Title:Jailhouse Rock (Original chart)
Duration:2 mins 45 secs
Trumpets 1-4:Ab5, F5, D5, C5
Trombones 1-4:G4, D4, C4, C4,
Vocal:Bb3 - Gb4 (5 steps, as sung)
Arranged by:Myles Collins
Description:This arrangement of Jailhouse Rock is easy, yet very effective in performance, and being such a well known song, will have the dancers taking to the floor straight away. The chart opens in Elvis style for the first two choruses, followed by a Tenor break and solo. The vocal returns for the third chorus, followed by another Tenor solo. Finally, two more vocal choruses in 12 bar blues, with the band backings building to a rousing ending. We have written out the suggested Tenor solos, though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. Brass ranges are easy, with lead Trumpet to a written Ab, and lead Trombone to G, and the vocal key is Eb throughout, making the chart singable by most male or female voices.