Contemporary Jazz Compositions of Dave Flippo 

Sheet Music in Mostly Lead Sheet Format

    ~ EACH LEAD SHEET includes part in  C, Bb & Eb,  

       some with rhythm parts or full scores. 

    ~ HEAR the full head of each tune.

    ~ PREVIEW each score on Sheet Music Plus.

   

   "R E C E N T    F L I P P O "   

COMPOSITIONS WRITTEN FROM 2012 TO THE PRESENT

     ( these are all instrumentals  - newer compositions will be added soon

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 SWING TUNES: 

FREEWHEELIN' ~Very syncopated tune with a fun dotted quarter rhythmic cycle at the end. (wow! that DOES sound like fun!) PLAY 

THIRD EYE OPEN ~ Intense tune based on a three chord progression with a "sickly" development section in the middle that grows to fulfillment. - PLAY 

FOURTHISHNESS ~ A three-voice jazz fugue, baby.  PLAY  (demo)

COOL FRONT ~ moody, crawling bossa nova tune. PLAY 

LITTLE SPROUT ~ a swing-ballad whose melody - surprisingly - grows upward

       (like a sprout... get it?  "... yeah, we got it, already..." )

CAVORTING - Playful three-voice jazz fugue -  PLAY  (demo)

7 / 8 TUNES: 

FINCH HOUSE ~ Bird like melody dedicated to House Finches everywhere. ~PLAY 

11 / 8 TUNES: 

ELEVENATION ~ Call and response spinning lines. 

BLUELEVEN ~ 12- bar blues in 11 / 8.

LATIN GROOVES: 

SPRING JOY ~ Upbeat samba. This is NOT "Joy Spring" backwards. -  PLAY 

SAMBA IN THE SKY ~ An attempt to create three -voice counterpoint in samba groove.

FREE: 

METAMORPHOSIS ~ for Heath Chappell - drummer journeys in and out of tempos and grooves against ensemble, which moves from a weaving of contrapuntal to frenetic improvisation and back again. -  PLAY 

   "T A O   T U N E S"   

 18 Vocal Settings of chapters of the Tao Te Ching

in a wide variety of styles and grooves 

COLLECTIONS:

TAO TUNES COMPLETE 18 Concert Charts, with some Rhythm Charts

TAO TUNES DELUXE - 18 Charts in C, Bb and Eb with some rhythm/full scores.

Designed for small jazz ensembles.

SINGLE PIECES:

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MEDIUM SWING: 

STOP! ~ Hip groove warning about bad choices ~PLAY  (vocals by Donn De Santo)

PARADOX ~ Upbeat, angular all dominant tune ~PLA Y 

WATER ~ Mellow, flowing swing tune ~PLAY 

TROUBLE ~ Cool story about including "trouble" in one's plans ~PLAY 

VIRTUE ~ Climbing sequences move from the individual to the cosmos. ~PLAY 

JAZZ WALTZ: 

DISTRACTIONS ~ Lesson on staying centered ~PLAY 

LATIN STYLES:

USEFUL ~ Insights into the forms of usefulness ~PLAY 

FEELING ~ Upbeat samba about the human senses ~PLAY 

QUESTIONS ~ Questions to ponder in life. ~PLAY 

FEARLESS ~ A story of one who lives without fear ~PLAY 

FUNKY:

WITHIN ~ Story of a wise man with mysterious insights ~PLAY 

INDO-JAZZ:

SICK ~ Suggestions on cleansing one's sickness ~PLAY

ROCK:

HOPELESS ~ Story of the consequences of causing misery and despair ~PLAY 

BALLADS:

WORTHY ~ Ruminations on what is precious ~PLAY 

RETURNING ~ A journey back to the original state. ~PLAY 

TRUTH ~ Thoughts on real truthfulness ~PLAY 

TAO ~ An attempt to describe the Tao ~PLAY 

SPIRIT ~ A description of the effects of the Spirit ~PLAY 

   "G L O B A L J A Z Z"   

EARLY ETHNIC-JAZZ FUSION COMPOSITIONS

As recorded on Tendrils of Light and Ganesh     ( * these tunes have lyrics )

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MIDDLE EASTERN-JAZZ

CAMEL TROT ~ Countrapuntal layers of Middle Eastern flavored melodies. ~PLAY 

ARABOPOC ~ Upbeat Latin groove with lots of syncopation.  ~PLAY 

COOL ALI ~ Driving swing tune inspired by Kuali music.  ~PLAY 

AFRO-CUBAN - JAZZ

ANTELOPIN ~  6/8 antelope canter groove...'till they take off!... ~PLAY 

TWISTED BEAUTY ~ An expansive samba groove piece with many sections.

