Pah-Dah-Pah-Dah is a modern high-energy 12/8 Afro-rock tune with an infectious groove that just might have them dancing in the aisles. Recorded by Kris Berg &The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” featuring Wayne Bergeron, there is also space for tenor sax 1, trombone 1 and drums. Perfect alternate style chart for any occasion. 5-4-4-4. No dbls. Lead trpt and solo trpt – E. Don’t miss out on this one!
Games is a ferocious funk/fusion chart with a double time swing bridge. This exciting modern chart features slap bass and solos for alto 1 and guitar. Chart roars to a big ending that will leave folks speechless. 5-4-4-4. No dbls. Lead trpt – F. Optional extra trpt lead part as played by Wayne Bergeron. Recorded by Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042.
Forgotten Thoughts is a cool-jazz style, 16 bar minor blues that channels the best of Oliver Nelson and Stan Kenton. Chart features a rewarding soli for jazz trumpet and saxes and a powerhouse shout chorus. Solo space is for alto 1 and trumpet 5. 5-5-4-4 (opt a 4th trpt). No dbls. Lead trpt – dbl G. Recorded by Kris Berg &The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042. Also recorded by The Jim Widner Big Band on ” Yesterday’s and Today”.
John Coltrane’s jazz standard is arranged by Kris Berg to offer strong ensemble writing, a fierce sax section soli and solo space on the 12-bar blues chord progression. It’s flexible so you can have few or many soloists of all instruments with backgrounds as needed. Great tune, great chart—it’s as simple as that. (6:57)
This Time/Last Year is a gorgeous lyrical Metheny style tune in 6/4. Features flugelhorn, alto and tenor on a haunting melody, accompanied by plenty of ensemble power and a “bring the house down” drum solo. This is truly concert jazz material. Solos for flugelhorn and drums. Challenging written piano part. 5-4-4-4. Simple flute dbls. Lead trpt – E. Recorded by Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042.