“Sing Sang Sung” is inspired by “Sing Sing Sing” from the legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra. The famous “Jungle Groove” presented by drummer Gene Krupa and the opening riff from the 1938 performance is retained in this brilliant, swinging tune composed by Gordon Goodmin.
The style changes from swing to “jungle groove” (with extensive use of tom-toms), is essential for both these tunes.
The best sound recording of “Sing Sang Sung” is “Swingin’ For the Fences” by Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band released in 2000.
But, you should also listen to the original “Sing Sing Sing” from the 1938 Benny Goodman recording as well!
Reid Gilje had his conductor education at the Grieg Academy of Music.
As a former freelance trumpet player in the pop/rock/jazz genres, Reid has performed on television, in theatres and other show productions in Norway.
With Bergen Big Band he has worked with musicians like Andy Sheppard, Ernie Watts, Joe Henderson, Martial Solal, Diana Krall, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Rypdal and others.
As a conductor he has worked with all the professional Army Bands of Norway, and all the best brassbands.
He has been resident conductor in Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag since 2000, and guest conductor for the National Youth Brassbands of Switzerland in 2011, and Wales in 2014.
He is also a very busy arranger of music for Wind Bands, Brass bands, Symphony Orchestras, Big Bands and ensembles.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY THE STAFF BAND OF THE NORWEGIAN ARMED FORCES CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Celebration for Band - New Music for Concert Band - Demo Tracks 2017-2018"
Download complete album or single track on iTunes or Amazon.
Can be streamed on TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify, Beat, Deezer and Music Unlimited.
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Jazz/Blues, Popular music|
|Series||Noteservice Concert Band Entertainment|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2017|