Title:Shorty George (Count Basie)
Duration:2 mins 45 secs
Trumpets 1-4:C6, Bb5, B5, B5
Trombones 1-4:D5, Ab4, Ab4, Bb3
Arranged by:Buck Clayton
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Shorty George was first recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra in 1938, proved to be one of his early big hits, and has become a 'must-have' tune for Basie fans. It is up-tempo swing chart which featured Basie and his three big soloists - Buck Clayton (Trumpet), Lester Young (Tenor) and Dicky Wells (Trombone). We have written out the original solos for you, though your players can improvise on the chords provided too. This arrangement is really punchy and powerful, with some great sectional interplay and big ensemble passages. We have also written in the licks and fills on the drum part. There are no sax doubles.