Sheet Music (Jazz)

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$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Dedicated to the child victims of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012, this tone poem attempts to inspire peace through introspection. A gentle lilting melody, slowly growing in intensity, depicts the ascension of 20 Tiny Angels. The 7/4 time signature and modal harmony gives an impression of otherworldliness on which the melody floats. This piece features an improvised solo section supported by true modal harmony, creating a beautiful complexity of colors and shades.

Time: 
3:40
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, G, C, B, Drum Set
Ranges: 

Tenor: Db4 – B5
Double Tenor: Bb3 – G5
Double Seconds: F3 – D5
Guitar: Eb3 – Gb4
Cello: C3 – G4
Bass: C2 – Eb3

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Victor Provost
Ode to Tiny Angels
Genre: 
Classical
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber

88 BPM

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

As the name implies, this latin-fusion piece is written in the mid-tempo 88 BPM and combines intricately interlocking lines with heavy funk riffs. This tune highlights the technical flexibility of the ensemble while maintaining a solid groove. A modal solo section gives the improvising soloists in your ensemble a chance to shine.

Time: 
3:45
Instrumentation: 
T, DS, C, B
Ranges: 

T: Db4-Db6
DS: G3-F5
C: C3-G4
B: Db2-Eb3

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
Adam Grisé
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin

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

Ambidextrous

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

A funk-infused tune for steel band based loosely in the tonal framework of D major. The back line lays down a solid groove while the melody in the tenors weaves nimbly in and out of the key. A gradually intensifying jam capped off with a final push to the end complete the tune nicely.

Time: 
3:15
Instrumentation: 
T, DS, C, B, Drums
Ranges: 

T: G4-B5
DS: F3-D5
C: C3-F#4
B: B1-D3

Difficulty: 
3
Composer: 
Adam Grisé
Genre: 
Soca & Calypso
Jazz & Latin

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

El Sueño

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

El Sueño is a work about the surrealist nature of a dream – toying with expectations. In this case, it is the expectation of what will come next given the particular genre of music. Sometimes a new section is immediately recognized, while other times the music morphs into the new material.

This piece is built on a moderate tempo 2-3 son clave groove. The first melodic section greatly contrasts the rest of the piece with a diminished intensity that grows through the later sections. Toward the end, a vamp opens up the opportunity for soloists.

Time: 
5:20
Instrumentation: 
T, DS1, DS2, C, B, (TB), B, Drum set
Ranges: 

T: C4-C6
DS1: E3-A5
DS2: E3-F5
C: C3-E4
TB: F2-C4
B: Bb1-Eb3

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
Jeremy Muller
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin

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

Lemon Law

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Lemon Law is a fun, upbeat tune roughly in sonata form. The ‘A’ section is swing-based, and contains the ‘head.’ It metrically modulates into the ‘B’ section, which is reggae-based. The ‘B’ section also contains a written-out tenor pan solo. With relatively little transition the piece enters what could be considered the development, combining elements of the piece at various pitch levels. After a fairly lengthy build-up, the A section returns with occasional alterations from what might be expected.

Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, C, B, (Bass Guitar), Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: C4 – C6
Double Tenor: F#3 – Eb5
Double Seconds: F3 – D5
Cello: B2 – Bb4
Bass: Bb1 – Eb3
(Bass Guitar: E2 – B4)

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Jamie Whitmarsh
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber

Little Cricket

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Little Cricket can be played as a medium-up bossa or light samba. The harmonic structure is influenced by the Gospel and Blues changes of the hard bop era. The piece follows an AABA form and shifts between C major and F major, with some slight detours into other key centers. The layered backgrounds underneath the solo section are similar to horn backgrounds in a big band chart. They are there to help build texture and create more shape during the solo.

Time: 
5:30
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS1, DS2, G, C, B, Drum Set
Ranges: 

Tenor: C4 – C6
Double Tenor: C4 – C#6
Double Seconds 1: G3 – C#5
Double Seconds 2: E3 – F4
Guitar: G3 – G4
Cello: E3 – E4
Bass: E1 – G2

Difficulty: 
3
Composer: 
Christopher Munson
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin

Magharibi

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Magharibi (“Dusk” in Swahili) depicts a slowly setting sun on the horizon of an African savannah. This is the end of another warm, arid day—an eye’s blink in the cycle of life—and creatures from every rung of the food chain sprint, scurry, and slither around.

