Title:Roll ‘Em (Benny Goodman)
Duration:3 mins 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4:D6, Bb5, Bb5, Bb5
Trombones 1-4:A4, Ab4, Ab4, Ab4
Transcribed by:Alan Glasscock
Description:Roll 'Em was a hugely popular number for the Goodman band, and its infectious boogie feel will have dancers flocking to the floor. Our version is true to the Goodman original, with a couple of modifications. The brass has been augmented up to 8 and the piano solo passage has been written in conventional 12-bar form, rather than a mix of 12 and 10 found in the original. Whilst the Piano solo is ad-lib, the other solos (Clarinet & Trumpet) are fully written out, though your players can improvise from the chords provided if they prefer. Alan Glasscock has done a great job with this chart, and the articulations and phrasing marks on the parts will enable your players to produce an authentic sound. The reeds are written for Clarinet, 2 Altos & 2 Tenors, with no sax doubles.