Jumpin’ At The Woodside- Trumpet Quartet w/Bass

Composer- Basie/arr.Chidester
Length- 3:06
Difficulty- D
Range – MD (high D in one part)
Endurance- MD
Finger technique- D
Counting ability- MD
Ensemble difficulty- MD
I wrote this to feature our wonderful bass player who will be featured on a concert next month.
The into is a far out version of the beginning of Scrapple For The Apple by Charlie Parker. Then the group plays through the main tune and at the bridge, the bass has the solo with some very fast pickin’. The there is a short silence and the horns play the bridge from Stompin’ At The Savoy in a very slow choral style. At That point, the bass player goes out into the audience to visit with the crowd. Eventually she returns and the choral ends softly and again a short silence. Then the arrangement begins softly and builds to the end.

This is a very useful arrangement if you want to entertain you listeners and feature your bass player.


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