I play in a big band.

One arrangement we play has "N.V." In quite a lot of the parts. Particularly in trombone and saxophone parts.

Any ideas what it might mean?


  • @happyhacker the piece dramatically changes its feel at this point. It goes from swing to straight with everyone playing crotchets.
    – stormCloud
    Aug 23, 2017 at 22:06

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The "N.V" just means No Vibrato.


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