https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/basie-cally-the-blues-e-flat-alto-saxophone-digital-sheet-music/19372753. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984. In 1949, the Basie family moved one of the premier neighborhoods open to African American families – Addsleigh Park in St. Albans, Queens, New York. Tab Smith contributed important arrangements at this time, such as "Harvard Blues", and others including Buster Harding and veteran arranger Jimmy Mundy also expanded the group's repertoire. Stowe, David W. "Jazz in the West: Cultural Frontier and Region During the Swing Era", This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 23:18. Published by Advance Music. Their neighbors included Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackie Robinson and Milt Hinton. It continues as a 'ghost band'. In his book Jazz Heritage, Williams wrote the following about a 1959 recording: " . Thank you. "[11] The ban on instrumental recordings of 1942-1944 adversely affected the finances of the Count Basie Orchestra, as it did for all big bands in the United States. Basie reorganized the Orchestra in 1952 and this new band was in high demand and toured extensively around the world. Presto is committed to the health and well-being of our staff. This nine-piece group was known for its legendary soloists including, Joe Keyes and Oran 'Hot Lips' Page on trumpet, Buster Smith and Earle Warren on alto saxophone, Lester Young on tenor saxophone, Dan Minor on trombone, and a rhythm section made up of Jo Jones on drums, Walter Page on bass and Basie on piano. When music critic and record producer John Hammond heard the band on a 1936 radio broadcast, he sought them out and offered Basie the chance to expand the group to the standard 13-piece big band line-up. After Basie's death the band played under the direction of some of the players he had hired, including Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, and Dennis Mackrel. "[15] In his book The Jazz Tradition, Williams wrote: "Since the mid-'fifties, the Count Basie Orchestra has been a superb precision ensemble, and perhaps the greatest brass ensemble of the century. Whereas previously the emphasis had been on providing space for exemplary soloists such as Lester Young and Buck Clayton, now the focus had shifted to the arrangements, despite the presence of soloists such as trumpeter Thad Jones and saxophonist Frank Foster. The band released new recordings, some featuring guest singers such as Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Eckstine. There has never been a more important time to save the music. Basie was a true innovator leading the band for almost 50 years and recording on over 480 albums. Sheet music for Snidero, J: Basie's Blues: buy online. The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Sell sheet music on your website and earn cash when you join our Affiliate Program at Sheet Music Plus. Although some of the band's players, such as trombonist Eddie Durham, contributed their own written arrangements at this time, the "head-arrangements" captured the imagination of the audience in New York and communicated the spirit of the band's members.[8]. Basie's C blues, (score) Resource Information The item Basie's C blues, (score) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Chatfield Music Lending Library. Canada. Tell a friend (or remind yourself) about this product. They had one daughter, Diane, in 1944. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library. Shortly after he got there, he got a gig replacing Fats Waller with a touring vaudeville act. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. [1] After playing with Walter Page's Blue Devils, in 1929 he joined rival band leader Bennie Moten's band.[2]. Since inception, the organization has donated over $60 million worth of new musical instruments, equipment, and technology to 2,201 schools in 277 school districts around the country–impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of students.In light of COVID-19, music education is experiencing an existential crisis. The combination of Basie's sweet jazz and Eckstine's low-down blues sensibilities meshed well on this one-shot deal, a program mostly of downtrodden songs perfectly suited for the band and the man.". In 1938, Helen Humes joined the group, replacing Billie Holiday as the female singer. In the early 1970s, the Basies moved to the warmer climate of Freeport, Bahamas. Michael Story Jazz Ensemble Sheet Music, Blues Sheet Music  The Barons of Rhythm were regulars at the Reno Club and often performed for a live radio broadcast. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us. "Jazz: What Happened in Kansas City? Basie heard Bennie Moten’s band, and longed to play with them. Is the transcription accurate? Hurry, offer only good while sheet music supplies last! Italy. PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. Simply enter the code STM2020 in the Promo Code field on the shopping cart page and click Apply to receive your discount. The chromatic scale should be performed straight, not swung. In addition to solo space for the pianist, there is a bass solo (although this solo can easily be moved to another instrument, if desired). Instructional. Music Teachers, Choir Directors and College Music Students may join our free Easy Rebates program and earn 8% cash back on sheet music purchases! – 2:15 "Can't Buy Me Love" – 3:21 "Michelle" – 2:43 "I Wanna Be Your Man" – 3:20 "Do You Want to Know a Secret" – 2:59 He quickly made a name for himself playing the piano at local venues and parties around town until he moved to New York City in search of greater opportunities.  2017-18 Jazz Band Auditions  - Alto Sax. He is credited for creating the use of the two “split” tenor saxophone, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and beautifully layering masterful vocalists. External arranger Andy Gibson brought the band's harmonic style closer to the forward-looking music of Duke Ellington, with arrangements from 1940 such as "I Never Knew" and "Louisiana" introducing increased chromaticism to the band's music. A year later, Basie joined Bennie_Moten’s band, and played with them until Moten’s death in 1935. This new band became known as "The New Testament" or "The Second Testament". Count and Mrs. Basie were true socialites – often gathering with friends including celebrities Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Basie protégé Quincy Jones. Michael Story Sheet Music  All other scales/progressions must be played swung. Note. Basie changed the jazz landscape and shaped mid-20th century popular music, duly earning the title “King of Swing” because he made the world want to dance. The Basie blues style is expertly captured in this swing chart from Mike Story. The family had a piano, and Basie’s mother paid 25¢ a lesson for his piano lessons at an early age. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. He also scored a series of Top Ten hits on the pop and R&B charts, including I Didn’t Know About You, Red Bank Blues, Rusty Dusty Blues, Jimmy’s Blues, and Blue Skies. The Count Basie Orchestra with vocalist Ethel Waters from the film. Arranger Russell Schmidt has crafted a unique three-horn harmonization (+ optional flute and clarinet) of the main theme, giving this piece a very distinctive sound. . During a broadcast the announcer wanted to give Basie’s name some style, so he called him “Count.” Little did Basie know this touch of royalty would give him proper status and position him with the likes of Duke Ellington and Earl Hines. [4] This was a fresh big band sound for New York, contrasting the complex jazz writing of Duke Ellington and Sy Oliver and highlighting the difference in styles that had emerged between the east and west coasts.[5]. Some of their notable chart toppers included Jumpin’ at the Woodside, April in Paris, and Basie’s own composition, One O’Clock Jump, which became the orchestra’s signature piece. Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn't.

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