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One Bass Hit
Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Ray Brown/Arr. Gil Fuller
- Jazz Lines Publications
This arrangement by Gil Fuller was written to showcase Ray Brown, the bassist of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. Gillespie's big band performed this arrangement many times over the years. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. The 4th trumpet part has been restored for this version. The bass fills have not been written out, allowing for the bass soloist to improvise over the provided chord changes.