My wife was teaching a fifth grade art class when a student turned to her and said “Miss Carol, I have a window in my room and it shows me the moon ever night”; poetry from the children. I was so touched at the beauty and pure joy in the child’s statement that I took a piece I had been working on and retitled it: “A Window That Shows Me The Moon”.
“Window” is a poignant waltz with a difficult chord progression and a form of 9 bars, 9 bars, 9 bars and 10 bars, that sounds natural. The chart is written for saxes doubling on woodwinds but comes with optional substitute saxophone parts. The arrangement features piano and flugelhorn.
Trumpeter/Composer Bill Warfield has played with a long list of jazz greats from Ornette Coleman to Mel Torme to Randy Brecker.
Jazz Times says "Warfield's kind of music is a mixture of adventurous modernistic pieces, jazz tinged salsa, and post-bop hipness...as an arranger, trumpeter Warfield is a top-rate craftsman, perhaps one of the best on the scene."