Composer Shawn Purcell
Title Doin the Shake
Genre Jazz Ensemble
Price $60.00
Description "Doiní the Shake" was written in 2008 by Shawn Purcell. This is funk tune in the style of Scofield/DeJonette. "Doiní the Shake" is an all out funk chart in a style that sounds like John Scofield meets Tower of Power! This chart features solos for the guitar and tenor saxophone 1 and also employs sound effects such as overdrive for the modern guitarist. In place of a traditional full band shout chorus, Doiní the Shake contains two interludes, the first of which employs beautiful cluster voicings in the brass, while bringing the electric bass to the forefront as part of the melodic team. During this interlude the trumpets switch briefly to Flugelhorns to add to the beauty of the clusters. The solos are open, but there are backgrounds employed underneath the guitar solo. The pianist also has the choice of utilizing keyboards, and could incorporate a Fender Rhodes type of sound if accessible. All in all Doiní the Shake is a fun chart that is guaranteed to excite the band as well as the audience!! The Lead Trumpet goes up to C6, and the Lead Trombone goes up to Bb4. To hear the complete chart go to

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