Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 7 to 12 of 36 total

  • 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
  • Who Struck John?
    Length: 2:45
    = 160
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1
    Notes: Also known as "Non-Violent Integration", Who Struck John? is a very simple but very cool head tune, good for jamming on a straight-ahead D major blues. This tune is unusual in it's use of parallel 5th in the rhythm section, otherwise known in modern times as barre chords. There is solo space for nearly everyone on this one so have fun with it.
    Solos: Alto, Bone, Piano, Bass, Tpt, Bari
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1947
    Arrangement Year: 1947
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1033
    Lead Tpt Gb5
  • Goin' Out the Back Way
    Length: 2:41
    = 155
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1
    Notes: A well-rounded starter chart (especially for younger bands), this tune features a nice melody with every instrument in the comfortable zones of their ranges, simple backgrounds, cool chord changes, and a medium tempo. A couple of instruments that don't get too many solos have their space here as well. Slightly tricky for a level 1, but nothing crazy!
    Solos: Alto, Piano, Bari
    Composer: Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1941
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1032
    Lead Tpt F5
  • 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
  • Skunk Hollow Blues
    Length: 2:36
    = 125
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: Skunk Hollow Blues is a very laid back colorful blues and a fantastic rare gem of the swing era. The intro and head features plungered trumpet on one line, bari and bone on another, and the alto on a third melody, a rare true 3-part counterpoint! Riffs and triadic voicings back up a couple of solos, leading to an ending chorus full of new material, half of which sounds like the head and half of which is full of creeping chromatic motion full of dynamics. The trombone part has very little rest and high Bbs near the end, making this tough for level 2. A must-have!
    Solos: Tpt, Alto
    Composer: Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1030
    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