Recorded by PRATT BROTHERS BIG BAND on GROOVY ENCOUNTERS
Amosaya: AM-2532 / Recorded in March 1995
Trumpeter Dean Pratt, a veteran of the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands, included four SFM titles on his debut album as a leader. In the tradition of his favorite Count Basie and Harry James bands, Pratt performs arrangements by hard-swinging arrangers Ernie Wilkins, Chico O'Farrill, Melba Liston and John Oddo. See details on the Pratt Bros. CD at http://www.amosaya.com (jazz).
BIG BAND INSTRUMENTATION
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
This classic was written for the Count Basie band in the late fifties. This is the REAL Basie sound, and it features tenor sax, trombone and piano solos.
The PRATT BROTHERS CD is available by mail ($17) from Amosaya Records, PO Box 772 Times Square Station, NY, NY 10108
ERNIE WILKINS (1922-1999) One of the all-time great big band arrangers, tenor saxophonist Ernie Wilkins has provided swinging charts for the top band leaders since the late 1940s when he was a member of Earl Hines' last big band. He joined Count Basie in the early '50s, where in addition to his playing duties, he contributed dozens of charts which helped define the Basie sound. He also wrote charts for Dizzy Gillespie's famed State Department big band and other big bands led by trumpeters Harry James and Clark Terry.
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