Poor Butterfly by Golden/Hubbell ♫ arranged by Rich Willey for Jazz Septet
The great 1916 standard by John Golden and Raymond Hubbell, arranged in A-flat in a Latin/jazz style. Comes complete with montuno introduction, a send-off between solos and an exciting 32-bar soli section beautifully voiced for the four horns. Melody is trumpet and alto in unison with counter-lines by tenor and trombone, culminating in four-part voicings for the last eight bars of the melody. Open solo section can feature vocal chorus.
Fantastic response from your dancers while providing equally enjoyable listening for concert audiences.
Tempo is ♩ = 154, 106 written measures, difficulty level intermediate with some meaty changes for soloing.
This particular arrangement has Trumpet 1, Alto Sax 2/Trumpet 2, Tenor Sax 3, Trombone 4 (bass clef), Valve Trombone 4 (🎼 B♭ Treble), Piano/Guitar/Drums and Bass parts that come in a PDF you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
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Here is Rich in his digital studio playing all the parts using his trumpet, flugelhorn and bass trumpet with MIDI rhythm section: