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Take the A Train
By Billy Strayhorn

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Jazz Ensemble - Grade 4
Composed by Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967). Arranged by Alan Baylock. Jazz Ensemble; MakeMusic Cloud; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Premier Jazz Series. Funk; Jazz; Swing. Score and Part(s). 74 pages. Belwin Music #00-30644. Published by Belwin Music (AP.30644).

Item Number: AP.30644


Think of Take the A Train with a contemporary flair and you have the idea behind this inventive chart by Alan Baylock. Opening up in a swing groove, then alternating with a funk feel, bari sax, bass 'bone, guitar and bass have the initial melodic statement in this terrific chart. Solo space is available for alto sax 1, trombone 1, bari sax and trumpet 2, and the lead trumpet range is to written D, above the staff. A modern yet superb chart of a tune everyone knows. Festival material! (5:15) This title is available in MakeMusic Cloud.

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