Brass Quintet

West End Blues
by Joe "King" Oliver & Clarence Williams
arr. Zack Smith
Price $10

Transposed parts can be ordered.


This is a loose transcription of the famous Louis Armstrong recording.  It includes the opening cadenza and the solo he plays at the end.  Trombone gets a chorus of blues and the French horn gets to carry the melody for a chorus as well (don't worry, the horn doesn't have to swing!).  This is more of a "chamber jazz" type piece than the other New Orleans-style arrangements posted.  Your trumpet 1 should really check out the original Armstrong recording to make this sound authentic.  Search "Louis Armstrong  West End Blues" to find some YouTube audio & video postings.

Listen to a sound clip from the Beltway Brass CD.
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Check out a concert performance by The Beltway Brass Quintet.
https://youtu.be/HKzxDyNq4dc

3 Methods of Delivery

Download the arrangement from the link in your immediate confirmation e-mail as an Adobe PDF file and pay no shipping fee! Receive the arrangement as an e-mail attachment.  A $2 handling fee will be included.
(May take 1-2 days.)
Receive the printed sheet music in the mail.
(An additional shipping charge will apply plus a printing charge of $5.)

Print the sheet music yourself (PDF download).

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