Step On a Crack, Rick Lawn Stage Band Grade 4
Rick Lawn brings us a funky take on a stretched out blues form with a slippery melody and sophisticated harmonies. All goes according to plan through the melody and alto sax solo. A challenging unison brass soli follows and leads us into a unique musical environment where soloists (one, a few, or many) trade two bar phrases with the ensemble. This provides lots of room for experimentation and freedom for the improvisers since they aren't limited to a particular harmony or chord. A brief drum solo returns to the melody and a gospel timed coda. A challenging chart that is well worth the effort. Trumpet range is to written Bb with optional High D.