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John LaBarbera

Brother Griff Mcsmith

Brother Griff Mcsmith
Instrument line-up: Jazz Ensemble
Edition: Score and Parts
Composer: John LaBarbera
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Genre: Swing
Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing
Order no.: WMP65095


From arranger John LaBarbera: 'Brother Griff McSmith' is dedicated to all of the organ trios that were part of my early, live jazz listening experiences. The title is a composite of the names of the artists I listened to in the famous 'Pythodd Club' in Rochester, NY. Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Johnny Hammond Smith and others. It's a stomping, back beat shuffle with plenty of open blowing space for your best soloists. Guitar should be familiar with the classic 'Charleston' groove. All marcato (^) markings are played as a short, fat note. Choruses at 41 & 65 can be opened for solos with backgrounds last time and taking the last ending.

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