||"Little Mary" was written by Dr. Kelly Rossum in 2010. This is a great chart for jazz ensemble.
"Little Mary" is a medium tempo 3/4 jazz waltz in the key of D major. This big band arrangement is for an advanced band and features a tenor saxophone soloist. The blowing sections are for the tenor and bass, plus plenty of drumset heat. The feel changes from a simple 3/4 waltz to a raucous 6/8 groove with a heavy backbeat. The range of the lead trumpet ascends to a high concert E and all of the trumpets also double on flugelhorns. The acoustic guitar is a crucial element to the piece, however there are guitar cues written in the piano part.