What better way to introduce the magic of Duke Ellington to your beginning players than with this very easy version of one of the Duke's most revered standards. The style of the original version is preserved with the opening small group statement (alto, tenor, 2 trumpets, and trombone). From there the tune is passed alternately to the full ensemble, sax section, brass section, and finally back to the small group. A real gem! As with all of the big band charts in the Discovery Jazz series, the flexible instrumentation allows for a band as little as 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano, and drums. Includes score, parts, and online audio.
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