It Don't Mean a Thing composed by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by D. Ravenal. For Concert Band. Real Big Band Sound / Arrangements of Modern Light Music / Pop / Foxtrot. Real Big Band Sound. Grade 3. Score. Duration 2 minutes, 29 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012157050-S).
This successful tune composed by Mills and Ellington belonged to the repertoire of the Duke Ellington Band, the complete title being 'It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing'. All jazz fans certainly remember the legendary version on the record 'The Great Reunion', recorded in New-York in April 1961 by Duke Ellington (1899-1974) with the Louis Armstrong Band.