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A Little Chicago Fire (ver. 1) by Frank Foster - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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About the Artist
Frank Foster (born 23 September 1928) is an American tenor and soprano saxophonist, flautist, arranger, and composer, who is best known for his work in different periods with the Count Basie orchestra, as well as under his own name.[1] Foster was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and educated at Wilberforce University. In 1949, he moved to Detroit where he joined the local jazz scene, playing with musicians such as Wardell Gray. Foster was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served in Korea with the 7th Infantry Division. Upon finishing his military service in 1953 he joined Count Basie's big band. Foster contributed both arrangements and original compositions to Count Basie’s band including the standard, “Shiny Stockings,” and other popular songs such as “Down For The Count,” “Blues Backstage,” “Back to the Apple,” “Discommotion,” and “Blues In Hoss Flat” as well as arrangements for the entire Easin’ It album.[1] [2] [3] From 1970 to 1972 (and on occasional later dates) he played with Elvin Jones, and in 1972 and 1975 with the Thad Jones–Mel Lewis big band. [4] Foster was the Artist in residence as The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, in 1971. In the same year, Foster was also recruited to teach in the New York City Public School System in District 5, Harlem, as part of a team of six professional musicians assigned to the Federal Government’s Title I Program: Cultural Enrichment Through Music, Dance, and Song. From 1972 to 1976, Foster accepted an appointment as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Black Studies Program at the State College of New York at Buffalo (SUNY). [5] [6]
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Music sheets - what is all about? Back in the 19th century, songs in the United States were popularized by musicians through music sheets. It was only in the 1950s when musicians started to bring music sheets to bands so they could play, allowing more people to hear their compositions. Simply, a music sheet is musical composition in printed form. It is composed of unbound sheets of paper where a musical notation of a song is printed. Many associate it with popular music. However, musicians say popular songs are not the only ones written down on paper. Many classical songs were published in music sheets and classical musicians performed even unfamiliar songs with these printed compositions.  (More...)