Down ‘n’ Dirty ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey


In the mood for a hard-driving and hard-hitting Afro-Cuban 12/8 minor tune that is a perfect set closer?

Down ‘n’ Dirty  is the often-cited favorite tune of the night, particularly when it’s the last thing people hear before they leave the theater. A great vehicle to permit your entire sextet to strut their stuff!


Down ‘n’ Dirty  ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey will pull your audience right in.

This minor 12/8 Afro-Cuban flavored chart is also a great showcase for drum soloist before the out-chorus. Arranged twice, once to be played before solos, the other to be played after all solos.

52 written bars, difficulty level is intermediate. This is a 16-bar form with fairly easy blowing changes reminiscent of A Night In Tunisia. Always a crowd pleaser and an excellent set-closer. Total arrangement is 32 bars plus a coda.

Parts for trumpet or alto sax 1, alto sax or tenor sax 2, tenor sax or trombone 3, and rhythm section (we refer to this as “Flextet” instrumentation) come in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.

Written solos for any of our charts may be special ordered at a reasonable cost. Email us through our contact page with any and all inquiries.

♫ Listen to a studio performance of this arrangement:

Rich Willey on trumpet and bass trumpet, Stuart Reinhardt on tenor sax, Jeff Knorr on piano, Grant Cuthbertson on bass, Ozzie Orengo on congas, Juan-Luis Merced on bongos, Pito Orengo on timbales.


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