Recorded by Carmen McRae
Arranged by Ernie Wilkins, Prepared by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-9759DL


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Recorded in 1959 with an all-star ensemble, this Ernie Wilkins arrangement is a text book example of how to write a hard swinging chart that doesn't bury the vocalist. After a four bar walking bass introduction the vocalist enters to bass accompaniment for the first A section of the tune. The second A section sees the brass enter with muted punches. The entire ensemble joins the vocalist for the bridge before the entrance of the last A section ushers in a return to bass/vocal duet. The second chorus of the tune features an entirely different set of lyrics with the ensemble providing rhythmically and harmonically interesting backgrounds. The arrangement comes to a close with a surprise shift to a double time feel for two bars. The vocal key is Bb minor throughout. There are no saxophone doubles nor solos. 


Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Vocal Key: Bb minor
Trumpet 1: Eb6
Trombone 1: Bb4