||"New Shoes" was written by Bill Simenson in 2000. This is a swing style chart. Quiet intro. with mallets on T.T.’s and Bass Trom. vamp. "Begins as a humpty-dumpty 2 beat followed by a hard swinging interlude." Great counterpoint behind solos. Solos for Sax and Trumpet. Very nice chart...clever scoring. Interesting Saxes behind Trpt. solo. Again...Ellington-ish sax writing. 7 min. duration. The composer writes: "New Shoes (from “Big Alpaca” by the Bill Simenson Orchestra)
An early effort for big band, written in 2000, “New Shoes” features solos for alto sax and flugelhorn (or trumpet). Three parts are provided for alto sax; the first which has some altissimo notes for alto, the second, which switches to soprano sax or clarinet for the altissimo parts, and the third, which switches to flute for the altissimo parts.
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax 1&2, Baritone Sax, Trumpet 1-4, Trombone 1-4, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums.
Wheelman (from “Big Alpaca” by the Bill Simenson Orchestra)
Written in 2009, this piece takes its inspiration from the music of Cuban musician Eliades Ochoa and features an open solo for tenor sax.
Instrumentation: Alto Sax 1&2, Tenor Sax 1&2, Baritone Sax, Trumpet 1-4, Trombone 1-4, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums." Also available as a PDF.