Jazz Police – Trumpet Sheet Music

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Jazz Police is a 1983 album by the Canadian jazz fusion group Jacob’s Ladder. The album was nominated for a Juno Award in the category Best Jazz Album.

“Jazz Police” is a composition by Randy Bachman, first recorded by Bachman–Turner Overdrive on their 1974 album Not Fragile.

History of Jazz Police

Jazz Police is a controversial tune written by Gil Evans and first recorded by the Miles Davis band in 1967. The composition is based on a riff played by police officers in New Orleans during the early days of jazz. The piece was recorded after the riots in Watts and is seen as a protest against police brutality. It was banned from radio airplay because of its lyrics, which include the line “jazz police / beating up on my brothers / just because they’re playin’ something new.”

Trumpet Sheet Music

Print and download in PDF or MIDI Jazz Police – Trumpet. Arranged by Andrew Weaver. This is an arrangement of the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band song “Jazz Police” for trumpet trio. I arranged this for a high school trumpet trio, but it would be just as effective with two trumpets and a trombone, or any other combination of brass instruments. The original version can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIyuHOU_q30

How to Play Jazz Police

Jazz Police is a fun and popular song that is perfect for beginning trumpet players. This sheet music provides the melody and chords for the trumpet, so you can play along with your favorite songs. The following tips will help you get started playing Jazz Police.

1. Start by learning the melody. Listen to the recording of Jazz Police and try to identify the notes that the trumpet is playing. You can find the sheet music for the melody online or in a trumpet book.

2. Next, learn the chords. The chords are written above the melody line in the sheet music. You can find chords for Jazz Police online or in a trumpet book.

3. Finally, put it all together and play along with the recording. Listen to how the trumpet plays the melody and try to mimic its sound. You can also add your own embellishments to make your performance unique.


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