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ho hum (download only)

Ho Hum (Download only)

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what you get

  • Immediately download individual study scores
  • Instant access to any updates or corrections
  • Bob’s general thoughts on composition; rehearsal techniques; and soloist suggestions
  • Insights into specific title
   This project was completed on 7/29/2006    read more

Ho Hum was written in 1961 and recorded on one of Bob’s favorite albums to date, Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments.  Half the record were pieces by other great arrangers – Al Cohn, Ralph Burns, Gary McFarland and Eddie Sauter – and the other half was all Bob’s – two arrangements and two originals, Ho Hum being one of them.  The band on the album was made up of some of the greatest musicians of the time:

Reeds:  Phil Woods, Eddie Caine, Phil Bodner, Al Cohn, Gene Allen
Trumpets:  Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis, Clark Terry
Trombones:  Wayne Andre, Bill Elton, Alan Raph, Bob Brookmeyer
Rhythm:  Hank Jones (p), George Duvivier (b), Mel Lewis (d), Eddie Costa (perc)

This is the first time since that recording session on November 8, 1961 that this music has been seen not to mention performed, and we are really excited to be able to offer this music to you.  This is historical music and we are happy to have it being studied and performed again.

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For information regarding instrumentation, please refer to the Scores page. Scores will be available as downloadable PDF files in your account immediately after purchase.