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Third Rate Romance

I changed the “feel” of this popular hit by Sammy Kershaw.  When I was casting about for that feel, I decided to try to emulate the sax solo Guitar Murphy did in the Blues Brothers movie and built it all from there.  There’s a strong “super sax” section in the middle.


Scored for vocalist, five trumpets, four trombones, 5 saxes, and rhythm section. This is a great chart if you have a strong vocalist who can do border-line rock and you want something out of the jazz mainstream to feature her on. Julie Green is the vocalist on the recording.


I have permission to release the music on my CDs, but if you want to actually perform it you will have to get performance permission from the Harry Fox Agency (an inexpensive formality involving filling out a form).


mp3 performance by Augusta Jazz Project “Master of Swing” bigband under the direction of Dr. Rudy Volkmann.  CD available on both “Rudy Volkmann Arrangements ” and “Sold Out.”


$52 plus shipping and handling for printed score and set of parts; or $40 for pdf’s.  

Third Rate Romance - Arr. Rudy Volkmann
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