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Gunslinging Bird

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Jazz Ensemble
Composer Charles Mingus
Arranger Steve Slagle
Publisher Hal Leonard Publishing Corp
Series Charles Mingus Big Band
Grade 5.5
Catalog # 07010394

Price: $60.00

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Gunslinging Bird Composed by Charles Mingus. Arranged by Steve Slagle. For Jazz Ensemble. Published by Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (Catalog # 07010394, UPC: 073999641424)

The opening cut from the Mingus Big Band CD “Gunslinging Birds” is this raucous and blistering jazz waltz. Mingus wrote this piece as a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker with the subtitle “If Charlie Parker were a gunslinger there'd be a whole lot of dead copycats”. This chart doesn't hold anything back!

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