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Back to Basie, Back to Basics (Peter Ecklund)

By Count Basie

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Composed by Count Basie. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3862).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3862
ISBN 1596158077.

Play section lead and jazz solos in eight new arrangements recorded by Peter Ecklund and the Messengers of Swing! Includes two swinging instrumentals made famous by Count Basie and Lester Young; and six original tunes. One is blues. Four have chord changes derived from well-known jazz standards. Written-out jazz solos with chord symbols supplied. Many of them are classic solos by Lester Young and others, adapted for trumpet. Rehearsal letters with timings for easy cueing when using any playback device or software. Play the large notes for the easiest route through the arrangement. Play the small notes for additional solos and leads. Improvise your own jazz solos using the provided accompaniment tracks! This collection of wonderful tunes in that classic Basie style are sure to thrill!

Includes a printed solo part featuring written-out jazz solos with chord symbols supplied; and a compact disc featuring complete versions with soloist; and accompaniments minus you, the soloist.

  • Blues for Lester 
  • Every Tub 
  • Walkin' the Goat 
  • Like Lester 
  • Lester's Honey 
  • Tail Fins (Lester's Foolish Things) 
  • Lester's Lady 
  • Blue Lester