As Performed by Woody Herman
Arranged by Neal Hefti, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"The Good Earth" was written by Neal Hefti for the Woody Herman Orchestra and is a blistering swing chart. This transcription is taken from the 1963 Basin Street West studio session in Hollywood. The original chart was written for 5 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Clarinet, 3 Tenors, Baritone and 4 Rhythm. We have adapted the chart to 4 Trumpets & 4 Trombones, and the 4th Trombone can be played by a Bass Trombone. The reeds stay "as recorded", though an extra alto part which can be substituted for the 2nd Tenor part, has been included, making the section CTATB. Herman's solo is written out, but the Tenor solo is improvised. This is quite a challenging chart to play and it needs energy and good musicianship to do it justice. However, it is really rewarding for band and audiences alike.

Full Score
Alto Saxophone (opt. substitute for Tenor 2)
3 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: E6, B5, A5, F#5
Trombones 1-4: B4, Bb4, Bb4, Bb4