Cantaloupe Island

 

Herbie Hancock

with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet

(Make sure you listen to this - he's amazing!)

DEMO

Our version

This tune is easy and great fun to play!

There are loads of rests and all the parts have the same rhythm.
Trumpet 1 - goes up to high C

Trumpet 2 - sticks to your first 5 notes (C D E F G)

Trombone - first 5 notes and a low B

There are three short bits to learn for each part.

 
Trumpet 1 bits

1.

Ta-Da!

4-beat rests

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

3-beat rest

2.

2-beat rest

tie

slurs

3.

2-beat rest

 

Trumpet 2 bits

1.

Ta-Da!

4-beat rests

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

3-beat rest

2.

2-beat rest

tie

slurs

3.

2-beat rest

Trombone bits
 

1.

Ta-Da!

4-beat rests

1 2 3

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

1 2 3 4 

3-beat rest

2.

2-beat rest

3.

2-beat rest

 
Trumpet 1
minus trumpet 1
Trumpet 1
 
Trumpet 1
minus trumpet 1
Trumpet 1
Trumpet 1
 
Trumpet 2
Trumpet 2
minus trumpet 2
 
Trumpet 2
Trumpet 2
minus trumpet 2
 
Trombone
Trombone
minus trombone
 
Trombone
minus trombone
 

Over the first 8 bars:

Accompaniment for solos

Improvise!

Over the next 4 bars (when the chord changes):

Over the last 4 bars:

 

Your Performances

Send us a video or audio recording of you playing and, if you want, we can put it up here.

Here's Brecknock Year 5&6 playing it in Summer 2018,

after some workshops with saxophonist Tony Kofi.