Recorded by Chubby Jackson
Arranged by Norman 'Tiny' Kahn, Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-8699


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Norman ‘Tiny’ Kahn was a drummer, pianist, vibraharpist, composer and arranger. Born in New York in 1923, he played with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, George Auld, Chubby Jackson, Charlie Barnet and Elliot Lawrence. Al Porcino has said that Mel Lewis was directly influenced by Kahn’s drumming style, and Johnny Mandel has repeatedly stated that as a writer, Kahn was "better than all of us." Primarily self-taught as an arranger, his compositions such as Tiny’s Blues (co-written with Al Cohn) and Who Fard That Shot? are still popular with musicians for their bebop harmonies and Count Basie-esque swing. His arrangement of Over the Rainbow for Charlie Barnet is a classic setting of the song worth seeking out.

This version of Godchild is the stock arrangement issued in 1949 that was based on the arrangement that was written for Chubby Jackson's big band. This is a great swing tune featuring solos for alto sax, trumpet, trombone, and piano. The sound sample is courtesy of Terry Gibbs, who performed this exact arrangement in May of 2010 during a tribute concert to Tiny Kahn.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones