I've been playing in big bands longer than I care to admit and have always thought that this song or that song would make a cool big band arrangement. Well, I finally got off my butt, downloaded a demo of Finale Songwriter and took a stab at my first arrangement. I figured why not make it an excuse to play one of the coolest bass lines ever! Here's an audio file of my arrangement of the Jackson 5's I Want You Back. Songwriter is limited to the number of staves you can cram in so it has kind of a hybrid piano/guitar part and is missing drums and lead vocal but you get the idea. Please disregard the latency of some of the horn parts. I had the trumpets cover the string parts, the alto and tenor saxes cover the background vocals, and the bari sax and bones fill in the rest. I experimented with the auto-harmonization feature but ended up not using it for this arrangement. It will be a couple of weeks before I get to try it out with a live band and I'm curious as to whether it'll fly or not. Feel free to throw rotten tomatoes and/or offer up suggestions on how I can improve it. I was thinking about maybe adding an open solo section at the end.