On The Road To Mandalay - Jazz Big Band Arrangement
Jazz Big Band Arrangement
In 1963 Count Basie recorded an album of Billy Byers arrangements titled 'More Hits of the 50s and 60s.' This was later re-issued as a tribute to Frank Sinatra and titled 'Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra.' This song, written in 1907 by Oley Speaks, was based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling and has become a standard party due to the famous recording by Frank Sinatra on the 'Come Fly with Me' album. This arrangement features alto sax, flute (on reed 2) and trumpet playing the first part of the melody. Piano is then featured for the second half of the melody. Byers wrote this chart as a repeat and fade. An optional ending has been created in the event that you wish to perform this with a hard ending. This is a solid, swinging arrangement by the great Billy Byers, edited and engraved directly from his original score. Ranges: Trumpet 1: to F6; Trombone 1: to C5. Swing, medium difficult.