Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 19 to 24 of 36 total

  • 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
  • Length: 2:47
    = 180
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra w/ Charlie Christian
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: Around the age 24, Charlie Christian, not content with playing rhythm on every tune, wrote himself a soloing feature. Solo Flight has lots of great wild punches from the band but it's all secondary to the guitar improvisation that dances around them. The chord changes are often standard, but mixed in are slightly more modern ones with flashes of early bebop. This is an all out guitar showcase! Note: the original performance features Benny Goodman's clarinet a little but with this transcription we opted to let the guitarist take all the solo space.
    Solos: Guitar
    Composer: Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman
    Arranger: Jimmy Mundy
    Year: 1941
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1021
    Lead Tpt D6
  • 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
  • Length: 3:11
    = 184
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: This standard Swing Era anthem shows off the reason why Benny Goodman hired Fletcher Henderson to turn his band's sound upside down, ushering in a new era of popular music. Solo space for several instruments, lots of tight ensemble work, and a roaring finish at the perfect dancing tempo makes this a quintessential piece in any big band's library! CAATT.
    Solos: Tpt3, Tpt4, Clarinet, Bone2
    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton
    Arranger: Fletcher Henderson
    Year: 1905
    Arrangement Year: 1935
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1010
    Lead Tpt Eb6
  • Length: 2:58
    = 185
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: This wild piece starts out with a quoting of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," but after two bars it's off to the races with tons of intricate riffs, solos, and a rowdy shout chorus at the end. Watch out for the lightening quick mute changing, which was standard practice in the 1930s. This piece makes a great wedding reception opener and many working bands using it now will open up the first solo section as a vamp to introduce a wedding party. CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Tpt4
    Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
    Arranger: Fletcher Henderson
    Year: 1932
    Arrangement Year: 1937
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1013
    Lead Tpt C6
  • Dancing On The Stars
    Length: 2:51
    = 185
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: This catchy head arrangement features some nice counterpoint and solo backgrounds, and compared to a lot of the other pieces this band did around the time, has some harmony that is slightly more sophisticated. The tempo and higher trombone part (up to high Bb) puts this chart on the tougher side of level 2.
    Solos: Alto, Piano, Bone
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1028
    Lead Tpt E5