I am transferring a Basie chart into Finale.
(A) For a 'Clean' copy and, (B) to study Frank Foster's process.
The 'chart' in question is "Shiny Stockings".
This is an ensemble passage where the written chord is Dmin7. The notes used in the chord include D, F, A, C, E natural. The Trombone voicing (bottom to top) is D, C, E naural, F, with a minor second (E-F) in the top 2 voices and the 5th omitted. The voicing would indicate a D min 11. Wouldn't it have been more harmonious (and more strictly in the chord) to voice it as D, A, C, F - if the goal is to have the F in the first trombone?
I guess my question is: Am I looking at a mistake, or is this what was intended? That concert E natural is voiced in the saxes and trumpets as well and the first IS represented in the 4th trumpet.