by Josef Zawinul
Arranged for Jazz Band by Shawn W. Davern
James Madison University Jazz Ensemble, 2017
Original music by Josef Zawinul, released on Weather Report's 1975
album Black Market.
World Premiere in December 2015 by the Royal
College of Music Big
Band. Mark Armstrong, Director.
Black Market was later recorded by the James Madison University
Jazz Ensemble in December 2017 conducted by Shawn W. Davern.
Chuck Dotas, Director.
This funky tune fresh from the mind of Josef Zawinul gets the full Big Band treatment, featuring the trombone and saxophone sections. The tune also features the bass instruments as a full unit and a drum solo that takes the tune to an exciting conclusion filled with a cappella horn writing and rich harmonies.
Weather Report, 1975