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Riffin' on the Duke

Grade 3      Swing      Composer:Paul Baker      Price:$50     


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Based on the chord changes of Duke Ellington’s famous “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, this chart offers a fresh take with a new bebop melody that winds through each section of the ensemble. Also included are a number of quotes from other Ellington standards. Look and listen carefully. How many can you find and name? Introduce your students to those tunes as well. Solos for trumpet, trombone, alto sax, and piano or guitar. Trumpet range is to written high C.

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