Regular listeners will know that we play quite a few charts by a very inventive composer and arranger living in Sussex: Paul Busby. His charts are some of the band’s favourites and we normally play at least one at every gig. Recently we have been searching for a new feature for our fabulous bass trombonist Howard Beagley, and it seems really hard to find a chart that is musically demanding enough to show off this great player’s skills and that isn’t.. well… silly. A bit of thinking around the bar in the pub (best place, i find!) put these two things together and last week we approached Paul about the band commissioning an original piece featuring Howard as bass trombonist. Paul was delighted to have been asked and will be getting some notes on the page very soon.
If you want to find out more about Paul Busby’s music please visit his site at http://www.scoredchanges.com/.
You can hear one of his charts: No More Blues on the Straight No Chaser Reverb Player here: TUNEPAK