Title:Dickie’s Dream (Count Basie)
Duration:3 mins 50 secs
Trumpets 1-4:B5, C6, E5, C5
Trombones 1-4:C5, E4, D4, Bb3
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Another very rare chart from the great Count Basie Orchestra, Dickie's Dream, named after Basie's outstanding Trombonist Dicky Wells, was first recorded in 1939 as a 7-piece featuring Wells, Buck Clayton and Lester Young, backed by the All American Rhythm section. The tune evolved over time until Basie recorded the version that we offer here, in the late 60's. The tempo is more relaxed and the harmonic structure has modified a little, though the form is still that of the original. This chart features Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor and Piano, interspersed with backing phrases from the rest of the band. All four of the solos are written out as-played by the Basie men, though we have included the chords should your players wish to improvise. No sax doubles.