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Poor Butterfly

By Frank Sinatra With Duke Ellington

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Big band with vocal (2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones (Tenor 1 doubles Clarinet), Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums) - Medium
By Frank Sinatra With Duke Ellington. Edited by Rob Duboff and Jeffrey Sultanof. Arranged by Billy May. Jazz Vocal. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-9058).

Item Number: JL.JLP-9058

Here is another great Billy May arrangement from the Sinatra/Ellington album, recorded in 1967. Jazz Lines Publications is very proud to publish these tunes, making the music of a truly landmark and historic recording session available to the public for the first time.This has been engraved from the original manuscript: this is not a transcription. Surprisingly, Sinatra had never previously recorded this ragtime-era standard. This May chart is not terribly complicated, though there is a bit of a difficult clarinet run at the beginning written on tenor 1. If you don't have a clarinet, something similar can be played on tenor. Then after that 4 bar solo there are only 4 more bars of clarinet, which again may be played up an octave on tenor. There are no other doubles. Ranges are not an issue at all throughout this chart as trumpet 1 goes to C6 and trombone 1 goes to to G4. For most of the chart Duke Ellington provides light fills behind the vocals, so chords have been included. But, he doesn't really comp much at all. And, a guitar part has been included even though there wasn't a guitarist on the recording. Lastly, drums are mostly on ride and rim-shot through the majority of the arrangement.

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