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Take the "A" Train

By Billy Strayhorn

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Jazz Ensemble - Grade 1
Composed by Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967). Arranged by Vince Gassi. Jazz Ensemble; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; SmartMusic. First Year Charts for Jazz Ensemble. Jazz. Score and Parts. 78 pages. Duration 3:05. Belwin Music #00-30614. Published by Belwin Music (AP.30614).

Item Number: AP.30614


This chart swings all the way and is very playable by a young band. Arranger Vince Gassi captures the essence of this well-known Strayhorn composition made famous by Ellington, and scored it exactly right---not too difficult but with fun-to-play parts. It includes brief written solos for 1st alto sax and 1st trumpet and easy ranges with plenty of dynamics to teach. A superb chart you will play for years to come! (3:05) This title is available in SmartMusic.

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