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  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • Music by Duke Ellington, words by Irving Mills / arr. Ralph Ford
  • 00-46157
  • $48.00
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Conductor Score & Parts
  • Jazz Ensemble
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You may think this chart is all swing but it begins as a Latin then alternates with a swing feel---very clever! The tempo is bright at around 190-200 BPM. With written-out solos for trumpet and tenor sax, a few piano montunas, a big shout chorus and the big ending closes up this fine chart. It's hot! (3:20)