||"Big Alpaca" was written in 1999 by Bill Simenson. Med.Fast Swing tune. Extended solos for Trombone and Trumpet. Open with a Bass intro and brushes on drums. Into a Duke Pearson type vamp with high Tessitura chords. Troms. vamp with Sax chords. Interesting upper partial Sax soli. Fade out as at top of tune. Inventive writing. Finally into 4 on Tpt. solo. A challenge for your better bands. The composer writes " Big Alpaca (from “Big Alpaca” by the Bill Simenson Orchestra)
This title tune of the Bill Simenson Orchestra’s debut recording, released in 2017, features solos for trombone and trumpet. Typically in performance an open bass solo accompanied by drums (hi hat) precedes the tune itself. On the recording the bass solo is played by Chris Bates.
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax 1&2, Baritone Sax, Trumpet 1-4, Trombone 1-4, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums." Also available as a PDF.