|Pay Back Level: Medium Easy - Style: Swing|
A moderately-easy medium tempo swinger with some modal colors. Options for trumpet and tenor solos.
Pier Rats Level: Medium - Style: "City Pier Funk "
An exotically funky tune. If Ellington were to write a rock chart - maybe he would write it like this?
Circuit Breaker Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Bop
A Thelonious "Monk-like" be-bop groove. Cross rhythms in the main theme and a persistent development section drive the excitement in this piece to the end.
Lullaby for Lucia Level: Medium - Style: Ballad
A colorful tenor ballad. Sometimes austere - sometimes exciting.
Island of Introspection Level: Easy - Style: Latin
Commissioned by the 2002-2003 New Trier High School Jazz Lab I, James Warrick, Director. Named for that special place in his office from which all creativity flows. This groove parallels a trip to that very special "island of introspection"
Exhilaration Level: Medium - Style: Rock
Commissioned by the 2003-2004 New York State All-State Jazz Ensemble. An "Eclectic" rock groove that rises to a feverishly exciting conclusion.
A Tale of Two Tonys Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Swing
A tongue-in-cheek medium tempo swing chart. Loaded with colorful harmony, creative counterpoint and puckish humor, this piece was originally written for a fiddle, bass, piano and two horns - there just might be a little bluegrass in the mix as well.
Ketu Song Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Brazilian Folk Song
Hand Claps, polyrhythms and a primitive Brazilian folk melody combine to create something new. There are some very fresh colors in this composition.
Sand Trap Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Funk
Golf or Gulf Hazard? The swing like funk groove evokes a Middle Eastern flavor.
Octave Deprivation Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Funk
A medium funk tune that doesn't let up. The tenor soloist has a big role in this one as it drives right to the end.
Ray Gun Level: Medium Advanced - Style: Swing (opener or closer!)
Commissioned by the 2004-2005 Livonia High School Jazz Ensemble. Driving opening counterpoint – Interesting
melodic rhythm and a killer drum solo ending make this chart a sure-fire concert closer!
|Lullaby For Lucia|
|Island of Introspection|
|A Tale of Two Tonys|
|Bill Tiberio - Alto 1|
Tom Indiano - Alto 2
John Viavattine - Tenor 1
Bryan Bricco - Tenor 2
Chuck VanBuren - Bari Sax
Brian Shaw - Trumpet 1
Dan Wright - Trumpet 2
Nick Moses - Trumpet 3
Howard Rowe - Trumpet 4
Brian Zimmer - Trombone 1
Mark Hull - Trombone 2
Brian Coughlin - Trombone 3
Bob Kalwas - Bass Bone
Larry Neeck - Synthesizer
Greg Turner - Piano
Geoff Smith - Bass
Reagan Fletcher - Drums
Bob Potter - Recording Engineer
Dave Rivello - Producer
Tom Davis - Composer – Conductor