Watermelon Man composed by Herbie Hancock. Arranged by Gordon Goodwin. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble. Gordon Goodwin Series. Jazz; Swing. 6+. Conductor Score & Parts. 94 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.30652).
This classic Herbie Hancock composition has become one of the most well-known songs in jazz history. Gordon Goodwin wanted to do something a little different in his arrangement without violating the spirit and intent of the original version, so he scored it as a jazz shuffle that screams excitement. Solis, big ensemble, modulations and solo space for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet 4 and trombone will give all the flex space you need. As recorded on Gordonâ€™s newest CD, Act Your Age---get it while itâ€™s hot! (5:28).