This is an accordion feature, and I know not every group has access to accordion or additionally one that improvises on a level to carry a feature such as this. So, there might be alternatives that I’ve yet to hear. I think this could possibly be a beautiful piano or vibes feature, or maybe even violin or soprano sax (if someone can cover the other reed part). Think creatively, knowing the musicians you have available.
The doubles on this are not technically difficult, but it is important they have a good sound. 5 reeds, 4 trumpets (trpt 1&3 play flügel, 2 needs bucket, 4 needs cup), 3 trombones (1 needs cup, 2 needs straight, 3 needs bucket), 1 bass trombone (bucket), accordion, guitar (with electronic almost angelic effects), piano, bass, drums (brushes).
Recorded on Data Lords, "Sanzenin" is the first song on the 2nd of the two CD. It is inspired by beautiful temple gardens north of Kyoto. It’s a very simple piece, but requires some care to get the right feeling. The solo space in this is unique and not a typical jazz solo, and therein lies the biggest challenge. But, your soloist will have the benefit of being able to practice with the downloadable MP3 mixed with no solo.
Read what I’ve written under "Solos" for options.
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