In my formative years, I considered Bryan Ferry to be one of the coolest cats around. He seemed to look the part of a lady’s man, while his persona oozed with confidence. I loved that a horn section was featured in some of his recordings. Even the comedic monotony of the horns repeatedly playing a single note to feature in Let’s Stick Together was somehow epic.
My favorite Ferry song has always been This is Tomorrow. The lyrics captured my youthful imagination and made me feel optimistic about what might be ahead in life. It felt promising! Musically, I loved that the horn section was dropped in at a key change (like a gear change?) and was then embedded into the band for the remainder of the song. Almost as rhythm section instruments!
It’s always fun to be able to record a song that you love, and to be able to do it with some of my great friends from our time on Bandhub makes it even better. Here’s a video of our musical collaboration, with charts for trumpet and tenor sax for you to print and play.
- Bryan Ferry – This Is Tomorrow collab video.
- Bryan Ferry – This Is Tomorrow trumpet and tenor sax charts.
Transcribed by me and free for you to use.
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