Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin ♫ for vocalist + septet, the often-requested Irving Berlin favorite (made famous by Fred Astaire in the 1935 movie Top Hat) for dancers and listening audiences alike arranged by Rich Willey.
Key of C with four-bar intro, playable as a swing tune or with a Latin-jazz feel. 82 written measures, arranged to be played at ♩ = 150, difficulty level is intermediate to advanced.
The horn arrangement is “through composed” (72 bar form) to avoid being repetitive with a 10-bar turnaround coda that combines a snippet of Sonnymoon For Two and Count Basie’s trademark “plink, plink, plink,” sure to get a chuckle from the jazz fans in your audience.
Septet parts are for trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, piano/guitar, bass and drums and come in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
Here is the melody with lyrics (the vocalist’s part):
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.
Here is Rich playing all the horn parts with Bruce Lang on vocals from Rich’s digital studio (we fully realize that you and your group could make it sound much better 😉 ):
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