Watermelon Man

Watermelon Man

MHQ #1019
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Composer

Herbie Hancock

Arranger

Mats Holmquist

Category

Big Band

Level

Advanced

Style

Swing - Beat

Ranges

Trumpet: E6; Trombone: A4

Duration

9:27

Description

As recorded by the Dick Oatts/Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra (members of the legendary Vanguard Orchestra) on the album "Tribute to Herbie +1".
Very original version of Herbie's classic. Starts with a humorous intro without rhythm section that reoccurs several times. Theme with sometimes very "tight" voicings in layers. A very original "rhythm section soli" where the the members of this section can showcase their skills. Two Tuttis. Solos for tenor 1 and bari. Surprising and humorous ending.

”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers.”
Ric Bang - JazzScan

Instrumentation

Standard Big Band (5/5/4/4)