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Big band - Difficult
By Harry James. Arranged by Myles Collins. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1271).

Item Number: JL.LL-1271

Ultra, written by Harry James is not your ususal 'just another swing chart'. After a punchy opening the baritone takes the first chorus as a solo, backed by alternating trombones & trumpets. The chart kicks into a 4 feel for the tutti bridge, and the solo trumpet chorus follows, backed by reeds and unison screaming trumpets. A big hitting shout chorus wraps the chart up, with a cameo trumpet solo leading to the finish. A fine chart from the later days of the HJ orchestra. Whilst the arrangement is generally not that hard, the trumpet solo and sectional work is quite demanding, hence this chart is at the difficult level. There are no sax doubles. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4: F6, E5, B5, F5 Trombones 1-4: Bb4, Ab4, Ab4, C4.

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