Snooky Young spent eight years (cumulative) as the lead trumpet player for the Count Basie Orchestra. Besides playing for Basie, Young spent nearly 30 years as lead trumpet of the Tonight Show Big Band and toured with Doc Severinsen. Young’s legendary sound, power, and style are considered alongside the likes of Cat Anderson and Ed Lewis.
Friend of qPress Stuart McLean-Fowler undertook the mammoth task of transcribing the lead sheets from all of Count Basie’s recordings that featured Young as lead trumpet. We are exceedingly proud to be able to present this collection under the qPress label.
So, pick up a PDF, grab your horn, turn on the stereo, and warn the neighbours as you lead the Basie’s band just like Snooky did.
Click through the samples to the left, read through the write-ups provided below, and then click above for immediate PDF downloads of the entire bundle.
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