Shorty was very well known for his "nonet" recordings (6 horns, 3 rhythm), and this was one of his best-loved compositions. Set in an easy, slow swing, Pirouette has a lilting melody and wonderful changes. This is a great chart to do on a big band concert, becasue you can rest the band and feature your outstanding soloists at the same time. Instrumentation is alto, tenor and baritone saxes, 2 flugelhorns, trombone, piano, bass and drums.
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