Uncle Bob



Publisher: Darmon Meader
Year of publication: 2012
Voicing: Big Band (5/4/4)
Duration: 5:15
Level: V

This an arrangement of a fluid medium swing tune written by Don Grolnick. The tune was originally recorded by “Steps Ahead” back in the mid ‘80’s. I arranged this big band version for the Birdland Big Band, under the direction of Tommy Igoe. It is on their 2011 studio CD entitled “Eleven.” This is a swinging and sophisticated chart, with a lot of interesting ensemble sections. The chord changes are a lot of fun to blow over, and the arrangement builds to a big fat shout chorus, leading to a raucous drum solo. A challenging but fun chart! Lead trumpet tops out at concert Eb5.

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