Written by Thomas "Fats" Waller in 1942, not much more than a year before his untimely death, Jitterbug Waltz is one of only a few known jazz waltz tunes first recorded prior to the 1950's. The melody was inspired by some Piano exercises that Wallers son Maurice had been working on. This version is by the Ted Heath band, recorded in 1953, and it features a written Trumpet solo, lush Trombone solis and some powerful ensemble passages. Good intonation and dynamic contrast is needed when you play this one. There are no sax doubles.