Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

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Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

Post by DanRad » Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:04 pm

The Alto has really become one of my favorite instruments to work with. I have a number friends who are excellent alto players so I wrote a Big Band composition to feature alto sax, but Mr. A does a pretty good job as well…
BTW, if any of you have or know of Big Bands and would like copies of the parts of any of the pieces I post, I'm happy to send them to deserving bands.
In this mock up all winds and brass are SM instruments. Drums programmed using Studio Drummer in Kontakt 5.

I'm especially proud of the Alto improvised solo.. I hope you like it. ... -with-solo

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Re: Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

Post by MSchnell » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Excellent !

Thanks for sharing.

Music examples ->

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Re: Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

Post by Rabbit531 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:28 pm

Well done Dan-arranging and the alto solo! The alto is one of my faves as well but i do find that certain pieces work better with certain saxes but that just might all be in my head.

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Re: Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

Post by dstong » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:16 am


Your compositions and playing are incredibly good and quite amazing over such a huge variety of genres and styles.

I assume that composing and performing music is your main occupation, and sounds like you love it.

Are most, or all of your music, posted on soundcloud done with virtual instruments ?



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Re: Big Band Feature for "Mr A"

Post by GTBannah » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:55 pm

This is a beautiful piece!

Did you play each of the horn parts separately, or, did you play "chords"? Most of it sounds real, bit there are other parts where is does indeed sound "keyboardy".

Having said that, this would be the minimum standard I would set for MY projects, when I get the libraries.

Really good work!

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