The Moment of Truth
Jazz Ensemble Level 3.5. - Alto feature
This is another chart that kept me going through the 2020 lockdown in Melbourne. We recorded the demo remotely and I really enjoyed mixing the track and hearing the beautiful work of my good friend Greg Clarkson playing all the saxes on the recording. Do have a listen!
JWpepper.com gave this one EDITOR'S CHOICE recognition.
Here's how they reviewed the chart (quoted from their page)
The alto soloist faces their "moment of truth" in this uplifting and funky feature that provides the soloist a chance to really show off their flair and energy. Starting with a fun yet relaxed opening, it isn't long before the chart leads into a punchy bridge section featuring the whole band. There is a brief respite before the soloist takes an extended improvised solo and we begin to hear the ensemble develop. The band continues to build with the soloist and finally tears into a simple but powerful band shout section that lets the drummer really let loose! The chart concludes as the soloist finally returns to the original melody before ending their own moment of truth with a musical sigh of relief in the final bars! Great trombone writing. Get this chart!
YEAR OF COMPOSITION
Brolga Music Publishing