Audiences love this AABA 48-bar form tune with its catchy & playful melody, interesting chord changes for improvisation and a whimsical feel.
Originally performed by Rich Willey & Boptism at Birdland in NYC and later arranged for the Lionel Hampton Big Band.
This will be the tune your audience leaves the theater whistling.
Tempo is ♩ = 144, performance length depends on number of soloists. 108 written measures. Difficulty level is intermediate to advanced (some tricky ensemble passages).
This is essentially a head arrangement with a fun-to-play 48-bar soli section intended to provide a break for the listener between soloists.
Parts come in a PDF file that you will be able to download immediately after your order is processed.
Written solos for any of our charts may be special ordered at a reasonable cost. Email us through our contact page with any and all inquiries.
The recording of this as played by a dectet is MIA at the moment, but until it turns up . . . here is how the tune goes:
Rich Willey on trumpet, Jed Levy on tenor sax, Rick Simerly on trombone, Bill Gerhardt on piano, Zack Page on bass, and Jeff Brillanger on drums (again, this is not the dectet arrangement, but as soon as that recording turns up it will be posted here).