Arrangements

I have a wide number of original arrangements for big band for sale. I can provide these as PDF downloads. I’m unfortunately not able to send printed sets at present. Prices range from £50 – £75 for these: please email me for more details.

Here is a sample list (by no means exhaustive) of what I have done already:

Instrumentals:

Lady Be Good – medium/up tempo swing – homage to Tadd Dameron/Dizzy Gillespie

St Louis Blues – medium/up swing and afro with Ellington-style pep section

Body and Soul – ballad – solo feature for flugelhorn with alternative solo parts provided

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – medium swing Thad Jones/Mel Lewis style arrangement

The Man I Love – medium-up Swing/Latin

I Loves You Porgy – ballad feature for Alto Saxophone: Gil Evans style arrangement

Round Midnight – Flugelhorn ballad feature with dense ensemble writing and reharmonisation video here.

Polkadots and Moonbeams – another Flugelhorn ballad (!) with feature for the saxophone section

James Bond Theme – exact transcription of the original version of the theme (well as exact as I could get..)

Female Vocals:

Feeling Good – funk groove. Video of this.

Lullaby of Broadway – medium swing (on latest NYJO album: NYJO FIFTY)

A Foggy Day – fast swing

That Old Devil Called Love – based on the Billie Holiday version

Midnight Sun – transcription/adaption of the Ella Fitzgerald version

Goldfinger – transcription of the Bond theme as sung by Shirley Bassey

Get Happy – transcription of the Judy Garland version

Male Vocals:

I Left My Heart In San Francisco – ballad plus “Girl Talk” slow swing ensemble section

Teenage Kicks – “Rock Swings” style arrangement of the Undertones song

And I Love Her – Latin version of the Beatles song

It’s De-Lovely – fast swing, also available as a duet.

Mac The Knife – swing, rising in semitones à la Bobby Darin, also available as a duet

Duets/vocal groups:

See above, also:

Autumn In New York – based on the Ella/Louis version with the same keys and a trumpet feature

I’ve Got A Crush On You – mash-up of the Sands version plus the Streisand duets version

Dream – Billy May style arrangement for 4-part vocals

Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B – based on the Bette Midler version

…and many more!

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these.

Free download of a PDF of Lady Be Good here. This arrangement as played by the Ronnie Scott Jazz Orchestra and NYJO

 

 

Jazz Trumpet, Composition, Arranging, Bandleader, Educator