Ain't That Right


Elegantly transcribed by Jon Harpin from Basie's 1962 Verve album "On My Way and Shoutin' Again", this Neal Hefti chart has a real gospel feel to it, and swings like crazy from start to finish. The opening chorus is from the reeds, with Tenor 1 taking the lead line. The band closes out the melodic statement and Trumpet 2 picks up the solo work, backed by unison reeds. Being a Basie chart, it wouldn't be complete without a big shout chorus and this chart has two of them before things calm down by a re-statement of the intro and sax soli, all finished off with some excellent dynamic contrast from the band, a quick sax lick and final chords. There are no sax doubles. We would like to acknowledge Mr Paul Hefti for his kind assistance which has allowed us to bring this chart to you.

Part Number
Arranged by
Neal Hefti
Transcribed by
Jon Harpin
Count Basie
2 mins 50 secs
Trumpets 1-4
C6, C6, Ab5, Ab5
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, G4, G4, Eb4

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