AUGUST NOTES: We have an Ella Fitzgerald arrangement that we are particularly pleased to present: her definitive version of I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. This 1937 standard was included in Ella's 1958 Irving Berlin Song Book album with arrangements by Paul Weston. While not strictly a Christmas-related song, it has nevertheless become a staple for performances during the holiday time of year.
Also brand new is Nat 'King' Cole's version of Stardust as arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole recorded this arrangement in Los Angeles on December 28, 1956 for the Love Is the Thing album. This recording is perhaps the definitive performance of this standard.
On August 2nd, we released the version of Freddie Hubbard's Sky Dive from his 1973 album as arranged by Don Sebesky. This a wonderful mood-setter for your star trumpet soloist. We also just published our first chart from Les Baxter, Coco from his 1959 album Jungle Jazz, written to feature tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson.
Please note that all four of the above were prepared using original scores and/or parts from the recording sessions - these are not transcriptions.
We are proud to call Chuck Israels a friend, and we have a bunch more of his creative arrangements listed down below as well, all in paper or PDF download form.
Also hot off the presses is John Wasson's brand new medium-up swing version of the Charlie Parker standard, Billie's Bounce, available in traditional paper and PDF download editions.
NEW PDF DOWNLOADABLE ARRANGEMENTS NOTES: We have everything mentioned above and more for a total of 20 brand new and newly-available PDF downloadable arrangements in August; please click here to view them all.
We had an amazing total of 39 PDF downloadable arrangements that were brand new and newly added to our site in July; please click here to view them.
Jazz Little Big Band Arrangement
Jazz Lines Publications