Bach Cello Suites

These are the six suites Bach wrote for unaccompanied cello.  I arranged them here for trumpet.  This e-book is available as an instant downloadable PDF.  The published version of this book comes with two CDs of me playing these suites.  I have some of those copies available.  Please contact me...

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One For Grady – For Jazz Combo

composed "One For Grady" for one of my dearest friends, inspirations and confidants - my German Sheppard, Grady. The musical style and feel was inspired by compositions of Benny Golson and the 1950's era of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

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Henderson Variations 5th mvt. FREE DOWNLOAD

This is a FREE download. Please CLICK HERE to download. Title Variation Movements for Trumpet (1967) by Robert Henderson Biographical Info Robert Henderson’s remarkably productive career began before he reached college age and has expanded without pause since then.

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Geet’s Beats – For Jazz Combo

I wrote "Geet's Beats" while working at a jazz camp with the legendary big band drummer, Ed Shaughnessy. Our faculty combo needed something swinging and hard-driving that featured our drummer so I came up with this "Art Blakey-like" tune. After we auditioned the tune and Ed approved, he asked what the name was and I didn't have one. I asked him if he ever had a nick-name and he said that in his early days he used to often hound the bandleaders for his paycheck. "Geets" was slang for money and eventually people just started calling Ed, "Geets". Thus, "Geets' Beats" was born!

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Chorale – For Jazz Combo

"Chorale" is a chamber-jazz work based on a section of music from Bela Bartok's "Concerto For Orchestra". (Mvt. 2 - Giuoco Delle Coppie) The piece will require the ensemble to play together as a cohesive unit to create subtleties of phrasing and nuance. Hopefully, creating a performance where the sum is greater than the individual parts. I believe it is quite a departure from the bebop head-solos-head format.

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