As Performed by Ray Anthony
Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Thunderbird" is another chart from the Ray Anthony/George (the Silver Fox) Williams partnership, and is a classic of its time. It is an ensemble chart, and has some great sectional writing. The unusual feature part is the baritone sax, which underpins the whole chart from start to finish. The arrangement is full of color and dynamic contrast, as well as being a really bouncy swing number. Playing this chart will help to develop good sectional techniques within your band, and it is recommended not just as a dance piece but as a band training tool too. The chart has been faithfully transcribed right down to the Anthony's cameo muted trumpet lead over the sax section towards the end of the piece, and have also written in the important little piano licks and fills on the part.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1-4: Db6, Bb5, Ab5, Gb5
Trombone 1-4: Ab4, G4, Eb4, B3