Title:It’s Sand, Man (Count Basie)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Duration:3 mins 5 secs
Trumpets 1-4:E6, C6, C6, G#5
Trombones 1-4:Ab4, F#4, F#4, C4
Arranged by:Buck Clayton
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:It's Sand Man has been transcribed from the 1942 Count Basie chart. Originally arranged by Buck Clayton, we have expanded the brass to 8 voices to suit a full 5444 big band line-up. This chart is a pulsating up-tempo swinger full of contrast and interplay that has some fine sax soli work, big fat punchy brass lines and delicate piano solos, licks and fills. However, aside from solos for Piano and Trumpet the big solo feature is for Tenor. The Tenor solo is to be improvised from the chords provided. This chart works equally well in a gig or concert setting and there are no sax doubles.