Arranger WILKINS, ERNIE
Composer PIERPONT, JAMES
Voicing/Instrument JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Publisher JAZZ LINES DISTRIBUTION
As recorded by Count Basie, this chart has been transcribed from the live recording as it was more enthusiastic than the later studio version. In the live recording Basie starts off with a 64-bar solo based on an 8-bar chord progression. In the studio version, there are only 16 bars upfront. Basie's piano introduction from the studio recording has been written out as it serves the chart well: it is classic Basie piano material. Your band has the option of repeating this 8-bar intro as many times as you need and then cueing the band in. Chord changes for the tenor saxophone solo have been included rather than writing out the solo. There are no saxophone doubles. The sound sample provided is from the studio recording so that you can hear the piano introduction.
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