The One Step

The One Step

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Composer

Chick Corea

Arranger

Mats Holmquist

Category

Big Band

Level

Advanced

Style

Cool, medium Swing

Ranges

Duration

11:22

Description

As recorded by Mats Holmquist Big Bad Band (Caprice Records 2003).
A great, slightly lesser known, composition by Chick from the Friends album. This arrangement by Holmquist contains what is likely to be two of the most advanced and interesting solis ever written. One is for trombones and the other is a woodwind soli (2 fl, 2 cl, b-cl). Solos for bass and piano and a shorter trumpet solo building up to the ending. Dense, interesting voicings and an original ending. If you want to challenge your band, this is the chart!

"However it is Holmquist's inventive arrangements, which are a logical extension of Corea's original performances, that are the real stars. Recommended.”

****1/2 Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com

….”For those who appreciate Chick Corea and admire superlative big bands, it doesn’t get much better than this."

Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz

”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers."

Ric Bang, JazzScan

Instrumentation

Standard Big Band (5/5/4/4)

Additional Info

Flute 1, Flute 2, Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet, Bucket Mutes in brass