Recorded by Count Basie
Arranged by Neal Hefti, Transcribed and Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Fantail" has been transcribed from the Neal Hefti chart written for the Basie band's "Atomic Mr Basie" album. It is an up tempo swinger that features Piano, Alto and Drums. We have written out Basie's opening solo passages as played and have transcribed the Frank Wess alto solos too. Your player can improvise their own from the chords if preferred. The alto solos are scored on the Alto 2 part and the drum solos are improvised. The only adaptation we have done is to augment the Trombones up to a full four piece section, though the chart is perfectly playable with only 3 bones (1, 2 & 4). This is not an easy chart to play and strict attention to dynamics and articulations is needed in order to produce the right outcome. There are no sax doubles and the 4th Trombone is a Bass (playable on a Tenor too).

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Trumpets 1-4: Eb6, B5, A5, F#5
Trombones 1-4: B4, Ab4, Ab4, D4