My Kind Of Town
Big band with vocals - Medium-difficult
By Frank Sinatra. Edited by Jon Harpin. Arranged by Billy May. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-2092).
Item Number: JL.LL-2092
This Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn tune was originally written for the Rat-Packesque film 'Robin and the Seven Hoods'. Wonderfully melodic and visually exciting in concert, it was Sinatra's theme tune for some 15 years, his show-stopper and frequent show-ender. This version is transcribed from Billy May's version from Sinatra at the Sands with the Basie Band. It's all here - the creamy opening verse with the lush brass voicings leading into the punchy swing of the main vocal, with the successive modulations from F to G to Ab and the powerhouse modal riffs to finish. Guaranteed to be a winner in any concert or gig. The lead Alto doubles Flute, but other than this there are no Sax doubles.Swing @ 100, 80 & 180 b.p.m. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4: F6, E6, Bb5, G5 Trombones 1-4: C5, A4, A4, A4 Vocal keys: F/G/Ab Male Vocal G2 - F4 (13 steps).