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If you've arrived from the Jazz Composition Page
then you know about the special spiral-bound editions available.
Featuring 30 pieces
written between 1975-85, these seminal works represent Boukas's early composing for small combo.
They cover a wide variety of tempos, meters, grooves (swing, even-eighth, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, etc) and forms.
For the first time, jazz professionals, students and educators will soon have access to a special collection of Richard Boukas compositions for small combos.
Most of these pieces were written during Richard's earlier years as a jazz bandleader
(1976-86), which was either quartet (saxophone or trumpet, guitar/voice, bass, drums) or guitar trio. The repertoire is ideal for intermediate college
and advanced high school
If you have any questions or requests for special orders, just send an e mail on the CONTACT
The store page will remain open so you can refer to it.Richard Boukas Jazz Works for Small Combo
Piece Title Meter(s) / Rhythmic Groove(s)
|Alaquippa Strut ||medium swing |
|Autumn Suite ||7/4 Afro-Cuban, 6/4 swing |
|Birthday Ballad ||jazz ballad |
|Bittersweet ||slow 3/4 (guitar trio or 4 voices) |
|Calico ||fast jazz samba |
|Camouflage ||slow 3/4, triplet feel |
|Camouflage Revisited ||samba 3/4, 4/4 B section |
|Conspiración ||6/4 Afro-Cuban, Swing B section |
|Chanson ||even-eighth 6/4 (voice w/ lyrics) |
|Commitment ||fast swing, guaguancó B section |
|Embarcadero ||even-eighth |
|Fantasie: Pas de Deux ||ballad 3/4 |
|Fantasie Revisited ||3/4 samba |
|Frankly... ||medium swing |
|Frederic Samba ||even-eighth, slow 3/4 |
|Gajatucada ||fast samba, 12/8 Afro-Cuban |
|J.S. (dedicated to Bach) ||medium 3/4 funk samba, classical even-eighth B |
|Keep It Loose, Jack ||medium swing |
|Last Call ||jazz ballad |
|Mitochondria ||medium up swing (bass unison melody) |
|Northern Dawn ||12/8 Afro-Cuban, 4/4 Swing Bridge |
|Ontario Moon ||6/4 swing (voice with lyrics) |
|Osmosis ||medium swing (bass unison melody) |
|Pier at Sunset ||jazz ballad |
|Plars-X ||uptempo swing |
|Prince of Hipness ||medium swing (triplet feel) |
|The Quiet Monster ||medium swing (triplet feel) |
|Sooner for Me.... ||uptempo swing, mixed meter B section |
|Twist That Tune ||medium swing (bass unison melody) |
|Tragoudi Horikos ||medium samba / even-eighth |
The Jazz Works Collection
is available in two separate spiral-bound editions:
1. Concert score
(one, two or three stave format)
2. Bb transposition
(one staff, separate horn parts provided)*
* Since the majority of compositions were written for the range of tenor/soprano saxophone, trumpet or voice, Eb transposition of these pieces were not practical to offer.
Preparation of this edition is currently in process
, so check back with this store page for updates, or CONTACT
Richard and you will be notified when it is available.
––––––––––––––––––Shipping is FREE via USPS to the contiguous 48 United States.
** For Alaska, Hawaii and all International orders, please e mail the vendor for more information PRIOR to processing your order.All spiral-bound editions are printed on-demand on 24-lb. paper, with clear plastic front and black leather back for durability.
It is a pleasure to share this music with you (and for educators, your colleagues and students as well).
If you have any questions or requests for special orders
, just send an e mail
on the CONTACT
page. The store page will remain open so you can refer to it.