This roaring and challenging Bill Holman chart begins with the vocal soloist solely accompanied by bass. Halfway through the first chorus drums enter, and then at the end of the chorus the whole band
Without a doubt one of the signature entries in Frank Sinatra's discography, Billy May's arrangement of the title track from Sinatra's 1958 album "Come Fly with Me" is quite possibly as close to a perfect
Recorded by Barbara Morrison with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra for "The L.A. Treasures Project," this powerhouse arrangement is a study in contrasts. The sparse and quiet opening gradually builds to
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Frank DeVol's arrangement of Goody, Goody may not be as adventurous as some of the others that were recorded by Ella Fitzgerald throughout the 1950s and 1960s, but what it lacks in innovation it
Exploring a wealth of overlapping instrumental colors, this very delicate and superbly orchestrated setting made its first appearance recorded by Diana Krall. A study in tension and release, there is a
Serving as a longtime go-to vehicle for improvisation, Gershwin's I Got Rhythm receives an outstanding and unique treatment from Nelson Riddle for Ella Fitzgerald's 1959 album "Ella Fitzgerald
Originally co-written and recorded by Peggy Lee in 1960, this upbeat swinger exudes a great message and positive energy. It's perfect for a singer to add their own personality and connect with the audience.
This great Nelson Riddle studio orchestra arrangement was written for the 1961 Ella Fitzgerald album "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson." The chart features all the classic Riddle hallmarks including
This is the original studio ensemble arrangement by Frank DeVol for Ella Fitzgerald's 1960 album "Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas." It was arranged to feature a solo vocalist along with an SATTBB vocal
Performed and recorded live on multiple occasions in 1966 by Ella Fitzgerald with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this arrangement of Cole Porter's Let's Do It has a couple unique features going for
Among the many arrangements that have been frequently requested by singers and enthusiasts, the music written for Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra is high on the list. This original version was
Nelson Riddle wrote this arrangement for the 1961 Ella Fitzgerald album "Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson." The chart features all the classic Riddle hallmarks including sax backgrounds, punchy brass, and a
This Quincy Jones arrangement was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald on her 1963 collaboration with the Count Basie Orchestra, "Ella and Basie!" Both Fitzgerald's and the Basie band's performance of this wonderful
A Gordon Goodwin vocal chart! In addition to the vocal part, there are optional solo feature parts for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet or trombone for added flexibility. Gordon has conceived this chart with
"Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book" was quite possibly the most important recording of Fitzgerald's career. Although they all excite in their own way, arranger Buddy Bregman's appropriately
In this arrangement for Ella Fitzgerald, Nelson Riddle was clearly paying hommage to his arrangement of I've Got You Under My Skin recorded in 1956 by Frank Sinatra. This chart shares many of the
John Clayton penned this gorgeous ballad treatment for the great Joe Williams. With exquisite reharmonizations and carefully crafted accompaniment figures, the mood starts out mellow then arcs beautifully
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