Recorded by Charlie Barnet
Arranged by Dave Matthews, Prepared for Publication by Jeffrey Sultanof and Rob DuBoff
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Ballad/Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

The Charlie Barnet band took inspiration from Duke Ellington's band. It was only natural that arranger Dave Matthews would compose a piece in hommage to Ellington and his music. Portait of Edward Kennedy Ellington was written and recorded in 1949. This multi-section work features brass on plungers. Soloists include trombone, alto sax, and soprano sax (the alto sax soloist doubles soprano).

The brass ranges are very high; after all, this was a band that had in its trumpet section both Maynard Ferguson and Doc Severinsen! There were several cuts that were made to the music in the recording studio. Some of these cuts may be been made for time reasons due to the overall length of the composition. We have restored the piece to its original length. This is a monumental work that would make a fantastic band showcase for any festival or competition!

Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone (Doubles Soprano Sax.)
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 2 doubles Clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
5 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1 & 4: to G6
Trumpet 2: to D6
Trombone 1 & 2: to D5
Trombones 2: to Bb4