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Teaching the World to Play

Quiet Steps

Erik Morales
Grade: 2

Inspired by John Coltrane's Giant Steps, this slow swing ballad features a simple melody over a fairly complex chord structure (voiced for rhythm section if not playing changes). Evoking images of dark, smoky jazz clubs of the '50s, a warm flugelhorn (opt.) solo adds to the mystique and charm. Beautiful ensemble writing within the framework of a mature-sounding yet technically approachable ballad. (3:30)

Audio Only:
Item No.
Full Set: JE4143 45.00
Score Only: JE4143S 5.00