Mister Ostrich





Mister Ostrich

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Description: A fast even swing in 17/4 subdivided 5-5-7. A short intro leads straight into the main theme, with some subdivision changes, and on to a band chorus that ends in a brief shout stop time chorus with drum fills. A soft part with piano solo fills follows, a retake on the intro and the main theme ends with an outro paraphrasing the intro. The notation and presentation of this piece is not difficult, but with the up tempo and meter changes, it becomes a real challenge to any band. Notated key F.
Soloist(s) or feature: Drum set and piano.
Reed setting: 2 alto sax; 2 tenor sax; 1 Baritone sax.
Rhythm section setting: Electric guitar; piano; bass; drum set.
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Notated tempo (bpm): 250
Approx. playing time: 3 min 50 sec
Difficulty (1 very easy to 10 very hard): 9