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Dan Gailey, saxophonist/composer/arranger, is in his 22nd year as the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Kansas, where he directs Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Combo I, produces the annual KU Jazz Festival, now in its 35th year, and is Director of the Midwestern Music Acadmey, including the annual KU Jazz Workshop, a week-long summer program for high school and college musicians and teachers now in its 20th year. He is the recipient of the 1996 IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship, an annual award which identifies an emerging jazz composer from an international field of candidates. Under his direction, the KU Jazz Studies Program has been the recipient of ten Down Beat Student Music Awards, including Jazz Ensemble I's award as Best College Big Band in the United States or Canada in 1997. Jazz Ensemble I has appeared under his direction at the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, 2006 North Texas Jazz Festival, 1998 IAJE Conference in New York City, 1996 IAJE Conference in Atlanta, 1994 IAJE Conference in Boston, 1994 KMEA Conference, 1992 Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, and served as featured guest college band at the 1991, 1993 and 1998 UNC/Greeley Jazz Festivals in Colorado. Dan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music degree in Theory/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado. His compositions can be heard on numerous professional and college big band albums and are published exclusively through UNC Jazz Press. What Did You Dream?, his debut CD with the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra, was released in July 2010 on Origin/OA2 Records and features all original compositions. The CD spent a year on the JazzWeek Radio Airplay charts, and received very favorable reviews from JAZZIZ, JazzTimes and Cadence magazines, among others. Dan has been active as a freelance saxophonist in Seattle, Denver and Kansas City, and has appeared as a guest artist/clinician throughout the United States and Canada, and in Sweden. He has directed numerous festival honor groups, including the 1998 California All-State Jazz Ensemble, 2010 and 1998 Colorado All-State Jazz Ensembles, 1998 Arkansas All-State Jazz Ensemble, 1996 NBA National Honors Jazz Ensemble, 1996 Washington All-State Jazz Ensemble, 1995 Oklahoma OBA All-State Jazz Ensemble, 1999 and 1993 Nebraska All-State Jazz Ensembles and 1991-92 Minnesota All-State Jazz Ensemble.

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We Three Kings - PDF Download,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> There Will Never Be Another You,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Meaning of the Blues,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>
We Three Kings (8 Brass, 5 Saxes) - Commissioned by the Boulevard Big Band and the Dream Factory, Kansas City, for their 1991 Christmas CD, this arrangement takes the original traditional Christmas song and reharmonizes the entire tune, with an alternating signature of 4/4 and 3/4 for added interest. Features a substantial tenor sax solo, but rhythm section is also prominently featured throughout on a distinct early 60's Blue-Note feel.

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(8 Brass) As swingin' arrangement of the jazz standard that works great as an opener for a set with a vocalist. Horns provided relaxed counterpoint on the melody, leading into a vocal scat solo followed by a tenor solo. Horns and vocalist then join for an a cappella soli section (a la Billy May). the tune closes with a great harmonic surprise! Featured on the Boulevard Big Band CD by Sea Breeze. Key of Eb.

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(8 Brass) Beautiful, dark arrangement of the Bobby Troup classic. Features tenor sax throughout in a sparse, ECM-like setting that builds throughout the tune. Featured on the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band CD Stellar, on Sea Breeze Records. Alto 1 doubles on soprano, alto 2 and tenor 2 double on flute, bari doubles on bass clarinet. Recorded on UNC's Alive XV.

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Attack Of The Tenor Titans,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Big Al Meets The Barnyard Gals,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Bossa For Wayne,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>


(8 Brass) Written for tenor saxophonists extraordinaire Eric Marienthal and Bill Caldwell, this up-tempo display of pyrotechnics is reminiscent of the great tenor "cutting sessions" of the bebop era. Both tenors trade fours with the ensemble, then continue in a frenzied exchange with the drums. Featured on the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band CD Stellar, on Sea Breeze Records.

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(Level IV) A hard-swinging shuffle that features the trombone and sax sections; also features piano and bari sax soloists on great solo changes. Your band will be a peckin' and a scratchin' after they play this one! Recorded on UNC's Alive XIV. 8 Brass

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(8 Brass) A beautiful contemporary bossa-nova dedicated to Wayne Shorter. Features tenor sax and flugelhorn soloists out front for the entire chart, building up to a subtle shout section. Winner of the 1985 Down Beat magazine award for the Best Original Composition.

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The Cheese That Time Forgot,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Funk-by-numbers,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Hey Mama, Your Samba's On Fire,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>


(8 Brass) Blues 'til you puke! This "happy shuffle" features every band cliche known to mankind, but don't let that stop you. Two independent lines on the head lead into an a cappella horn break, followed by solos for any instrument. The chart builds to an exciting close with an extended "III-VI-II-V" piano solo that gradually adds different horn riffs. Featured on the Boulevard Big Band CD on Sea Breeze and recorded on UNC's Alive XV.

