Title:Blues on the Double (Count Basie)
Duration:2 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4:C6, Bb5, Bb5, E5
Trombones 1-4:Bb4, Ab4, D4, Bb3
Arranged by:Buck Clayton
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Blues on the Double is a very rare Basie chart. Written by Buck Clayton and generally more associated with the Ellington band, this Basie version swings harder and offers more solo opportunities for Alto, Trumpet and Tenor. Perhaps unusually for a Basie chart there is no solo spot for Piano, though you could swap for a Sax solo is you wished. The chart is as per the recording sample, except that we happened to swap the Trumpet solo for a Clarinet solo instead. There are no written sax doubles. This is a driving up-tempo swing dance chart, and we would like to thank the great Australian virtuoso Andy Firth for his contribution of the audio sample that we offer you here.