Tutu

Miles Davis 4 trombones and rhythm section.  The rock/fusion piece by Miles requires a strong bass trombone player with some endurance as it accompanies the electric bass line.  Solos in each part over a G minor vamp.

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This I Dig of You

Composed by Hank Mobley Arranged for 4 trombones and rhythm section.  Swing Medium to fast tempo. This begins with a pedal in the bass that is joined with the bass trombone as the melody begins.  The upper parts break out of unison in the first section in the melody.  Solo’s in all parts with a DS back to the melody.

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Lament

Composed by Jay Jay Johnson. Jay Jay’s most popular ballad arranged for 4 trombones and rhythm section.  It segues into a bossa nova for solos and back out as a ballad.

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Jelly Roll

Charles Mingus 4 trombones and rhythm section.  As an homage to the composer this arrangement begins with an open bass solo.  The style should be in a broken street beat ala brass band.  Trombones have some crunchy harmonies in the melody that need special attention when tuning.  Solos in all parts.

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In Walked Bud

Thelonius Monk 4 trombones and rhythm section.  With a “Hit the road Jack” shuffle this song has some interplay between the trombones during the melody.  The soli section includes a quote from an old spiritual before returning to DS and the coda.  Solos in all parts.

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