Five Contemporary Dances

Ballad, Blues, Contemporary, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Swing
You’ve tried exotic, now try contemporary!
Foster, Mick
Eb or Bb Sax & Piano
13 minutes



A new take on Jean Francaix’s “Five Exotic Dances”, five exciting and challenging pieces written in contemporary styles. Jive, tango, funk, ballad, salsa, this collection has it all!

All five pieces in this collection have been recorded by Mick Foster (saxophone) & Yeu-Meng Chan (piano), engineered by Tom Greenwood at the University of Surrey.

The E-Edition PDF bundle comes with Bb and Eb saxophone parts and piano accompaniment.


  1. Jivers
  2. For Astor
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Witney’s Lament
  5. Salseros

Titles from “Five Contemporary Dances” included on exam syllabi:

TCL Saxophone (valid from November 2022)

  • For Astor – Grade 6 (Eb & Bb)
  • Witney’s Lament – Grade 7 (Eb & Bb)
  • Jivers – Grade 8 (Eb only)

TCL Jazz Saxophone (valid from November 2022)

  • For Astor – Grade 5 (Eb & Bb)
  • Salseros – Grade 7 (Eb & Bb)

Please check the latest exam syllabi for updates and amendments.

“Five Contemporary Dances” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.


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