The Stanley Kay Series

DIVA presents the Stanley Kay Series, dedicated to the memory and magic of Stanley Kay, the founder and creative force behind DIVA, FIVE PLAY, and The DIVA Jazz Trio. May his music make you swing hard and smile.

Did You Do That? Arranged by John McNeil
A minor key barn-burner that brings back the traditional “tenor battle.” Tenor saxophones trade choruses, half-choruses, eights, fours, and twos, punctuated with ensemble send-offs, interludes, backgrounds, and a 16-bar high-energy shout chorus. Recorded on Live In Concert. 5-4-3-3, lead trumpet range to written high F. Sent as PDF.
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How Ya Doin’? Arranged by Scott Whitfield
The alto saxophones share the spotlight in this in-the-pocket medium blues, starting with a unison stop-time melody. The blowing begins with an ensemble send-off, and each alto gets several choruses to stretch out, leading to choruses of 4s and an “a capella” chorus soloing together, topped off with a traditional big-band ensemble shout. Recorded on Live In Concert. 5-4-3-3, lead trumpet range to written high F. Sent as PDF.
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Three Sisters and a Cousin Arranged by John LaBarbera
This up-tempo swinger is reminiscent of Woody Herman’s “Four Brothers.” Originally recorded featuring three alto saxophones and baritone saxophone, this version is newly revised by Leigh Pilzer for the Stanley Kay Series to feature the entire AATTB saxophone section. Original version recorded on Something’s Coming. 5-4-3-3, lead trumpet range to written high G. Sent as PDF.
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