One Foot In the Groove


Originally released on the b-side of Shaw's March 1939 Bluebird record B-10202, One Foot in the Groove is a very cool and relaxed swing chart based around a repeating four chord progression. The solo space features Trumpet, Tenor and Clarinet. All solos are writen out as played, and although your players can of course improvise their own solos from the chords provided, the original solos fit so well with the groove of the chart that we would suggest that they be played as written. There is a fair amout of brass sectional plunger work (or fan hats) which, if performed tightly, give a good visual impact for the band. The reeds are scored CAATT and we have augmented the brass to eight voices from the original six.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Artie Shaw
4 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
Bb5, Bb5, F5, D5
Trombones 1-4
Ab4, F4, Eb4, C4
Easy / Medium

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