Big Bands/Jazz Bands

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Generations In Jazz 2016

“3 To Get Ready” Division 4 Test Piece

(Medium Swing Grade 3-3 1/2) $120.00 AUD

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Have a listen! 3 to get ready


Generations In Jazz 2015

“The 3D’s” Division 4 Test Piece

(Medium Swing Grade 2-2 1/2) $120.00 AUD

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Ballad for Two

Written for Generations In Jazz 2014 Superband 2 Sunday performance.

(Ballad – Grade 5) $100.00 AUD

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Happy Chappy

Sunday performance of Generations In Jazz 2013 Superband 2

(Medium Swing – Grade 5/6) $110.00 AUD

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Cute But Not “Cute”

(Swing – Drum Solo Grade 3-3 1/2)
$90.00 AUD

Composed for John Morrison’s visit to Adelaide (2003) for Wilderness School, Darry Pope, Music Director. At the time I was at the Adelaide Conservatorium with one of my responsibilities with Big Band II. John did a wonderful Mastersclass for the Band and they performed this piece with him that night at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. Out of the genre of Neal Hefti’s “Cute” but it’s not “Cute” but it’s cute.


Opus One Annahalf

(Medium Swing Grade 4/5)
$100.00 AUD

Commissioned by Daryl Pope, Music Director, Pembroke School.


Alone In The Wilderness

(Ballad Grade 3-3 1/2)
$100.00 AUD

Commissioned by Daryl Pope, Music Director, While at Wilderness School.


One Fine Day

(Jazz Suite Grade 6)
$125.00 AUD

Commissioned by the Glenelg Jazz Festival 2003 as the opening piece to the Festival. Written in three parts: 1. “Trammin'” (Getting there) 2. “Jammin'” (Being there) and 3. “Scrammin'” (Leaving there). About ten minutes in length. Fun to play and no more than high “D’s” for lead trumpet. Worth the effort.


Band Twogether

(Medium Swing Grade 6)
$100.00 AUD

Composed for Big Band II, Adelaide Conservatorium, Elder School of Music, 2003. Nice swing with a good sax soli section in the middle. Cute tune and fun to play.


Makin’ It

(Rock Fusion) $100.00 AUD

Written and recorded for Bill’s Hollywood Big Band a long time ago but still enjoyed by all. The Big Band had such players as Uan Rasey, Warren Leuning, Johnny Audino, Tommy Newsom, Larry Bunker, Claire Fischer, Chuck Domanico, Craig Ware, Alan Kaplan, Jim Sawyer and others. Composed in the style of a TV Police show theme. CD available on website, iTunes and Amazon.com.


Planet Mars (Rock Fusion)

$100.00 AUD

Originally arranged for Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Orchestra. It was recorded by Bill’s Hollywood Big Band. It’s Holst but it’s in 4 and juiced up. A fun, tough play and good one for audience. CD available on website, iTunes and Amazon.com.


Coronary Trombosis (Jazz Funk)

$100.00 AUD

When Hollywood trombonist Dickie Noel first saw this piece he had a “heart attack” so the title is appropriate. Yes, it was composed and recorded for Bill’s Hollywood Big Band years ago and is still a challenge to those who play it. This along with “Makin’ It”, “Czardas”, and “Planet Mars”. CD available on website iTunes and Amazon.com.


UniSax (Jazz Rock)

$100.00 AUD

Written and recorded for Bill’s Hollywood Big Band, yes lots of years ago, featuring his awesom sax section. Some great unison lines and enjoyed by the Con big band as well. For more about the players in Bill’s Band check out the liner notes on “Makin’ It”! CD available on website, iTunes and Amazon.com.


Draganet (Rock Fusion)

$100.00 AUD

Yep! Written for and recorded by Bill’s Hollywood Big Band. Contrapuntal in nature, though some nice ensemble stuff, it ends with each section playing it’s own line agains the other. Fun and enjoyed even with today’s young Uni musician’s. “Makin’ It” has more info on the Bill’s Big Band. CD available on website, iTunes and Amazon.com.


Down Uptown (Funk Rock)

$100.00 AUD

Written for Bill’s Hollywood Big Band lots of years ago but the new kids at the Con enjoy playing it still. See “Makin’ It” for more of Bill’s Big Band info. Nice unison with trumpets in mutes and alto sax to begin.


Mix and Match (Rock Fusion)

$100.00 AUD

Another one written for Bill’s Big Band and yes, a long time ago but used even now with Con and concerts. Check out “Makin It!” title for info on some players.


Deep River a la Basie (Tune Arrangement)

$90.00 AUD

Based on an old Negro Spiritual, the difficulty in this chart is not the notes and range as much as the dymnamics. These will challenge the musicians to good discipline, blend and togetherness. Played with the right Count Basie style and attitude, this will be a crowd pleasing chart for any performance.


Big Little Light Swingin!

$90.00 AUD

A good medium swing with lots of opportunity for improvisation throughtout. Shout chorus in the middle and a good one at the end to climax the piece. A must for any band wanting some fun!


I Surrender All

Hymn Arrangement – Slow Swing $95.00AUD

A close harmony, slow swing chart. The challenge being balance through strong listening and keeping the intensity of performance throughout the piece. Based on an old hymn.


Everlastin’ Swingin’ Arms (Trombone feature)

Trombone feature of old hymn – medium swing! $95.00 AUD

Arrangement starts in a nice Gospel 12/8 but ends in a good “Double X” medium swing. Lead trombone will need a bit of range (high D’s) but should be a good challenge to the whole band. Swing On!


On Higher Ground (Vocal Solo feature)

Up Tempo, exciting and lots of notes! Fun for player and listener! $100.00 AUD

Arrangement starts in a nice Gospel 12/8 but ends in a good “Double X” medium swing. This arrangement was originally written for Dave Boyer, a Christian artist in the USA. We had lots of mutual friends and shared Sinatra stories. He was easy to write for because I knew he knew how to sing. He’s the only Christian artist I ever conducted for. He was amazing, and I loved him for the way he presented himself. One joyful dude!! Sing on! Swing On!