Here is a chart transcribed from Duke Ellington and the Washingtonians Ca. 1928. The tune is Black Beauty.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- Alto Sax 1
- Alto Sax 2
- Tenor Sax
- 1st Trumpet
- 2nd Trumpet
- Banjo/Guitar (one part)
- Bass/Tuba (one part)
This chart features wonderful ensemble and solo parts which are completely 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.