Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Nelson Riddle, Prepared by Jeffrey Sultanof and Rob DuBoff
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Cat #: JLP-9426


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Edition: Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

This is one of a series of arrangements written by Nelson Riddle for Ella Fitzgerald focusing on the Gershwin songbook. These arrangements constitute some of the most famous settings of classic songs for one of the greatest vocalists in American music.

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook' was the high point in the series of songbook packages produced by Norman Granz for the Verve label. There had been four such projects beforehand: boxes of songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin preceded it. Granz decided to make the Gershwin box the most ambitious of all of them; 5 LPs plus a 7" limited edition bonus disc that included Riddle arrangements of Gershwin instrumental compositions. This was the first songbook that was arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. Granz had wanted Riddle for the first songbooks, but he was unavailable at the time.

These arrangements have been requested for many years, and it is a thrill to present them, engraved and prepared from the original score. An optional synthesizer part is included that may be used in place of the strings. The reed doubles (see below) are for the verse only. There are no solos in this arrangement.

Full Score
Reed 1: Alto Saxophone
Reed 2: Bass Flute/Alto Saxophone
Reed 3: Alto Flute/Tenor Saxophone
Reed 4: C Flute/Tenor Saxophone
Reed 5: Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
3 Violins
3 Celli
Synthesizer (Alternate part for strings)
Trumpet 1: D6
Trombone 1: C5