Arrangements & Transcriptions

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  • 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: 3:04
    = 155
    as performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Stan Kenton's early band came out of the swing era with dance charts like Eager Beaver, his first hit, but even here you can see the band trying to push the limits of swing and jazz. This piece has a lot of components that all work together, including lots of meaty low trombone notes, fanfare-ish trumpet lines, smooth swinging saxes, and even moments that feature the rhythm section. This is a little tricky for a 3 but not quite as intense as a 4. Note: This transcription is based mostly on two early 1943 recordings that have slight differences but are mostly identical.
    Solos: Tenor1, Piano
    Composer: Stan Kenton
    Arranger: Stan Kenton
    Year: 1943
    Arrangement Year: 1943
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1022
    Lead Tpt Db6
  • The Back Room Romp (A Contrapuntal Stomp)
    Length: 2:44
    = 154
    as performed by Rex Stewart and His 52nd Street Stompers
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Back Room Romp is basically a simple blues in Ab, but there is a twist: the head is a series of building independent lines, thus a "Contrapuntal Stomp." Every horn player gets a chorus. The lead trumpet part is a bit of a blow, but this was written for longtime Ellington sideman, trumpeter Rex Stewart. Another level 3 factor: the alto often hits high written Eb.
    Solos: Alto, Trumpet, Bari, Bone
    Composer: Duke Ellington
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1937
    Arrangement Year: 1937
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1047
    Lead Tpt Bb5
  • Length: 2:48
    = 200
    as performed by the Lee Norman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: Also known as "The Big Apple Contest," this is a swing dancer staple and a must-have for any band that will ever play for swing dancers! After the famous simple intro a brass trio work plays off of a sax riff, and from there on it's simple burnin' riffs all the way home, with lots of great brass plunger work. Not much is known about this authorship behind this tune or even the band that played it, but you can read a little more about this very popular piece of dance music here: http://www.savoystyle.com/big_apple.html
    Solos: Tenor2, Bone2, Alto2, Tpt3, Tpt4
    Composer: Unknown
    Arranger: Unknown
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1016
    Lead Tpt Eb5
  • 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
  • Ellington 7-pc Booster Pack 1
    Length: 2:37-2:41
    = 155-195
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1, 2
    Notes: This booster pack includes "Goin' Out the Back Way", "Swingin' on the Campus", and "I Know What You Do", three easy, hard-swinging tunes to augment your book!
    Solos: Alto, Tpt, Piano, Bari
    Composer: Johnny Hodges, Irving Mills, Duke Ellington
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1937-1941
    Arrangement Year: 1937-1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $119.99
    SKU#1035
    Lead Tpt G5