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Stolen Moments

Music by Oliver Nelson

Originally Performed by New York Voices

"Stolen Moments" is a jazz standard composed by Oliver Nelson. It is a sixteen-bar piece (in an eight-six-two pattern), though the solos are on a conventional minor key 12-bar blues structure. The piece first appeared as "The Stolen Moment" on the 1960 album Trane Whistle by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, which was largely written and co-arranged by Oliver Nelson. It was not marked out as anything special, in fact the cover notes only mention that the trumpet solo is by Bob Bryant and that Eric Dolphy's bass clarinet can be heard briefly on the closing. However, in the liner notes to Eric Dolphy: The Complete Prestige Recordings, Bill Kirchner states that this incorrectly credits Dolphy with playing what is actually the baritone saxophone of George Barrow, with Dolphy's contribution to the piece being the second alto behind Nelson. Its first well-known recording was the version on Nelson's own 1961 album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. Nelson's solo on this version contains "possibly the most famous" use of the augmented scale in jazz.

    Release Date: 1960

Songbooks and Arrangements


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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New York Voices : New York Voices Collection Vol 3 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

New York Voices : New York Voices Collection Vol 3

Continued, by popular demand, we bring you another set of fun vocal arrangements, as performed by New York Voices. 'Stolen Moments,' a fresh jazz treatment of the Oliver Nelson classic features an opening alto solo. The open improvisation section features the string voicings of the New York Voices. A must for your jazz library. 'Do You Wanna Know What I Want, a New York Voices original, is a pop-flavored tune boasts a strong female solo and a killer soli section. 'Top Secret' is a Vocal version of the popular Yellowjackets original with lyrics by members of the New York Voices. An exciting arrangement with striking group harmonies and a soaring soprano solo section. Four-part vocals in a rock setting with male solo and a solo break make 'Street Party' a winner! This chart by Peter Eldridge of the New York Voices packs lots of entertainment. SATB with rhythm section and synthesizer. Caprice Fox wrote the lyrics for New York Voices' fabulous arrangement of 'Who Knows.' Set in a rock ballad style, the sound of this original is rich and rhythmic, yet very sensitive.

Songlist: Stolen Moments, Do You Know Wanna Know What I Want, Street Party, Who Knows?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by New York Voices | 4355b | Sheet Music | $19.98


Randy Crenshaw : Cool Contemporary Jazz : Mixed 5-8 Parts : Sheet Music

Randy Crenshaw : Cool Contemporary Jazz

This tender a cappella treatment of John Coltrane's beautiful ballad, "Naima," without lyrics. It features a female soloist, with rich broken-chord harmonizations beneath. Randy has his "finger on the trigger" with this a cappella instrumental-style arrangement of the Quincy Jones' funk tune, "Love Is In Control." You'll have fun with this one! The first a cappella vocal version of this famous Chick Corea Latin classic, "Spain." This chart features a strong baritone or alto soloist in the rubato introduction, accompanied by thick vocal "spread voicings," then kicks into the familiar up-tempo samba feel, with quick octave unisons for all voices. After going through the tune, it opens up for improvisation solos over the chorus, with the bass singers continuing the samba-bass feel while the upper voices do horn-type hits and pads behind the soloist. A high, then low ending brings the piece to an impressive close. Requires good range by soprano and bass. First tenor part can be sung by alto if necessary. "Take 5" was commissioned by UNC for the Axidentals to sing on a special concert with the Dave Brubeck.

Songlist: Naima, Love Is In Control, Stolen Moments, Take Five, I Belong to You, Stolen Moments

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 4732b | Sheet Music | $11.98 | A Cappella


Various : Scat Omnibook : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088952396 : 1480355623 : 00122426

Various : Scat Omnibook

Instrumentalists, get ready for some fun. For the first time ever, you can play the exact lines as scatted by some of the greatest jazz legends of all time: Karrin Allyson, Louis Armstrong, Ann Hampton Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Gamarini, Dianne Reeves, Mel Tormé, Sarah Vaughan, and more! Of course singers can get in on the fun, too, with this unique songbook. Omnibooks are comprehensive collections featuring the most accurate note-for-note transcriptions right from the recordings and are spiral-bound for easy usability. They also include chord symbols, metronome markings and record information. This Scat Omnibook features 74 arrangements of 63 songs exactly as they were recorded, including: Air Mail Special - All Blues - Bernie's Tune - Blue Skies - Centerpiece - Flying Home - Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - I Got Rhythm - It's All Right with Me - Just Friends - Lullaby of Birdland - Oh, Lady Be Good! - Old Devil Moon - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Rockin' in Rhythm - Shiny Stockings - Sing, Sing, Sing - Stolen Moments - A-Tisket, A-Tasket - West Coast Blues - and many more. Includes an artist index and introduction on the history of scat vocals.

Songlist: You'll Have To Swing It, West Coast Blues, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Air Mail Special, All Blues, All Of Me, Centerpiece, From This Moment On, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, Nature Boy, Clementine, Schulie A Bop, St. Louis Blues, Bernie's Tune, Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce), Blue Skies, Bluesette, Body And Soul, Honeysuckle Rose, Stolen Moments, Bli Blip, Just Friends, There Will Never Be Another You, Suddenly In Walked Bud, Crazy Rhythm, Dinah, Sing, Sing, Sing, I Got Rhythm, Flat Foot Floogee, Flying Home, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2997b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


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Stolen Moments : SATB : Paris Rutherford : Oliver Nelson : New York Voices : Songbook & 1 CD : 08745873 : 884088128791

Paris Rutherford : Stolen Moments

This standard by jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson with the famous Mark Murphy vocalese lyrics will be a hit with both vocal jazz groups and audiences in this swinging chart.

Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Oliver Nelson | Lyricist: Mark Murphy Performed By: New York Voices

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745873 | Showtrax CD Available

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