You asked for a funky chart—well this is it! Another fabulous adventure by the chicken-master Kris Berg, and this time he plucks another prize-winner with “R U Chicken?” Written solos are included for trumpet and tenor sax, and the lead trumpet range is up to written B-flat. A great closer for any concert or festival performance. What a title. What a chart!
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)
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”!!
Whoa, hold on to your feathers! If you want energy and excitement and a funky groove, then check out Kris Berg’s chart, The Chicken. The legendary electric bassist Jaco Pastorius recorded this powerhouse tune and arranger Kris Berg has adapted it for the Jazz Band Series. If you have a strong electric bass player, then you have found yourself a showstopper with this arrangement. The tenor sax solo (written solo provided), the optional guitar solo, and the solo bass line will showcase your soloists. Your ensemble will totally devour The Chicken. Guaranteed to pluck the audience right out of their seats!
If you are looking for a contrasting jazz original to play at festival or contest, you should look at this new work by Kris Berg. It has a contemporary sound that will balance out a ‘standard’ program. Kris is in touch with the sound of today’s jazz and always writes charts that are fun, playable and very listenable. This tune will make your band sound great! (duration 5:01)