George Bassman : I'm getting sentimental over you (Arranged for 7 piece swing band)

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Born in New York City to a Ukrainian- and Lithuanian-Jewish émigré couple, Bassman was later raised in Boston and began studying music at the Boston Conservatory while still a boy. He studied orchestration and composition, but in his teens, he left home against his father's wishes to play piano in an itinerant jazz group, and subsequently worked as an arranger for Fletcher Henderson in New York. Through that gig, he became part of the burgeoning swing/big band scene and was soon writing songs as well as playing the piano. He peaked in that career when he and Ned Washington wrote "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" for the bandleader Tommy Dorsey. He also worked in radio as an arranger for Andre Kostelanetz, and made the move to Hollywood in the mid-1930s.
Among his earliest film jobs was orchestrating the Gershwin songs in the Fred Astaire movie A Damsel in Distress at RKO. He later went to work at MGM, where he composed music for the Marx Brothers vehicles, A Day at the Races, Go West, and The Big Store, as well as writing or arranging music for such musicals as Lady Be Good and Cabin in the Sky. He also worked on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1939 musical The Wizard of Oz (for which he orchestrated the background music used in the tornado scene, poppy-field scene and many of the Emerald City sequences), Babes in Arms, and For Me and My Gal. During his work at MGM, he returned to RKO to supervise the adaptation of the Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Musical Too Many Girls to the big screen. He also worked on dramas, including Vincente Minnelli's The Clock and Tay Garnett's The Postman Always Rings Twice.
His career was interrupted in the midst of the Red Scare, however, when he admitted in testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had been a member of the Communist party (his mother apparently having been a dedicated Communist in the 1910s, when it had a very different meaning than it did in the 1950s).
He left Hollywood after the studios refused to let him work for them, and returned to New York where he found the theatre was still prepared to accept him. He was engaged to orchestrate the show Guys and Dolls (with Ted Royal), and also composed music for various shows and revues. Ironically, although Hollywood was closed to him, He was able to work in television in its early days, as a composer for various live shows and also as a conductor; he eventually composed the music for the live television anthology series Producers' Showcase as well. He also kept his hand in movies, where independent producers were willing to hire him. Among his best scores during this period was his music for The Joe Louis Story (1955); he also got hired to write some music for the Hollywood movie Marty (1955), and Columbia hired him in 1958 to score Middle of the Night.
Although he had seemingly beaten the blacklist without too much inconvenience, his professional luck then ran out, oddly enough upon his return to MGM for the first time in more than a decade. He clashed with the makers of what could have been a triumphant comeback, on Ride the High Country (1962). He closed out his film career with Mail Order Bride (1964), and saw several of his scores (including one for Bonnie and Clyde) rejected.
I’m getting sentimental over you is a song recorded by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. The words were written by Ned Washington. It was first performed in 1932.Dorsey was the featured trombone soloist when his orchestra played it. It was first recorded in September 1935. A second recording on October 18, 1935 is the exact arrangement that Tommy would henceforth feature. Frank Sinatra sang this song in the Dorsey Orchestra and also featured it in an album, I Remember Tommy, after Tommy Dorsey's death in 1956. This song was featured in an episode of The Twilight Zone called "Static", and in the movie Bart Got a Room. Although this piece is still available, to our knowledge this is the only arrangement that is currently available that is as close as possible to the original recorded version in 1935.
No. of Players : 7 Difficulty : Difficult Arranged by : Max Debon & Mark Leigh
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I'm getting sentimental over you (Arranged for 7 piece swing band)
This is a performance of the music in its original form, which is there as a guide to help the Brass group perform this arrangment if they decide to purchase the arrangment.
I'm getting sentimental over you (Arranged for 7 piece swing band)
Price : £25