U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) - Jazz Big Band Arrangement
This arrangement by Billy Strayhorn was written in 1956 for Duke Ellington and recorded during a session for Bethlehem Records. It was later recorded in 1959 for Columbia and then in 1967 for the tribute to Strayhorn entitled And His Mother Called Him Bill. This tune has become a jazz standard over the years. This chart was written to feature clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton, trumpeter Willie Cook (later Clark Terry), and baritone saxophonist Harry Carney. Typical of Strayhorn's arrangements, this chart features interesting dissonance and subtle band interplay. Ranges: Trumpet 1: to E6; Trombone 1: to Cb5. Swing, medium.