Recorded by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on 1958's Porgy and Bess
Arranged by Gil Evans, Prepared by Dylan Canterbury, Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Edition: Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Although technically the only original composition from his legendary collaboration with Miles Davis, Gil Evans' 'Gone' is, for all intents and purposes, a variation on 'Gone, Gone, Gone' from 'Porgy and Bess.'

Unlike the funereal tempo of 'Gone, Gone, Gone,' this arrangement is taken at a brisk, up tempo swing featuring copious amounts of clever rhythmic devices throughout. The melody is traded back and forth between the full ensemble and a smaller ensemble consisting of solo trumpet, the woodwind section, one trombone and tuba. Although the smaller instrumentation of these sections will naturally lead to a lower volume, it is important for the ensemble to adhere to the dynamic shifts in order to create an appropriate level of variation throughout.

The other clever aspect of this arrangement is the way it naturally weaves around a series of drum solo breaks. These breaks vary in length, so it is important for both the drummer and the rest of the ensemble to maintain the time during these breaks in order to avoid any confused or missed re-entries (it must be noted that even the original recording is not free from errors in this regard).

The ensemble eventually gives way to an open trumpet solo over a concert g minor blues, with the final ensemble figures being largely an abbreviated recap of the pre-solo ensemble figures. The final variation at measure 122 should be the loudest point of the entire performance, featuring some intense rhythmic hits and high note trumpet blasts.

This arrangement is for jazz studio orchestra featuring a trumpet (or flugelhorn) soloist. It is not a transcription - this version has been prepared from the original set of parts.

Full Score
Solo Trumpet or Flugelhorn
Woodwind 1: Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 2: Bass Clarinet
Woodwind 3: Bass Clarinet
Woodwind 4: Bass Clarinet
4 Trumpets
3 Horns in F
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: A6
Trombone 1: D5