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A Shanty In Old Shanty Town ♫ arranged for Jazz Septet by Rich Willey
“In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town” was written by Ira Schuster and Jack Little and Joe Young in 1932. Ted Lewis and His Band performed it in the film The Crooner in 1932.
Johnny Long and His Orchestra had a million seller of the song in 1946. It is still a great tune and this treatment of it is respectful and classy.
I’ll Be Seeing You by Fain/Kahal ♫ Jazz Septet arranged by Rich Willey
One of the most beautiful and touching popular songs in the USA during WWII arranged as a flowing bossa nova.
Sure to be well-received by those who are close to members of America’s rapidly dwindling Greatest Generation, also a great vehicle to demonstrate how tastefully your group can play.
My Melancholy Baby ♫ 🎺 arranged for Jazz Septet by Rich Willey
Plenty meat still left on the bones of this 100 year old tune in terms of harmonic material.
You will want to keep coming back to it to try different ways of playing this flexible arrangement while you discover what a truly great tune this really is.
No Moon At All ♫ by Dave Mann and Redd Evans arranged for Jazz Septet by Rich Willey
From Doris Day and Nat King Cole in 1947 to Les Brown with the Ames Brothers in 1953 to Count Basie in 1956 to Ella Fitzgerald in 1962 to Diana Krall in 2017 . . . this great tune has been performed by a select few savvy performers.
It has remained one of the all-time-great-but-not-commonly-played tunes of yesteryear.
Poor Butterfly by Golden/Hubbell ♫ arranged for Jazz Septet by Rich Willey
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. Show off your group with this one!