Here is a transcription of Duke Ellington And His Cotton Club Orchestra Ca. 1929. The tune is Stevedore Stomp.
The instrumentation is as follows:
- Alto Sax
- Tenor Sax
- Bari 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 except a few bars on the clarinet (tenor sax part) part which is ensemble ad lib.
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.