Let Heaven and Nature Swing!
There is nothing like the sound of a big band. There’s so much energy and excitement when the band kicks in. Add a big band during the holiday season and EVERYBODY will be talking about it!
The AK Little Big Band is a high energy, diverse and festive series of arrangements for Christmas. Talking about diversity, here are some samples from the project:
Jingle Bells (it’s that New Orleans sort of vibe)[audio:jinglebells-vocal-aklbb.mp3]
Away In a Manger(slow beautiful ballad)[audio:away-trombone-aklbb.mp3]
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (a PERFECT closer to a concert or service-you can absolutely do this slower than the recording. We took it fast just because the guys in Nashville could do it-It’s a great goal for your players)[audio:wewishyou-trombone-aklbb.mp3]
Recorded with a full big band, this series will work if you just have 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 saxes and rhythm (hence the ‘little big band’ name)
For all of us ‘visual’ people, here’s more information about the project described via video.