"NOT SO LONG AGO" Alto Sax Feature Ballad

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This is an alto sax feature ballad. The melody is full and rich and could make you think of Johnny Hodges. First bridge is alto 1 & 2 in unison…with solo alto out front and alto 2 in section it gets a nice echo effect–Last 8 back to alto 1 solo. First half of second chorus has a band within a band over background. Last bridge trombones then alto solo last 8. Ending is very dramatic with some interesting alto work..the very last note is held over the band….like Harlem Nocturne. Not too fast. Don’t let the last note scare you, look at your fingering chart or play it 8va lower.

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Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
4 minutes
Big band
Jazz music

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