Title:Life Goes to a Party (Benny Goodman)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Trumpets 1-4:D6, D6, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4:Ab4, F4, Eb4, B3
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Co-written by Benny Goodman & Harry James, Life Goes to a Party is a pulsating, energetic and quick minor swing chart. The Goodman band recorded this tune on several occasions, the first in 1937, then again in 1938. We have transcribed from the '37 chart, and have made a couple of small modifications. The brass has been augmented to 8 voices and the tempo indication has been slowed to 240 from 280 to match the tempo of the '38 chart. The solos are written out in full (Clarinet, Trumpet, Tenor and Piano) and the Saxes are scored for CAATT. This chart is a gem.