introduction | ending | interlude | extension of phrase | shout chorus
Interludes are usually related to introductory material, endings, or both. This is a very effective way to create unity and variety in an arrangement. Occasionally interludes will introduce brand new material to a composition.
- Yes I Do utilizes a 10 bar interlude + 2 bar solo break which is a modification of the introduction and ending. This is found after the head and before the trumpet solo and brings a high degree of unity to the arrangement.
- The interlude from Entropical Paradise is also found after the head and preceding the trumpet solo. It uses some material from the introdduction and is an odd number of bars in length, 11 plus a 4-bar solo break.
- This four-bar interlude - listen for the piccolo - from Oleo replaces the last eight bars in the form. The audio example begins on the last eight bars of the tenor solo - bridge of the tune - and ends eight bars into the trumpet solo - first eight bars of the form. This is an excellent example of manipulating the form to create variety. Notice that the trumpet joins the tenor saxophone at the end of the tenor solo to create an improvisatory duet, waits four bars while the interlude is played, and then proceeds to improvise alone.