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Vocal Jazz Charts

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Spain (2001) An arrangement of the Chick Corea tune with the Rodrigo opening. Lots of room for solos. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

Up There (2001) An original Lyric and SATB arrangement of the Ray Brown tune. Live recording by Soundsation at the Edmonds Community College Jazz Festival.

New York State of Mind (2002) An arrangement of the Billy Joel classic. Live recording by the Selah High School Vikolairs.

*Light Through The Glass (2002) A sensual bossa nova with tight voicing and an interesting lyric. Winner of the 2002 Lional Hampton Jazz Festival Vocal Jazz Composition Competition. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

*Living In Sunlight(2003) An original calypso tune with a fun lyric and room for solos. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

*Indiana (2003) An arrangement of the old standard Indiana and Charlie Parker's Donna Lee. Includes original lyrics and Big Band accompaniment. Live recording by the WSU Big Band and WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

The Shadow of the Hill (2004) An original bossa nova in the style of Tom Jobim. Winner of the 2004 Lional Hampton Jazz Festival Vocal Jazz Composition Competition. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir with guest pianist Brent Edstrom.

Cloudburst (2004) An arrangement of the classic Jon Hendricks' tongue-twister. Inspired by the Pointer Sisters, this chart has plenty of room for improv, which builds up to a roaring polyphonic climax. Live recording by the SHS Vikolairs.

Washington, My Washington (2004) The Washington State University school song, arranged in a "Take Six" style that is both hip and jazzy. This song is a strong feature piece. Recorded live by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

As Time Goes By (2007) An a cappella arrangement of the Casablanca classic. Recorded by The West Salem HS Jazz Choir.

L-O-V-E (2007) An arrangement of Nat King Cole's classic. With scat and lyric solos throughout. Recorded by the West Salem HS Jazz Choir.

Jazz Big Band Charts

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A Night Like This (2002) A slow ballad with trumpet and sax solos. Live recording by the WSU Big Band.

Sunrise at the Speakeasy Café (2002) A fast chart with room for solos. Studio recording by the WSU Big Band.

Indiana (2003) An arrangement of the old standard Indiana and Charlie Parker's Donna Lee Includes original lyrics and Big Band accompaniment. Live recording by the WSU Big Band and WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.

Chromatizactly (2004) A fast chart that challenges every instrument in the band. Solis and solos build up to an exciting shout chorus and screaming lead trumpet. Winner of the 2004 Lional Hampton Jazz Festival Big Band Composition Competition. Studio recording by the WSU Big Band.

Waltz for a Beautiful Woman (2004) A Guaraldian waltz that gives the trumpets a breather. Live recording by the Hartt Big Band.

Kahlil the Prophet (2005) An arrangement of the Jackie McLean tune for Big Band and strings. Lots of room for solos, and a sax soli that sounds like something off of one of Jackie's records. Live recording by the Hartt Big Band.

Smaller Group Charts

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Those Feelings (2010) A song in the style of Stevie Wonder.

A Funk for the Bunk (2010) An original inspired by the character from "The Wire". A funk tune with some tricks up its sleeve.

Armando's Grand Illusion (2003) An original chart in the style of Chick Corea. With interesting chord changes and a catchy melody. Recorded live by Jazz Northwest.

Cold Duck Time (2004) The classic Les McCann tune arranged for a small group. Straight-ahead arrangement, with room for solo. Recorded live by WSU Crimson Revue.

Bird Calls (2004) An arrangement of the Mingus tune for two trumpets and tenor sax. Soli and everything.  Recorded live by the Hartt School Jazz Combo.

There Will Never Be Another You (2004) This arrangement pulls all the tricks. Even goes into three at the end. Recorded live by the Hartt School Jazz Combo.

Dancin' at the Dime (2004) An original latin tune that starts out in 5/4 before going to a bridge that is nothing but mixed meter. Recorded live by the Hartt School Jazz Combo.

Other Charts

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On Broadway (2003) An arrangement for SATB and horns. Recorded live by the WSU Crimson Revue.

September (2004) An arrangement for SATB and horns. Recorded live by the WSU Crimson Revue.

West Side Story (2004) A mini-musical told entirely through song. Scored for eight voices which take on distinct characters from the musical, the piece takes the audience through the entire musical in fifteen minutes. Recorded live by the WSU Crimson Revue.

Upcoming Performances

The future:Bobby Watson and the UMKC Big Band will premiere Rhapsody for Dean Moriarty in Kansas City, MO.

The future: Hebdomas Squatinae will be performed by the SoundScape Trio in South America

fall, 2014: A new work for flute, viola, and harp will be premiered by Kathleen Winters and others in Illinois.

spring/fall, 2014: David Tayloe will premiere A Page Out of Zen.

Oct. 15th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Boston Athenaeum.

July 29th-Aug. 3rd, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Traverse City Film Festival in TC. MI.

July 29th-Aug. 3rd, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at Interlochen Ctr. for the Arts.

July 21st, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, RI.

July 10th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Thomas Crane Publi Lib. in Quincy, MA.

June 19th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Int. Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT.

May 9th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will premiere the complete For Sounds in Winter Nights as part of a multimedia show in Manchester, CT.

April 25th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights in Plainville, CT.

April 13th, 2014: Hebdomas Squatinae and Shark Week II: The Return of the Sharknado will be performed by the Verismo Trio in Wyoming

April 13th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Chepachet, RI.

April 4th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Battleboro, VT.

March 30th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights in Vernon, CT.

March 20th, 2014: Oboe Duo Agosto will perform Various Techniques at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.

January 30th, 2014: Nathaniel Edison and the Santa Rosa CC Band will perform Icarus in Santa Rosa, CA.

November 21st, 2013: Ryan Ford will perform BA(da)SS in West Hartford, CT.

November 8th, 2013: Oboe Duo Agosto will premiere various techniques for oboe and english horn in Boston, MA

October 17th, 2013: Hebdomas Squatinae will be performed by the Verismo Trio in Jackson, WY.

October 6th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will perform Icarus on a CCI concert at the Wilton Public Library in Wilton, CT

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