Black Cat Blues




Black Cat Blues

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Description: A thirteen bar blues for a male vocalist, with lyrics by Daniel Eng, this piece starts with a hesitating intro by the saxes, backed up by muted brass. After the intro the vocalist takes on three verses, subsequently handing over to two soloist choruses. After the solo comes a quite demanding shout chorus, where the trumpets stretch high and the saxes answer loudly. The shout part eventually quiets down, handing over to a vocal tag where the vocalist sums up the lyrics and the song, whereafter the piece ends with both a regular and a mock blues standard phrase. Notated key Ab (blues).
Soloist(s) or feature: Trombone 2.
Reed setting: 2 alto sax; 2 tenor sax; 1 baritone sax.
Rhythm section setting: Guitar, piano, bass, drum set.
Lead Tp max range:
Male vocal range max & min: Max: Min:
Notated tempo (bpm): ca. 94-96
Approx. playing time: 4 min 10 sec
Difficulty (1 very easy to 10 very hard): 8 (a.o. considering the lead trumpet range)