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Board:Trinity College London
Syllabus:Jazz Saxophone 2017-2020
Grade:7

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. Instead of one piece, candidates may offer an own composition.

Group A (accompanied) Nos. 1-14 are for alto/baritone saxophone in Eb, and Nos. 15-27 are for soprano/tenor saxophone in Bb. Group B (unaccompanied) pieces are appropriate for Eb or Bb saxophone.

Pieces (select one from each list)

Group A (accompanied)Available In
1. Kenny’ll Make It OR Wiggle Waggle OR The Bird OR Big Apple OR The Camel [head + 2 choruses]
Aebersold
2. That's All
Brandt/Haymes
3. Ballade
Degg
4. Echoes from a Distant Land [omit piano solo bars 90–106]
Dobbins
5. Salseros
Foster
6. Elite Syncopations
Joplin
7. Street of Dreams
Lewis/Young
8. Weirdo Funk
Mintzer
9. Yardbird Suite [CD track 13] OR Now’s the Time [CD track 17] [head and written out improv. only]
Parker
10. Star Eyes
Raye/de Paul
11. Make Mine a Double OR Hold that Thought OR The One That Got Away [head + 2 choruses]
Santin & Clark
12. Flying With The Bird
Weston
13. Just a Ballad for Joe
J Wilson
14. Synco
J Wilson
15. Kenny’ll Make It OR Wiggle Waggle OR The Bird OR Big Apple OR The Camel [head + 2 choruses]
Aebersold
16. That's All
Brandt/Haymes
17. Ballade
Degg
18. Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Sax, 1st movt OR 2nd movt [with improvisation]
Dobbins
19. Salseros
Foster
20. Street of Dreams
Lewis/Young
21. Sideways On
Miles
22. Weirdo Funk
Mintzer
23. Yardbird Suite [CD track 13] OR Now’s the Time [CD track 17] [head and written out impro. only]
Parker
24. Star Eyes
Raye/de Paul
25. Make Mine a Double OR Hold that Thought OR The One That Got Away [head + 2 choruses]
Santin & Clark
26. Just a Ballad for Joe
J Wilson
27. Synco
J Wilson
Group B (unaccompanied)Available In
1. Merry-Go-Round, no. 7 OR Fourth Attempt, no. 10 OR Tough Guys!, no. 11
Gumbley
2. Hopscotch
Gumbley
3. Axis part 1
Lopez-Real
4. A Recurring Theme (7), no. 23 OR Bodacious Funkitude, no. 25
Mower
5. Hocus Pocus, no. 34
Rae
6. Ignition, no. 1 OR Free Spirit, no. 9
Rae
7. Meaningful Meander OR A Bit of a Roast [without backing or improv.]
J Wilson
StudyAvailable In
1. The Whole Truth OR Mobile Tones
Rae
2. Sonny Daze OR Gerry Cool OR Take Desmond
Wilson
Also RecommendedAvailable In
1. Scales and Arpeggios
2. Sight Reading
3. Aural Tests