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The Birth Of The Blues

By Louise Plowright

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Big band with vocal (Vocal, 2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums) - Medium Difficult
By Louise Plowright. Arranged by Shaun Byrne. Jazz Vocal. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-9057).

Item Number: JL.JLP-9057

Here is a great arrangement done by Shaun Byrne that is based on the recording done by Louise Plowright for the musical 'The Hot Shoe Shuffle.' After a brief 6-bar intro, the vocalist sings the first 8 bars of the verse colla voce with piano. The band is then cued in a tempo at 95 bpm. This features a lot of great ensemble writing including screaming trumpets (up to an optional F6 for tpts 1 and 2). 4 measures from the end there is a rallantando down to half time for the final 3 bars. This is just a superb chart to feature your female vocalist and proficient band. There are no sax doubles. The vocal key is Ab throughout Ranges:Trumpets 1 & 2: to optional F6, otherwise D6 Trombone 1: Bb4 Vocal Key: Ab.

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