A Monday Date
Here is the chart transcribed/arranged based on Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five ca. 1928. The tune is A Monday Date.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
- Bass/Tuba (one part)
- Vocal sheet with lyrics
This chart features wonderful ensemble parts which are completely written out except the clarinet part which is mostly written as ensemble ad lib with chord changes provided. All the fantastic trumpet solos are written out along with the clarinet and trombone break. Piano solos are notated as well. Clarinet and trombone solos are notated as solo ad lib with chord changes and melody provided. The vocal chorus is included but can be substituted with an ad lib solo if desired (chords are provided for each instrument).
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.