Performed by Charlie Barnet
Arranged by Billy May; Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

Pompton Turnpike is another well known chart from the Charlie Barnet Band and the original arrangement was penned by Billy May. (The use of lip-slurs in the reeds would later be a trademark sound for the Billy May Orchestra.) This chart has, at its heart, a wonderful call and response duet between trumpet (May) and soprano sax (Barnet) which is written out in full. May's original arrangement was scored for six reeds (SAATTB) though the saxes have been adapted to ASTTB, making the chart playable by a regular section. If you wish to reproduce May's original intent of the chart, the clarion quality of the soprano sax is important to have.


Title: Pompton Turnpike
Grade: Easy / Medium
Written by: Will Osborne & Dick Rogers
Duration: 3 minutes
Copyright: 1940 Santly-Joy Inc. Chester Music Limited
Style: Swing @ 90 b.p.m.
Ranges: Trumpets 1-4 C6, Db6, Ab5, D5
  Trombones 1-4 Bb4, G4, Gb4, F4


Full Score
Alto Saxophone
Soprano Saxophone
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: C6, Db6, Ab5, D5
Trombones 1-4: Bb4, G4, Gb4, F4