Earl Bostic: Flamingo (Sheet Music for Swing Band)

Earl Bostic: Flamingo (Sheet Music for Swing Band)

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This great alto saxophone feature is based on the original 'foot tapping', hard driving Earl Bostic recording, with the fully written out solo part kept within a comfortable range, suitable for a reasonably competent student/amateur player (Grade 4/5). There are plenty of ensemble fills and backings, as well as an 8 bar full band section.

Big band charts with individual parts written for:

8 brass (ie 4 trumpets - 1st to G, 4 trombones - 1st to E)
5 saxophones (ie 2 alto, 2 tenor, baritone)
optional flutes, clarinets and horn in F
4 rhythm (ie keyboards, guitar, bass, drums)

Key: C
Level: Med Easy

Introducing exciting new instrumental and vocal charts by Cy Payne for student / amateur bands, featuring 8 brass, 5 saxes (no doubling required) and 4 rhythm, plus 3 optional flutes, 3 Bb Clarinets and horn in F.

Cy Payne is one of the UK's most experienced professional arrangers, with over 50 years' experience of writing and directing for many leading artists, West End shows, films and TV. He has also written many charts for top military bands, including the massed bands for the Trooping of the Colour.

For the past 10 years he has directed and written many arrangements for the Downham Market Swing Orchestra, which is a mixed ability amateur band. We have selected a few of his instrumental and vocal charts for this new Swing Band series, presenting some of the all time great standards in a very playable format, with carefully chosen keys and brass ranges. There are no open jazz / improvised solos.