Music and lyrics by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin / arr. Calvin Custer
Ensembles That Swing
Brass - Brass Choir
Swing into jazz with masterful arrangements by Calvin Custer. Provide fun and exciting small ensemble music for school events, community concerts, church ensembles, parties, and many other settings. Flute, clarinet, saxophone, and brass choirs can play jazz and popular standards along with a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
Arrangements include written-out solos with chord changes---perfect for the classically trained player or the experienced jazz soloist. The written-out solos are also included in the full-performance recordings and serve as models for proper style.
Free recordings are downloadable from www.alfred.com and include full-performance and accompaniment tracks for each title. The performance tracks teach jazz, rock, and ballad styles by providing a listening example, as well as the opportunity to play along with the recording. The accompaniment tracks include only piano, guitar, bass, and drums, so, if you don't have a rhythm section, you can play along with these tracks in rehearsal and performance.
Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess")
George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)