Cecil Bridgewater - Trumpeter, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Dee Dee and Cecil Bridgewater
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cecil at the Schomburg Museum in Harlem, NY

Vocal or Featured Instrumentalist:

Bird of Beauty by Stevie Wonder

and arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

For vocal or featured soloist with reed section that doubles on flutes and clarinets, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums

Originally sung by Juanita Fleming with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in a bossa nova groove.

Grade: 5-6 Price: $100.00

Key: Bb


Get With It

by Ron Bridgewater and arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

For vocalist or featured soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums

Originally sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in a 'funk' groove

Grade: 4-5 Price: $100.00 Key: Eb


Little B's Poem

by Bobby Hutcherson with lyric by Doug Carn and arrangement by Cecil Bridgewater

Vocal with reed doublings of flutes and clarinets, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums

Originally sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

Grade: 6 Price: $100.00 Key: Bb minor


Never Too Young To Dream

music by Ron Bridgewater and lyric and arrangement by Cecil Bridgewater

For trumpet, alto, tenor, french horn, trombone, bass trombone, piano, bass, drums and vocalist

This arrangement is included on Cecil's Mesa/BlueMoon CD I Love Your Smile with vocal by Vanessa Rubin.

A beautiful ballad with a positive message to the youth of every age

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00 Key: G minor


Never Too Young To Dream

by Ron Bridgewater and lyric and arrangement by Cecil Bridgewater

Vocalist, 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums

The big band version of the above arrangement,

Grade: 5-6 Price: $100.00 Key: G minor



I've Got A Sunday Kind Of Love

arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

Vocalist or featured soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

A bluesy ballad style for vocalist/featured soloist and full big band.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $100.00 Key: Bb


Since I Fell For You

by Buddy Johnson and arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

For vocalist or featured artist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

A bluesy medium tempo for vocalist/soloist and big band.

There are two arrangements: the first is in the key of F and modulates to G and the other is in Bb and modulates to C.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $100.00 Key: F mod to G or Bb mod to C


I Love Being Here With You

arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

For vocalist/soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

A medium tempo swinger that can be used as an opener.

Originally sung by Vanessa Rubin

Grade: 4-5 Price: $100.00 Key: C


Tenderly

arranged by Cecil Bridgewater.

Vocalist or featured soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

Originally sung by Juanita Fleming with the Illinois Jacquet Orchestra

Grade: 5-6 Price: $100.00 Key: Eb


How Insensitive

by Antonio Carlos Jobim and arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

Vocalist or featured soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

A medium bossa nova that was originally sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

h4>Grade: 5-6 Price: $100.00 Key: Bb minor


I'm Beginning To See The Light

by Duke Ellington and arranged by Cecil Bridgewater

For vocalist/soloist and 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.

Originally sung by Vanessa Rubin with the Lionel Hampton Big Band.

Grade: 5-6 Price: $100.00 Key: Modulates from Eb to F



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