April in Paris


Our version of April in Paris has been lovingly assembled from a number of recordings done by the Basie band of this fabulous Wild Bill Davis chart, and has a richer, lusher, more authentic feel than previous / current offerings published by other companies. We have taken down the Henderson Chambers' Trombone solo (on Bass Bone, but cross cued on the other parts), and the stunning Phil Guilbeau Trumpet solo (written out), both from Basie's Sept.1965 London concert. The Trumpet solo in particular is in a different league to Basie's early "pop goes the weasel" version, though your player can improvise from the chords provided too. We have included the "one more time" ending too, should you wish to tease the crowds. This chart will not disappoint.

Part Number
Arranged by
Wild Bill Davis
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Count Basie
2 mins 25 secs
Trumpets 1-4
D6 (E6), D6, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, A4, A4, F4
Medium / Advanced

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