Indian Love Call


Indian Love Call is a classic vocal number from the Artie Shaw orchestra, featuring everyone in the band on Vocals! Though it might sound slightly corny when you listen to the audio, when this chart is performed live it is a real wow. The tune opens with solo Clarinet and Toms, then the saxes join in and the band accompanies with falsetto shouts. Then into the first Tutti chorus at full speed ahead. The vocal chorus (suitable for Alto female or high Baritone/Tenor male vocalists) is unusual in that it is only vocal & rhythm, with the rest of the band singing the answerbacks to the vocal line. After the vocal the band is back with flat-out swinging riffs and the whole thing tounds off with a screaming Clarinet lip-gliss. This chart will be a show-stopper and is also a great dance chart. The Saxes are scored for solo Clarinet, 2 Altos and 2 Tenors. All the Saxes double Clarinets (mainly unison passages) though it won't really matter if the Alto2 (your Bari player) doesn't play any Clari parts. We have scored his lines as the lowest voice in the harmonised Clari passages.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Artie Shaw
3 mins 20 secs
Trumpets 1-4
Db6, Bb5, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, G4, F4, D4
Vocal Ranges
F3 - G4 (9 steps)
Vocal Key

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