Title:Bye Bye Blackbird (Dean Martin)
Grade:Easy / Medium
Trumpets 1-4:B5, G5, F#5, F#5
Trombones 1-4:C5, A4, F4, F4
Vocal:Bb2 - C4 (9 steps) as sung
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:This is a great Dean Martin number, transcribed from the original recording and augmented up to full big band voicings. The original band was 3 Saxes (C/A, A, T), Trumpet, Trombone and Rhythm, and we have written the chart so that it will sound as per the original when only played with these instruments, giving you a choice of a full or small band performance. The vocal chart is written 'as sung' by Dean Martin, and the Trombone solo is transcribed 'as played', though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. Lead Alto doubles Clarinet and the vocal kes are Eb (1st chorus) and F (2nd chorus).