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The Doublecross Samba

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
8 minutes
Jazz trio
Instrumental parts
Not available

A little samba in two keys, for piano trio, with obbligato piccolo, fluegelhorn, and violin in the second chorus. The chord changes are added to the bass part, so you can solo on the first part, second part, or both. The score (and the playback) are missing a drum part, which is crucial. This one calls for an energetic, kickass drummer, and should be treated throughout as a kind of percussion concerto.

Dedicated with affection to my genial bandmates Colin Fisher, Michaelangelo Iaffaldano, and Nick Storring.

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