This medium-temposwing chart has a cool, bluesy quality. Using an ever-changingpalette of tone colors and textures, A Minor Shade of Bluealso features many smaller ensembles within the overall group. Avibraphone part adds to the color, but is not required. In addition,there are no solos to worry about – just great ensemble writingthat features every section while also combining sections forinteresting colors. Fantastic writing for big band!