As Written for Bill Watrous
Arranged by John La Barbera
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Cat #: W-51582


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Ballad - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

This is a ballad that I wrote for Bill Watrous's Grammy-nominated Tiger of San Pedro album, that, for whatever reason, never made it to the final release. Though Bill strongly disagreed at the time, legendary producer John Hammond was convinced, and rightly so, that Bill's strong suit for appealing to the general record-buying public would be ballads.

The score highlights Bill's exceptional range but the solo trombone part can be played without the 8va passages and be a suitable trombone feature. The flute and flugelhorn parts are optional but add a nice variety to the scoring. The solo trombone can take liberties with the time on the introduction and ending for dramatic effect especially if playing the melody 8va.

- John La Barbera

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto Sax 1 Optional Flute Double)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Guitar (Optional)
Drum Set
Trumpet 1: Bb5
Trombone 1: Bb4 (Optional E5)