The Charleston by James P. Johnson (1894-1955) - arranged for Brass Quintet and Drumset by Brian Bindner.
"The Charleston" is a jazz composition that was written to accompany the Charleston dance. It was composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack and music by James P. Johnson, who first introduced the stride piano method of playing. The music of the dockworkers from South Carolina inspired Johnson to compose the music.
This arrangement is made for the "LowCountry Power Brass", and it is pretty easy to play - no notes above G in the trumpets, and not too many fast notes - yet it sounds great! If you don´t have a drummer available, the drum solo can easiy be played by a set of spoons or anything else you can think of - maybe even a tap dancer?
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