Cornet Chop Suey
Here is a chart transcribed/arranged based on Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five ca. 1926. The tune is Cornet Chop Suey.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
This chart features wonderful ensemble parts which are completely written out. The piano solo has been replaced with clarinet and trombone solos added in its place. Chords and suggested solos are provided.
There is some debate about the original key this was played in - to make it easier I have added both versions for download here (Eb and F)....
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.