Hear The Music! See The Music!
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on “This Time by Basie,”
this arrangement by Billy Byers of Cole Porter’s melody is pure Basie. Opening
with a short Basie-ish figure, the band then swings at a bright tempo into a
terrific version of this great melody. Byers really understood what the Basie Band was, and this chart is no
exception. There is a solo for tenor saxophone. Moderate ranges for all. 5-4-4-4