Recorded by Ted Heath
Arranged by Ted Heath, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Alligator Crawl" is one of Thomas "Fats" Waller's most popular tunes, played by jazz bands the world over. This big band version was recorded by the Ted Heath orchestra and it bounces along at a reasonably up-tempo swing pace. A good dance tempo too. Whilst most of the chart is fine ensemble and sectional work, there is a written piano solo very much in the Waller mode. The original chart has been modified to reduce the trumpet ranges in the intro and ending, without losing the flavor and feel of the original concept. The original demanded high G6 and E6 for the lead and second; the modification only calls for high E6 in the lead voice. This is a rousing and happy chart that will get dancers on the floor. There are no sax doubles.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: E6, B5, A5, F5
Trombones 1-4: Bb4, F4, D4, B3