Great Big Ball with a Map Wrapped Around It

Great Big Ball with a Map Wrapped Around It

Regular price $57.00
Jazz Ensemble | Medium | Item BB4010

    Great Big Ball has hints of 80's Brookmeyer in a chart that's approachable by advanced HS bands (and on up).  It has a medium feel-good vibe, a memorable melody, and paints with fairly broad brush strokes.

    This is a a great vehicle for your bari or alto soloist over an infectious four-chord vamp. Your rhythm section can cut loose right along with the sax soloist.  Makes an excellent concert or festival opener.

    The audio recording below was from a wonderful band I assembled based in Central PA. I'm playing the alto solo.

    “Just about one of the happiest pieces of music you’ll ever hear.”

    — Chris Merz, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Iowa

    4-5 mins

    Composed by: Rick Hirsch

    Arranged by: Rick Hirsch

    Ensemble: Jazz Ensemble

    Format: Conductor Score & Parts

    Parts included:

    • Alto Saxes 1 & 2 *
    • Tenor Saxes 3 & 4 *
    • Baritone Sax *
    • 5 Trumpets
    • 4 Trombones (incl. Bass Tbn.) 
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    • Bass
    • Drums
    • * Includes extra sax parts, rescored for bari solo (download only).