Sextet

A Ride To The Other Side

A Ride To The Other Side****

As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side” (OWL00121), the melody is very modern sounding supported by unorthodox chord progressions that move in more of a chromatic root movement. The solo section is open and the chromatic root movement will guide the soloist away from the typical ii V7 I phrasing.
$40.00


Funky Straight***

Funky Straight***

As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side” (OWL00121). This original composition has a funky straight eighth feel in the same manner as my composition “Slim Goodie” (from my Impact jazz release of the same name), Miles Davis’ “Eighty One” or Herbie Hancock’s “Blind Man, Blind Man.” The solo section is open.
$40.00


The Crux of the Matter

The Crux Of The Matter***

This original composition is a strong opener or closer for a concert performance. The solo sections for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone and Trombone are complete with background figures. The arrangement ends with an intricate Ensemble Shout section where the horns and rhythm section are pitted against each other, and then progresses to ensemble figures that trade with the drums.
$45.00


Mac Daddy Grip

Mac Daddy Grip****

As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side” (OWL00121), this original composition is straight out of the “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers” playbook. A strong shuffle feel is required to “kick” the background figures for the Trombone, Tenor Sax and Trumpet solos and an intricate Ensemble Soli. A musical excerpt from the melody used in a humorous manner as a background figure to support the Bass solo at the end of the arrangement. When the Jazz Prophets perform this piece, everyone leaves the stage while the bassist is soloing, then returns to play the short musical excerpt, and then we leave the stage again as the bassist solo continues.
$45.00


Lazara

Lazara**

As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side” (OWL00121), this is a fiery “Latin Blues” with a slight reharmonization of the V7 chord in measures nine and ten of the form. The melody is displayed twice being unison the first time and divided with harmony the second time through.
$40.00


Be One

Be One***

(Bill Lee) -Trumpet Feature (ballad) As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side” (OWL00121), this Bill Lee original was part of the sound track from the Spike Lee movie “School Daze.” This trumpet feature is an expansion of the quartet version from the movie with an ensemble send off after the piano solo to recap the melody.
$40.00


Slim Goodie***

Slim Goodie***

As recorded by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets on the Impact Jazz release “Slim Goodie” (IJ001). This original composition has a funky straight eighth feel in the same manner as my composition “Funky Straight” (from my Owl Studios release “A Ride To The Other Side”), Miles Davis’ “Eighty One” or Herbie Hancock’s “Blind Man, Blind Man.” The solo section is open.
$40.00