‘Not This Time’ for Jazz Band, ‘Aileen’ for Jazz Band, ‘Pigeon Blues’ for Jazz Band and ‘Off The Peg’ for Jazz Band are 4 Jazz Band styled pieces written during 2019 for Intermediate and above ensembles. Each piece has parts for Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Rhythm Section.
Piece 1: ‘Not This Time’ This piece is a fast, foot tapping number with a boogie Woogie styled backing section featuring multiple solos.
Piece 2: ‘Aileen’. This is a ballad styled piece where the 2 sections contrast with a change of key. It features an expressive melodic line, luscious harmonies and many overlapping solo lines.
Piece 3: ‘Pigeon Blues’. This is a quirky, fun, 12 bar blues piece. After the catchy main theme there are a series of backing riffs accompanying solos.
Piece 4: ‘Off The Peg’. This has a catchy and memorable swing styled main tune which is followed by a more funky backing section accompanying solo lines.