The Git (As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra). Composed by Bill Holman. Arranged by Bill Holman. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-3 with optional 5th trumpet). The Bill Holman Big Band Series. From the Basie CD "I Told You So". Swing. Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-335).
This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So." It is a feature for your drummer. It also has solo space for tenor saxophone and piano (a la Basie). This rip-roaring chart, full of wonderful linear writing, has smoking shout choruses, one after the other, which bring this exciting chart to a close. This is a great closer for any jazz program. The drum solo can be extended to any length on cue. You've got to have this chart in your library! 5-4-4-3 (optional 5th trumpet).