Things have been fairly “dark” here for a while since I have had so many other projects going on. One of those was completing a new big band composition for the Asheville Jazz Orchestra’s performance last month. Here’s a MIDI realization of it if you would like to listen to it.
As always, when you listen to acoustic music played by a computer you have to use your imagination. I didn’t bother putting in solos or other nuances that would have made that audio file sound better because I got to hear it played live.
The tune itself is based on the changes to There Will Never Be Another You. I wanted to have an open solo section with changes most players would already know, but do something different from a blues or rhythm changes tune. I also borrowed a few ideas from Bob Florence’s chart Bebop Charlie. Not only did I
steal borrow the opening riff, but also the road map of going from unison melodies into harmony followed by a sax soli then into solos.
I’ve already started a new big band project that I’m excited to be working on, since it is a commission for the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band. With my self-imposed deadline looming, I need to get back to work.