Trumpet: C6, Trombone: A4
Toshio was commissioned for the California All State High School Honor Jazz Band in memory of Central California drummer/educator Brian Hamada. Lots of tricky rhythmic transitions in this one, with quotes from several "BUG" tunes (Hamada's band from 2004-2015) and an alternating Bb - B figure representing Brian's initials all the way through the piece. Listen for the bit from Tears For Fears just after the solo section. Lead trumpet range is modest, but rhythm section parts and overall band rhythmic sophistication are challenging.
Big Band 5/4/4/vb,gt,pn,bs,dr