Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, and Mitchell Parish. Arranged by Mike Crotty. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Score. Premier Jazz Series. Jazz. Grade 4. 16 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.38694S).
Arranged especially for the USAF Airmen of Note, this alto ballad is outstanding in every respect. The introduction features 'bones playing the bridge, followed by the A section statement with alto and piano, development, alto solo space, some double time sections, back to the ballad tempo, and a big ensemble ending. Lead trumpet range to written high E-flat. Includes optional 5th trumpet part.