Al Levy's Combo Arrangements

Express To The Midi Links

All of the following are available as midi, pdf., on CD, tape or printed music.

In 1993 I found some reel to reel tapes with recordings of my 4 piece combo. They date from 1955 to 1970. I transferred them to casette in 1993 and then to cd in 1999. July 2010 I created the Mp3 files. I don't have all the tunes but for better or for worse I'll lay on you what I have. Some feedback would be nice.

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These are arrangements written for my working group. Originally scored for ALTO, TRPT, PIANO, and DRUMS.

When I started using Finale (1993) I added a BASS part. And thanks to software the TENOR SAX, and BASS parts are available.

All the "live performances" were performed with Alto, Trumpet, Drums and Piano./h3>

With a little imagination can be used for almost any combo.

First four not numbered (v)= Vocal (j)= Jazz Choreses

These arrangements are written so that a group can segue into a tune from something being faked. They can be segued out of to a fake tune, or they can be used as stand alone songs. Very flexible.

Click on MP3 listings to hear the entire arrangement and see a page of the score. If a listing is not marked it is a MIDI sample.


A) midi Fanfare I

B) midi Theme I

C) midi Theme II

D) Midi Mambo No.5 (Prado)

D) Mp3 Mambo No.5 (Prado)

E) midi Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy(Andrews Sisters Record Copy)

1. midi Warsaw Concerto (Piano Showcase)

2. midi Peter Gunn

2. mp3 Peter Gunn Short version.

2. mp3 Peter Gunn Long version. 3 ad-lib blues choruses then the arrangement.

3. midi Snow White Medley
Someday My Prince Will Come, I'm Wishing, Whistle While You Work, One Song, Heigh Ho. Vocal choruses + Instrumental

4. midi Theme From 77 Sunset Strip

4. mp3 Theme From 77 Sunset Strip recorded performance

5. midi Gone With The Wind (j)

5. mp3 Gone With The Wind a live performance + one page of the score.
Played as a cha cha instead of a ballad. The arrangement is written to be played as a ballad!

6. midi South Pacific Medley
Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, Happy Talk, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair, Honey Bun, We Ain't Got Dames, I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy & Bali Hai.

7. midi I'll Take Romance (j)

8. midi The Song Is You (j)

9. midi Duke Ellington Medley
Don't Get Around Much, Sophisticated Lady, Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me, In My Solitude, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.

9. mp3 Duke Ellington Medley Live Performance

10. midi Carousel Medley
What's The Use Of Wonderin', When The Children Are Asleep, If I Loved You, When I Marry Mr. Snow, This Was A Real Nice Clambake, You'll Never Walk Alone, June Is Busting Out All Over. Vocal choruses + Instrumental

11. midi Angel Eyes (j)

11. mp3 Angel Eyes + 1 page of the score

12. midi You Took AdvantageOf Me (j)

12. mp3 You Took Advantage Of Me a 1958 performance.
You'll hear the chart as written even though it was part of a dance medley.

13. midi Have You Met Miss Jones
(j) + group vocal

13. mp3 Have You Met Miss Jones A vocal rehearsal .. 8 minutes long. View One Page of the chart.

14. midi There Will Never Be Another You (j)

14. mp3 There Will Never Be Another You recorded around 1957

15. midi Little Girl Blue (j)

15. mp3 Little Girl Blue recorded around 1958

16. midi Mam'selle (j)

16. mp3 Mam'selle - Ballad (MP3) one chorus plus a page of the score.

17. midi Waltz Medley of French Songs
Mademoiselle De Paree, Paris Skies, Pigalle, River Seine (midi sample)

17. mp3 Waltz Medley of French Songs (MP3) also recorded around 1958

18. midi Linda Medley
My Future Just Passed, Linda, Louise, I'm In Love With You Honey, Cecilia. Vocal choruses + Instrumental

18. mp3 Linda Medley live performance + One Page Of The Score.

19. midi Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

19. mp3 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
segues into "Mamselle" No. 16

20. midi High Hopes (j)

20. mp3 High Hopes
+ one page of the score.

21. midi Seven Little Girls
(Novelty doo wop tune featuring falsetto group singing)

21. mp3 Seven Little Girls
Live performance at the Las Vegas Club 1961.

22. midi Taking A Chance On Love (j)

22. mp3 Taking A Chance On Love
Mp3 + One Page of the chart

23. midi Shoo Boogie (j) Original from Al Levy

24. midi Vell Medley
What's New, Spring Is Here, Moonlight In Vermont

24. mp3 Vell Medley
Live performance + One Page Of The Score.

25. midi Gang Medley
"That Old Gang Of Mine","Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine", "Yes Sir That's My Baby", "Moonlight Bay" and "Oh You Beautiful Doll"

25. mp3 Gang Medley
live performance + One Page Of The Score.

26. midi Uh Oh! (Don Elliot Jazz Novelty) (j)

26. mp3 Uh Oh! Performance of Don Elliot's "BeBop" tune

27. midi Mountain Greenery (j)

27. mp3 Mountain Greenery (j)

28. midi Like Young (j)
Andre' Previn's wonderful jazz hit played for dancing.

