Title:

Contrasts (Jimmy Dorsey)

Product code:

1131

Style:

Swing

Tempo:

70

Grade:

Medium / Advanced

Duration:

3 minutes

Trumpets 1-4:

C6, A5, F5, Db5

Trombones 1-4:

C5, Ab4, E4, Db4

Arranged by:

Freddie Slack

Transcribed by:

Myles Collins

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Description:

Contrasts was Jimmy Dorsey's theme tune and, as you might expect, it is a big Alto sax feature. The title reflects the two moods of the song: the opening slow swing ballad featuring Alto, the almost double-time shift to rhythmic swing in the middle, and the reversion to the ballad theme for the close. The band backings behind the soloist are subdued, yet rich with harmonic texture, providing a perfect counterfoil to the soaring solo line. We have written the Dorsey solo out in full, though your soloist can be allowed some rhythmic freedom of expression with the chromatic and arpeggio runs. There are no sax doubles.

Price

£29.95
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