Trinity Jazz Saxophone – Grade 4

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Saxophone Pieces for Grade 4
Three pieces are to be played, two pieces from group A and one piece from group B, to form a balanced programme. One or two of these must be a piece containing improvisation, which is indicated with an asterisk (*). Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A

Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭

Bacharach, What the World Needs Now, Play Ballads for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Bennett, I Know What You’re Thinking* or Where Next?*, The Jazz Sax Collection, (Faber)
Buckland, You Never Know or Free-Running or Never the Same, Saxophone and Piano book 1 (Apollo Saxophone Quartet Series, (Astute) am308–62
Degg, Flying Free, Songs for Claire, (Spartan) SP827
Dixon/Henderson, Bye Bye Blackbird, The Jazz Sax Collection, (Faber)
Ellington, Boy Meets Horn, Won Up, (Brass Wind, book only, piano accomp) 0330
Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood, John Harle Saxophone Album (To Baker Street and Bach), (Boosey & Hawkes)
Fox & Gimber, Killing me Softly, Play Ballads for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Gumbley, Cops, Caps & Cadillacs or Fast Food Funk, Cops, Caps and Cadillacs, (Saxtet) 006
Jobim & Mendonca, Desafinado, First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone, (Faber)
Miles, Are They Ever* or Transformation*, Jazz Routes for Alto Sax, (Camden) CM238
Miles/Wilson, From the Bottom Up* (p. 19, CD track 15) or Unresolved* (p. 30, CD track 24), The Scales Wizard, (Camden) CM187
Mower, Be Green! or It’ll End in Tears, Not The Boring Stuff for Alto Sax, (Itchy Fingers) IFP028
Mower, Havana Cha Cha [CD track 2], Musical Postcards for Alto Saxophone, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Norton, Elegance, The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2, (Boosey & Hawkes)
Rae, On the Edge or Cayenne, Latin Saxophone, (Universal) UE 17364
Rae, Rachel and the Boys, Blue Saxophone, (Universal) UE 19765
Rae, Skidaddle!*, Jazz Zone — Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21394
Schönberg, On My Own, Won Up, (Brass Wind, book only, piano accomp) 0330
Street, Cruisin’, Streets Ahead, (Saxtet) 008
J Wilson, Bossa* [improv. over form] or Dixie, Jazz Album, (Camden) CM097
J Wilson, Arioso or Articulate, Saxploration, (Brass Wind)
J Wilson, Hey Joe … Let’s Meet*, Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1, (Camden) CM183
J Wilson, Module 4: A or B or C*, Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation, (Trinity) GSM 10547
Wonder arr. Ramskill, Sir Duke, I Feel Good for Alto Saxophone and Piano, (Brass Wind) 1339A
Wood, The Rainbow Song [without bars 24 to 55](Saxtet) 035

Group B, Saxophone in E♭/B♭,
Dorsey, Ex. 10, p. 40, Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method, (Alfred) TFP0103
Gumbley, Flashcard Funk, Double Click!! 30 Byte-Size Solos for Sax, (Gumbles) 203
Lyons, Study no. 14, 24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone, (Useful) U55
Nightingale, Broadband Bossa, no. 19, Jazz@Etudes, (Warwick) WD010
Nightingale, Hillbilly, no. 16, Eazy Jazzy ’Tudes, (Warwick) WD007
Rae, Chelsea Blues, no. 44, Mosaics Saxophone book 1, (Trinity) TG 009302
Rae, Dynamite, 36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE21613
Rae, Destination Waltz, no. 15 or Sax Un-Plugged, no. 26, Style Workout for Solo Saxophone, (Universal) UE 21232
Street, Ellie and Elsie Dee, Double Click!! 30 Byte-Size Solos for Sax, (Gumbles) 203
J Wilson, African Market or The Wedding, World Tour for solo Saxophone, (Brass Wind) 1336CD
J Wilson, C You or Step and Leap or Not so Pure or Sorted [play as a study without backing or improv.], Modal Workouts for Sax, book 1, (Brass Wind) 1324

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