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This arrangement is based on Donny Hathaway's "Someday We’ll All Be Free," composed by Edward Howard and arranged by Igmar Thomas, founder, and leader of the Revive Big Band. Igmar was commissioned by renowned vocalist, Gregory Porter to arrange this song for a special performance in collaboration with legendary jazz trumpeter and composer, Terence Blanchard.


This arrangement was collaboratively crafted by Grammy award winning vocalist, Gregory Porter and Igmar Thomas. This arrangement has also been collaborated on and performed by Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding, Bilal, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton to name a few.



  • R&B/ Jazz
  • Big Band
  • Soul



Moreover, the solo section at both letters "E" and "F" allows for a tasteful soloist to highlight their musicianship. Tenor Sax may also opt to play the solo if perfered. Extra parts for a featured, solo Tenor Sax or Trumpet has been included. Thus, this arrangement is great for a modern-day vocalist and can be versatilely employed for many diverse performances.



  • Vocalist, 5 Saxes (Tenor Sax Solo), 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Drums, Electric Bass, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar + (*Optional) Featured Solo Tenor Sax & Solo Trumpet Parts



  • College/University
  • Amateur
  • Professional



  • Downloadable PDF - Music Director Notes directly from Igmar
  • Downloadable PDF Score
  • Downloadable PDF Parts
  • Downloadable MIDI MP3's



  • "Someday We'll All Be Free," composed by Edward Howard  for Donny Hathaway is another popular arrangement in RBB's repertoire. This arrangement aims to showcase the unmistakable vocal stylings, phrasings, and versatility of your ensembles featured vocalist.


  • For optimal performance and efficacy, this arrangement will be played best with a rhythm section experienced with or capable of playing R&B styles. The piece can be performed adeptly with either a vocalist or a proficient, featured instrumentalist (that would play the vocal melody in place of the vocalist).

Someday We'll All Be Free

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