Arrangements & Transcriptions

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  • Length: 3:41
    = 230
    as performed by the Artie Shaw Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Similar in feel to Shaw's "Diga Diga Doo," Man From Mars is an up-tempo puncher with some slick solo spots and cool riffs for each section. A little intricate for a level 3, but not quite as demanding as a level 4, this piece may look easy but it should be a great challenge for even an experienced younger band! CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Tpt4, Bone1, Tenor1, Piano
    Composer: Artie Shaw
    Arranger: Jerry Gray
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1018
    Lead Tpt D6
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Length: 2:15
    = 121
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra w/ Peggy Lee
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: The lead trumpet part here is tough for a 2 but overall this is an easy grooving arrangement that is one of the few swing era vocal charts to feature the singer fully throughout the form. Peggy Lee's cool performance on this recording brought the tune to a new height, with a swinging even-tempered arrangement to contrast and support her. The lead trumpet part here is almost a 3, but otherwise this is a solid 2. A fair warning, Cole Porter's original lyrics - heard in the recording but edited in the lyric page you will get - are very dated and he himself later apologized for not realizing that the language was insensitive. He later changed them to what you'll see in the lyric page. Vocal range is Bb3 to A4/C5.
    Solos: None
    Composer: Cole Porter
    Arranger: Mel Powell
    Year: 1928
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: Female
    $59.99
    SKU#1020
    Lead Tpt D6
  • 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