Just a Breeze is an easy bossa nova utilizing straight eighth notes (the best way to begin the study of jazz,) legato & staccato articulations and simple syncopations, all addressed in the Preparatory Exercises. Every instrument gets a turn at the melody and anyone can solo.
Just a Breeze is the first tune in the Jazz Vision Series collection of medium-easy, progressive, educational charts for the young jazz musician. The series is based on research on Multiple Learning Styles realizing that the majority of learners are visual dominant and will learn jazz best by seeing how it is actually played. Click on “Jazz Vision Series Description” for complete information.
All packages include Scores & Parts (in PDF format) and MP3 files.
Standard small big band instrumentation (A T B, 2 Trpts., 2 Trbs. & Rhythm Section) with added parts to substitute and/or augment including Flute, Clarinet, F Horn, TC Baritone, Tuba, Vibes, Alto 2 (substitute for Tenor) and Tenor 2 (substitute for Bari).