Black Bottom Stomp
Here is a transcription of Jelly Roll Morton's Orchestra ca. 1926. The tune is Black Bottom Stomp.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
- Bass/Tuba (one part)
This chart features wonderful ensemble parts which are completely written out except a few spots where the clarinet part is just a chord sketch. The trumpet solos are solo ad lib but the clarinet and trombone solos are both written out.
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.