Blessed Are The Hip ♫ written by Rich Willey and arranged for funk band by The Amazing Wally Minko. This gorgeous 3/4 tune benefits tremendously from the superb treatment Wally has given it. Designed with a “Weather Report” waltz feel in mind, this chart moves ever so gracefully from the beautiful to the sublime.
346 written measures, ♩ = 136, advanced level of difficulty due to the complexity of the chord changes for improvisation and the degree of skill required to execute the woodwind parts.
Written with solo space for EVI (which can also be played by a keyboardist on a synthesizer), Guitar, and Trumpet.
All our funk band charts have similar instrumentation, and this chart calls for:
Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI)
5-String Electric Bass
This chart comes in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
Here are the first two-and-a-half minutes from the Rich Willey’s Boptism Funk Band Conspiracy CD: