Title:James Session (Harry James)
Trumpets 1-4:E6, E6, E6, A5
Trombones 1-4:Db5, Ab4, F4, D4
Arranged by:Jack Matthias
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Written by Jack Matthias (of Trumpet Blues & Cantabile fame) for the Harry James Orchestra, James Session is a big swing chart that features Trumpet, Drums, Trombone and Alto Sax. HJ recorded his chart in 1942 and again in 1955. We have concentrated on the later version, though we have used the Trombone solo from the 42 recording. We have also shortened the final Trumpet cadenza and added in the ending from the earlier version to bring the chart to a positive close. HJ's lead line and Willie Smiths' Alto solos are fully written out, as are the first 100 measures of the Cadenza as played by HJ. This is a raw, energy-packed piece, great for dancing or concert work. There are no sax doubles.