Byrd and Brass for Brass Quintet, Guitar, Bass, Piano, and Drums
As recorded on Concord Jazz Records by the Charlie Byrd Trio and the Annapolis Brass Quintet, this highly successful piece by Warren Kellerhouse fuses the standard brass quintet (2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, bass trombone/tuba) with jazz trio (guitar or piano, bass, drums). A popular recital selection for those quintets who want to “cross-over”, Byrd and Brass is written in three movements: Allegro Bossa, Nostalgia and Sillopanna Samba.The bossa nova is a lyrical, medium-tempo piece in A minor, employing Brazilian rhythms. Nostalgia is a slow moody bitonal piece in 3/4 with shifting tonal centers. The smaba is in a very fast 2 featuring the guitar and horn with improvisation.
• Late intermediate
• Score and parts included.