score-sampleA somber & soulful dedication that features bass & soprano (optional tenor) sax solos. After an “orchestral” introduction and statement of the exposition, the theme is eventually heard in its original groove but played by the bassist. The saxophonist* then improvises followed by the band performing the theme (voiced in a Li’l Darlin’ style). It ends as it begins. (flute/clarinet/b.clar. doubling) Lead trumpet range – Bb. (Live recording by the WDR Big Band. *Trumpet is heard here in place of the saxophone.).