Asked to write a funk tune that radiated energy from start to finish for a young big band, this is what i came up with. The tempo is relatively fast, and the rhythmic challenges require independence from all sections. However, much of the rhythmic material is repeated and easily mastered. The biggest challenge comes with the break sections that suddenly present a feeling of "three's" against the well established funk "four". The ranges are conservative and the solo changes can be played with the blues scale, making Powerhouse easily accessible for younger bands (though equally rewarding for more experienced musicians).
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