Duet by Count Basie. Arranged by Neal Hefti, Jon Harpin. For big band. Swing. Medium. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1098).
Duet is one of the great tracks done for the Basie band by Neal Hefti, from The Atomic Mr Basie album. This is a wonderfully laid back chart featuring two of your Trumpet players. Hence the title of the piece. This is a transcription of the original Hefti arrangement, and includes fully transcribed Joe Newman and Thad Jones' solos, scored on Trumpet 2 and Trumpet 4, plus the Piano solo and fill-ins. We have rated it as easy / medium, but as with so many charts your band will need to be tight to do it justice. There are no sax doubles. Trumpets 1-4: C6, C6, F5, B5 Trombones 1-4: A4, Gb4, Db4, Bb3 4 mins 10 secs.