We're Off to See the Wizard
Arr. Jack Cooper
Item: 00-JEM00040
UPC: 654979179689
PRICE: No Longer Available
Series: Premier Jazz Series
Category: Jazz Ensemble
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrument: Jazz Ensemble
Level: 4.5 (Medium Advanced / Difficult)
Wow! Arranger Jack Cooper has found the right combination to make this standard tune from THE WIZARD OF OZ work in a jazz ensemble setting. This one's a strong candidate for your festival or concert choice. With his expert arranging skills, Jack Cooper has taken this straight-ahead song and turned it into a jazz ensemble piece. An extremely interesting and creative chart ideal for the more experienced band, this one uses all the sections equally: solo space for alto, trumpet, or trombone; plenty of drum fills; ensemble backgrounds behind solos; and reasonable ranges. Teach harmonic awareness as the melody travels up and down and from section to section. The band will be thinking on this chart!
We're Off to See the Wizard (from "The Wizard of Oz") Harold Arlen (composer); E. Y. Harburg (lyricist)