Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 25 to 30 of 36 total

  • Swinging in the Dell
    Length: 2:32
    = 190
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: One of the upbeat Hodges/Ellington pieces, this time a variation on old nursery rhyme The Farmer in the Dell. After a statement of the melody, it's all solos with background riffs until the melody comes back at the end. A very simple solo vehicle that's great for getting dancers on the floor! Note: The trombone part is a little high for a level 2, up to an Ab
    Solos: Alto, Bone, Piano, Bari, Tpt
    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#1027
    Lead Tpt G5
  • The Intimacy of the Blues
    Length: 4:00
    = 110
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1
    Notes: The Intimacy of the Blues is notable not just for it's striking melody - this was one of the very last compositions ever written by longtime Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn. This medium tempo Eb blues is good for a band of any skill level, and a great historical addition to your book.
    Solos: Alto, Bone
    Composer: Billy Strayhorn
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1967
    Arrangement Year: 1967
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1034
    Lead Tpt Eb5
  • Savoy Strut
    Length: 2:30
    = 160
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Savoy Strut is a major hidden gem from the swing era! Ellington starts the tune up with an unusually angular intro, which takes us to a winding but singable head. The soloists play over a beautiful and remarkable chord progression which also features some player-specific orchestration choices that take advantage of the unique sounds of his players. This is a fairly easy level 3. A must-have for any Ellington 7-piece ensemble!
    Solos: Alto, Tpt, Bone
    Composer: Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1029
    Lead Tpt E5
  • 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
  • Good Queen Bess
    Length: 3:09
    = 150
    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
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1031
    Lead Tpt D5
  • Empty Ballroom Blues
    Length: 2:28
    = 190
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Another Hodges/Ellington piece with great big riffs and big solo sections! Watch out on this one, it's a level 3 because the bari and trombone parts are unusually high, and the speed is a little brisk. Otherwise it's almost a level 2. Soprano sax is in for alto on this one.
    Solos: Soprano, Bone, Tpt, Bari
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1026
    Lead Tpt A5