(EVERYBODY'S WAITIN' FOR) THE MAN WITH THE BAG
Recorded by Kay Starr
Arranged by Frank DeVol; Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal
Description: Swing - Medium
Publisher: Lush Life Music
Here is Kay Starr's Christmas classic, (Everybody's Waitin' for) the Man with The Bag. The song was written in 1950 and released in the same year on Capitol 1256. The original arrangement was scored by Frank DeVol and written for 4 reeds, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 4 rhythm and female vocal. In generating this arrangement Lush Life Music has referenced both the score and the original recording, adapting the chart to a full 5-4-4-4 big band lineup whilst retaining all of the integrity of the original concept.
The vocal line is written "as sung" by Kay Starr and the litte sax solo licks during the instrumental sections are scored on the baritone part. Whilst this chart is rated at the medium difficulty level, there are a a couple of passages that will require real precision, the unison trumpet phrase in measure 7 of the first instrumental passage and the 3rd and 4th measures of the second ensemble section in particular. Also written out are all of the dynamic markings and note articulations that are so necessary in the performance of this excellent chart. The vocal key is G and there are no sax doubles.
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Trombones 1-4: B4, G4, F4, D4