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« on: Nov 11, 2016, 01:56PM »

I am looking for a piece to play with a reading band I am in, I would love to play one of those beautiful George Roberts style big band ballads. I can transcribe the solo line but I can't do that for all the parts. Does anyone know of any published pieces that would fit the bill?
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2016, 04:51PM »

Sierra Music has Stella by Starlight.

TAP Music has Serenade for Bass Trombone by Larry McVey.
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2016, 06:18PM »

I just found the Stella by starlight. Do you know anything about that arrangement?
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2016, 06:37PM »

I just found the Stella by starlight. Do you know anything about that arrangement?

Got a good trumpet section? Lead bone strong upstairs?  Sounds best if you get all five bones and trumpet.  You can find examples of the Kenton band doing it on Youtube.

None of the solo notes are hard, of and by themselves.  The trick Roberts did was string them together so very nicely.  That is REALLY tough, and he made it sound SOOOOOO easy!
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2016, 06:46PM »

No joke!! I am no Mr. Roberts! I am going to go listen to it now!
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2016, 06:56PM »

This youtube post gives a good idea of just how unbelievable the whole trombone section was when Kenton recorded it... nice section photo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYbnOfRIqgU
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 11, 2016, 09:36PM »

I'll send you more information and a recording on "Serenade for Bass Trombone" by Larry McVey
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2016, 11:10PM »

This youtube post gives a good idea of just how unbelievable the whole trombone section was when Kenton recorded it... nice section photo!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYbnOfRIqgU

Wow! I never knew Keith Moon played for Stan Kenton, Thats probably the tidiest I've ever seen him dressed too...  :-P
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2016, 04:56AM »

Here's another chart you might look for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otnm_RAT-DE
Solo transcribed with helpful search hints here: https://musescore.com/user/4455411/scores/1249456
Might be a bit gentler on your band :)

BTW: I believe the Sierra Music version of the Kenton Stella has a section that was NOT included on the LP recording. Probably a space constraint.  It's a nice soli with alto sax adding to the color.  Tought to get in tune, but really nice when it is in tune! Just don't let the alto think it is the ONLY voice to be heard: it is just color at that point!
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2016, 10:16AM »

Not by George Roberts, but what about "Wave" as recorded by Woody Herman (with Bill Reichenbach)?
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2016, 11:30AM »

Not by George Roberts, but what about "Wave" as recorded by Woody Herman (with Bill Reichenbach)?

That was Buddy Rich's recording not Woody Herman's.
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2016, 12:15PM »

Who sit on all the arrangements Riddle made for George Roberts? Should like to have my long arms on them....

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2016, 12:32PM »

I have arrangements of Misty and What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life written for George Roberts. I have a McVey chart too but it's called Ballade for Bass Trombone........
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2016, 05:42PM »

Can you send me the solo parts so I can check it out? If it looks good I will buy the chart!!
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2016, 09:37PM »

I have "Fools Rush In," arranged by Nelson Riddle for George Roberts.
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 13, 2016, 06:20AM »

 
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 13, 2016, 08:27AM »

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« Reply #17 on: Jan 17, 2017, 03:36PM »

I just sent you an email. Looking for the same things.
By the way, the Buddy Rich chart, Wave, is very playable, but the saxes need to be able to double on flute.

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« Reply #18 on: Jan 17, 2017, 03:42PM »

Who sit on all the arrangements Riddle made for George Roberts? Should like to have my long arms on them....

Leif

http://collections.music.arizona.edu/riddle/collection/index.html
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 17, 2017, 04:00PM »

I remember a swing tune written by Larry McVey in the 70s as a bass trombone feature. Heard his MHCC band play it.

I can still hear it in my head, but can't remember the name. Anyone else remember it? I think I found it here years ago and forgot it again.
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