Funkmeister Wally Minko scores again with his arrangement of Rich Willey’s How ’Bout That? This easy-going 32-bar funk tune has solo space for tenor sax and your choice of another soloist over the fairly simple chord changes.
Written for five saxophones, five trumpets, four trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and optional percussionist. There are no doubles for any of the wind instruments in this chart.
The lead trumpet only goes up to two leger-line high C. This tune is right around Grade 4. Chart length is 152 written bars, tempo is ♩ = 90 and the score is 19 pages. (Wally indicates the tempo can be anywhere from ♩ = 86 to ♩ = 110.)
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:
Dan Higgins — 1st Alto Saxophone
Brian Scanlon — 2nd Alto Saxophone
Bob Sheppard — 1st Tenor Saxophone
Jeff Driskill — 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 4th, 2019, Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA, engineered by Tommy Vicari
Wally Minko and Rich during rehearsal take at Conway.
Photo by Angela Fornero