Recent Projects (1) Sinatra Transcriptions & Arrangements

Recent Projects (1)
Sinatra (full Big Band/ Orchestral) Arrangements & Recordings

Here’s a look at two large, complex projects we’ve completed over the past year:

“That’s Life – The Sinatra Story” is a touring theatre show following the life of Sinatra with 40 Big band and orchestral arrangements with a live band.
What makes this show special is that these arrangements are completely authentic and accurate and are tempo mapped to the original recordings, recreating the correct mood and feel. The live musicians are playing along with additional recorded material that would otherwise be impossible – there’s a complete Big Band, full orchestra with vibraphone, celeste, clavichord, fender Rhodes, alto flutes……and every instrument used in the original recordings.


“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” – Live recording


The audio here was taken from a desk mix of a live show – it’s a combination of pre-recorded instruments (real instruments and virtual instruments)  and live musicians on stage playing to a click.
The recorded material is precisely the same tempo as the original Sinatra recording throughout making the new track as about as authentic as you possibly get.


“World On A String” (Minus Rhythm Section)


Here is our recording of Frank Sinatra’s  “I’ve Got The World On a String” (horn section only).
We transcribed the original but we also synced all timings to the original performance too, creating a wonderful authentic and live feel.



On stage there are 8 live musicians, each with headphones playing a long to a click of some wonderfully recorded recreations of the original Sinatra recordings, synced to video.
The effect, for the musicians and the audience is that the entire Big Band or orchestra is there on stage – something which would be impossible in reality without an endless budget and a huge amount of space!


“Summer Wind” (Minus Rhythm Section)


“Live ‘Till i Die” (Minus Rhythm Section)