29. midi Dream Medley

Dream, You Stepped Out Of A Dream,
Street Of Dreams, Dream A Little Dream Of Me and
I Can Dream Can't I.

30. midi Old Timers Medley

I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, I'm Just Wild About Harry, Baby Face, Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet &Put Your Arms Around Me Honey. Vocal choruses + Instrumental.

30. mp3 Old Timers Medley On gig recording. Tunes listed above.

31. midi From This Moment On (j) - modern jazz feel

31. mp3 From This Moment On One chorus and out.

32. midi Ballad Medley
Three Coins In The Fountain, When I Fall In Love, Autumn Leaves, Love Walked In (Gershwin)

33. midi Come Rain Or Come Shine
Medley with Stormy Weather.

33. mp3 Come Rain Or Come Shine
Medley with Stormy Weather

34. midi Waltz Medley No.2
"Hello Young Lovers", "The Boy Next Door" and "Hi Lili".

34. mp3 Waltz Medley No.2

35. midi Let's Get Away From It All (j)

35. mp3 Let's Get Away From It All
Live performance

36. midi Love Walked In (j)
This is a swing almost be bop arrangement meant to sound like the Gerry Mulligan ontet

36. mp3 Love Walked In
The same as above but a live performance

37. midi Peabody Medley You, It's A Good Day, Beyond The Blue Horizon, Linger Awhile & Black Bottom

37. mp3 Peabody Medley
The same as above but a live performance

38. midi Wedding Medley (v) I'll Dance At Your Wedding, I'm Getting Married In The Morning, Enjoy Yourself.

39. midi Isle Of Capri Mambo (j)

39. mp3 Isle Of Capri Mambo On gig recording.

40. midi Mr. Funk (Blues Original Al Levy) (j)

41. midi Gone Fishin'
Medley with Small Fry

42. midi Castle Rock (j)
Inspired by a Sy Oliver recording session at Decca Records

43. midi Imagination Ballad (j)

44. midi Just In Time (j)
Swing Tune From "Bells Are Ringing"

45. midi The Party's Over (j)
Ballad From "Bells Are Ringing"

45. mp3 The Party's Over (j)

46. midi Theme From The Apartment (The Key To Love)

47. midi Nuts
(Blues Original Al Levy) (j)

47. mp3 Nuts
(sight reading session)

48. midi But Not For Me (j)
The great Gershwin standard but
A non-traditional swing version.

49. midi Tonight (j)
From West Side Story

49. mp3 Tonight (sightreading session)

50. midi Do Re Cha (j)
The classic song from The Sound Of Music
played in Cha Cha.

51. midi Peabody No.2 Medley
You're The Cream In My Coffee, Anything Goes, Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart, You're The Top

52. midi Let Me Entertain You (from Gypsy)
plus It Could Happen To You, Tell Her You Love Her (medley)

53. midi Gypsy The Broadway Show medley
Together, Some People, You'll Never Get Away From Me, Everything's Coming Up Roses

mp3 Gypsy Medley Gypsy

54. midi April In Paris (Basie Style)

55. midi Mambo #2
"The Continental" (Re-Titled) (j)

56. midi A Fine Romance (j)
The Jerome Kern standard set to a swing beat.

57. midi Cornball 3 Medley
Heart of My Heart, Maybe, Bye Bye Blackbird & Somebody Stole My Gal.

57. mp3 Cornball 3 Medley
Live Rehearsal - wrong instruments! (same tunes as above)

58. midi Wouldn't It Be Loverly (j) Based on, but not quite
the Andre' Previn Trio recording.

59. midi The Pachanga (j) Latin

60. midi Make Someone Happy

61. midi African Waltz
(Cannonball Adderley's tune) (j)

61. mp3 African Waltz
(Cannonball Adderley's tune) (j)

62. midi This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (j)
Steve Allen's Great Hit

62. mp3 This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
Recorded at a "practice" session.

63. midi As Time Goes By (Cha Cha) (j)
Written and played as a cha cha.

64. midi Why Can't You Behave (j)
From the Broadway show "Kiss Me Kate"
(feat: Clarinet & "wah wah" trpt.)

65. midi One Last Kiss (Twist) (j)
From The musical production "Bye Bye Byrdie"

66. midi The Twist (j)

67. midi Peppermint Twist (j)

68. mp3 The Stripper (j)

68. midi The Stripper (j)

Not included in my regular book.
I wrote LIL' MISS originally for big band. I don't know when but re-scored it for combo in the late '90s. (Trpt, Sax, Tromb., Guitar, Piano. Bass and drums).

mp3 Lil' Miss Recorded Live.

I wrote the following charts for the house band (Roy Ross), at radio station WNEW in N.Y.C. in 1955. The show was hosted by Bill Kemp, Bill Harrington, and William B. Williams.
Unfortunately most of my arrangements were either lost or left behind when we moved to Texas.
1. A live air shot I Married An Angel
2. A live air shot California Here I come
3. A midi file from one of the scores I didn't lose. Let's Fall In Love
This is an mp3 from recording a midi file

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