Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

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Composer

Chick Corea

Arranger

Mats Holmquist

Category

Big Band

Level

Advanced

Style

Fast Swing

Ranges

Duration

8:20

Description

As recorded by Mats Holmquist Big Bad Band (Caprice Records 2003).
Humpty Dumpty is found on Chick's great Mad Hatter album from 1978. This is a very advanced and exciting arrangements by Holmquist. Starts off with a drum solo with occasional "outburst" in the horns. This is followed by a variation of the theme in counterpoint between low and high instruments. Solos for tenors and piano. A sax soli with very original voicings, several tuttis and an exciting close with a big unison!

"However it is Holmquist's inventive arrangements, which are a logical extension of Corea's original performances, that are the real stars. Recommended.”

****1/2 Scott Yanow, Allmusic.com

….”For those who appreciate Chick Corea and admire superlative big bands, it doesn’t get much better than this."

Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz

”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers."

Ric Bang, JazzScan

Instrumentation

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

Additional Info

Soprano /Flute, Alto/Clarinet