(Level IV) Don Ellis' "After An Autumn Rain" is a quiet, impressionistic piece that displays many unusual colors and textures. Relatively easy on paper, this piece will showcase your ensemble's ability to play with subtlety and finesse. There is opportunity for short solos for Alto Saxophone and Flugel. This was Don's last composition for big band and has been added to the Don Ellis Critical Edition (Critical Editor Nick Di Scala) selections. 8 Brass w/ Tpt. double on Flugel
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DON ELLIS was acknowledged by the jazz world as one of the most important, influential and innovative jazz musicians in this century. During his career as a trumpeter, he developed new styles and concepts that brought revolutionary change to jazz. The late Don Ellis developed "Third Stream Jazz," a style merging elements of classical music with jazz. He brought the use of electronics into his work, again creating unique and spectacular sound. Ellis wrote various musical backgrounds for television shows, commercials and the film industry. Receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Boston University, Ellis was recognized during his career with various awards, including several Grammy Nominations and a Grammy Award in 1972.