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By John Coltrane

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Five saxophones: 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, Baritone. 4 Trumpets (opt. 5th). 4 Trombones, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano. - Advanced - Digital Download
By John Coltrane. Arranged by David Leech. Score, Set of Parts. 148 pages. Published by Mixamodian Music (H0.613493-SC000000213).

Item Number: H0.613493-SC000000213


This song, a modal composition by John Coltrane, was released on an album by the same name in 1963. It has become a jazz standard, recorded by Wes Montgomery and Stanley Turrentine among others.

This arrangement is fairly lengthy (367 measures) running between 7:30 to 8:30 depending on tempo. Tempo should be in the range of 220-240 quarter note beats per minute. There are three extended solos as well as a brief drum solo.

Instrumentation is the standard big band: five saxes (a,a,t,t,b), five trumpets (the 5th is optional), four trombones, guitar, piano, bass & drums.

The first tenor has a 96 bar ad lib solo. First trombone gets 80 bars, and the piano gets three choruses (the first is unaccompanied). Drums have a 16 bar solo leading back to a D.C. al Coda.

Brass parts only have occasional high notes, a couple of high D’s and E flats in the lead trumpet. The most challenging aspect of this arrangement is the quick tempo.

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