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(new) Latin chat (Rob Catlender)

A happy bossa nova composition.


Que pasa chica? (Rob Catlender)

A cheerful medium latin piece with a nostalgic edge.


Pensive Miss (Neil Hefti)   (fluegelhorn-feature)

An amazing composition by Neil Hefti, first recorded by the Count Basie big band in 1958.


Also Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) Sunrise, opus 30 (Richard Strauss)

This is a big band version of the famous beginning of Richard Strauss’ symphonic poem.  


Chévere (David Rockefeller)

A happy latin composition of the New Cool Collective Big Band by David Rockefeller.


Blue Cat (Rob Catlender)

A tribute to Jerry van Rooyen.


Bond Street (Burt Bacharach)

Bacharachs music appears in the early James Bond comedy  ‘Casino Royale’.


Waterproof (Rob Catlender)  (alto & tenor-feature)

A funky duet with alto and tenor.  


Prelude Cesar Franck (Cesar Franck)

A classical composition for grand organ scored for big band.


Busy Lizzy (Rob Catlender)

A medium swing piece, based on the 'Rhythm changes'.


Caravan (Jan Tizol/Duke Ellington)

A latinjazz standard featuring the guitar. For all Wes Montgomery's out there.


My one and only love (Wood/ Mellin)  (trombone-feature)

A wonderful ballad.


Nostalgia in Times Square (Charles Mingus)

One of the great Charles Mingus' compositions.


Crazy little thing called love (Freddie Mercury)

One of the greatest hits from the rock-band Queen.


East of the sun (and west of the moon (Brooks Bowman)   (tenor-feature)  

Lovely tune in easy swing.


The Chicken (Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis)  (bass-feature)

This Alfred Ellis composition is made famous by Jaco Pastorius.


Morning (Clare Fischer)   (piano-feature)

Clare Fischer's most successful composition.


Cutty Sark  (John Barry)

A playful John Barry-theme in 6/8.


Nikki’s Samba (Rob Catlender)

I wrote this samba for my oldest daughter.


Burp! (Rob Catlender)   (baritone-feature)

A bluesy composition.


Morning (Clare Fischer)   (piano-feature)

Clare Fischer's most successful composition.


Russian Doll (Rob Catlender)

I wrote this ballad in 2006 for my youngest daughter Chrisje.


Start the Big Band (Rob Catlender)

An up tempo swinger.


Big Baby Boom Boogie (Rob Catlender)  (alto-feature)

An altered boogie composition.


The fire department (Rob Catlender)

A composition with a story.


Bananas (Rob Catlender)

A blues composition combining  a common scheme and a ‘Parker-blues’.


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