instrumentation: 5 saxophones (soprano, alto, 2 tenor, baritone) 4…

This piece begins with a chamber subset of the band (piano, guitar, and bass) playing the opening head, followed by a double-time feel full orchestration and development. A tenor solo occupies the middle of the piece.…

This chart is a modern take on the classic Basie-style laid-back kind of section playing. A guitar ostinato anchors much of the piece. The first tenor player is featured, a short shout section brings the piece…

A very fast tempo jazz feel over a pedal point make up the main portion of this piece. The melody is played by the guitar in contrapuntal conversation with the saxophone and trumpet. A second guitar…

This straight-eighth piece in 5/4 is built around an ostinato against which different rhythmic groupings are juxtaposed (based upon the composition "Dave's Riddle" from the CD triOrange). It's a challenging read, but accessible to listen to. Solos are…

A slow jazz-feel waltz, this piece begins with a lightly scored homophonic ensemble section which grows into a fully scored texture. The opening head never returns; rather, the soprano solos from the middle of the piece throughout a long build…