(Level IV) Jazz Nonet. Just Missed You uses the Latin ‘tombao’ rhythm. In keeping with the Cuban style, additional percussionists could be easily added. The melody is shared by alto and trumpet. The first phrase of the melody is seven bars, and this unevenness gives it a sense of ‘leaning forward’, especially in the tenor solo section. Cadences are built around a iv-V-bII formula. Articulations should always favor the offbeats, and the horns sound better if they ‘lay back’. The piano solo before the DS may be opened up. (trumpet, trombone; baritone, tenor, and alto saxes; guitar, piano, bass, drums)
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After seeing the Beatles lip-sync Hey Jude on The Ed Sullivan Show, KEVIN BRUNKHORST begged enough to get his first guitar for Christmas at age 9. Later, he took clarinet lessons and played in the school concert band. After high school, he attended the Uiversity of North Texas where he studied jazz guitar with Jack Petersen and earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition in 1987. He then worked for eight years in the music industry. In 2001, went back to the University of North Texas. He spent two years in the famous One O'Clock Lab Band which recorded two of his charts. He also directed the L-5 Electric Guitar Ensemble. Upon earning a Master of Music in Jazz Studies in 2004 from UNT, Kevin was hired by St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia where he teaches jazz guitar, arranging, composition and music technology as well as directing two guitar ensembles.