As Recorded by Bob Crosby
Arranged by Dean Kincaide, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Cat #: LL-1387


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium

Publisher: Lush Life Music

Here is a transcription of the Bob Crosby Band's theme tune, "Summertime." Featuring solos by Trumpet and Tenor, this wonderfully rich and moody chart rarely strays from the Gershwins' haunting melody and ethereal harmonic structure. Of particular note is the sixteen measure passage where the melody is taken in unison by Clarinet (Alto 1) and Tenor 1, supported by the other 3 reeeds and spread-voiced Trombone figures. Unison Trumpets take the final chorus and the chart rounds off with a series of harmonically shifting figues below a chromatically descending Trumpet line, all led by unison Clarinet & Tenor sustaining the fimal melodic note. This chart is an absolute classic of its time and deserves a place in the library of any band.


Duration: 2 mins 55 secs
Style: Swing @ 100 b.p.m.
Trumpets 1-4 A5, G5, G5, Bb4
Trombones 1-4 G4, Eb4, Db4, A
Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1-4: A5, G5, G5, Bb4
Trombone 1-4: G4, Eb4, Db4, A3