Title:Night and Day (Ted Heath)
Duration:2 mins 25 secs
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Here is a very different take on Cole Porter's Night and Day. This Ted Heath (Vocalion CDLK 4228) chart features Drums, the Trumpet section and two Trombones. The Trumpet section takes the opening verse, scored in harmonised pairs, over the kit playing a rhythmic floor tom solo. Trombone 1 takes the first 16 measures melody chorus, backed by similar Trumpet pairs, with Trombone 2 entering for the second 16 of the verse and taking a counterpoint solo behind the lead. The chorus is finished by a full ensemble and then Trumpet section before the Trombone pairing returns to restate the theme. The Trumpet section re-states the opening verse, and the chart rounds off with a short Bass solo and final band hit. There are no sax doubles. A great chart for those of you who like your swing to be a bit more contemporary.