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  • Collection: The Warren Durrett Big Band

Tone Poem pg1.jpg
This is the score to Warren Durrett's original composition, "Tone Poem." It is scored for six saxophones, guitar, bass, and drums.

What is There to Say pg1.jpg
This is an excerpt of the score to "What is There to Say" arranged by John Pope. The score is dated 1969. Note the markings in red and black pen that point out important dynamic changes.

The Message pg1.jpg
This is an excerpt of the score to "The Message" composed and arranged by Al Cohn. The score is dated 1966. Note the shorthand used on pages 3 and 4.

Naptown Blues pg1.jpg
This is the score to "Naptown Blues." The score is dated 1972.

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart:Don't Get Around Much Anymore pg1.jpg
This is the score to a medley consisting of "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The two charts were originally written by Duke Ellington, Henry Nemo, John Redmond, and Bob Russell. The first tune begins at letter…

I've Gotta Be Me pg1.jpg
This is an excerpt of the score to "I've Gotta Be Me" written by Walter Marks and arranged by John Pope. It is dated 1969. Note the markings in red and black pen that point out important dynamic changes.

Goin on to Detroit pg2.jpg
This is an excerpt of the score to "Goin' on to Detroit" written by Wes Montgomery. This score is dated from 1968. Note the shorthand used on page 4.

Take the 'A' Train - WD-074 ['75 Jazz Festival].mp3
This performance is from the 1975 Kansas City Jazz Festival. Note that the acoustic piano has been replaced with a Rhodes.

Goin' on to Detroit - WD-030 ['69 Jazz Festival].mp3
This excerpt from the band's appearance at the 1969 Kansas City Jazz Festival hints at the influence of rock and soul music, two of the more popular American styles in the 1960s.

I Gotta Be Me - WD-038 [Muehlebach Imperial Ballroom '70].mp3
This excerpt is from a performance at the Muehlebach Hotel and features an unnamed female vocalist. Durrett was more than pleased with this recording, describing it as "damn good" on a note inside the reel's container.
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