“Close Your Eyes” - Vocal Big Band arrangement by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
  • “Close Your Eyes” - Vocal Big Band arrangement by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***

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“Close Your Eyes” by Bernice Petkere Straight ahead medium swing. My arrangement of this old gem is inspired by the Doris Day/Andre Previn version. A sort-of Ravel’s Bolero treatment… starts very small and crescendos through the entire chart. Commissioned by Nicole Zuraitis & the Birdland Big Band.

Features: Female vocalist, exposed walking bass, one chorus of piano & a short improv solo for any horn player.

Written for: -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax
-4 trumpets -3 trombones (2 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 4:30 Difficulty level: 3

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