Opals composed by Frank Strazzeri. Arranged by Rob Pronk. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4 with optional vibes). Jazz Masters Series. Swing. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-990).
Bill Perkins recorded this stunning, swinging arrangement with the Metropole Orchestra. Although there is solo space for tenor saxophone, the real "star" of this arrangement is the whole ensemble. Rob Pronk, one of the finest composer/arrangers on the planet, scored this entire album for Perk, and this chart is sensational, not only because of Pronk's work, but also because of the wonderful composition that Strazzeri created. This may turn out to be your most favorite big band chart ever .... no kidding. 5-4-4-4 (opt. vibes).