Satin Doll (From 'Sophisticated Ladies'). By Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by Jeff Jarvis. For brass quintet (2 trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba). Jazz. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.19013).
This time tested favorite by Duke Ellington from Sophisticated Ladies has been skillfully adapted for brass quintet by critically acclaimed writer Jeff Jarvis. Featuring many of the pleasing voicings and rhythmic twists of Jeff's jazz ensemble charts, this exciting arrangement of Satin Doll begins in a light samba style before evolving into a hard-swinging feel midway through the piece. Ranges and rhythms are accessible to grade 4 players, and adequate rests for each player are offered throughout. The light nature of the piece, plus its duration of 2:30 make it ideal for an encore selection.