Bluezies by Shorty Rogers. Arranged by Shorty Rogers. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). Shorty Rogers Series. Swing. Grade 4-5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-458).
As recorded on Portrait of Shorty, (including the best of West Coast jazz musicians such as Herb Geller, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli and others) this is a great, up-tempo, swinging chart with lots of solo space for alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano and drums. The tune is typical Shorty Rogers, swinging and melodious. There are lots of exciting, powerful ensemble passages and still plenty of room for all the soloists. 276 bars of swinging happiness! 5-4-4-4.