Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band
|Around the World||Latin||Grade 3|
|At The Start of Day||Piazzola-inspired Ballad||Medium-Advanced|
|Cirque du Brasse'air||New Orleans & Circus bands||Grade 3-4|
|Flywheel||Triplet feel, Modern||Advanced|
|Klezmex (arr.)||Straight 8ths Klezmer||Grade 4-5|
|Nature Boy (arr.)||Straight 8ths (up tempo)||Grade 4-5|
|Velvet Couch (arr.)||Straight 8ths Funk||Grade 3-4|
|God Rest Ye Groovy Gentlemen||Swing (danceable)||Grade 4|
|Falling of Seasons||Straight 8ths, Modern||Grade 5+ (professional)|
|Dig This Mallow||Swing, New Orleans Groove||Grade 3-4|
|Lymph Mode||Straight 8ths (slow)||Grade 3|
|Klafickle||Straight 8ths Waltz||Grade 4|
|Interlude||Straight 8ths, Latin||Medium|
Around the World
Featuring a driving Latin feel with catchy melodic phrases and harmony, this fun chart (scored for a variety of ensemble types) gets a crowd up tapping their feet and wanting to dance. Versions for Big Band, Concert Band, Flexible Jazz Ensemble and Leadsheet are available. The Lead Sheet has been published in the Australian Jazz Real Book.
At The Start of Day
With a Piazolla-esque atmosphere, the A section features trombone and alto saxophone before the piece grows into an uplifting and passionate B section. Solo section features the piano (fully written in the score for inspiration for the soloist).
Cirque du Brasse'air
Imagine an eclectic mix of New Orleans brass bands, Oompah brass band and Circus bands - this charismatic piece explores the full range of colours and rhythmic drive available in this exciting lineup of instruments. Opening with a Funeral procession lead by the trumpet, then a characterful dark march, leading into an extended waltz section, reprised by the funeral procession.
The piece features beautiful Eastern-European scales combined with rich Classical and Jazz harmony, with the melody featuring the double bass.
This is a big band arrangement of the fantastic piece by Stefano Bertozzi for his ensemble Banda Olifanta (Italy). The fun, groovin' piece is a fusion of jazz and klezmer, featuring solos for bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone.
Nature Boy (arr.)
This is an advanced level big band chart inspired by the version by Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood. It is thickly scored and features an open solo section as well as a drum solo over a vamped chord progression. It faithfully refers to many exciting melodic and harmonic moments from various performances by Kurt Elling and his ensemble.
Velvet Couch (arr.)
This is an arrangement of a piece by American Jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris. The piece is full of attitude with a 60's Soul-Jazz vibe. The solo section features trumpet and soprano sax.
God Rest Ye Groovy Gentlemen
This advanced level chart reinterprets this traditional Christmas carol into a phat, swinging, grooving piece (with hints of the New Orleans feel in the drums, for good measure). Trumpet 1, Tenor Saxes and Trombone 1 have optional lower notes if players struggle with the extreme upper register. Solo section features Tenor 1 and Guitar (or piano).
Falling of Seasons
This advanced level chart is a modern through-composed jazz work in two parts: the start is atmospheric and features lush orchestration with the saxophones doubling on flutes and clarinets; the second section is fast-paced with an ostinato bassline and has a quasi middle-eastern flavour.
Dig This Mallow
This fun big band piece is a cross between a swung version of a New Orleans Feel and a standard swing feel. It utilises all the cool techniques used from the swing era, like shakes, plunger mutes and trombone slides! Solos are open - over a blues progression. This is a crowd pleaser chart and a bit of fun for the band.
Written for large jazz ensemble featuring flugelhorn and soprano saxophone, this straight 8ths slow and broody piece was written in memory of Greenaway's father who passed away from cancer (hence the play on words for the title). There is a broad array of human emotions including regret, hope, love and wonder captured within the piece.
The piece features on the CD release 'Take it in Colour' (released 2006).
This is a piece about the fickleness the world – to symbolise this yin-yang contrast, this piece flits between two keys – F# minor and A minor. Written for jazz septet as a straight 8ths waltz.
Originally written for the female jazz vocal quartet Clever Sunday, this piece has been performed at music festivals and concerts around Australia. It is a fun up-beat ‘scat’-style (vocalise) piece, with an ostinato bassline. It features an improvisation section (which has been fully scored but could equally be improvised to good effect). There are several versions of the piece available – for SATB vocal ensemble, instrumental quartet, and flexible jazz ensemble.