I'm A Little Black Bird
Here is the chart transcribed/arranged from Clarence Williams Blue Five ca. 1924. The tune is I'm A Little Black Bird .
The instrumentation is as follows:
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
- Bass/Tuba (one part)
- Vocal Sheet
This chart features wonderful ensemble parts which are completely written out. This one also includes the vocal and the instrumental solos played underneath the vocals. This is a wonderful transcription because you can recreate the interplay between Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong!
This chart’s level of difficulty is rated: Hard. This rating means you will likely need to spend some time in the woodshed working this up! Likely the tempo, feel, key, range, and interpretation will be challenging. Don’t let this stop you – you can play this chart no matter what your groups skill level is – you just need to work at it.