Arrangements & Transcriptions

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  • Length: 3:08
    = 135
    as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: This swingin' Bill Finegan arrangement of a traditional Russian folk shanty has some great ensemble work, several peaks, and a rare jazz canon for the brass! Some simple plunger work helps ground it in the swing era.
    Solos: Tpt 3, Tenor 1, Tpt 1
    Composer: Traditional
    Arranger: Bill Finegan
    Year: 1866
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1004
    Lead Tpt Db6
  • Length: 3:18
    = 175
    as performed by the Woody Herman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 1
    Notes: This tune was Woody Herman's first big hit and would continue to be rewritten and rearranged for decades as a major anthem for him and his several Herds. Plenty of solo space and easy riffing can be found here over a medium tempo Db blues. This is a great, authentic introduction to the swing era and the blues form for a band of any level! Saxes are CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Bone1, Tenor2, Tpt3, Bass
    Composer: Joe Bishop, Woody Herman
    Arranger: Joe Bishop
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1005
    Lead Tpt G5
  • Length: 2:45
    = 184
    as performed by the Cab Calloway Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Written for Cab Calloway's band, Dizzy Gillespie's first big band composition features a great melody for a trio and many hints of modern bebop and afro-cuban music that would later be his trademark. Alto 1 doubles on clarinet.
    Solos: Tpt3
    Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
    Arranger: Dizzy Gillespie
    Year: 1940
    Arrangement Year: 1940
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1006
    Lead Tpt C6
  • Junior Hop
    Length: 3:05
    = 140
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: This is a nice walkin' alto feature with some simple but melodic backgrounds. The trombone part is a little on the high side for a Level 2 (up to high A)
    Solos: Alto, Bone
    Composer: Duke Ellington
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1940
    Arrangement Year: 1940
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1007
    Lead Tpt G5
  • Rendezvous with Rhythm
    Length: 2:58
    = 194
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Simple riffs and a shout chorus drive this deceptively swinging chart along. Plenty of space for solos. Note that this is fairly easy for a level 3, but some startlingly high trombone notes (E5!) keep it from being a 2.
    Solos: Piano, Alto, Tpt, Bone
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1008
    Lead Tpt A5
  • I Know What You Do
    Length: 2:41
    = 180
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: This tune swings along with great riffs and colorful ensemble moments. It is a bit more chromatic than other level 2 Ellington pieces, but it all fits nicely.
    Solos: Alto, Tpt
    Composer: Johnny Hodges, Irving Mills
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1009
    Lead Tpt F5