Tadd Dameron/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications
Tadd Dameron's ballad If You Could See Me Now receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman. Trumpet (or flugelhorn) is featured throughout. The ballad, with a bit of swing feel, features a chorus evolving into an improvised section. This is "interrupted" by the full ensemble with a swinging, double-time section. The soloist continues in this feel until the ensemble once again takes over with a wonderful, strong statement in a return to the ballad setting. There is a cadenza near the end for the soloist, followed by a lovely ending. No one writes an instrumental feature better than Bill Holman. You need this one in your library!