This Italian favorite was written by Alberto Pestalozza in the late 1800's, but became synonymous with
Harry James when he formed his band in 1939 and used it as his theme song. Zack's quintet arrangement
is very similar to Harry's version, starting in 3/4 time, then switching to an up tempo swing in 4/4 time
halfway through. This will be a challenge to whoever plays the solo trumpet part -- but will be a
great feature if he can handle it!
Listen to a live performance (some of the first half & some of the second half) by the Beltway Brass.