Recorded by Count Basie
Arranged by Wild Bill Davis, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Cat #: LL-1119


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This version of "April in Paris" has been lovingly assembled from a number of recordings done by the Basie band of this fabulous Wild Bill Davis chart, and has a richer, lusher, more authentic feel than previous / current offerings published by other companies. We have taken down the Henderson Chambers' trombone solo (on bass bone, but cross cued on the other parts), and the stunning Phil Guilbeau trumpet solo (written out), both from Basie's Sept. 1965 London concert. The trumpet solo in particular is in a different league to Basie's early "Pop Goes The Weasel" version, though your player can improvise from the chords provided too. Also included is the "one more time" ending too, should you wish to tease the crowds. This chart will not disappoint.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: D6 (E6), D6, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4: Bb4, A4, A4, F4