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early BIG and SMALL BAND

JAZZ ARRANGEMENTS and TRANSCRIPTIONS

by BENT PERSSON

From this site you can order about 60 early (20's to 40's) jazz big band transcriptions, of which there are almost 30 from recordings with different bands backing Louis Armstrong, mostly Luis Russel's. There are also eight arrangements the band recorded without Louis.

You should find 15 items of the great band of Duke Ellington and eleven from the Fletcher Henderson bands enhanced by a few interesting samples from other great bands like McKinney's Cotton Pickers and Jean Goldkette Orchestra.

There are some transcriptions for smaller groups, mostly swing numbers, and sometimes reductions of big band material. In the table you will also find some big and small band (as well as New Orleans marching band) original arrangements I've made.

Items marked in the "print" column were computer made. You will note that several arrangements require clarinets.

update 2014-07-30


this page FLETCHER HENDERSON
transcriptions
for big band
LUIS RUSSEL
transcriptions
for big band
other big band
transcriptions:
big band
transcriptions:
Swedish tunes
other pages LOUIS ARMSTRONG
transcriptions
for big & small band
DUKE ELLINGTON
transcriptions
for big & small band
small band
transcriptions &
arrangements
MY big band &
N. O. marching band
arrangements






Fletcher Henderson

FLETCHER HENDERSON TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR BIG BANDS

title composers recording/
revised stock
tp
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tb sax cl rhythm vo print
BLUE MOMENTS Henderson H 32 3 2 2as ts   tu   *pr 90
BUSINESS IN F Bleyer H 31 3 2 2as ts (bars)   sb     60
DEAR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS Ceasar-Conrad H 27 2 (3) 1 (2) ss as ts   tu p bj dr v *pr 90
D NATURAL BLUES Henderson/arr Challis H 28 3 2 2as ts 3 tu     60
HENDERSON STOMP Henderson (Waller?) H 26 3 1   3 tu p bj dr   pr 90
HOCUS POCUS Hudson H 34 3 1 (2) 2as ts 1       70
IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN Livingston-Simes-Neiburg
arr: H Henderson
H 33 3 2 2 as ts 1 tu (sbs) g     80
KING PORTER STOMP Henderson H 33 3 1 2as ts 1 sb g     60
SOMEBODY LOVES ME Gershwin H 29 3 1 2as ts     vo4   60
STAMPEDE Henderson H 26 3 1 2as ts 3 tu     50
STARDUST Carmichael arr: Challis H 31 3 2 2 as ts 1 tu     70
SWEET AND HOT Yellen-Arlen H 31 3 1 (2) 2as ts (bars)   tu     70
TOZO Henderson-Cowdry H 27 3 1 2as ts (bars) 3 tu vo pr 90
*parts printed by Andreas Kågedal





Luis Russel

LUIS RUSSEL TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR BIG BANDS

title composers recording/
revised stock
tp
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tb sax cl rhythm vo print
THE NEW CALL OF THE FREAKS Barbarin Russel 29 3 1 as ts 1 p g vib sb vo3   60
GOING TO TOWN Prince-Mooney Russel 31 rs 3 1 (2) 2as ts (bars) 1 sb vo   70
HONEY, THAT REMINDS ME Nesbitt Russel 30 1 (opt 2nd as) 1 2as ts   sb vo   60
LOUISIANA SWING Luis Russel Russel 30 1 (2) 1 (2) 2as ts 1 sb     70
ON REVIVAL DAY Razaf Russel 30 2 1 (2) 2as ts 2 sb vo   70
POOR LIL' ME Russel Russel 30 2 (3) 1 (2) 2as (ss) ts 1 sb vo   80
SARATOGA DRAG Russel-Walton Russel 30 3 1 (2) 2 as (2)ts         70
SARATOGA SHOUT Russel Russel 29 2 (3) 1 (2) 2 as ts 1 sb p     70
SAY THE WORD* Prince-Mooney or
Adamson-Lane
Russel 31 2 1 2as ts   sb vo   80
*SINGING PRETTY SONGS
(PRETTY SONGS)
Allen Orch Allen 30 3 1 2as ts   tu/sb     60
*parts written by Peter Lind





OTHER TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR BIG BANDS

title composers recording/
revised stock
tp
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tb sax cl rhythm vo print
DOIN' THE NEW LOWDOWN McHugh-Fields Redman 32 film version 2 2 2as ts   tapdance vo   50
EMBRACEABLE YOU Gershwin Hackett 39 2 1 as ts bars     vo 70
GEE, BABY, AIN'T I GOOD TO YOU Redman-Razaf McKinney`s CP 29 3 1 2as ts   tu vo pr 60
HOOSIER SWEETHEART Goodwin-Ash-Baskette arr:Challis Goldkette 27 3 2 2as ts   sb vo   70
KRAZY KAT Wooding W 29 2 (3) 2 2as ts 3 tu g vo3   40
MISERY JPJohnson-Razaf Blance Calloway 31 3 1 (2) 2as ts 1   vo   50
MY MELANCHOLY BABY Burnett-Norton Dorsey Brothers 28 1 (2) 1 (2) 2as ts 1 bsx vo pr 50
NAGASAKI Warren-Dixon Andy Kirk film 3 2 2as ts   tapdance vo   40
PEGGY Bismer-Buckley-Head McKinney`s CP 29 3 1 2as 2ts   tu vo   60
SAY IT WITH FIRECRACKERS Berlin Fred Astaire film 2 1 2as ts 3 tapdance     50
SIDEWALK BLUES Morton Red Hot Peppers 26 2 1   3 sb     50
SUNSHINE Berlin Milt Shaw 28 2 (3) 1 (2) 2as ts 2 tu vl vo   70
SWING BROTHER SWING Raymond-Bishop-Williams Basie 37 radio 3 2 2as ts (bars)     vo   50
THE NEW VINE ST. BLUES Basie-Durham Moten 29 1 1 as ts bars 1 g (no b)     30
WHAT KIND OF MAN IS YOU Carmichael Irving Mills 29 3 1 2as ts 1 (2) tu vl (vo)   60
ZONKY Waller-Razaf Bill Brown/ McKinney`s CP 29 2 (3) 1 2as ts   tu vo   60





TRANSCRIPTIONS FOR BIG BANDS (SWEDISH TUNES)

title composers recording/
revised stock
tp
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tb sax cl rhythm vo print
EN LITEN SÅNG OM DIG Andersson rs 3 2 2as ts 3       30
HEAVENLY MUSIC Görling rs 3 2 2as ts 1 sb     30
HONEYMOONING Ehrling rs 3 2 2as ts 1 sb   pr 70
F & Bb7 Ehrling rs 3 2 2as ts         30
KÄRLEK ÄR KÄRLEK Axelsson-Söderblom rs 3 2 2as ts     vo   40
MISSISSIPPI MOOD Norin rs 3 2 2as ts 1 sb     50
RHYTHM IN BLUE Andersson rs 3 1 2as ts   tu     30
STACKARS VI Redland rs 3 2 2as ts 3   vo3   40
ÖSREGN Görling rs 3 2 2as ts         40




arranging in 1980

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