||Dog Days description:
Medium, straight-ahead swing (quarter note around 120). The chart was written in 2003 in the middle of a typical hot summer in southeast Georgia but, despite the tempo, it ís not really that laid-back. This is a chart that features trumpet and tenor sax solos, as well as an extended -- and somewhat chromatic -- sax soli. The shout chorus at the
end is a bit of a blow for the lead trumpet, but if you have a strong one, it roars. It ís scored for 5 saxes (no doubles), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 3 rhythm; intermediate/advance level. Lead trumpet - high G. Also available as a PDF.