Recorded by Count Basie
Arranged by Billy Byers, Edited by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-8127DL


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

In 1963 Count Basie recorded an album of Billy Byers arrangements titled 'More Hits of the '50s and '60s.' This was later re-issued as a tribute to Frank Sinatra and titled 'Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra.' This song, written in 1907 by Oley Speaks, was based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling and has become a standard party due to the famous recording by Frank Sinatra on the 'Come Fly with Me' album. This arrangement features alto sax, flute (on reed 2) and trumpet playing the first part of the melody. Piano is then featured for the second half of the melody. Byers wrote this chart as a repeat and fade. An optional ending has been created in the event that you wish to perform this with a hard ending. This is a solid, swinging arrangement by the great Billy Byers, edited and engraved directly from his original score.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 2 doubles Flute)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: to F6
Trombone 1: to C5