Jazz Compositions

Published Compositions for Small Jazz Ensemble    

KIM RICHMOND Compositions for Small Jazz Ensemble (combos) from the Walrus Music Catalog
These compositions are in the published series of Walrus Music Publishers, now owned by JazzLines Publications, PO Box, 1236, Saratoga Springs NY 12866. telephone: (518) 587-1102


APARTMENT 5

Catalog Number: WMP 61003

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $20.00

Med 1/2 X rock feel. No score. Alto, Tenor, Bari, Trpt, Bone & Rhythm.

KIM standing

Catalog Number: WMP 61114

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $28.00

This one has important parts for the rhyrhm section. Unison octaves for the bass and piano have important lines in the intro and head. The melodic line in the horns is angular yet flowing. Solo section has interesting changes and an optional horn background is provided.
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Alto (or Tenor), Tenor (or Trombone), Piano, Bass, Drums. Optional 4th horn part (trombone or Tenor), optional guitar.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "CrossWeave" on Origin 82431.


CAL 20

Catalog Number: WMP 61006

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $20.00

Ballad-med swing jazz. A gentle melodic line, w/a continually changing harmonic pattern, leads to solos for Trbn & Piano, the latter characterized by Drums dropping in & out over a walking Bass.No score, Alto, Tenor, Bari, Trpt, Bone & Rhythm.


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Catalog Number: WMP 61063

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $28.00

This fast swing starts with a signature concerted jagged figure, after which the rhythm section explodes with walking time. Octave horns enter with melodic fragments which lead to a middle section. Exciting swing with freedom vibe. The open improv section consists of 4 8-bar chords, or the soloist and rhythm section can elect to play free. A written send-off separates the solos. Instrumentation: Trumpet, Alto (or Tenor), Tenor (or Trombone), Piano, Bass, Drums. Optional 4th horn part (trombone or Tenor), optional guitar.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "CrossWeave" on Origin 82431.


CORRECTIVE MEASURES

Catalog Number: WMP 61075

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $28.00

Based on a constant pedal-point and a regular 2-bar accompanying pattern, this uneven-phrased angular melody line spins out into a open free solo section (on an optional D pedal). A short background or interlude section is "on cue." Rhythm is straight-8th swing, medium fast 4 (feeling of cut-time).Instrumentation: 3 horns: trumpet, alto sax, trombone or tenor sax piano, bass, drums (1st, 2nd, and 3rd horns parts can be provided for any instruments)
Heard on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Range" on Nine Winds Records 172


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Catalog Number: WMP 61115

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Difficult

Price: $28.00


A swinging modern chart with an involved oblique melodic horn line and start and stop rhythm. Open improv section, a repeated solo drum ensemble section after the last head.
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Alto (or Tenor), Tenor (or Trombone), Piano, Bass, Drums. Optional 4th horn part (trombone or Tenor), optional guitar.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "CrossWeave" on Origin 82431.


CUT-THROAT (new)

A racing up-tempo, with open solos over two extended chords
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Alto, Trombone (or Tenor), Guitar (optional), Piano, Bass, Drums.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass.


 


DATA BANK

Catalog Number: WMP 61087

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - difficult

Price: $28.00

Starting with an uneven rhythmic figure vamp intro, the start and stop horn theme is partly octaves, partly built on parallel 4ths, partly 3-part voiced. The rhythm section (especially drums) have plenty of ensemble figures to catch. Solos can be free, built on intro vamp pattern, or on solo chord section provided. Swing rhythm feel. Concert score provided. Heard on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Range" on Nine Winds Records. Scored for Trpt, Alto, Trbn or Tenor & Rhy. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd horns parts can be provided for any instruments).
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Range" on Nine Winds 172


FER NOW

Catalog Number: WMP 61076

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $28.00

by Dave Scott, arranged by KIM RICHMOND - $28. This even-8th medium-tempo tune features a haunting 2-part melodic line which spins out over three tonal areas. Open solos explore these tonalities. Instrumentation is trumpet, soprano sax, trombone or tenor sax, pno, bass, drs. Head and solo chord section. Concert score provided.


