This arrangement of Steely Dan's “Sign In Stranger” follows the key and form of the original track but brings in some additional horn lines not in the studio version to make for an exciting live performance!
The lead sheet/rhythm chart displays the full vocal lead and lyrics, along with chords and cues for the rest of the rhythm section with chords and slashes only through the solo section and in obvious pauses in the verse. The horn charts are of moderate range or difficulty with nothing in the trumpet part above a written “G” on top of the staff and a high “A” for the trombone.
While written for a band with 4 horns, the Baritone Sax part may be omitted and things will still work out as a 3-horn chart, though it will be important for the Rhythm section to cover the cued bottom notes in the outro. This arrangement has been prepared in the original key of C, as recorded.
A fantastic song to slip into your Steely Dan tribute!