Imagine yourself in a smoky pub with all the joys that entails. A nice jazzy solo puts you in the mood. This Sugar blues dates from the thirties and is a classic in the jazz scene. A wonderful solo in this case, a saxophone, but also for other instruments such as clarinet, trumpet or trombone (there are different transpositions of the solo part included). 03:00
Duration 3'50". Medium.
The late Luther Henderson was a master arranger with a long list of credentials, including behind-the-scenes collaborator for many years with Duke Ellington. In addition, he served as a primary arranger for the Canadian Brass, creating over 130 arrangements for this storied brass ensemble. Here is a marvelous medley of Luther's arrangements adapted for concert band by Michael Brown. Includes: "Sugar Blues," "Royal Garden Blues" and "That's a Plenty." (Grade 4)