(8 Brass) Composed for the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Googley Moogley won the 1996 Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Arrangement. Equal parts jazz, cartoon and film music ending in a down-home shuffle. Solos for lead alto and 2nd Trombone. 5 saxes (AATTBB), 8 Brass, 5 rhythm (guitar, piano, bass, percussion and drums).
(8 Brass) This composition was written for the Johns Hopkins University Jazz Ensemble. A challenging and intense work, it includes aleatoric sections based on Morse code, a fast 3/4 section with occasional 2/4's and an open pedal point blowing section. Solos for 2nd trumpet (opt. flugelhorn) and 1st Tenor. 5 saxes (AATTB), 8 Brass, 4 Rhythm.
(8 Brass) Composed for the Johns Hopkins University Jazz Ensemble, this composition begins as a gentle "Martian" tango featuring a sentimental melody in the soprano saxophone. The baritone saxophone is then featured in a duet with the drums. An open blowing section follows where the performers are encouraged to create their own backgrounds or collectively improvise. Scales and chords are provided in every part. Afterwards, a fast section commences with fleeting references to Beautiful Dreamer leading to a 14-bar minor blues featuring the guitar. The chart concludes with a brief return to the opening tango. 5 Saxes (SATTB), 8 Brass, 4 Rhythm.