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(8 Brass) An exciting and original funk chart that features the horns on many challenging but fun Brecker-like figures. Features synthesizer and any other soloist on an open solo section.

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(8 Brass) Winner of the 1987 Downbeat magazine award for Best Original Composition. A contemporary samba with a front line of trumpet, tenor sax and trombone. Soloists are featured on an extended but easy solo section, followed by a challenging ensemble soli section that builds to a furious and exciting close.

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Just Below The Surface,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Mendoza Line,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Return Of The Mid-brain Revivalists,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>


(8 Brass) Subtle horn writing provides the background for a tenor saxophone and acoustic bass feature, with both playing the melody based on a classic jazz standard. Featured on the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band CD Stellar, on Sea Breeze Records.

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(8 Brass) Cerebral, Latin-tinged composition in 6/4 that employs contemporary voicings within a consonant framework. Solo space for guitar and tenor or soprano sax. Featured on the Kansas City Boulevard Big Band CD Stellar, on Sea Breeze Records.

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(9 Brass) Esoteric horn writing and "in-your-face" fusion grooves fight it out in this Scofield-inspired romp. A variety of grooves during the solo section eventually lead into a surprising ensemble soli with wind synthesizer lead. Alto I doubles on wind synthesizer (can also be played on alto). Chart is also scored for two separate keyboard synthesizer players. Recorded on UNC's Alive X CD.

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Revenge Of The Cow,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Skydance,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> What Did You Dream?,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>
Skydance, by Dan Gailey
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(8 Brass) Bombastic bovine bop at its best! This up-tempo chart features a tenor sax/trombone duet on the head, working its way into furious solo sections and an a cappella soli section for the horns and drums. An exciting opening or closing number. Recorded on UNC's Alive VIII.

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(10 Brass) In the contemporary mold of Steps Ahead and Clare Fischer, this chart is a fresh sounding Latin/funk feature for flugelhorn, soprano sax and tenor sax. Soloists are featured on progressive chord changes that occur over multiple grooves. Saxes double on flutes. Recorded on UNC's Alive VIII.

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(Level IV) As the recipient of the 1996 IAJE Gil Evans Composition Award, Dan Gaily was commissioned to write this composition for the 1997 IAJE Convention in Chicago. An ECM-ish tune featuring soprano saxophone. 8 Brass

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Widow's Walk,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> We Three Kings,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> In A Big Way,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>


(8 Brass) An arrangement of Rick Margitza's beautiful composition from his Color album. This dark, ECM-influenced ballad features tenor sax and guitar on a lyrical melodic line, with solo space for either or both instruments. Featured on the Boulevard Big Band CD to be eleased on Sea Breeze. Alto I plays soprano throughout; Alto II and Tenor II double on flute; trumpets double on flugelhorn. Recorded on UNC's Alive XIV.

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(8 Brass, 5 Saxes) Commissioned by the Boulevard Big Band and the Dream Factory, Kansas City, for their 1991 Christmas CD, this arrangement takes the original traditional Christmas song and reharmonizes the entire tune, with an alternating signature of 4/4 and 3/4 for added interest. Features a substantial tenor sax solo, but rhythm section is also prominently featured throughout on a distinct early 60's Blue-Note feel.

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(Level IV) IN A BIG WAY Commissioned by the Westwinds Music Society (Calgary, Alberta), and recorded by the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra on their OA2 Records release "What Did You Dream?" is a medium shuffle blues in the Kansas City tradition with updated harmony. The chart features tenor and bari saxes on the melody and altos/trumpets on the counter-melody. Solos for bari sax and trombone are followed by a fugue-like ensemble soli and a trumpet solo then leads into the contemporary-sounding shout section. Lead trumpet to high written E-flat. (8 brass)



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Early Light,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Point No Point,<em> by Dan Gailey</em> Blues For Itchy,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>


(Level IV) Early Light Recorded by the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra on their OA2 Records release "What Did You Dream?", is a lush, beautiful ballad written for tenor saxophonist Don Aliquo; the tenor part being featured throughout this tune. The written vibes part is an important part of the texture/mood of the piece. Lead trumpet to high-written C-sharp; no woodwind doubles. (8 Brass)



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(Level IV) Point No Point Description to follow. Lead trumpet to high written D. (9 brass)

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(Level IV) Blues For Itchy was commissioned by the Lord Beaverbrook High School Jazz Band and Dedicated to Mike Sakatch on High Retirement. A medium montuno, Blues For Itchy include ample soloing opportunity for the 1st tenor saxophone and guitarist as well as an open solo for the drums. This chart will add excitement to any program! 8 Brass



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Lone Jack,<em> by Dan Gailey</em>
Lone Jack, by Dan Gailey
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An exciting arrangement of the Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays classic with words by Kathy Reynolds and Kristin Bauman, both former members of the UNC Axidentals. Features a tenor and/or instrumental solo leading into a shout section for the entire ensemble. Commissioned by the UNC Axidentals and recorded by on Hot VIII. SATBB with rhythm.

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