Government Work

Jazz Ensemble
Duration circa 5:00
Grade 4

I wrote this bluesy shuffle for “Big O,” the Oakland public school music teachers’ big band during a difficult time for teachers, hence the title “Government Work.” Though the chart has been performed many times by the music teachers, the material stays within the technical means of high school players. Solo changes are indicated in Alto 1, Tenor 1, Tenor 2, Trumpet 4, Trombone 1

This performance by Big O (the Oakland music teachers’ big band,) February 27, 2012, soloists, Zack PItt-Smith, tenor sax, John Harrington, trumpet

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