No So Fast! is a fun-loving, good-feeling blend of reggae and jazz number by Rich Willey, expertly arranged by Gordon Goodwin. Your second alto sax player needs to double on piccolo on this. Rich also wrote a soli section that Gordon scored for the whole band. There is an optional open solo section (with 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 or flugelhorn), four trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums and added percussionist. The only doubling in this chart is ▪ alto 2 also plays piccolo.
The lead trumpet part goes up to a three leger-line E♭. This tune lies somewhere between Grade 5 and Grade 5.5. Chart length is 180 written bars, tempo is ♩ = 150 and the score is 22 pages.
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Here is how this chart sounds as played by Rich Willey’s Boptism Big Band:
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 (soloist)
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 3rd, 2019, Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA, engineered by Tommy Vicari
Gordon Goodwin & Rich Willey
Photo by Angela Fornero