Title:Massachusetts (Anita O’Day)
Duration:3 mins 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4:B5, D6, F5, D5
Trombones 1-4:A4, F4, D4, D4
Vocal:G3 - A4 (9 steps as sung)
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Massachusetts is a classic chart from the Gene Krupa band, featuring Anita O'Day on vocal. It is a high energy, up-tempo swinger that is full of great sectional work and hard swingin' lines. We have written out the little 4 measure Trumpet fill-in solo that signals the second vocal bridge, and have written out Krupa's 4 measure drum solo that kicks into the instrumental shout after the first vocal chorus. The brass ranges are moderate and there are no sax doubles.