Ezra Weiss



Sheet Music

All big band charts cost $50 and are delivered to email in PDF format.
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Amazing Grace

This beautiful hymn has a gentle second line feel inspired by legendary drummer Vernel Fournier. It features vocalist with a flugelhorn solo. Flugelhorns in brass, flutes and clarinets in woodwinds. Lead flugel to high C. Voice,5(fl,fl,cl,cl,bcl)4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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Blues and the Alternative Fact

This expansion of the minor blues form has a second line feel and features the baritone saxophone and trombone. Lead trumpet to high D#. 5,4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on We Limit Not the Truth of God.

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Crazy Lucky

Swingin’ chart in the tradition of Thad Jones/Mel Lewis. Modern harmonic variation on a 12-bar blues. Features tenor saxophone and a gospel-influenced trombone solo. Lead trumpet to high F. 5,4,4,G,P,B,D. Sample recording available on request.

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Fanfare for a Newborn

This composition is an exploration of minimalism with an Afro-Brazilian groove. It features a trumpet solo which builds into a collective improvisation. Requires additional triangle player. Lead trumpet to high G. 5(fl,cl,ss,ts,bs)4,4,P,B,D,Trgl. Recorded on We Limit Not the Truth of God.

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It Is Well With My Soul

This traditional hymn is arranged in a classic bossa nova style. It features vocalist with piano and tenor saxophone solos. Flugelhorns in brass, flutes in woodwinds. Lead flugel to high Bb. Voice,5(fl,fl,ts,ts,bs),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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Jessie’s Song

After a beautiful rubato brass introduction, this straight-eighth note style piece unfolds with strong melodic development. It features a piano solo and a tenor saxophone solo over a Brazilian partido alto groove. The piece includes a very sensitive section in the middle, and a dramatic ending with the trumpets, trombones, and saxes playing in a round. Lead trumpet to high C. 5(sattb),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path to This Moment.

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José’s Drawing

This sensitive contemporary ballad features the tenor saxophone. The other woodwinds are alto flute, clarinet 1, clarinet 2, and bass clarinet. Flugelhorns in the brass. 5,4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on We Limit Not the Truth of God.

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Just a Closer Walk With Thee

This classic gospel hymn swings like crazy a la Count Basie, and features vocalist and a tenor sax solo. Lead trumpet to high E. Voice,5(aattb),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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Kunlangeta

A dramatic straight eight note style piece with strong compositional development, modern harmony, and extensive ensemble playing. After the main melodic content is introduced, this piece features an extended trombone solo. This leads to a climactic interlude, followed by a cathartic closing. Lead trumpet to high F. Alto 1 doubles on flute. 5,4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path To This Moment.

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Obergefell

This structurally sweeping piece includes the Brazilian choro and partido alto rhythms along with a rubato brass chorale. It features alto saxophone and trumpet solos which build into an improvised duet. Lead trumpet to high C. 5(fl,as,ts,ts,bs),4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on We Limit Not the Truth of God.

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Our Path To This Moment

This modern straight eighth note style piece opens with a haunting melody featuring trumpet. The piece expands structurally with beautiful counter-lines and developmental sections, leading to expansive trumpet and tenor solos. The dramatic interlude between solos is particularly exciting, creating a texture of pyramids, clusters, and implied polytonality. Lead trumpet to high C. 5(sattb),4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path To This Moment.

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Please Know That I Love You

This expansive composition begins with a gradually building melody over a slow Afro-Brazilian rhythm. After a lush trombone solo, the tempo shifts to a fast straight-eighth feel for a soaring soprano saxophone solo. Flugelhorns in the brass. Lead flugelhorn to high C. Alto saxophone doubles clarinet. 5(fl,ss,as/cl,ts,bs),4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on We Limit Not the Truth of God.

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The Old Rugged Cross

This bluesy gospel classic has a slow, swinging 6/8 feel. It features vocalist and a trombone solo. Lead trumpet to high F. Voice,5(aattb),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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The Promise

This dramatic ballad features the lead alto on the melody and an extended double-time solo, painted with a wide range of textures and moods. Also features piano. Lead trumpet to high C#. 5,4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path to This Moment.

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Rise and Fall

After a beautiful orchestral introduction, this piece transitions to a haunting trumpet melody. With dramatic use of dynamics, this composition makes use of both Afro-Cuban 12/8 and swing feels. Solos feature trumpet and baritone saxophone. Lead trumpet to high Eb. 5,4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path To This Moment.

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Shall We Gather At The River

This traditional hymn has a medium/up swing feel and features vocalist with a trombone solo. Lead trumpet to high F. Voice,5(aattb),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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Wade in the Water

This traditional African American spiritual is treated with an Afro-Cuban 6/8 feel and a 16-bar minor blues form. It features vocalist, drum solo, and an energetic tenor saxophone battle. Lead trumpet to high E. Voice,5(aattb),4,4,G,P,B,D. Recorded by Derek Hines on The Long Journey Home, Pioneer Jazz Collective.

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Wayfaring Stranger

This traditional folk song is arranged here with an energetic 6/8 Afro-Cuban groove and a minor blues progession. It features trumpet, tenor saxophone, and drum solos. It also includes an optional vocal introduction. For the introduction, alto saxes double flutes, tenor saxes double clarinets, and bari sax doubles bass clarinet. 5,4,4,P,B,D. Recorded on Our Path To This Moment.

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