Basie Eyes composed by Shorty Rogers. Arranged by Shorty Rogers. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). Shorty Rogers Series. Swing. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-450).
A wonderful, easy, swinging chart which is the centerpiece of the CD Shorty Rogers Courts the Count, a terrific big band tribute to Count Basie. This piece has brief solo sections for the bass and piano, and longer solos for baritone sax, trumpet and tenor sax . Very reasonable brass ranges. Shorty was always able to compose very memorable melodies, and this is certainly one of those. 5-4-4-4.