my buddy – BY vince peterson

Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Funeral, Old-time, Americana

Vince Peterson's arrangement of this 1922 war song was commissioned, premiered, and recorded by the multi-Grammy® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer. Aligned with Doris Day's 1952 recording of this American song, the arrangement incorporates a sung version of "Taps," traditionally played at the burial of an American soldier. The harmonic profile is typical of the style and boasts a barbershop feel with beautiful chromaticism throughout. This arrangement is still simple enough to be labeled "Intermediate" and will be a special and quintessentially American addition to your program.