★ Arranged for a specific event in 2004 (the Asheville Jazz Composer’s Forum), these charts are arranged for Alto Sax 1, Tenor Sax 2, Baritone Sax 3, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, and Rhythm Section (piano, bass and drums). All have been edited, played and re-edited and are clean and ready to go.
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Boogie Beast arranged for Jazz Dectet ♫ by Rich Willey
Audiences love this tune with its playful melody, interesting chord changes for improvisation and whimsical feel.
Originally performed by Rich Willey & Boptism at Birdland in NYC and later arranged for the Lionel Hampton Big Band.
Mine Are Blues ♫ by Rich Willey for Jazz Dectet
Mine Are Blues ♫ by Rich Willey for Jazz Dectet was written on a New Jersey Transit train going from Woodbridge NJ into Manhattan in 1990 or so.
It was originally written in the key of F# minor, but this version is in G minor. You’re welcome! 😉
Take No Prisoners arranged for Jazz Dectet ♫ by Rich Willey
This was originally intended to be an opener, written for Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau and was later arranged for 17-piece big band with guidance from Mike Abene.
A few years later this seven-horn reduction was prepared for a concert and this ten-piece chart has been longing to be played again ever since.