Arranged by Frederick Dave Snider
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

Basically Long John is an exciting medium swing guitar feature based on G blues. What did you expect, E blues? Dave wrote this chart specifically for his good friend, John Sterling, a great all around guitarist with whom he has worked with for over two years. This is a very exciting chart for the band and the audience. You must have a guitarist who is willing to put it on the line. Specifically, they must be able to read the written lines and play chord changes. This is a chance for them to step up to the plate and make it happen !!! The introduction begins with the traditional guitar solo and rhythm section over an open 12-bar blues vamp [swing jazz blues]. The soloist should not go over the top right away, but must still be exciting, since the main solo will happen later on in the chart. The melody is played next by the guitar in a "Herb Ellis" style, followed by stopped-time horn section under the guitar solo. This is followed by a challenging tutti section. After that, it is time for the guitarist to show-off his or her stuff with an open solo section including horn backgrounds played on cue. There is a challenging sax soli and two choruses of a tutti section. The second chorus modulates to A-flat from the original key of G. The recapitulation modulates back to G with guitar playing the melody. And of course after the recapitulation there is a guitar cadenza. Guitar feature.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Trumpet 1: D6
Trombone 1: B4