It's one thing to play a classic Ron Carter tune in a combo. It's a whole other experience to play the big band versions, and swing hard on those Ron Carter bass lines.
If Maestro Carter is from Planet Elegance, these swinging scores are his planetary anthems.
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Choose from 10 tunes written by Ron Carter and arranged by Rich DeRosa
Includes conductor's score (11x17) and parts (81/2x11) for 18 instruments.
2 Alto Sax
2 Tenor Sax
1 Baritone Sax
1 Bass Trombone
"These are ten of my originals that are well written for a complete jazz band maintaining the integrity of the compositions that I have written. They are medium loud and full of enjoyment." -- Ron Carter
“Rich DeRosa’s charts for Ron Carter’s Great Big Band are incredibly well written and swinging. Rich's writing puts everyone in the perfect range and the balance of sections and themes are excellent. Rich has translated Ron Carter’s compositions to Big Band in such a way that they are now their own works of art and not just expanded versions of Mr. Carter’s small group recordings. They are a joy to play!” -- David DeJesus, Director of the Birdland Big Band