Here is a transcription of Jelly Roll Morton's Levee Serenaders ca. 1928. The tune is Midnight Mama.
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. I removed the vocal and added a clarinet and trombone solo which are both ad lib solos.
This chart’s level of difficulty is rated: Medium. This rating typically means the average musician will be able to play it successfully after a few attempts. Tempo, key, and instrumental range all could pose a challenge.