Jungle Drums


A rare chart from the Artie Shaw band, Jungle Drums is a medium tempo Clarinet & Tenor Sax feature, and is a throuroughly melodic interpretation of Ernesto Lecuona's original Beguine. Provided that you have a competent Clarinet soloist, it is not a difficult chart to play, and should be well within the reach of most bands. The arrangement switches effortlessly between major and minor keys, and is full of dynamic contrast and tonal colour. We have written out the Shaw Clarinet solos & Tony Pastor Tenor solo in full, though your players can improvise is they wish. The reeds are scored for CAATT, with Altos and Tenor 2 doubling Clarinets for short passages. We have also included an extra Baritone part, making the section CAATB and giving you more flexibility in deciding which player takes the Clarinet solo line.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Artie Shaw
3 mins 40 secs
Trumpets 1-4
A5, F5, D5, C4
Trombones 1-4
G4, Eb4, C3, C3
Easy / Medium

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