Here is a transcription of King Olivers Creole Jazz Band ca. 1923. The tune is called Alligator Hop.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
- Bass/Tuba (one part)
This chart features wonderful clarinet breaks as well as a nice solo all of which is completely written out! All the ensemble sections in this chart are completely written out except the clarinet part which only has chord changes written for most of the ensemble sections.
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.