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Harry James recorded a couple of versions of this tune, first in 1941 and again in 1955. Ours is from the later version which we feel packs more punch. The chart is at heart a Trumpet sectional feature with three snorting passages of play, though not at the difficulty level of say Trumpet Blues & Cantabile. The Tenor solo is written in full and is best played as originally written, though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. The lead trumpet is written to a high F in the closing run, but the line can be taken down an octave without detracting from the finish, which then makes the required lead range a top Eb ( in the second of the sectional passages). A classic from the Harry James book.

Part Number
Arranged by
Jack Matthias
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Harry James
3 mins 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, D6, Bb5, G5
Trombones 1-4
F#4, D4, C4, Ab3
Medium / Advanced

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