Red Top

Catalog# DPR-S3-4261
Composer Hampton / Kynard
Arranger Dylan Pramuk








An early R&B hit for saxophonist Gene Ammons, this swinging mid-tempo blues features lyrics by vocalese originator King Pleasure. Arranger Dylan Pramuk of the Royal Bopsters orchestrates the lyric across the ensemble, including a very bebop soli setting of Gail Brockman’s trumpet solo, as sung by Betty Carter, with additional room to improvise.
  • SATB Range: Sop up to F5, alto down to G3, tenor up to F4, bass down to Bb2.
  • SAB Range: Sop up to F5, alto down to G3, baritone up to D4 (opt F4) and down to Bb2.

Live recording by the New School Vocal Jazz Ensemble (New York, NY) – Amy London, director. Note: their version is in the key of F, but the published sheet music is in the key of Eb.

Includes the vocal score, rhythm parts with slashes, and fully notated piano, bass & drum parts.