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The Woozy Dude Blues

Grade 4      Swing      Composer:Paul Baker      Price:$55     

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In the trademark style of iconic jazz composer Thad Jones, The Woozy Dude Blues is a hard swinging 12 bar blues in Bb which makes extensive use of his advanced harmonies. Keeping with that tradition, there’s also an acapella stop-time section to lead off the sax soli and solo space that can be opened up for as many soloists as desired. Also evident is Thad’s legacy of programmatic writing. Listen carefully and you’ll hear our Woozy Dude twisting and turning and even running into a few things in the process! Trumpet range is to written high D.