It's Glory composed by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by Oliver Nelson. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). Oliver Nelson Big Band Series. Swing. Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-396).
Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things. This Ellington tune starts out with a rhythm section vamp and swings on from there. The ensemble shouts just scream with wonderful, dissonant voicings that are a thrill to hear! There is solo space for Alto Sax, (of course), Trumpet and Piano. Ellington's melody and Nelson's arrangement ...... an absolute winning combination! 5-4-4-4.