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Big Baby Boom Boogie (Rob Catlender) - big band arrangement featuring alto-saxophone


This piece features the alto-saxophone. I wrote it for a friend of mine, Rogier de Mulder and his three lovely daughters Rosanne, Amelie and Julia.

It is an altered boogie scheme with an extended ending. Towards the end of the piece the horns play a rhythmic jigsaw puzzle leading to the climax.


Level: intermediate, though rhythmically challenging.


In the demo below with computer-sampled sounds we hear Rogier himself playing on alto.






On YouTube, the Atlantico Big Band in Bogotá - Colombia conducted by Guillermo Garbó play it like this:

Big Baby Boom Boogie