Eyes All For You by Rich Willey arranged by Chris Walden


The great Chris Walden (Germany’s loss is America’s gain) arranged this bright jazz waltz for Rich with no guidance or suggestions from Rich whatsoever and knocked it clean out of the park.

This is a perfect feature for your jazz tenor player and jazz trumpet (or bass trumpet) player.

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Eyes All For You  is a bright 3/4 tune written over the chord changes to Body & Soul  and features a duet between your jazz tenor player and either a trumpet or bass trumpet (as Rich played in the sound clip below). The solo section can be repeated (with or without solo backgrounds) for you to feature multiple soloists as you wish.

Written for five saxophones, five trumpets (solo 5th trumpet part can be played on trumpet, flugelhorn or bass trumpet as Rich did on the recording below, or it could be played by another guest tenor saxophonist or any other B♭ instrument), four trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and added percussionist. Doubles for the winds are as follows: ▪ alto 1 and 2 both also play flute, and ▪ tenor 2 also plays clarinet.

The lead trumpet part goes up to a three leger-line E♭. This tune is right in there between Grade 5 and Grade 6. Chart length is 278 written bars, tempo is ♩ = 176 and the score is 34 pages.

Our big band charts only come one way, and that is as follows:
• parts are 9″ x 12″ (folded and/or taped) printed on 80 lb. text stock
• scores are 11″ x 17″ on 24 lb. stock comb-bound with 10 ml mylar front sheet and 15-pt. black vinyl back.

Listen to this two-minute excerpt of the beginning of this arrangement (Bob Sheppard joins Rich on the melody):


Dan Higgins — 1st Alto Saxophone
Brian Scanlon — 2nd Alto Saxophone
Bob Sheppard — 1st Tenor Saxophone
Sal Lozano — 2nd Tenor Saxophone
Jay Mason — Baritone Saxophone

Wayne Bergeron — Lead Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Dan Fornero — 2nd Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Rob Schaer — 3rd Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Tony Bonsera — 4th Trumpet & Flugelhorn

Alex Iles — Lead Trombone
Andy Martin — 2nd Trombone
Steve Holtman — 3rd Trombone
Bill Reichenbach — Bass Trombone

Wally Minko — Keyboards
Andrew Synowiec — Guitar
Edwin Livingston — Bass
Peter Erskine — Drums
Joey DeLeon — Percussion

Recorded January 5th, 2019, Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA, engineered by Tommy Vicari

Rich Willey’s Boptism Big Band

Photo by Angela Fornero

Additional information

Weight 80 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 18.5 × 3 in