Charley Gerard

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Charley Gerard is a composer, saxophonist, author and publisher. Mr. Gerard studied composition and saxophone with Jimmy Giuffre and conducting with Harold Farberman and David Leibowitz. In addition to Really Good Music, Gerard’s music is published by Hartelu (Harold Farberman’s publishing company) and Dorn.

Awards include Outstanding Academic Title from Choice Magazine, finalist for the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) in the category “Best Research in Recorded Folk and Ethnic Music,” and several ASCAP Standards awards.

Mr. Gerard’s compositions have been performed by musical theatre group Golden Fleece, Ltd., The Irrelevants (a viola and saxophone duo) and Washington Musica Viva. He is the author of Salsa: The Rhythm of Latin Music (White Cliffs Media) and Jazz in Black and White: Race, Culture and Identity in the Jazz Community (Praeger) and several other books on jazz and Latin music, and holds a degree in ethnomusicology from Columbia University.

Gerard and Sarzin publishing Co. which Mr. Gerard and Evan Sarzin started in 1991, has published a variety of books for jazz musicians and students. Mr. Gerard founded the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet in 2002. He gave the group its distinctive name to indicate that the group’s music often has a sense of humor.

Reviews of Charley Gerard’s music: “Its mixture of dance and jazz, dissonance and swing was ingratiating.” Washington Post (2006) “Brilliant music by Gerard” Dance Magazine (1976). "The first half of the program closed with three Duke Ellington songs, arranged by Charley Gerard for voice with clarinet, violin, and cello. Very interesting choice of instruments, and the arrangements were superb." (2006)


Title Genre Level Price
Alliteration in a Little Nation (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Blue Moonlight (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Broken Reed Blues (Sax 4) Saxophone INT $30.00
Bunny Rabbit Thwack (Alto Sax & Pno.) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Duo in Three (Sop. Sax and Viola) Saxophone INT/ADV $25.00
Duo in Three (Viola and Sop. Sax) Viola INT/ADV $25.00
Epiplexis in Texas (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $12.00
Epistaxis for 2 1/2 Saxes (No. 1) (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Epistaxis for 2 1/2 Saxes (No. 2) (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Five Jewish Songs (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $25.00
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Alto Sax & Pno.) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Gossec Gavotte (Alto Sax & Pno.) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
In My Half-Baked Mood (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Introduction and Guajira of the Wind (SATB) Saxophone INT/ADV $25.00
Korobushka (Sax 4) Saxophone INT $15.00
L Estro Armonico (Vivaldi/Gerard) (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $25.00
Lightly Row (Alto Sax & Pno.) Saxophone INT/ADV $12.00
Lil Liza Jane (Sax 4) Saxophone INT $15.00
Memories of Monk (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Metonymy in Metuchen (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Pride (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
Quandary (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $15.00
She Goes Out with Other Guys (Alto and Bari.) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Synecdoche in Schenectady (Sax Duet) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay (Alto & Bari.) Saxophone INT/ADV $10.00
Tatumesque (Alto Sax & Pno.) Saxophone INT/ADV $6.00
The Iliad of Archie (Sax 4) Saxophone INT/ADV $100.00

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