Brass Machine (Mark Taylor, arr. Philip Sparke)

Mark Taylor, a prolific writer for jazz ensemble, was on the staff of the United States Army Band (‘Pershing's Own’) for 24 years, retiring as Chief Arranger in 2001.

He wrote the trumpet feature Scream Machine for a vinyl album of the same name released in 1985 by the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble. Featuring four ‘screamer’ trumpet parts, it was later published in a slightly simpler version called Brass Machine.

This brass band arrangement has been arranged directly from the published jazz ensemble score and features soprano cornet and four solo cornets.