Recorded by GROVER MITCHELL on HIP SHAKIN'
KEN-005 / 6/18/90
BIG BAND INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
This is a classic, straight-ahead, easy swing. Here, the rhythms may be handled even by inexperienced players. The first trumpet goes only up to a high C, making this even more accessible for a young band. The melody alternates between unison trumpets on the A sections and soli saxophones on the bridge. There's also a classic Basie shout chorus that gives the drummer some room to shine.
There's a short solo for the piano over simple changes that are full of II-Vs and which move slowly enough for an inexperienced soloist to play over.
Grover Mitchell/Hip Shakin' (Ken 005)
ERIC DIXON (1930-1989) was a mainstay of the Count Basie Orchestra for more than two decades where he played reeds and flute and contributed many charts to the Basie book.
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