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Flight Of The Foo Birds

By The Count Basie Big Band

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Big band (2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums) - Difficult
By The Count Basie Big Band. Edited by Rob Duboff and Jeffrey Sultanof. Arranged by Neal Hefti. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-8012).

Item Number: JL.JLP-8012

Here is Neal Hefti's famous arrangement from the Count Basie Orchestra's album Atomic Basie from 1957. This has been engraved from the original manuscript: this is not a transcription. This bright swing chart opens with trumpets on harmon mutes. There are solos for alto sax 1, trumpet 3, and tenor sax 1. Chord changes have been included as the solos have not been written out. This is not an overly complicated arrangement, but the band needs to be tight on the soli sections and the unison lines. There are no sax doubles. This would make a great festival chart. Ranges:Trumpet 1: D6 (last note of arrangement) Trombone 1: B flat 4.

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