Arrangements & Transcriptions

"Good Queen Bess" (#1031)

Good Queen Bess

  • Good Queen Bess

"Good Queen Bess"

as performed by Johnny Hodges
Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
Level: 3
Notes: This riff tune is decidedly a standout from others of the Ellington/Hodges band, complete with a lighthearted riff-based melody and player-unique background voicings. The solo changes are fairly standard but quantity and colorfulness balance them out. A great jam vehicle for your band!
Solos: Alto, Tpt, Bone
Composer: Johnny Hodges
Arranger: Duke Ellington
Year: 1940
Arrangement Year: 1940
Length: 3:09
= 150
Style: Swing
Sub-Style: Swing Era
Vocal: No Vocals
Lead Tpt D5

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