After a bit of a frustrating day, here is my mock-up of the Billy Byers arrangement of "All Of Me" from the Count Basie Library.
It is all JABB except for one jazz chorus of live trombone.
After having a quick break after "finishing" this, and then coming back to it for another listen, I can see a whole host of things that need editing - but I felt compelled to share this with my friends here to spur me on revisit it and get it sounding more like a big band should.
I know that you all know it already, but I have to say that doing these Big Band mock-ups takes a shed load of time and concentration. The rhythm section alone is a like a full mock up in itself! But I do know that when the editing is done, it will sound good.
Anyway, I hope you like where I'm going with this one.
Hopefully we'll see some more Big Band demos here soon.