Night and Day
Jazz studio orchestra (vocal solo, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, 3 violins, viola, cello, guitar, piano, bass, drums, synthesizer (optional alternate for strings))
By Frank Sinatra. Arranged by Nelson Riddle. New revised 2015 edition with strings. Swing - Medium. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-9039).
Item Number: JL.JLP-9039
Swing - Medium.
In the 1950s Frank Sinatra, along with master arranger Nelson Riddle, recorded a series of hit records for Capitol that arguably captured 'Ol' Blue Eyes' at his very best. This arrangement of Night and Day comes from 'A Swingin' Affair', released in 1957. This is an absolute standout treatment of this classic tune. Much like the entire record, this cut is forceful, brassy, and joyous, as Frank leads a standout orchestra playing another of Mr. Riddle's masterpiece interpretations. This chart helps bring to life one of the signature tunes from the strongest period of Sinatra's illustrious career-it was a song that Frank loved and this arrangement brought the song and the singer together in a timeless and magisterial way.
The chart begins with a punchy, brass-led sequence that will immediately grab the listeners. The vocals come in with just baritone sax and rhythm section featuring a riff borrowed from the earlier recording of 'I've Got You Under My Skin.' The arrangement is scored for big band with 3 violins, viola, and cello. An optional alternate synthesizer part has been included that may be used in place of the strings.
There is a cameo trombone solo in the middle of arrangement that has been fully written out. The vocal key begins in D and modulates to E flat. The hard part of this arrangement is achieving that great punchy sound that Riddle was a master at creating. This arrangement has been masterfully transcribed by Dylan Canterbury.