Recorded by Woody Herman
Composed and Arranged by Jimmy Giuffre; Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Lush Life Music

Jimmy Giuffre wrote this now classic jazz standard in 1947 and Woody Herman recorded it with his second herd at the end of the same year. The arrangement was a showcase for his legendary reed section of Zoot Sims, Herbie Sterard, Stan Getz, and Serge Chaloff. This transcription is also scored for three tenors and a baritone, plus Woody's clarinet part. As not all bands can accommodate this sectional line-up, included is an extra alto sax part in the pack, to substitute for one of the tenors.

The saxes take the melody fight from the start. The reeds are scored so that all three tenors take turns leading the section. In the second chorus all four saxes take their own improvised 16 measure solos. The third chorus is call and response between reeds and brass, with the clarinet taking a quasi-solo over the reeds in the middle section. The fourth chorus is the shout, with a pianissimo to forte sax middle eight. The chart finishes with descending two measure solo breaks across the Reeds followed by an accented descending sax soli into a half-time rising tenors lick under sustained brass. This is a difficult chart to play and needs a really good reed section to do it justice. It can be played with either a CTTTB or CATTB section.

Duration: 3:15.

Full Score
3 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Alto Saxophone (Optional Substitute for a Tenor Saxophone)
Trumpets 1-4: C6, C6, C6, C6
Trombones 1-4: Bb4, Bb4, Bb4, D4