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Blues shuffle : big band

by Gai Bryant (2008)

Blues shuffle


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Blues shuffle / Gai Bryant.

Library shelf no. Q 784.48/BRY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a very basic 12 bar blues arrangement with a lot of unison passages. The solo section is quite easy and has backgrounds that can be cued in to add a little more colour and drama to the piece. Blues Shuffle would be a great piece for beginner ensembles as it will come together quite quickly and features open, modern voicings in the ensemble parts.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Easy — an easy 12 bar blues with lots of unison passages

Commission note: Written for a jazz workshop at New England Conservatorium of Music

First performance: 1 Mar 08. Jazz workshop, New England Conservatorium of Music, Armidale NSW


  • In the form/style of: Jazz
  • In the form/style of: Blues

Performances of this work

1 Mar 08: Jazz workshop, New England Conservatorium of Music, Armidale NSW

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