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Charlie's Other Aunt Sheet Music
Charlie's Other Aunt
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Charlie's Other Aunt by Charlie Barnet. Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof. Arranged by Manny Albam. For big band. Jazz, Swing. Difficult. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-8312).
Here is Manny Albam's great fast-swinging arrangement of Charlie's Other Aunt. This arrangement was recorded twice in 1949 and both recordings featured a tenor sax solo. The first recording has Charlie Barnet playing the solo; the second featured Dick Hafer taking the solo. Both versions roll along briskly at about 150 per half note. However, we have reason to believe that Albam preferred the slightly slower tempo that it was recorded at in 1958. So, we've indicated a range of 120 to 150 for the half note. This arrangement was written for 5 trumpets and 3 trombones. We have included an optional 4th trombone part that is an alternate for the 5th trumpet so that this may be played by a band with the standard instrumentation. This arrangement features solo spots for piano, tenor saxophone, trombone, and trumpets 2 and 5 (or trombone 4 instead of trumpet 5). For the recording 24 bars of the piano solo was omitted. We have put these bars back in to lengthen the piano solo to match Manny's original conception. This is a great Manny Albam arrangement that will really showcase the band for a festival or concert. Ranges: Trumpet 1: E6; Trumpet 4: G6; Trombone 1: C5; Trombone 4: C5.
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