Such Sweet Thunder Music
East St. Louis Toodle-oo (1927)
The Ellington band’s theme song from 1927 until 1941 when it was replaced with Take The “A” Train. This evocative, multi-strained classic combines a mournful funeral dirge with jaunty 1920s jazz. Duke’s first masterpiece.
- Reed 1: bari, soprano (or clarinet)
- Reed 2: tenor, clarinet
- Reed 3: bari, clarinet
- 2 trumpets
- 1 trombone
- Bass, Tuba
Style: Medium Swing
Solos (transcribed): Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet.
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