INDO-JAZZ:

GANESH~ Elephantine swing tune in Malconce raag. ~PLAY 

BATTLE OF SHIVA AND GANESH - Latinesque groove in Gujri Todi raag. ~PLAY 

TENDRILS OF LIGHT ~ Indo-flavored lines over a moving drone. ~PLAY 

INDONESIAN - JAZZ:

SHADOW DANCES ~ Going for the gamelan texture and grooves. ~PLAY 

AFRICAN - JAZZ:

ZIMBABALUPI ~A dancing melody in an African "two-drop" groove. ~PLAY 

GIRAFFE TREK for Dan Hesler - 6/8 piece that both trots and gallops. ~PLAY 

ROMANIAN - JAZZ:

GYROMANIATIONS~ Upbeat 7/8 tune with spinning Baltic-scale melodies. ~PLAY 

ASIAN - JAZZ

BUDDHA'S SIESTA ~A blend of Asian-inspired melodies and a Latin samba. ~PLAY  

CELTIC- JAZZ

THE JIGS UP ~ for my son, Gabriel Flippo ~ An original Irish jig is repeated in both swing and Latin groove ~PLAY 

GREEK 

SYTROTIC ~ for Aras Biskis - A 14/8 piece that blends Greek rhythms & scales with an Irish jig. ~PLAY 

 (four groups from four phases) 

Early Flippo /  Tao Tunes  / Globaljazz / Recent Flippo

   "E A R L Y   F L I P P O"   

22 CONTEMPORARY JAZZ LEAD SHEETS

As recorded on Tendrils of Light, Ganesh and When the Heart is Strong

by Flippomusic     ( * these tunes have lyrics )

PLAY COMPLETE "HEAD" WHEN AVAILABLE

COLLECTIONS:

EARLY FLIPPO COMPLETE - 22 concert chart  

EARLY FLIPPO DELUXE  22 Charts in C, Bb and Eb,

 some rhythm and full scores - (great for small jazz ensembles)

SINGLE PIECES:

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MEDIUM SWING: 

AUTUMN RAMBLER * - for my dad, Allen Flippo ~Fun 4/4 swing tune for my dad, Allen ~PLAY 

BOP HOP  - Swing tune with evaporating ii V's ~PLAY 

SWEET IMP - for my daughter, Gillian Flippo ~ Swing tune with pointillistic lines  ~PLAY 

WALKING SIDEWAYS * - Quirky swing tune with angular lines ~PLAY 

FOUR_FOUR WALTZfor Alan Swain ~ Hemiolazation, baby ~PLAY 

UP SWING / BEBOP:

ELEVEN-WAY INTERSECTION - Bebop tune with crazy licks ~PLAY 

KUZUSHI * - Syncopated Rhythm Changes Tune ~PLAY     

ALWAYS ALEREDSwing tune with ALL altered chords

LATIN STYLES:

BOSSA DE SANTO * ~ for Donn De Santo ~ The connection between audience and player ~PLAY 

FACE OF LOVE * ~ for my wife, Melissa LeebLyric Bossa Nova for my wife, Melissa  ~PLAY 

SAMBASISBright samba tune. ~PLAY      

THROUGH PRISM'S EYESQuirky swing tune with angular lines  ~PLAY 

MELISSA ~ for my wife, Melissa LeebLyric Bossa Nova for my wife, Melissa ~PLAY 

FUNKY:

COLOSSUS ~ Funk tune inspired by Monument Valley   ~PLAY 

REBOUND ~ Funk tune inspired by Mile's Amandla  ~PLAY 

BALLADS:

DREAMS REBORN ~ for my mom, Helen Flippo ~ Lyric jazz ballad for my mother, Helen ~PLAY 

PEOPLE I'LL NEVER KNOW ~ Lyric ballad inspired by Rachmaninoff  ~PLAY 

PRELUDE TO A DREAM * ~ Chopin Prelude in Em with  ~PLAY 

new bridge and added lyrics

NOCTOURNE - Lyric ballad inspired by Rachmaninoff

DRIFTING WITHIN ~ for Patty Pippia ~ Floating jazz ballad ~PLAY 

PRAYER ~ for Yvonne Kostic ~ Ballad built over a drone  ~PLAY 

STEALTHFULLY ~ Prelude that expands and contracts ~PLAY