The rock chart and 2 Latin charts were equally enjoyable, performed with an intense drive and nuanced style that just can't be produced by my MacBook Finale software...or many professional bands, for that matter.
How about the solos? Let me just say, "Oh, Yah!" The soloists not only demonstrated a mastery of scales, patterns, techniques, and solo-building strategies, but also a mastery of playing with SOUL.
In a few weeks we take the charts to the recording studio, and I'll be thrilled to hear the results! I think you'll agree that the Improv Pathways jazz charts are not just trite little songs composed to go along with a method book. They represent REAL jazz. They are meaty. They will be favorites at your concerts. They are festival worthy...and no adjudicator will question their pedagogical or musical value.
See you in a few weeks, Super Band!