Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Buddy Bregman, Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Manhattan" was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, for the Verve album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook." The original Buddy Bregman arrangement was scored for strings, and orchestral woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets), harp, tuned percussion and a rhythm section. This version uses the same counter-melodic lines as the original, but scored for a regular 5/4/4/4 big band instead, with the Saxes and Trombones taking most of the original string lines. The chart is very easy, with limited brass ranges (Trumpets only up to G5, and Trombones to F4). The Rhythm parts are all written out, though your players can improvise their lines based on the given chords instead. Alto 1 doubles Clarinet, though the part has a non-double option too, printed on the reverse. The vocal is as sung by Ella, in the key of Bb. Swing @ 120 b.p.m.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal key: Bb
Vocal: F3-A4 (10 steps as sung)
Trumpets 1-4: G5, G5, G5, C5
Trombones 1-4: F4, F4, F4, F4