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Wahroonga Studio 2076 NSW Australia

+61451024146  rodherbert@yahoo.com

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THE MUSIC OF ROD HERBERT - JAZZ BIG BAND

Big Band In My Head

NARRANDRA

$80 Hardcopy $60 PDF

NARRANDRA

An Australian country town  in southern New South Wales near Wagga Wagga.

Long expanses of rolling wheat farming paddocks as far as the eye can see.

Narrandra was written during my performance tour of NSW with The Big Ol' Bus Band. 

Yes we were travelling around the country on an old bus.

Composed as I looked out the window enjoying the expanse.

Cha Cha  groove: Tenor sax,  trumpet , baritone sax solo features.

ADVANCED LEVEL

(Can be customised for students on request)

HARD COPY - Score and Parts $80 

PDF - Score and Parts $60

DANIEL F - LEAD TRUMPET SOLO

$80 $60 - PDF

DANIEL F - Leat Trumpet Feature.

Written in 2014 to feature Sydney based Lead Trumpeter Mr Danny May.

Latin Bossa Style piece. Alternate high or low trumpet feature.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL

(Can be customised for students on request)

HARD COPY - Score and Parts $80

PDF - Score and Parts $60

THE CLOSER - DRUM SOLO

$80 $60-PDF

THE CLOSER - DRUM SOLO

Written for Sydney Jazz Ensemble, SMALL TALK BIG BAND in 2014. 

High energy drum feature alternating between 3/4 and 5/4 solo sections with tropical slow reggae group between. 

Inspirations taken from the sweet waltz grooves of 1960's European Big Band - Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band with their twin drummers Kenny Clarke and Kenny Clair. 

ADVANCED LEVEL

(Can be customised for students on request)

HARD COPY - Score and Parts $80

PDF - Score and Parts $60

DADS!!!!!

$80 $60-PDF

DADS !!!!!!!!

High energy swinging Ellington / Basie / Thad Jones style blues with many twists!

Features blues solo sections in every key that give everyone a chance to explode as soloists.

Written in 2014 for Small Talk Big Band and a whole bunch of my friends and their various hip musical  ideas!

 Written optional bass trombone solo and a optional funk tuba solo that would also work on baritone sax!

Swinging shout choruses and grooves.

DADS !!!!!!!!!!

ADVANCED LEVEL

(Can be customised for students on request )

HARD COPY - Score and Parts $80

PDF - Score and Parts $60

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BIG BAND IN MY HEAD - Rod Herbert' ORIGINAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA WHICH I FORMED IN 1999 TO PERFORM MY ORIGINAL JAZZ PIECES..

This Group Consisted Of Sydney's Best Young Jazz musicians

 playing over 40 different instruments playing and original mixture of Jazz, Cuban, African, Reggae and Funk

Four amazing woodwind and sax players including: piccolo, oboe, flute, sopranino sax, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax and two bass saxophones.

Two trombones, two tubas, four trumpets. drums, Jamaican steel drums, Latin and African percussion, guitar, bass and vibes. 

I HAD SPENT FIVE YEARS WRITING OVER 30 PIECES For Big Band In My Head.

BIG BAND IN MY HEAD

ORIGINAL JAZZ ORCHESTRATIONS

 

Tokyo Joe's Amazing Mopfest

$80 Hard copy $50 PDF

STUDENT CUSTOMISED ARRANGEMENT PLUS ORIGINAL BIGBANDINMYHEAD PARTS

Jamaican Ska Grooves and Afro Cuban 6/8 bridge sections. Crazy horns shout chorus!

Lots of room for minor blues improvisation. Can be played with or without the 6/8 Cuban sections.

Written in 1999 for Rod’s Jazz ensemble, BigBandInMyHead.

Original parts with woodwind doubles.

Student orchestration parts including single Alto, Tenor, Flute, Clarinet parts.

Trumpet high note options. 

Can be played in entirety or only as Ska without 6/8 Cuban bridge sections.

Recording from 2018 Jazz Workshop Australia Jazz Camp Big Band.

Bellbirds

$80 Hard copy $50 PDF

STUDENT CUSTOMISED ARRANGEMENT PLUS

ORIGINAL BIGBANDINMYHEAD PARTS

Grooving delicate Jazz waltz - Imagine Kenny Wheeler Gnu High meets the Australian rainforest.

Beautiful woodwind and brass colours.

Solo improv features for trumpet and guitar.

Written in 1995 for BigBandInMyHead

Original parts with woodwind doubles.

Student orchestration parts including single Alto, Tenor, Flute,

Clarinet parts. Trumpet high note options. 

Live recording - Rod Herbert's BigBandInMyHead

Jazz Action Society Concert 2000.

Featuring Mike Kenny Trumpet Solo. Jonathon Pease Guitar Solo.

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