Listened to the track in a mellow tone which is off the album Breakfast, Dance and Barbecue by count Basie.
It is a big band piece which consists of 17 Instruments. Freddie Green plays the guitar and is famous for his one note chords and sophisticated playing in a big band setting.
Listening to this tracks has given me some ideas towards writing some of my own big band material, however it would have to have vocals involved.
Big Band music generally has a Rhythm section followed by 13 horns which are Trumpet, Sax, Trombone and Claranet.
Later this week in Composition class we will be looking at close position harmoney which will come in useful for