Time: 
3:45
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, DG, C1, C2, B, Drum Set
Ranges: 

Tenor: C4 – Eb6
Double Tenor: G3 – Bb5
Double Seconds: F3 – F5
Double Guitar: D3 – G4
Cello 1: Bb2 – Eb4
Cello 2: Bb2 – G4
Bass: Bb1 – Eb3

Difficulty: 
5
Composer: 
Victor Provost
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Other

Mambo

$40.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

The origin of this signature tune by Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra begins while the band was on tour in the Philippines in the early '80s. According to ensemble lore, one night several group members shared a cab to get to a performance. In transit a mambo was playing on the radio that they thought sounded good and would make a nice addition to their repertoire. As soon as they arrived at the venue, they started trying to work out a mambo of their own. Others joined them and in short order the group came up with an arrangement that they liked well enough to perform that night.

Time: 
3:30
Instrumentation: 
T, DS, C, B, Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: D4 – D6
Double Seconds: F3 – F5
Cello: C3 – D4
Bass: C2 – E3

Difficulty: 
3
Composer: 
Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin

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

Oro del Tonto

$25.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This duet composed in a Son Montuno style is well suited for a pair of intermediate to advanced players. The performers simulate traditional cascara and palitos patterns by playing the rim and skirt of the pans while maintaining the melodic and harmonic material above the rhythmic density. An added Latin percussion section complements this piece nicely.

Time: 
3:30
Instrumentation: 
T, C
Ranges: 

T: C4-Bb5
C: C3-F4

Difficulty: 
4
Composer: 
Adam Grisé
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Solo & Chamber

Six Pieces for Beginning Steel Band

$120.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This series was commissioned specifically to provide quality steel band music for beginning steel bands. The six pieces in this collection represent a variety of styles, composers and difficulty and can serve as an entire semester's repertoire.

The first two pieces, Pa Bailar (cha-cha) and Hope (reggae and soca), were composed by composer, performer and educator Jeff Narell. These two tunes are Level 1 difficulty and make great first tunes for middle and early high school steel bands. The groove is really nice, and they could easily be taught by rote

Time: 
2:00; 2:45; 3:15; 3:00; 2:15; 2:45
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, C, B, Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: C4 – C6
Double Tenor: A3 – C4 (DT is only on Catch Me and You Got Me Going)
Double Seconds: F3 – D5
Cello: B2 – F4
Bass: B1 – E3 (with octave)

Difficulty: 
2
Composer: 
Various
Genre: 
Soca & Calypso
Classical
Jazz & Latin

Soufrière

$35.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

Named for the village home of a beautiful active sulfur spring and volcano in St. Lucia, Soufrière (pronounced soo- free-ay) is a haunting tune that combines a Folk aesthetic with Jazz harmonies and the Zouk rhythm of Guadeloupe. The strumming pattern for this music of the French Antilles is less daunting than intensely syncopated Soca and Calypso from Trinidad and is an excellent middle ground for bands transitioning to more challenging rhythmic patterns and grooves. Written in AABA song form (with intro), this piece can be performed with or without an optional solo section.

Time: 
4:30
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, G, C, B
Ranges: 

Tenor: Db4 – Bb5
Double Tenor: Gb3 – F5
Double Seconds: F#3 – B4
Guitar: D3 – Eb4
Cello: Db3 – F4
Bass: B1 – D3

Difficulty: 
3
Composer: 
Victor Provost
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin
Other

You Got Me Going

$25.00
Digital or Physical Sheet Music

This jazz number was commissioned as part of our Beginning Steel Band series. Voiced like a jazz band chart, this piece is written in minor and features a great melody and a laid back groove. The middle section features a solo section suitable for beginning players. Best of all, this piece is leveled for beginning steel bands!

Time: 
3:00
Instrumentation: 
T, DT, DS, C, B, Drums
Ranges: 

Tenor: E4 – E6
Double Tenor: A3 – C5
Double Seconds: G#3 – A4
Cello: D3 – F4
Bass: D2 – B2

Difficulty: 
2
Composer: 
Sune Borregaard
Genre: 
Jazz & Latin