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this n’ that

This n’ That

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what you get

  • Downloadable PDF Score & Parts for "This n' That"
  • Streamed video of Maria's band playing "This n' That"
  • Downloadable MP3 of Maria's band playing "This n' That"
  • Streamed video of Maria discussing the rehearsal of this piece to get the maximum out of your band
  • Versatile instrumentation where the 5-4-4 horns can collapse to 3 reeds (2 altos and tenor), 2 trumpets and 1 trombone.
  • Solos, voicings, and bass lines are included for young musicians just getting their feet wet
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

"This n’ That" is a straight-ahead swing chart that was originally published by Kendor Music in 1991, and we are happy to re-release it here. "This n' That" has solo space for alto and muted trumpet, but you could feature almost anyone. I admit to loving this piece! It is relaxed and swinging if I do say so myself – easy, but not simple sounding. I try to make these easier pieces musically attractive to adult groups.

To hear a sample of this track before purchasing, please click play on the flash player below.

For all my easier-level band pieces, the instrumentation is typical big band: 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm, but all charts can be played with as few as 3 saxes (alto, alto, tenor), 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and 3 rhythm. All rhythm parts are completely written out, but also have chord changes, so your rhythm section can try coming up with their own fills and comping, but be supported by some available ideas. The improvised solos are also written out with chord changes, so beginning improvisers may rely on the written lines provided or they may give their own improvised solo a try.