This moderate-tempo, upbeat original from Kris Berg features lots of strong section playing, a sax solo break, and some driving brass licks. It’s fun listening and fun to play! Featured in the book “Teaching Performance in Music: Jazz.” Medium Easy (4:48)
This samba version of the Joe Henderson classic has a ton of energy. Solo space (w written examples) provided for all saxes, trumpets and lead trombone. Includes a great sax soli and a hip-modal development section. Lead trpt to written B. Includes optional vibes and flute parts.
The latest in the chicken series, Mr. Berg brings back the groove at a tempo of 106 BPM. Includes a written or ad-lib tenor solo, an optional guitar solos and the lead trumpet range is to written B-flat. The chart also has optional parts to include vibraphone and flute. The band will dig the solid funky groove!
A superb alto sax feature, this is a classic 12/8 bluesy treatment of the great standard. Everything is written out for the alto player, with optional chord changes. Lead trumpet range is to written A above the staff. Give a listen to this soulful chart and decide for yourself.
Another funky chart from “The Chicken” chronicles! The groove is deep at 136 bpm, solos for tenor and guitar (w written examples). Lead trumpet range is to written A. You might even hear a quote or two from “I Want You To Want Me”!!