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The Blues Series


  BS-2000

No Frills
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


A fast modal blues in C minor. It features Tenor 2, Drums, Trombone 1, and Piano. This arrangement was written for the McCoy Tyner Big Band.

$55.00




 
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  BS-2010

Blues For The Chief
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


A medium-tempo blues in C. It features Alto 1, Drums, and Piano. This swinger was commissioned for Count Basie and his Orchestra by Mr. Basie himself.

45.00


 


 
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  BS-2020

4:15
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


A medium-tempo blues in Bb. It features Alto 2, Trumpet 4, Drums and Piano. This piece was written with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in mind. It's "bebop-like" melody is reminisent of the Dizzy Gillespie Big band of the 1950's.

$50.00



 

 
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  BS-2030

It's Easier Said Than Done
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


A swinging blues shuffle in Bb. It features Alto 1, Trumpet 3, and Piano. This piece was written for the Count Basie Orchestra. It's "sweeping" saxophone section licks and "fat" brass punches are a great way to show off a swinging band!

$50.00



 

 
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  BS-2040

Just Your Average Blues In G
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


This piece is a blues in G, but it's not at all average! It's written with the great arranger, Thad Jones in mind. The saxophone section is led this time by the soprano saxophone and it's trombone soli in front is a great way to start this swinger.


$57.00



 

 
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  BS-2050

Eastern Standard Time
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


This "Hip-Hop like" funk-shuffle blues in D minor features Trombone 1, Tenor 1, and the trombone section in what is best described as "challengingly counterpuntal writing" A very funky piece.


$50.00





 
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  BS-2060

Blues For Kenny
Composed and Arranged
by Dennis Mackrel


This swinging, medium-tempo blues in Ab features Alto 2, Tenor 2, and the horns in an "A Cappella" section where the rhythm section lays out. A great showcase for the entire ensemble.


$50.00