Dobbins uses a selection of his own works to discuss principles of writing for big band. Complete scores are presented with running commentary. The CD contains recordings of the music in the book. With an introduction and appendix.
Contents: Spain -- Friends -- Litha -- The Loop -- Straight Up And Down -- La Fiesta.
Orchestra instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone - Alto Saxophone 2 - Tenor Saxophone 1 - Tenor Saxophone 2 - Baritone Saxophone - Trumpet 1 - Trumpet 2 - Trumpet 3 - Trumpet 4 - Trumpet 5 - Trombone 1 - Trombone 2 - Trombone 3 - Trombone 4 (opt. Tuba) - Guitar - Piano - Bass - Drums
2 trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, bass trombone.
Two note-for-note transcriptions of Clare Fischer in a solo performance.
This disc features violist George Taylor and guitarist Nicholas Goluses. Contents: Night Suite / by Bill Dobbins -- Suite Popular Espagnole / by Manuel de Falla -- Into the Radiant Boundaries of Light / by Samuel Adler -- Sonata / by Radames Gnattali -- Hispanic Fantasie / by Michael Kimber.
On this DVD, Dobbins discusses the piano styles of 24 jazz performers from 1900 to the present. The approach of each pianist is applied to a theme by Dobbins. Part 1 is traditional styles -- Part 2 is modern styles.
Dobbins teaches the reader how to play stylistically correct in a large jazz ensemble, and discusses how the piano fits into the group as a whole. The CD includes listening and play along tracks. With an introduction.