Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

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  • Manteca

    This famous arrangement was written by Gil Fuller and recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie made for RCA Victor in 1947, before another recording ban took place during most of 1948. Manteca was co-written by Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo in 1947 and became one of the first examples of Afro-Cuban influences being incorporated into jazz. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trombones instead of 4. We have re-created the 4th trombone part. Learn More
  • Minor Walk

    This arrangement was recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie made for RCA Victor in 1947, before another recording ban took place during most of 1948. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trumpet part. Learn More
  • ONE BASS HIT

    This arrangement by Gil Fuller was written to showcase Ray Brown, the bassist of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. Gillespie's big band performed this arrangement many times over the years. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have restored the 4th trumpet part. The bass fills have not been written out, allowing for your bassist to improvise over the provided chord changes. Learn More
  • RAY'S IDEA

    This arrangement by Gil Fuller was first recorded by the Dizzy Gillespie big band in 1946. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trumpet part. Featured are solos for trumpet, tenor saxophone, and trombone. An optional open solo section has been included. Learn More
  • That's Earl Brother

    This arrangement was written by Gil Fuller for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in the late 1940s but it was never recorded. The song was previously recorded as a sextet version in 1946. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune. The only major difference between the published version and the Gillespie band version was that the published version was arranged for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trumpet part. Learn More
  • THINGS TO COME

    Big band repertoire really doesn't get much more difficult than this arrangement. Taken at a blistering 300 bpm, this band showcase was arranged by Gil Fuller for Dizzy Gillespie's bebop band of the mid to late 1940s. Gillespie's big band performed this arrangement many times and it was used as a band theme. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. Gil Fuller recreated this arrangement for Dizzy's big band of the 1960s (the original music was lost). We have restored the 4th trumpet part (from Dizzy's set of 1960s parts) and included backgrounds that were not included in the stock. Solos are featured for trumpet, piano, alto sax, and tenor sax. The alto sax solo may be used as an open solo section. Learn More
  • TWO BASS HIT

    This arrangement was recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie made for RCA Victor in 1947, before another recording ban took place during most of 1948. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trumpet part. Learn More

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