Chuggin' – Gary McFarland

A laid-back bluesy swinger—but not without forward energy, as the title suggests. It's full of the subtle, precise harmonies that define McFarland's sound. Our lead sheets are based on a solo piano arrangement by McFarland, which is also available.

Gary McFarland

October 23, 1933 – November 3, 1971

Gary McFarland, though not a well-known name today, was one of the most important forces in orchestral jazz and bossa nova in the mid-20th century. Critic Gene Lees aptly described him as an "adult prodigy;" his compositions and arrangements were regarded as complex, sensitive, emotional, and sometimes delightfully simple. He was a talented vibraphonist and singer as well. Read more...

3 songs available.