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Catalog Number: WMP 61122

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $25.00

The intro starts consists of each horn (trumpet, alto, trombone, in that order) playing an independent line/rhythmic pattern. Finally the rhythm joins in (even 8ths) with its own groove bass pattern, and the melody follows by the horns. This melody has a sweeping characteristic that is mostly unison, but with some divisi voicings later on.The solo section consists of two sections, one chord or tonal center each, with a background on the second one.Instrumentation: : alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums. Trpt. to written F on the staff.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass


MOTION TO ADJOURN


Catalog Number: WMP 61123

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $25.00

The melody harks back to a light Gerry Mulligan mode with its call and answer style. Much of it is voiced and it goes some different but logical directions harmonically.Solo section is over set changes with some pedal sections. Instrumentation: : alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums (There is also a big band version of the this title, but it is a different arrangement). Trpt. to written Ab above staff.


POWERS THAT BE (new)

This features some mixed-meter funk and intricate horn voicings.
Instrumentation: : alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass


Catalog Number: WMP 61085

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $20.00

This is the title selection from the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD on Nine Winds 172. The piano pattern establishes the mood of the piece (even-eigths, but not Rock). The unison melody in soft horns (tpt in Harmon), occasionally joined by bass, spin a moving line. The second section has concerted ensemble in jutting sporadic chords underpinning a drum solo. A wild transition leads to the solo section (a 40-bar repeated section)
Heard on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Range".....Nine Winds 172 There is also a large ensemble version of this piece.


REAL GEORGE

Catalog Number: WMP 61022

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - difficult

Price: $17.00

An ideal opener for a concert program. After a fanfare type intro, a straight-ahead driving rock lifts the band into a striking theme. Fiery vamp for the Alto solo, opt open for more. Scored for Alto, Tenor, Bari, Trpt, Trbn & Rhythm sec


REIGN (here is a recording of the full versiion)

This is based on a recurring ostinato line that develops into and expanded groove, then stop time solos.
Instrumentation: : alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums
Recorded for Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass
, but ended up being a "bonus" track.

 

SENSE OF THINGS

A beguiling theme (featuring a bass solo at the beginning) with a feeling of back and forth major and minor. Medium tempo.
Instrumentation: : alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass


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Catalog Number: WMP 61121

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium

Price: $25.00

4-bar funk bass pattern starts this off. The alto can ad lib over that until the horns settle into the angular melody, which is mostly voiced triadically, sometimes with alto lead and sometimes with trumpet lead. The rhythm section joins with some stops and figures. The solo section consists of two sections, one chord or tonal center each, with a background on the second one. Instrumentation: alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone (or tenor saxophone), guitar (optional), piano, bass, drums.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble "Inner Spirit" on Jazz Compass


Catalog Number: WMP 61084

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $28.00

This up tempo bebop swing features a horn motif with odd spaces in between. It looks harder than it is, but it sounds hip and natural. The open solo section is over four chords with a break phrase at the end. This can be heard on the new Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "Look at the Time," (Chase Music Group 8055).


TRAINS

Catalog Number: WMP 61081

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $17.00

The mood on this is Latin a la Coltrane/McCoy Tyner/Elvin Jones. It's an extended blues built on "sus-chords" with a dynamic thematic line. Harmonies on last section built on 4ths. Open solo section is a 24-bar blues. Latin or even-8th swing feel. Head and solo section chords. Concert score provided. Heard on Kim Richmond Ensemble CD "Looking In Looking Out" on USA Music 630. Scored for Trpt, Alto, Trbn or Tenor & Rhy. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd horns parts can be provided for any instruments).


TROUBLESHOOTER

Catalog Number: WMP 61116

Category: Small Group / Combo Charts

Level: Medium - Difficult

Price: $28.00

A rhythm section ostinato is the basis for this composition, the harmony of of which is built mostly in 4ths. The solo section is free (with a tonal center) but has two different backgrounds and a send-off between solos.
Instrumentation: Trumpet, Alto (or Tenor), Tenor (or Trombone), Piano, Bass, Drums. Optional 4th horn part (trombone or Tenor), optional guitar.
Recorded on Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble CD "CrossWeave" ....Origin 82431 and on Gary Hobbs Sextet: "Night Flight to Valhalla".....Chase Music 8043