Title:Riffin’ At The Ritz (Benny Goodman)
Duration:3 mins 25 secs
Trumpets 1-4:D6, Bb5, Bb5, F5
Trombones 1-4:Ab4, Gb4, Eb4, Db4
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:This is an up-tempo riff-based chart, very much in the style of Fletcher Henderson. Originally scored for 4 reeds, 5 brass and rhythm, we have augmented the chart to a full 5,4,4,4 standard big band line-up. Unusually for a Goodman chart there is no Clarinet involvement. The solos are taken by Tenor and Trumpet - both to be improvised from the chords provided. As the name of the chart might suggest, this is a bouncy swing chart full of sectional call and response with a very punch shout chorus. Great for dancers or a concert audience. There are no sax doubles.