Puttin’ On The Ritz by Irving Berlin ♫ Vocalist + Septet, arranged by Rich Willey.
Fun, funky and jazzy arrangement of this 1929 blockbuster. in the key of F minor starting with an instrumental intro (verse) and followed by a full ensemble rendition of melody before the vocal chorus.
Open for solos followed by full ensemble “soli” chorus. After soli section there is a 15-bar “fugue” for the horns followed by a totally different arrangement of the melody for the out-chorus.
Arranged to be played at ♩ = 180, this arrangement is flexible, allowing for vocal chorus(es) and multiple solo choruses. Total arrangement length is 165 bars, difficulty level is intermediate to advanced. This is practically an epic arrangement that’s a tried and true crowd-pleaser.
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.
This flexible septet comes with parts for Trumpet or Alto Sax 1, Alto Sax or Trumpet 2, Tenor Sax 3, Trombone or Tenor Sax 4, Piano, Bass, Drums, and Vocal Lead Sheet in a PDF that you’ll be able to download immediately upon submission of your order.
View Puttin’ On The Ritz melody and lyrics:
Hear Rich perform the entire arrangement (trumpet/bass trumpet/vocal) with ProTools and a MIDI rhythm section: