Well, my first semester of jazz arranging at UNT is drawing to a close; it’s been a great experience, and I’m looking forward to doing some big band writing next semester. I feel like I’ve learned a heck of a lot, and gotten over some of the hurdles that usually get in my way when I want to write something. So that’s good, right?
Anyway, I thought I’d go ahead and post a couple of the better recordings; one of the nice things about studying at UNT is that there are plenty of musicians available that can read your charts down for you without any trouble. These recordings are mostly performed by my fellow class members; I haven’t listed them here, but if you’re one of them and you’d like me to list your name, just say so in the comments (and feel free to link to your own website as well).
I’m not terribly proud of my own playing on these, but that’s not what they’re for anyway …this is about the writing, and I think I did OK on that front. Here goes: