Artie Shaw

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  • 'S Wonderful

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. Originally arranged by Ray Conniff for the Shaw band and recorded in January 1945, this excellent chart works so well on many levels. It contains a fair number of innovative arrangement techniques: the opening unison Trombone riff, the Tenor doubling lead beneath the Trumpets, the Clarinet leading the Trumpets in the middle eight, a five-part combo in the middle and a great shift to full swing feel after Shaws' glorious solo work (which written out in full). Conniff has taken what is otherwise an arguably slightly dull tune and turned it into a masterpiece. This chart is a must for all Shaw lovers. Learn More
  • At Sundown

    This is Artie Shaw's 1939 version of At Sundown, from the time when his first band was arguably at its height. The arrangement has been adapted from the original 3 Trumpet 3 Trombone line-up, to a regular 4 4 brass section, & the Reeds are scored for Clarinet, 2 Altos & 2 Tenors. We have written out Shaw's Clarinet solo in full along with the Tenor & Trumpet solos, but have left the Piano solo as an improvisation. All the soloists have the chords on their parts should they wish to do their own thing.  There are no Sax doubles. Learn More
  • Back Bay Shuffle

    Back Bay Shuffle is a jump tempo swing chart from the great Artie Shaw orchestra, perfect for dancing. We have transcribed this chart as per the original, though expanding it to 8 brass in the process. All solos (Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor & Piano) are written out in full, as are the correct drum patterns. The reeds are scored for Solo Clarinet, 2 Altos & 2 Tenors. Everything is here - correct sax voicings, dynamic markings & Phrasing indications so that your band can recreate that punchy Shaw sound. Learn More
  • Bedford Drive

    Bedford Drive has an altogether modern feel about it, with some interesting harmonic structures, particularly in the tutti passages. All of Shaw's solo sections are transcribed in full, & in parts they are fairly challenging, though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. The Guitar solo is also transcribed, and cross-cued onto the Piano part in case you have no Guitar in your rhythm section. The brass ranges are moderate & there are no sax doubles. Duration 3'25".   Learn More
  • Begin the Beguine

    This Artie Shaw classic plays down just like the original ans is a "must have"  for any library.  Parts for CAATTB reeds are available on request should your band ever feature a Solo Clarinet player. Learn More
  • Carioca

    This is one of Artie Shaw's most memorable charts, and simply a joy to play. Opening with a short 6 measure half time statement, the drums then double the tempo and away we go.  The arragement has great sectional interplay, plenty of plunger action in the brass, and several rousing shout choruses at the end, culminating in a final Clarinet flourish. The Shaw & Pastor solos (for Clarinet & Tenor) are written out in full, and there are no sax doubles. The reeds are scored for CAATT. Included is an extra Baritone part, making the section CAATB and giving you more flexibility in deciding which player takes the Clarinet solo line. Duration 3'10". Learn More
  • Concerto for Clarinet Part 1

    Here is Part 1 of Artie Shaw's stunning Concerto for Clarinet. Following a big tutti opening comes a stylish Clarinet cadenza intro, with band backing & solo Piano fills. The Piano then picks up into 8-beat Boogie style with a 24 bar solo, answered by the Clarinet. Solos too for Trumpet, Trombone, Alto & Tenor with a final Clarinet solo flourish.  The whole piece is scored for Clarinet, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, 8 Brass & 4 Rhythm. All solos are fully written out. Learn More
  • Concerto for Clarinet Part 2

    Here is Part 2 of Artie Shaw's stunning Concerto for Clarinet. The chart opens with four stylish Clarinet cadenzas, after which the drummer picks up the tempo with a floor-tom solo, joined by solo Clarinet for 40 measures. Briefly into 3/4 time for band chord stabs, the Clarinet & Drum solo continues. Another time shift for more stabs, then three tutti swing choruses to a false finish. The clarinet solo wraps things up with a further four cadenza passages. 'This is a very challenging work for solo clarinet. The saxes are 2 Altos & 2 Tenors. The Clarinet range is up to super C. Learn More
  • Frenesi

    Frenesi was a tune popularised & played by many of the well known bands of the late 30's & early 40's. Our version is an adaptation of the Artie Shaw version,  but rescored for a regular big band line-up. We have kept the structure of the original & have transcribed all of the solos (Clarinet, Tenor, Trumpet & Piano). The re-voicing of the chart means that the saxes (written C, A, T, T, B have plenty of instrument doubles. The Alto doubles Clarinet & Fluet, both Tenors double Clarinet & the Bari doubles Alto. The chart also floats between Swing & Rumba feels. Learn More
  • Indian Love Call

    Indian Love Call is a classic vocal number from the Artie Shaw Orch. featuring everyone in the band on Vocals! The tune opens with solo Clarinet & Toms, then the saxes join in & the band accompanies with falsetto shouts. Then into the first Tutti chorus at full speed. The vocal chorus (suitable for Alto femal or high Baritone/Tenor male vocalist) is unusual in that it is only vocal & rhythm, with the rest of the band singing the answer backs to the vocal line. After the vocal the band is back with flat out swinging riffs & the whole thing rounds off with a screaming clarinet lip-gliss. Learn More
  • Lady Be Good

    Another rousing up-tempo swing chart from the Artie Shaw band. Originally scored by Jerry Gray, this chart has been lovingly transcribed by Alan Glasscock. The only variation from the original is the inclusion of the 4th brass voice in each section, bringing the total to 8. Saxes are scored CAATT and all of Shaw's original solo lines are written out in full (your player can improvise if preferred). Likewise the Tenor solo is scored out and included chords for improvisation too. Please be aware that the 3rd Trumpet has the greatest range requirement of the section, as it is scored to take the lead for the last 8 measures. Shaw recorded this chart a couple of times, and the tempo varied from around 185 up to 220 beats per minute. The arrangement works at the lower tempo quite well, but if your players are up to the task, 220 makes it really cook. Learn More
  • Night And Day

    The original arrangement being penned by Jerry Gray. We have adapted the original up to 8 Brass & have written out all of the original solos in full - Shaw's playful Clarinet, Tony Pastor's Tenor & the Trumpet solo (probably Tom DeCarlo). The Reeds are scored for Clarinet, 2 Altos & 2 Tenors & the Saxes all double Clarinet. Learn More
  • One Foot in the Groove

    Originally released on the b-side of Shaw's March 1939 Bluebird record B-10202, One Foot in the Groove is a very cool and relaxed swing chart based around a repeating four chord progression. The solo space features Trumpet, Tenor and Clarinet. All solos are written out as played, and although your players can of course improvise their own solos from the chords provided, the original solos fit so well with the groove of the chart that we would suggest that they be played as written. There is a fair amount of brass sectional plunger work (or fan hats) which, if performed tightly, give a good visual impact for the band. The reeds are scored CAATT and we have augmented the brass to eight voices from the original six. Learn More
  • One Night Stand

    Originally released on the a-side of Shaw's March 1939 Bluebird record B-10202, One Night Stand is a Shaw arrangement in what he described as a "riff chart", being designed primarily for dancing. Nevertheless, the chart offers solo spaces for Trumpet, Tenor, Trombone, Piano and of course Clarinet. We have written out all of the original solos, though you players can improvise their own from the chords if preferred. The original Shaw band chart was scored for 6 brass, and we have augmented our version to a full 8-piece section. The saxes are scored CAATT. Learn More
  • Stardust

    When it comes to Artie Shaw, Stardust is right up there with Begin the Beguine. We have had many requests to make this chart available, and so are very pleased to offer it for you now. The arrangement is scored for a standard 5444 line-up, with no strings, and it features Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone. All of the solo lines are written out in full. The reeds are scored CAATT, and all the saxes have Clarinet doubles for the closing 8 measures of the chart. However, the two Tenors can remain on Tenor (playing up an octave) and the Alto 2 part has cue notes in addition to the Clarinet lines (allowing the player to stay on Alto), so that the only sax player who has a necessary double is the Alto 1. Learn More
  • Summit Ridge Drive

    We have taken the original 6 piece arrangement and  expanded it up to full big band, whilst keeping the length and structure of the original piece. The chart features solos for Clarinet, Trumpet, Piano (Harpsichord) & Bass, all of which are written out in full. We have also included an extra Trumpet part in the arrangement, a transcription of the original Gramercy Five Trumpet line which, allows you to perform the Gramercy Five version. The reeds are written CAATT, with all saxes doubling Clarinets. Learn More
  • Vilia

    Here is Artie Shaw's delightfully quirky take on Vilia, from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar. Being a Shaw chart it naturally features Clarinet, with some smooth ensemble writing and a flowing sax soli too. The brass ranges are moderate, with no hidden surprises and Shaw's Clarinet solo is written out in full, though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. The reeds are scored CAATT, with the 4 saxes having Clarinet doubles. However, we have printed the sax parts double sided, with a "no Clarinet double" option on the reverse, in case your section don't all double. Learn More
  • What is This Thing Called Love

    This is an up-tempo swingy version of What Is This Thing Called Love, the original Shaw arrangement being attributed to Jerry Gray. The first half chorus has a 2-beat feel, moving to full swing for the sax middle eight, and staying there for the rest of the chart. We have adapted the arrangement up to full 8 brass from the original 6. The solos are for Clarinet, Trumpet and Trombone and all three are written out in full, though your players can improvise their own solos if preferred. The reeds are scored for CAATT and all 4 saxes are required to double Clarinet for an 8 measure passage. Learn More

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