Bernie’s Autobahn Blues



Publisher: Darmon Meader
Year of publication: 2008
Voicing: Big Band (5/4/4)
Duration: 6:00
Level: IV

This is a big band instrumental original of mine. Inspired by the Maynard Ferguson’s “Blues Roar” big band of the early ‘60’s, this medium tempo swing/shuffle is a reasonably challenging, high energy ride. Lead trumpet tops out at concert Db5. Reed 1 plays Soprano Sax throughout. At this time, there is only a midi recording for reference, so use your imagination when listening!

Note: An earlier version of this arrangement has been available through UNC Jazz Press. I updated the arrangement in 2007.

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