The Big 'Band' Theory 


The chart above illustrates how band members would be seated in for distinct sections: trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and a rhythm section of guitar, piano, double bass, and drums. (1,2) The division in early big bands was likely to be two or three trumpets, one or two trombones, three saxophones, and a rhythm section. (3)

  1. Gioia, Ted (2011). The History of Jazz (2 ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 100—. ISBN 978-0-19-539970-7.
  2. Jump up^ "Big Band Music Genre Overview"AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  3. Jump up to:a b c Collier, James (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries. p. 122. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.