Tiger Rag

By
New Orleans Traditional
Arranged
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 33.00 

Tiger Rag is a jazz standard that was recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917, The band did not use the "Jazz" spelling until later.

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 4 Trombones
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Percussion
  • Trumpet 1 doubles on Piccolo Trumpet
  • Percussion section requires: Drum Kit

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Tiger Rag is a jazz standard that was recorded by the Original Dixieland Jass Band in 1917, The band did not use the"Jazz" spelling until later. It is one of the most recorded jazz compositions. After the success of the Original Dixieland Jass Band recordings, the song gained national popularity. Dance band and march orchestrations were published for bands that had trouble playing jazz. Hundreds of recordings appeared in the late 1910s and through the 1920s. With the arrival of sound on films, it appeared on soundtracks to movies and cartoons when energetic music was needed. Tiger Rag had over 136 versions by 1942. Musicians who played and recorded it included Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbecke, and Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker even recorded a bebop version. During the early1930s Tiger Rag became a standard show off piece for big band arrangers and soloists here in the UK.

"This particular arrangement seeks to tell the story of this tune in New Orleans culture. Starting with a spiritual passage, it then moves through a more uplifting gospel mood, with a hint of what Jelly Roll Morton called the "Spanish Tinge". The piece bursts into life with a classic dixie style presentation concluding with a funkier edge in the manner of the present-day New Orleans brass bands.

“The entire programme can be likened to a sumptuous feast, with each track having its own highly delectable and thoroughly satisfying flavour. The CD is surely compulsive listening for all brass and percussion enthusiasts.”

C Brian Buckley
Brass Band World

“The entire programme can be likened to a sumptuous feast, with each track having its own highly delectable and thoroughly satisfying flavour. The CD is surely compulsive listening for all brass and percussion enthusiasts.”

C Brian Buckley
Brass Band World

“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“All cleverly arranged and beautifully played, with excellent sonics.”

John Sunier
Audiophile Audition

"Who but the best professionals could live up to this ?... Everything about this disc is to be recommended, the recording is crystal clear and the playing and arranging of the first water”

Dr. Paul Sarcich
www.mvdaily.com

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

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