Orchestration #7 – Tuba B

This post continues on from the last post about Gil's use of the Tuba. Tuba Doublings Gil often doubles the tuba with other bass instruments. Typically this is to add weight and strength to the bass line and to underpin the ensemble. Doubling with Contrabass Bess, You Is My Woman Now - Bars 14 & … Continue reading Orchestration #7 – Tuba B


Orchestration #7 – Tuba A

Tuba was a common addition to the jazz orchestra for Gil Evans. Most interestingly, he often used it as a solo instrument or as a prominent counterpoint to the melody. From Kennan & Grantham's Technique of Orchestration: For such a large instrument the tuba is perhaps more agile than might be expected. Though there are … Continue reading Orchestration #7 – Tuba A