The chicken saga continues and it is FUNKY! This big band funk chart grooves at a tempo around 116 BPM. The energetic groove begins after the chorale intro. The saxes state the melody, joined by brass, then solos (written-out or ad lib) for tenor and trumpet 2, building up to a huge shout chorus. Lead trumpet range is to written A above the staff.
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”!!
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!
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.