As Performed by Billy May
Arranged by Billy May, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Lean Baby" was written by Billy May for his own orchestra, and first recorded in 1951. May then used the chart as the theme tune for the band. The arrangement is transcribed "as played" by the BM orchestra, and the tenor and piano solos have been written out in full, though your players can improvise from the chords if they prefer. The correct articulations in the saxes have been written out to help your players achieve the BM "scooped" sound in the right places. Like most May charts, it is powerful, punchy, occasionally musically irreverent, but always good to play. There are no sax doubles.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: Db6, Bb5, G5, G5
Trombones 1-4: Ab4, F4, F4, F4