It's Been a Long Long Time


Here is a rare chart from the Stan Kenton orchestra, with June Christy as the vocalist. This chart is a dual feature; vocals and sax section, and has very limited contributions from the brass which only enter near the end of the arrangement. The chart opens with a Kenton piano solo and moves straight into the vocal chorus, backed only by saxes and rhythm. A modulation leads to a couple of lush sax solis followed by a reversion to the original vocal key of C, where a series of alternating patterns of double and single time feel add real interest to the chart. The Trombones provide the backings here, and the Trumpets enter in the last 3 measures of the arrangement to bring it to a rousing finish. The vocal key is C and there are no Sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Jon Harpin
June Christy
2 mins 45 secs
Trumpets 1-4
B5, A5, F#5, D5
Trombones 1-4
A4, A4, A4, A4(Ten.) C4(Bass)
Easy / Medium
Vocal Ranges
G3 - Bb4 (10 steps)
Vocal Key

PDF Icon