Click the links below to hear each piece in the book.
One For Herbie : Trumpeter Herb Alpert’s ability to make his horn sound like a human voice and his brilliant arrangements never fail to make me smile. Be sure to make a big change in attitude between the two sections of this piece.
Waltz For Zac : A contrasting sound for the repeat of the melody and a haunting sound in the muted section will lend variety to the composition. Strong breath support is needed for the top notes, so that they sound free and light, never forced or pressed.
Lost Time Is Not Found Again: This style of this piece is more fusion than traditional jazz with a little progressive rock thrown in for good measure. The challenge is to make the rhythms bounce and dance throughout the frequent changes of time signature.