Blues Pastorale

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I started out trying to write another meditation and thought this sounded more like a pastorale and then realized again that it sounds more like jazz! So I just call it Blues Pastorale. It starts out slow, has an upbeat swinging middle section and then returns with a short pastorale statement. You can use the tenor sax part as a combo lead sheet (transpose as needed for other horns) and use the piano part for a piano/guitar/bass part.

I just recently (November 2017) recorded this in Pueblo, CO with Richard Clark (drums), Carlos Crull (sax), Al Eberhardt (trpt), Angus Foster (bass) and myself on piano. It's a brand new but unmixed recording. It's always better to hear the actual instruments than the digitally realized sounds of a computer file. There's about 5 seconds of silence at the beginning.

Score ID
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Jazz combo
Jazz music
Instrumental parts

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