Arranger PLEIS, JACK
Composer ADLER, RICHARD/ROSS, JERRY
Voicing/Instrument JAZZ ENSEMBLE W/VOCAL
Publisher JAZZ LINES DISTRIBUTION
This great cha cha arrangement was recorded by Carmen McRae on February 21, 1955 with the Jack Pleis Orchestra along with the Dave Lambert Singers. This arrangement has been transcribed and adapted from the original recording by Syd Potter. The mood of the arrangement is set up with an opening sax/rhythm section unison line. Drums are either on Latin percussion throughout or on a set without using the cymbals for most of the chart. The difficulty in this chart is the staccato hits and accents that the band does together--especially the end of the chart. The brief vocal cameos (shouting "Uh") have been scored into the band in the event that your players don't want to do this vocal part. Though, in some ways it really makes the chart. The vocal key is B-minor throughout and there are no doubles.