Arranged by Henry Wolking
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Edition: Brass Quintet Arrangement
Publisher: Walrus Publishing
Though written in 1917 by Art Hickman in the ragtime era, it became immensely popular as a swing standard after the 1939 recording by Benny Goodman and his sextet which also featured (for the first time) guitarist Charlie Christian. This arrangement pays homage to that recording. The introduction and first chorus is a transcription of Goodmansolo. It is incredibly lyric and exquisitely phrased, it also lays well for brass. The first few bars of the Charlie Christian solo are a natural for the trombone. After that the piece is developed from the preceding materials. The third chorus features a written tuba solo, and by the end, everyone has had a chance to earn a bow. Moderate ranges; trumpet 1 to written A above the staff, trombone to Ab. Medium.
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