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Written and Arranged By: Jeff Jarvis
Instrumentation: Big Band
Publisher: kendor Music, Inc.
Grade 4 1/2 Shuffle (Quarter Note) q = 126 $48.00
Momentum and drive are the key ingredients to the success of this Jeff Jarvis original. It packs a punch from start to finish, requiring a very aggressive approach from all the members of the ensemble. As you prepare to count the chart off, think about the Afro-Cuban section at measure 57. The shuffle portion will work at a quicker than recommended tempo, however if this is in place at the Latin section it will sound rushed. The quarter note at 126 is about as fast as you want to take this original arrangement.
For optimum results, observe all articulations and dynamic markings so as to support, but not compete with the melodic motives. Pull out all the stops at the shout chorus (measure 134), with the drummer playing a strong backbeat and crashes on 2 And 4 with the snare drum and crash cymbal.
This chart allows the band to go from a strong shuffle to Latin and back but will challenge even a strong big band. With plenty of solo space, great writing and a chart that sends strong power from the band to it’s listeners at a high rate of energy it’s becomes obvious that “Firestorm” should be in your book.

Top note for trumpet is written high C above the staff (optional F above high C last chord)

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