Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Includes Full Performance CD). By Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by Michael Sweeney. For Jazz Ensemble (Score & Parts). Discovery Jazz. Grade 1-2. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.7470701).
What better way to introduce the music of Duke Ellington to your young jazzers than with this wonderfully scored arrangement by Michael Sweeney? Even at this easy level, this chart really swings and will sound great with limited rehearsal time. Your pianist gets a rare chance to shine as he or she is featured on the melody while the ensemble answers. Later, every section gets to play the melody and there is a solo section for any sax. The final section starts softly with saxes alone, then builds as various layers are added. A great-sounding chart for beginning bands. Dur: 3:00.