Composer Andrew Neesley
Title Gone Home
Level INT/ADV
Genre Jazz Ensemble
Price $55.00
Description An instrumental melody akin to Freddie Greenís "Corner Pocket","Gone Home", written by Andrew Neesley, is a tune echoing the swing and strut of the Count Basie Orchestra. Conceived in 2001, the tune begins with a swinging, rising melody in the saxes. The bridge breaks into a four-part, small group orchestration after which the A section returns in the brass. A sax soli follows, integrating a few more modern voicings in the vein of Slide Hampton. Soloists then find their time. A solo section, easily passed between any available instruments, is based on the chords of the previous sections. A short interlude, based on a bass-pedal figure, is the glue between soloists and the shout chorus. The shout chorus evokes many tried and true swing rhythms and counter-lines, easily playable by high school students as well as professionals.





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