By Billy Strayhorn / arr. Alan Baylock
Premier Jazz Series
Conductor Score & Parts
4 (Medium Advanced / Difficult)
Think of Take the "A" Train with a contemporary flair and you have the idea behind this inventive chart by Alan Baylock. Opening up in a swing groove, then alternating with a funk feel, bari sax, bass 'bone, guitar and bass have the initial melodic statement in this terrific chart. Solo space is available for alto sax 1, trombone 1, bari sax and trumpet 2, and the lead trumpet range is to written D, above the staff. A modern yet superb chart of a tune everyone knows. Festival material! (5:15) This title is available through SmartMusic.
Take the "A" Train
Billy Strayhorn (composer)