Title:Birmingham Bounce (Charlie Shavers)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Trumpets 1-4:Eb6, Eb6 (F6 opt), Bb5, A5
Trombones 1-4:Bb4, Bb4, Bb4, Gb4
Vocal:Eb3 - Gb4 (10 steps)
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Birmingham Bounce is a postwar chart from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, featuring the singing and fiery Trumpet of Charlie Shavers. This is a very good dance chart and has a lot of nice features in the arrangement - Vocal stops, hand claps, powerful ensemble passages, a solo spot for Tenor and some screaming Trumpet licks too. As the name suggests, this chart really bounces along. We have rated it Medium / Advanced, as the Trumpet soloist has a written high F and the Trombones need to reach Bb. Birmingham Bounce is a refreshing change to the usual vocal fare. The key is Eb and would suit a high Baritone or an Alto.