Composer: Joe Henderson & Jackie Ryan
Arranger: Christine Guter
Publisher: Sound Music Publications
Edition: SMP15-020
Voicing: SSATTB
Setting: Level 3, Up-tempo swing with rhythm section


Jennifer Parker
Inver Hills Community College
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This song was originally recorded by the great saxophonist, Joe Henderson in the late 60’s. This tune moves at a pretty quick tempo but the riff-based tune allows for quick learning and there is lots of repetition that keeps it at a level three vocally. This is a great chart for featuring soloists on improvisation. If you don’t feel like your students can handle the quick tempo bring it down! It will still be a great opener or closer. I would spend a great amount of time working the rhythm of this chart first. Listening to the original recording and the recording by the vocal group Vocology will help your singers learn this much quicker. The only potential downside of this chart is that you need to have a solid rhythm section to pull it off.

Performance Link: