Title:Whirly Bird (Count Basie)
Duration:3 mins 50 secs
Trumpets 1-4:F6, C6, Bb5, Ab5
Trombones 1-4:B4, G4, C4 (Bass), Gb4
Arranged by:Neal Hefti
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Another beautifully crafted piece from the Basie Band, featured on the Atomic Mr Basie album. Written by Neal Hefti, this chart is aptly named. It is a flat-out, driving swing chart that features Piano and Tenor. Basie's solos are written out, but we have left the Tenor solo open, for your player to improvise from the chords. We have graded this arrangement as Advanced, not just because of the speed of it, but because the Trumpets need to play up high. The lead goes to a written high F. Originally written for 7 brass, we have added a 4th Trombone part for completeness. The Bass Trombone is on the 3rd part. If you want a powerhouse number in the set, this is the one! There are no Sax doubles.