The original full title of this number was “Squiffy’s Song – the Morning after the Night Before”, and is dedicated to Liz Reinhardt. Liz became “bottler” for Saxtet during a tour of Germany where she acquired the nickname “Squiffy”. (A bottler is someone who passes the hat round for buskers).
This poignant ballad was recorded with sax on the ‘Safer Sax’ CD. It includes an optional section with chord symbols for improvisation.
The E-Edition PDF bundle includes Bb and Eb saxophone parts and piano accompaniment.
“Squiffy’s Song” is included in the following exam syllabus:
TCL Jazz Saxophone – Grade 6 (Bb only) – valid from November 2022
Please check the latest exam syllabi for updates and amendments.
“Squiffy’s Song” is also available in hard-copy from June Emerson Wind Music.
Squiffy’s Song gives the Bb saxophonist a chance to improvise on the repeats of a smoochy melody.
Clarinet and Saxophone, Spring 1995