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Ko-Ko

By Duke Ellington

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Jazz Ensemble - Grade 3.5
Composed by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Jazz Ensemble. Essentially Ellington. Jazz. Conductor Score & Parts. 44 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.JLCM02001).

Item Number: AP.JLCM02001

Warner Bros. Publications is proud to present this important series, Jazz at Lincoln Center Library. Each selection was selected by the Center's musical director, Wynton Marsalis. Each transcription is direct from the recordings of the immortal Duke Ellington, and they are not only authentic, they are perfect for your jazz ensemble. Features information about the original recording, rehearsal notes from Jon Faddis and Brent Wallarab, and performance suggestions from Wynton Marsalis. These classic tunes represent jazz at its finest!

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Steve
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 19, 2008 Easy to play, hard to make it sound like much

    It's a fantastic chart, and the transcription is good. However, because of the repetitive nature of the parts, it takes a lot of creativity and motivated players to get an interesting performance out of it. Without a bold trombone player willing to have a go at the rather high...

    solo, it's probably not worth it. It's also very difficult to get the saxes to play loud enough to be heard in the scream section. However, we're only about high school band standard, so a strong band with good players should have no problems. One flaw in the transcription for me was the use of 5 leger lines for the trombone solo. It was virtually unreadable and hence unplayable, so I ended up having to write out the part again and using an 8va line. I don't understand why it wasn't written like that in hte first place.

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