Challenging Jazz Duets, Volume 1
Composed by Richard Byrd
For two flutes
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Challenging Jazz Duets Volume 1 is a set of 5 jazz duets for players of multiple combinations of instruments. The purpose of these duets is to provide players challenging jazz duets based on the chord changes to standard jazz tunes. These are not beginning jazz duets. The titles of these duets are an obvious allusion to the titles of the standard jazz tunes. Volume 1 contains the following duets with their respective jazz standard titles: 1) “Riding the Rails” (Take the A Train), 2) “Red Salsa” (Blue Bossa), 3) “In a Mellow Way” (In a Mellow Tone), 4) “Singing for Pops” (Song for My Father), and 5) “G-Man Blues” (standard concert F blues). The tempos of the duets were selected to match the tempos used on the jazz standards found on the website jazzstandards.com; however, players are welcome to play these duets at any tempo (faster or slower) they feel comfortable playing. Players may wish to explore practicing these duets with other play-along options, including Band-in-a-Box or iReal Pro, where tempos may be altered to suit the players practice needs. Band directors may wish to use these duets to feature two of their students during a jazz concert program, including the incorporation of a featured duet during the open improvisation solo section of a jazz chart with the same chord changes.
This is part of an interchangeable series to accommodate performance with any combination of instruments. (Books sold seperately).
Available for the following instruments:
F Horns (cannot be combined with others)