Up-tempo swinging Basie blues, with inspiration taken from both the Basie/Rushing and Mel Torme versions. Male solo feature.
NOTE: You will receive BOTH the Level 4 and Level 5 versions of this arrangement. The website demo is a recording of the Level 5 chart, but you'll also receive a rough, no-solo demo of the Level 4 version so your students can hear the ensemble figures, if you chose to use that version. The main differences are some moments of voice-leading challenges, high soprano 1 parts and extra baritone splits in the Level 5 version.
Notated piano and bass, drums
Commissioned by Mt. San Antonio College (2011)
Video: Count Basie/Jimmy Rushing
Video: All-State Group
Missouri All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble 2015
Video: School Group
Marin School of the Arts Jazz Choir 2019