Lester Leaps In by Count Basie. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium Difficult. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1087).
First recorded in September 1939, in the same session as Dickie's Dream, Lester Leaps In is a milestone chart which showcased the phenominal talent of Lester Young. The arrangement evolved over time, easing in tempo, lengthening and gathering more band backing, until we arrive at this version. This chart simply swings from start to finish. We have transcribed all of the tenor solos, also the piano solos and bass line too, though chords are provided on the parts should your players wish to improvise. If you have a star tenor player that you wish to spotlight, then Lester Leaps In is a perfect choice. There are no sax doubles.Swing @ 200 b.p.m. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4: F6, Eb6, A5, E5 Trombones 1-4: Bb4, Bb4, E4, B3.