Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   Duke Ellington, Jed Scott, Beth Bright
Arranger:   Jed Scott
Publisher:   UNC Jazz Press
Edition:   VJ2247
Voicing:   SSATB
Setting:   rhythm section partially notated, 2 Tpt, Tbn, T. Sax.


Jennifer Parker
MacNally Smith College of Music
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This is a hard-swinging Duke Ellington classic! There are opportunities for soloists of any voice type and great room for improvisation. It includes a very clever shout chorus and over a dozen other Duke Ellington quotes throughout the arrangement. It is a wonderful opportunity for a Jazz History listening lesson about the Duke. The horn parts are fabulous so your band directors will be happy to be on board. I have used this with All-State Vocal Jazz ensembles and honors choirs. It is challenging, but it is so much fun the students won’t realize how hard they are working!