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Reskin Charles Chet The Jet Tp350

Charles Reskin
Chet The Jet

for trumpet and piano

  • Level: intermediate / advanced
  • Duration: 6'
  • Genre: jazz
  • Composed: 2015

Reference: TP350


  • Instrumentation:

    trumpet (C or Bb) and piano

  • Published: 2015
  • Pages: 14
  • Publisher: Editions Bim


Charles Reskin

Charles Reskin (*1946)

Charles Reskin was born in New York City in 1946. Though he started out as a percussionist, he soon became attracted to the trumpet. During his high school years he played both instruments with loc... Read more

About Chet The Jet

The Work

The piece was inspired by a series of books about a California private detective Bernie Little and his dog, Chet. In the books, Chet is the one telling the story! He calls himself Chet the Jet. It's a very amusing series, and I thought it would be fun to write a piece about Chet. 

The piece opens with a happy, jumpy portrait of Chet, who is proud to be part of the detective agency. Gradually, he gets sleepy and nods off. Then comes a mellow jazzy section in which Chet dreams he is a big hero with everybody admiring him. Soon the music quickens as Bernie wakes him up to go to work on a new case. They jump into Bernie's old Porsche and start following clues, finally catching the bad guys. There is a brief lyrical interlude where Chet expresses his feelings for Bernie, and then the two go home, happy, to wait for the next adventure.

Charles Reskin, 2015, USA