From a 1970s Jazz Messengers lineup, bassist MICKEY BASS provides arrangements in 6/4 meter and Afro-Latin rhythms. Both are easy enough to be tackled by inexperienced players (and stimulating enough to have been recorded by Art Blakey!).
ONE FOR TRANE* by MICKEY BASS
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Piano Voicings by Cedar Walton
Bass Lines by Mickey Bass
FULL SCORE JRTS
Like A Chant For Bu, this arrangement also places
a simple melody over a rhythmically active rhythm section. However, in this case, the rhythm section plays in duple meter, and the modal nature of the changes allows for the subtle manipulation of a single melodic motive to comprise the entire melody. This simplicity allows it to be played by even the most inexperienced group, and its natural
tendency to inspire exciting, energetic performances will make it a favorite regardless of the group's ability level.
SOLOS: A long meter (24-bar) blues in F minor, each chord gets 2, 4, or 8 measures. There is also a slight break from a normal blues at the end of the form that really adds interest to the harmony and
keeps the soloist's attention.
originally on Art Blakey "Buhaina" Prestige 10067