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Island Goodbye


Uploaded on Jan 10, 2016

This is an experiment with odd time signatures (4+3+4+2) that I did in april 2003. The difficult thing is to make those odd time signatures sound natural, and I think I succeeded in making it some kind of weird bossa nova rythm.

Now, this is a jazz combo arrangement for trumpet, tenor sax, piano, bass and drums. It should be noted that bass as well as drum notation is just examples; there are room for much ad lib, but since I am neither a bass player (well, I actually play some bass, but that's beside the point) nor a drummer, it is fairly basic. The same goes for the piano parts in sections B and C.

Originally, I intended the piano part to be played by steel pans, but as far as I know steel pans are pentatonic which makes it impossible to play in reality.

13/8 odd meters odd time signatures jazz

Pages 6
Duration 02:10
Measures 27
Key signature 3 flats
Parts 5
Part names Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Percussion
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