Mine Are Blues ♫ by Rich Willey for Jazz Dectet was written on a New Jersey Transit train going from Woodbridge NJ into Manhattan in 1990 or so. It was originally written in the key of F# minor, but this version is in G minor (you’re welcome!). It was arranged for a seven-horn jazz band for a concert presented by the Asheville Jazz Composers Workshop in 2004.
36 written bars of this basic head chart with a line for backgrounds. The melody is played once in unison and then in 5-part harmony. Difficulty level is intermediate to advanced: there are 21 chords in this 12-bar blues. ☺
Parts for Alto Sax 1, Tenor Sax 2, Baritone Sax 3, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Trombone 1, Trombone 2, Piano, Bass and Drums come in a PDF file that you will be able to download immediately after your order is processed.
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Here is a recording of part of this tune: