Sheet Music (DLE Series)

Alba

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Alba, a solemn, yet somewhat uplifting song, begins with a simple melody and floating chords that delay a resolution. The “B” sections serves as a disconnect that resolves back into the beginning melody. The solo section is simple and open to interpretation stylistically. The “B” section disconnects from the solos and this time drives us into an uplifting jam at the end. Alba can be heard on the Dave Longfellow’s self-titled 2009 release.

Time: 
4:00
Instrumentation: 
DS, DT, G, Electric Bass, Drums
Ranges: 

Double Seconds: B3 – E5
Double Tenor: G#3 – E5
Guitar: C#3 – F#4
Electric Bass: F2 – B4

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
Dave Longfellow
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Alone Within You

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

"Alone Within You" uses quotes from Debussy's Nocturnes to express a developing relationship between a young woman and an old boy. The piece traverses the emotional distance from passion, to resistance and fear, and finally back to passion. In the end, despite many attempts, the relationship never quite comes to a clean ending.

Like the other pieces in the DLE Series, this one requires a developed rhythmic maturity in order for all the parts to interlock. This piece includes a rock/funk solo section.

Time: 
5:00
Instrumentation: 
T, DS, G, Electric Bass, Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: C4 – G5
Double Seconds: E3 – E5
Guitar: C3 – E4
Electric Bass: F#2 – E4

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
J.B. Morford
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Bananas For Anna

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

“Bananas for Anna” showcases the more aggressive side of the DLE in this up-tempo songo. With the addition of an electric bass, we could really start to “lay in” to our latin repertoire. So, I wrote “Büf” (as the band later aptly referred to it) with a driving bass, complex melody, and montuno break-down in mind. To assure never a dull moment, our drummer, John James, incorporates the left-foot clave technique throughout the montuno sections.

Time: 
3:00
Instrumentation: 
DS, DT, G, EB, Drums
Ranges: 

DS: G3 - A5
DT: G3 - B5
G: B2 - G4
EB: E2- B4

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Dave Longfellow
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Bocardo

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This piece is simply constructed from two contrasting sections. The first section is lyrical, harmonically ambiguous, and smoothly textured. The second has a repetitive melodic figure, straight-forward chord progression, and idiomatic strumming patterns. The two sections are connected by a brief but challenging “wind-down” phrase in the melody and drum set parts, and are combined in different proportions in each of the three macroscopic structures of the piece as a whole. The central structure allows plenty of room for exploration by a featured improviser.

Time: 
5:00
Instrumentation: 
DS, DT, G, Electric Bass, Drums
Ranges: 

Double Seconds: Bb3 – A5
Double Tenor: G3 – Bb4
Guitar: E3 – Eb4
Electric Bass: F#2 – G4

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
J.B. Morford
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Expiration Dating

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Expiration Dating opens with a series of bell-tones in ascending perfect fourths. This leads to a light introductory groove in an A Major tonality, with horn-style hits in the inner parts. The primary, D Major melody of the piece is accompanied by rolling figures in the inner parts, a montuno-like bass line, and a highly linear drum set figure. After a return to the A Major and D Major sections for an improvised solo, the melody is repeated. The piece ends with an elaboration on the main theme of the melody and open vamp in the context of a B Minor turnaround.

Time: 
4:00
Instrumentation: 
T, DS, G, Electric Bass, Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: D4 – A5
Double Seconds: G3 – C#5
Guitar: C#3 – F#4
Electric Bass: G2 – E4

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
J.B. Morford
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Just Out Of Reach

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This piece was influenced by the bélé rhythms found in Martinique. The heavily syncopated 3/4 groove is accented by the accompanying pans and bass throughout the verse. The chorus continues the displacement of the groove accents while transforming into a swung 4-beat pattern. The verse is then repeated with the melody added to the bass part (on top of the original groove—good luck bass players!) and harmonized in the lead part. After a return to the chorus, the song transitions into a “2nd chapter” with a solo section and key-changing bridge.

Time: 
4:30
Instrumentation: 
DS, DT, G, EB, Drums
Ranges: 

DS: E4 - F#5
DT: G#3 - G#4
G: E3 - E4
EB: G2 - C#4

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Dave Longfellow
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Kidding on the Square

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Kidding on the Square is an adaptation of the Afro-Peruvian landó. Much of the excitement of the landó is generated by the simultaneous implication of three-beat and four-beat structures presented by the rhythm section, which often includes the cajón (large box drum), quijada (jaw bone), cajita (small, lidded box drum), bells, and additional shaken or scraped instruments. Kidding on the Square approximates this through the synthesis of common patterns played by the individual instruments of the landó rhythm section into a single, challenging drum set part.

Time: 
5:30
Instrumentation: 
DS, DT, G, Electric Bass, Drum Set
Ranges: 

DS: G4 - A#5
DT: A3 - E5
G: F3 - A4
EB: G2 - E4

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
J.B. Morford
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Kidding on the Square (For Full Steel Band)

$50.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Kidding on the Square is an adaptation of the Afro-Peruvian landó. Much of the excitement of the landó is generated by the simultaneous implication of three-beat and four-beat structures presented by the rhythm section, which often includes the cajón (large box drum), quijada (jaw bone), cajita (small, lidded box drum), bells, and additional shaken or scraped instruments. Kidding on the Square approximates this through the synthesis of common patterns played by the individual instruments of the landó rhythm section into a single, challenging drum set part.

Time: 
4:30
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, G, (TB), B, Drum Set
Ranges: 

T: C4 - Ab5
DT: DT: A3 - Ab5
DS: A3 - Fb5
G: D3 - A4
(TB: F2 - A3)
Bass: Bb1 - Eb3

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
J.B. Morford
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
DLE Series

Number 2

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This piece is the first tune from The DLE album Vol. 1. It is written in a progressive style, with a nice Afro-Cuban groove. While alternating time signatures, this piece maintains its melodic feel and sense of flow. After an optional bass solo, the song drifts into a 5/4 section with an optional conga or drum set solo which builds back up into the original theme. The song then builds until the end when it finally fades and resolves.

Time: 
4:00
Instrumentation: 
DS1, DT, DS2, G, Electric Bass, Drums
Ranges: 

Double Seconds 1: Bb3 – Bb5
Double Tenor: F3 – Eb5
Double Seconds 2: F3 – G5
Guitar: C3 – Cb4 (B4)
Electric Bass: D1 – E3

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
Dave Longfellow
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber
DLE Series

Number 2 (For Full Steel Band)

$50.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

The full steel band version of Number 2 takes this composition to the next level. Like the original combo piece, it is written in a progressive style, with a nice Afro-Cuban groove. While alternating time signatures, this piece maintains its melodic feel and sense of flow. This arrangement utilizes the full steel band to really provide a driving groove throughout. In lieu of the optional bass solo, as in the combo arrangement, the bass solo if fully orchestrated with variations.

Time: 
6:45
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, G, B, Drums
Ranges: 

T: C4 - Bb5
DT: F3 - F5
DS: F3 - D5
G: C3 - Bb4
B: Bb1 - Eb3

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Dave Longfellow
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
DLE Series