Basie's Blues (full recording CD included)
Big Band Plus - Grade 3
Composed by Jim Snidero. Arranged by Russ Schmidt. Advance Music Big Band Plus Series. Full Score and Set of Parts with CD. Published by Advance Music (AV.34011).
Item Number: AV.34011
Basie's Blues is a rousing medium tempo big band chart which also functions as a Basie-style piano feature. Arranger Russell Schmidt has crafted a unique three-horn harmonization (+ optional flute and clarinet) of the main theme, giving this piece a very distinctive sound. In addition to solo space for the pianist, there is a bass solo (although this solo can easily be moved to another instrument, if desired). Basie's Blues is based on one of the easiest etudes from Jim Snidero's "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: A (above staff).