All of Me


This version is a transcription of Basie's performance from the "Sinatra at the Sands" album, and it differs slightly from the great Billy Byers studio version of the chart. It opens with a floating Piano solo, and the Piano takes the first chorus, with sparse backings from the band. The second chorus is ensemble, with some beautiful harmonic structured writing, and the Piano solo comes back for the third, with some classic call and response with the band. The chart must be taken at a laid-back pace, and your band needs to observe the written dynamics and articulations in order to achieve the right feel. The Piano part is written out "as played", though we've added in the lead line at the start of the second half of the first chorus, where Mr. Basie chose not to play at all. The chart is graded as 'Medium' even though the lead Trumpet has a written high F. The 4th Trombone is Bass.

Part Number
Arranged by
Billy Byers
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Count Basie
2 mins 55 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, D6, A5, F5
Trombones 1-4
B4, G#4, F4, D4

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