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    Bass Lines in Minutes

    An Easy Method For Creating Bass Lines

    Popular, effective book that has been out for 20+ years.  For beginning bassists, walking bass lines can be very confusing. This method is an easy jump-start to learning to walk through chord changes.  Works great!!

    Chapters: Introduction – The “Bass-ics” · The Patterns · One Measure at a Time · Progressions in Fifths · Your First Tune · The Blues · Modal Playing · Parallel Chord Progressions · Two Chords, But Only One Measure · Let’s Play a Tune! · Wrapping it Up.

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    Blue Rondo a la Turk

    A show-stopping tour de force! Dave Brubeck’s fabulous tune from his classic quartet album Time Out. Arranger Kris Berg worked hard on this chart to capture the essence of Brubeck. The meter changes from 9/8 to 12/8 Afro-Cuban groove with the Brubeck rhythm patterns. Solo space for alto 1, trumpet 2 and drums. Lead trumpet goes up to high C. This is an exceptional chart for concert or festival! (5:03)

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    Blue Train

    John Coltrane’s jazz standard is arranged by Kris Berg to offer strong ensemble writing, a fierce sax section soli and solo space on the 12-bar blues chord progression. It’s flexible so you can have few or many soloists of all instruments with backgrounds as needed. Great tune, great chart—it’s as simple as that. (6:57)

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    Cheep Tricks

    Another funky chart from “The Chicken” chronicles! The groove is deep at 136 bpm, solos for tenor and guitar (w written examples). Lead trumpet range is to written A. You might even hear a quote or two from “I Want You To Want Me”!!

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    Cobblestones

    This moderate-tempo, upbeat original from Kris Berg features lots of strong section playing, a sax solo break, and some driving brass licks. It’s fun listening and fun to play! Featured in the book “Teaching Performance in Music: Jazz.” Medium Easy (4:48)

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    Forgotten Thoughts

    Forgotten Thoughts is a cool-jazz style, 16 bar minor blues that channels the best of Oliver Nelson and Stan Kenton. Chart features a rewarding soli for jazz trumpet and saxes and a powerhouse shout chorus. Solo space is for alto 1 and trumpet 5. 5-5-4-4 (opt a 4th trpt). No dbls. Lead trpt – dbl G. Recorded by Kris Berg &The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042. Also recorded by The Jim Widner Big Band on ” Yesterday’s and Today”.

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    Games

    Games is a ferocious funk/fusion chart with a double time swing bridge. This exciting modern chart features slap bass and solos for alto 1 and guitar. Chart roars to a big ending that will leave folks speechless. 5-4-4-4. No dbls. Lead trpt – F. Optional extra trpt lead part as played by Wayne Bergeron. Recorded by Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042.

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    Hangin’ with My Peeps

    The latest in the chicken series, Mr. Berg brings back the groove at a tempo of 106 BPM. Includes a written or ad-lib tenor solo, an optional guitar solos and the lead trumpet range is to written B-flat. The chart also has optional parts to include vibraphone and flute. The band will dig the solid funky groove!

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    I’m Okay, We’re OK!

    I’m Okay, We’re OK! is a burnin’ mainstream up-tempo blues w/ a half-time funk section. This is the perfect fast swing opener or closer for festivals or concerts. Commissioned by the Oklahoma All-State Jazz Band this chart features lots of exciting ensemble writing and solo space for alto 1 and trpt 4. 5-4-4-4. No dbls. Lead trpt – Eb. Recorded by Kris Berg &The Metroplexity Big Band on “This Time/Last Year” – MAMA Records MAA1042.

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    Narnian Dance

    If you are looking for a contrasting jazz original to play at festival or contest, you should look at this new work by Kris Berg. It has a contemporary sound that will balance out a ‘standard’ program. Kris is in touch with the sound of today’s jazz and always writes charts that are fun, playable and very listenable. This tune will make your band sound great! (duration 5:01)

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