The Saxophone Quartet
FOUR

Tune List

All compositions written and/or arranged by Mark Watkins.

Original quartet, quartet with rhythm section, and quartet with big band charts are available from Jazz Lines (ejazzlines.com) or Walrus.

Quartet with concert band or orchestra compositions are available form Dorn Publications (dornpub.com).

Arrangements marked with an asterisk (*) are available from Jazz Lines or FOURjazz Pub. Email Mark Watkins with request.

 


Originals

 

Cops and Robbers (medium up contemporary straight)
Cuidado (chromatic, mixed meter, Latin solo sections)
Doctor Brother’s Music Box (medium up contemporary straight)

Felices para siempre (mambo)

FOURway Stop (up funk)

Freer ör Edier (contemporary progressive)
The Gospel According to Mark (mixed meter, 9-bar phrases, up gospel swing)
Got Somethin' to Say (neo-swing-ish and slow blues)

The House That My Father Built (hip hop)
I Don't Know what You Mean (Monk-ish, up progressive swing)
I Got Nothin' but Nothin' (blues, varied styles: shuffle, bebop, street beat)
It Might as Well (medium swing, quirky)

Jack the Giant Killer (fast bebop)

Kayamjen (mixed meter rock and swing)
Lucy the Dog (modal, mixed meter)

Lullaby for Amy (ballad)

Of Things Hoped For (ballad)

On a Warm Summer’s Evenin’ (Newfoundland folk tune, minimalistic)

Requiem (ballad, double time)

The Revival (gospel blues)
Trane of Thought (Coltranesque, ECM style)

Vanilla Cream Soda (fast waltz, 4/4 bridge, contemporary)

With Friends Like These (funk/fusion, rhythm changes and modal)
The Wrong tree (funk, a la Brecker Brothers)


Arrangements 

 

*All Blues (Miles Davis)

Chim Chm Cheree (Richard and Robert Sherman)

*The Christmas Song (Mel Tormé)
Donna Lee/Back Home Again in Indiana (Parker/MacDonald and Hanley)
Go Daddy-O (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)

*Hot House/What Is This Thing Called Love (Tad Dameron/Cole Porter)

*Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi)

*My Favorite Things (Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers)

*My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)

*Ornithology (Charlie Parker)

*Snakes (Marcus Miller)
Some Skunk Funk (Randy Brecker)

*Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins)

*There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)

Tuesday Wonderland (Esbjörn Svensson Trio)

Double Quartet

Ballad (recorded with the New Century Saxophone Quartet)
Cuidado (chromatic, mixed meter, Latin solo sections, recorded with the New
     Century Saxophone Quartet)
Fenella's Jig (by rRchard Ingham, recorded with the Richard Ingham
     Saxophone Quartet, available from Largo Music)
I Got Nothin' but Nothin' (blues, recorded with the Miami Saxophone Quartet)
Kilter (Third stream, recorded with the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet)
Lucy the Dog (modal, mixed meter, recorded with the Zagreb Saxophone
     Quartet)
Newstime (by Robi Arend, recorded with Saxitude)
There You Go Thinking Again (Jon Gudmundson/arr. Watkins, New Orleans
     street beat, recorded with Saxitude)
The Wrong Tree (funk a la Brecker Brothers, recorded with the Richard Ingham
     Saxophone Quartet)

With Rhythm Section

 

Chim Chim Cheree (Richard and Robert Sherman)

Felices para siempre (mambo)

FOURway Stop (up funk)

Moment’s Notice (John Coltrane)

My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)

Of Things Hoped For (ballad)

On the Other Hand (duet, contemporary mainstream)

On a Warm Summer’s Evenin’ (folk tune, mixed meter, straight)

Peas in a Pod (up tempo, chords loosely based on Cheek to Cheek)

The Revival (gospel blues)

Sunset in Sperlonga (ballad, alto feature)

There Will Never be Another You (Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)


With Large Ensemble (quartet, rhythm section, plus…)

 

On a Warm Summer's Evenin' (concert band)

On a Warm Summer’s Evenin’ (symphony orchestra)
On a Warm Summer's Evenin' (jazz ensemble)

Chim Chim Cheree (concert band)

Chim Chim Cheree (symphony orchestra)
Chim Chim Cheree (jazz ensemble)

Felices para siempre (concert band)
Felices para siempre (jazz ensemble)
Freer ör Edgier (jazz ensemble)
The Getaway (jazz ensemble)

Jack the Giant Killer (jazz ensemble)

Of Things Hoped For (concert band)

The Revival (jazz ensemble)

There Will Never be Another You (jazz ensemble)

With Friends Like These (concert band)

Villa Cilemontana Jazz Festival, Rome, Italy


Bangkok, Thailand



London, England



Singapore


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