Recorded by the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band
Arranged by Gil Fuller, Edited by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-8694


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Big band repertoire really doesn't get much more difficult than this arrangement. Taken at a blistering 300 bpm, this band showcase was arranged by Gil Fuller for Dizzy Gillespie's bebop band of the mid to late 1940s. Gillespie's big band performed this arrangement many times and it was used as a band theme. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. Gil Fuller recreated this arrangement for Dizzy's big band of the 1960s (the original music was lost). We have restored the 4th trumpet part (from Dizzy's set of 1960s parts) and included backgrounds that were not included in the stock. Solos are featured for trumpet, piano, alto sax, and tenor sax. The alto sax solo may be used as an open solo section.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Trumpet 1: D6 (Optional F#6)
All Trombones: Bb5