Recorded by Count Basie
Arranged by Billy Byers, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This version is a transcription of Basie's performance from the "Sinatra at the Sands" album, and it differs slightly from the great Billy Byers studio version of the chart. It opens with a floating Piano solo, and the Piano takes the first chorus, with sparse backings from the band. The second chorus is ensemble, with some beautiful harmonic structured writing, and the Piano solo comes back for the third, with some classic call and response with the band. The chart must be taken at a laid-back pace, and your band needs to observe the written dynamics and articulations in order to achieve the right feel. The Piano part is written out "as played," though we've added in the lead line at the start of the second half of the first chorus, where Mr. Basie chose not to play at all. The chart is graded as Medium even though the lead Trumpet has a written F6. The 4th Trombone is Bass.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: F6, D6, A5, F5
Trombones 1-4: B4, G#4, F4, D4