Groove on a Blues for alto sax and piano

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Jazz music
Solo instrument + piano (Alto Saxophone)
Instrumental parts

I wrote this tune for my sax & flute pupils to illustrate what you can do with the blues scale. Though the sax line is a written solo, I’ve tried to give it an improvisational quality. There are no dynamics or articulation marks.I leave it to the player to interpret the musichow they feel it. As with any piece writen for sax, the midi playback doesn’t do justice to the music, so please listen to the mp3 version, which includes bass and drums and/or see the video on youtube.

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