East Side, The/The West Side - Jazz Big Band Arrangement
This arrangement by Oliver Nelson was recorded by the Jazz Interactions Orchestra in 1967, an ensemble led by pianist Billy Taylor. Set in a modal 9/8 groove (with two measures of 4/8 thrown in) this chart features a lengthy alto saxophone solo (played by Phil Woods on the recording) with nice backgrounds. Also featured is vibraphone. Oliver wrote this arrangement (and the others from this recording session) for two bass players (played by Ron Carter and George Duvivier). Throughout this particular arrangement one bass player is arco and the other is pizz. There are no instrument doubles. Ranges: Trumpets 1 & 2: to D6; Trombones 1 & 2: to C5. Swing, medium.
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