C Bass part from Milk, no Sugar

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An English riposte to Theolonious Monk’s Straight No Chaser, Milk No Sugar is a deceptive tune, appearing a lot simpler and easier to play than it really is! Or at least, that’s what I found when I actually tried to play it(!)

The jumps in the ’A’ section are quite tricky on a brass instrument. Not sure about woodwind. I think it’d work nicely as a keys/bass/drums trio ditty.

If you’d like to play this piece with horns (wind instruments), I would suggest considering the key carefully, as it has a large range and may not fit on every instrument in its current key.

There is a recording available but it’s not great because I never quite got to grips with it myself!

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