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' ~PLAY ~ Very syncopated tune with a fun dotted quarter rhythmic cycle at the end. (wow! that DOES sound like fun!) 
THIRD EYE OPEN  ~PLAY ~ Intense tune based on a three chord progression with a "sickly" development section in the middle that grows to fulfillment.
FOURTHISHNESS PLAY~ A three-voice jazz fugue, baby.  (demo)
COOL FRONT ~PLAY~moody, crawling bossa nova tune. 
LITTLE SPROUT ~ a swing-ballad whose melody - surprisingly - grows upward
CAVORTING ~PLAY~  Playful three-voice jazz fugue  (demo)
7 / 8 TUNES: 
FINCH HOUSE ~PLAY~ Bird like melody dedicated to House Finches everywhere.
SYTROTIC ~PLAY~ for Aras Biskis - Since the 7/8 pattern "reflects" it's really a 14/8 piece: 1-2-1-2-1-2-3 / 1-2-3-1-2-1-2- It blends Greek rhythm/scales with an Irish jig. 
11 / 8 TUNES: 
ELEVENATION ~ Call and response spinning lines. 
BLUELEVEN ~ 12- bar blues in 11 / 8.

LATIN GROOVES: 
SPRING JOY ~PLAY~ Upbeat samba. This is NOT "Joy Spring" backwards. 
SAMBA IN THE SKY ~ A samba with three-voice counterpoint.
FREE/MIXED TIME and METER: 
METAMORPHOSIS ~PLAY~ 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. 

   "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: (Designed for small jazz ensembles.)
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.

SINGLE PIECES:
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MEDIUM SWING: 
STOP! ~PLAY~ Hip groove warning about bad choices  (vocals by Donn De Santo)
PARADOX ~PLAY~ Upbeat, angular all dominant tune 
WATER ~PLAY~ Mellow, flowing swing tune
TROUBLE ~PLAY~ Cool story about including "trouble" in one's plans 
VIRTUE ~PLAY~ Climbing sequences move from the individual to the cosmos. 
JAZZ WALTZ: 
DISTRACTIONS ~ Lesson on staying centered ~PLAY~
LATIN STYLES:
USEFUL ~PLAY~ Insights into the forms of usefulness 
FEELING ~PLAY~ Upbeat samba about the human senses 
QUESTIONS ~PLAY~ Questions to ponder in life. 
FEARLESS ~PLAY~ A story of one who lives without fear 
FUNK:
WITHIN ~PLAY~ Story of a wise man with mysterious insights 
INDO-JAZZ:
SICK ~PLAY~ Suggestions on cleansing one's sickness 
ROCK:
HOPELESS ~PLAY~ Story of the consequences of causing misery and despair 
BALLADS:
WORTHY ~PLAY~ Ruminations on what is precious 
RETURNING ~PLAY~ A journey back to the original state. 
TRUTH ~PLAY~ Thoughts on real truthfulness 
TAO ~PLAY~ An attempt to describe the Tao 
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 

 (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:

(Click the title to go to the sheet music)

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 INTERSECTIONBebop tune with crazy licks ~PLAY 

KUZUSHI * - Syncopated Rhythm Changes Tune ~PLAY     

ALWAYS ALERED - Swing 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