Basie’s Blues In C (Free chart)

Product code:







Medium / Advanced


5 mins 50 secs

Trumpets 1-4:

D6, B5, Bb5, Bb5

Trombones 1-4:

A4, G4, E4, B3

Arranged by:

Jon Harpin

PDF Score sample:


A superb original composition from Jon Harpin, featuring your Pianist and Trombone. Basie's Blues is a really laid-back number, but with plenty to interest all your players and any audience. This chart, whilst a tribute to the Count, is scored and voiced in a contemporary way, making it sound rich and full-bodied. It is also around 6 minutes long. There is a long Sax passage that will need rehearsal, to get the phrasing and feel right. This arrangement is offered as a free pdf big band chart. Please feel free to play and perform the music at any time, in any venue. If you should ever wish to use this chart as a part of a commercial enterprise, such as a recorded track on a CD / mp3 compilation which is subsequently sold for profit, please respect our Copyright in the work and seek our prior permission. Depending on the size and scale of your project we may or may not ask for a small royalty fee. In any event, please do ask us first. Thank you. The 'PDF Score sample' (above) is the complete arrangement - all 17 parts plus score. Just click on the link to download it. Enjoy!