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August 26th

What (Music) Should I Do with My Jazz Band?

by Ken Tilger, Band Education Specialist - Do you have a jazz band that you enjoy directing, but just aren’t sure what… read more

August 24th

Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!

August the 25th is Leonard Bernstein's birthday. We lost this talented and prolific composer on October 14, 1990.… read more

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Begin The Beguine
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Title: Begin The Beguine


Voicing/Format: Jazz Ensemble
Publisher: Sierra Music Publications
Composer: Porter, Cole
Arranger: Niehaus, Lennie
Catalog #: SMP566
Series: Stan Kenton Price: $57.00

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As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune. Lennie uses a neat vamp in the trombones to offset the melody in the saxes. The full ensemble then kicks off a trombone solo. The full band plays a great "shout" chorus out to the end. There is an optional ending (the recorded as opposed to the original). Kenton and Niehaus at their best! 5-5-5-3 (can be played with 8 brass)
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