Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Nelson Riddle, Prepared by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-9418DL


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

This is one of a series of arrangements written by Nelson Riddle for Ella Fitzgerald focusing on the Gershwin song book. These arrangements constitute some of the most famous settings of classic songs for one of the greatest vocalists in American music. 'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book' was the high point in the series of songbook packages produced by Norman Granz for the Verve label. There had been four such projects beforehand: boxes of songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin preceded it. Granz decided to make the Gershwin box the most ambitious of all of them; 5 LPs plus a 7" limited edition bonus disc that included Riddle arrangements of Gershwin instrumental compositions. This project had the enthusiastic cooperation and participation of lyricist Ira Gershwin who attended the recording sessions and re-wrote lyrics for the occasion. This was the first songbook that was arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. Granz had wanted Riddle for the first songbooks, but he was unavailable at the time. These arrangements have been requested for many years, and it is a thrill to present them from the original scores and parts used for the recording sessions.

This arrangement features a vocalist with 5 woodwinds (with flute and clarinet doubles), 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, and rhythm section. This publication has been prepared from the original Nelson Riddle pencil score - this is not a transcription.

Full Score
Woodwind 1: Alto Saxophone/Clarinet
Woodwind 2: Alto Saxophone/Flute
Woodwind 3: Tenor Saxophone/Flute
Woodwind 4: Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet
Woodwind 5: Baritone Saxophone/Clarinet
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Vocal Key: Bb
Trumpet 1: G6
Trumpet 2: E6
Trumpet 3: C6
Trombone 1: Db5
Trombone 2: Bb4