Hank Jones/arr. Thad Jones/ed. Carubia - Smart Chart Music
This never-before-published Thad Jones arrangement of Hank Jones' composition is an interesting medium-tempo swing chart with just a touch of a "blues march" feel. Rescored here at a more accessible level, it was first recorded live by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra at the Village Vanguard in 1967. This very playable arrangement features a great double shout chorus separated by a four bar drum fill. With 16-bar blues changes to work with, Thad's simple muted trumpet melody turns into a roaring masterpiece of full ensemble excitement before returning to the simple muted trumpet theme. Written solos are provided and this unique offering features two lead trumpet parts (higher and lower) and includes an optional flute part. Highly recommended!
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