photo montageWelcome to Dogpole Music
bringing original jazz compositions and arrangements online

I’ve been arranging music for decades – both standards and my own compositions for my bands, workshops I ran, youth jazz bands I have directed and latterly for the 14 piece re­hearsal band The Dragon Band in which I play each week over the Welsh borders a few miles from my home in Shropshire. The curiously named Dogpole is, in fact, a narrow street dating back to medieval times in the county town, Shrewsbury. Nearby is a pub, The Old Lion Tap, which for many years was a focus for jazz. This new initiative is a showcase for arrangements of my own jazz compositions arranged for octet – 3 saxophones, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section – score and parts. They can be viewed, purchased and downloaded.

I’ve tried to describe each piece as accurately and informatively as possible and, hope­fully, you will find them clearly set out so the musicians can concentrate on playing. There is a FREE download available which is the score of a saxophone quartet “E’s Little Blues” which should give you an idea of what we are about. I hope it interests you. Any que­ries? Contact me via the website and if you want to give any feedback it would be great to hear from you.

Hope you enjoy the music!

John Williams