Carl Strommen, George M Cohan
The original Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan, was a major figure in the development of Broadway, but his classic tune never sounded so good! Master arranger Carl Strommen uses his creative harmonic language and perfect sense of jazz style to turn this Broadway march into a medium slow swing chart that uses the elements of the modern jazz ensemble to the fullest. The arrangement leads off with the band playing the first chorus in the mezzo piano range which is one of the reasons that this is a terrific selection to follow a loud "burner." The saxophones get a good workout in their soli, and there is solo space for tenor saxophone and trumpet. (Written solos are included.)
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