Arranged by Frederick 'Dave' Snider
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

A jazz composition by bassist Christian McBride, this is a fantastic melodic and technically challenging string bass feature from his 1994 CD Gettin' It Together. It has become a popular standard for many jazz combos with good bass players. The melody, played on bass, has sophisticated blues lines over a G blues progression. Don't let the fact that this is a blues fool you because the challenging part of this composition is that the melody is played with the bow, or as I call it the "stick of pain (SOP)." It requires good technical facility and will be a challenge for any serious jazz bassist. The tempo is also quite brisk although it can be taken slower to ensure a good performance. There is also a challenging sax soli and tutti section. Additional solos can be done by anyone in the band. My arrangement has been a crowd-pleaser whenever it has been performed. It is a great opener for the second half of a jazz concert. Soloist: String bass feature with additional solos from the band. No doubles

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Trumpet 1: Eb6