Louisiana Jazz Suite

Louisiana Jazz Suite.

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Louisiana Jazz Suite was written in March of 1961, scored for an eighteen-piece big band (5 saxes, 4 trombones, 5 trumpets, 4 rhythm). The suite is in three parts, entitled “Easy Swinger,”  “Waltz,” and “Ballad.” He wrote it for John Friedel “Del” Sawyer and his jazz ensemble at Northeast Louisiana State College (now University of Louisiana-Monroe). Del recorded the tune along with the rest of the program for his band’s European tour.