As Recorded by Helen O'Connell
Arranged by Marion Evans, Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Mambo/Swing - Medium

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This is the original Helen O'Connell version of "Green Eyes," from her 1957 album of the same name, as recorded with the Marion Evans Orchestra. The original manuscript was used, it is not a transcription. However, it has been slightly modified by the addition of the as-played phrasing in the rhythm parts during the intro, and the as-played dynamic markings in the brass. This arrangement is completely different to her earler duet chart that she used with the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra in that the first half of the arrangement is taken at a gentle pace in mambo latin style with the vocalist accompanied only by the rhythm section. At the end of the vocal chorus the band enters with a real kick, taking the tempo up and changing to a swing feel. This gives the chart a whole new lift, and it swings hard right to the end. The vocal key is Ab throughout, and there are no sax doubles.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal Key: Ab
Vocal: Eb3-C5 (13 steps as sung)
Trumpets 1-4: C#6, Bb5, Gb5, F5
Trombones 1-4: B4, Ab4, E4, Db4