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Retail Price: 35.00

Recorded by the group Chicago, this signature hit has gone on to become a rock classic. Paul's easy arrangement is playable with very limited rehearsal time, but still has an authentic and hard-driving feel. Includes optional solos (or soli) for any sax and any brass instrument.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Retail Price: 40.00

One of the prettiest ballads ever written. Roger's carefully crafted arrangement for younger groups is lushly scored for the full ensemble.
A String of Pearls
Retail Price: 40.00

John Berry has skillfully arranged this Glenn Miller classic for beginning groups and maintained the important elements from the original version. Here is a great way to introduce this important band leader to your young players.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Retail Price: 35.00

Recorded by such greats as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and most recently Michael McDonald, this rockin' Motown classic will sound great with your beginning players. Easy to learn and fun to play!
All of Me
Retail Price: 40.00

Made famous by the Count Basie band as well as countless other jazz artists, bring a bit of history to your young players with this familiar standard. This easy arrangement includes a nice mix of unison passages with full-sounding ensemble scoring. Medium swing at its best!
Alley Cat
Retail Price: 15.50

Set in a moderate swing tempo, this 1960's instrumental hit gives developing quartets a great chance to sharpen their syncopation and articulation skills as a blended ensemble. Duration 2:20.    2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes w/opt. Rhythm Section
Another Day, Another Blues
Retail Price: 35.00

Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

This is really not “just another blues”, but rather an excellent medium swing chart perfect for inexperienced bands. The blues format makes it comfortable for beginning soloists and sample solos are provided for alto or tenor sax.
Ants in the Pants
Retail Price: 40.00

Revenge is very sweet! Gordon Goodwin is the hot writer of today's big band charts and this arrangement proves it. Count Bubba's Revenge features a shuffle swing that builds and builds. On top of that, it showcases all the sections by trading back and forth, playing a cappella, and so on. Solo space is provided for tenor, bari, trumpet, trombone, and piano or guitar. Gordon is masterful at creating a chart that exudes energy and excitement, and this one delivers. Standard instrumentation---no doubles. (6:24) This title is available in SmartMusic.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: 45.00

 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Augustus Gloop
Retail Price: 36.00

From the original movie soundtrack of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this catchy melody combines with fun rhythms to make a great rock shuffle! This chart features a brief written alto sax solo, a written drumset solo and an interlude in 3/4 meter. Quick assembly is possible!
Autumn Leaves
Retail Price: 35.00

Here is an easy swing version of this timeless classic. The saxes are in the spotlight, but also featured is a short solo for trumpet. Skillfully arranged for inexperienced bands.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Retail Price: 35.00

This well-known standard is usually performed as a duet and has been recorded countless times over the years, and notably in the holiday movie favorite Elf starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for beginning players features the saxes and trumpets in the answering phrases. No solos are required, however an alto soloist could be used in one of the soli sections. This will sound great with limited rehearsal time.
Bad
Retail Price: 35.00

One of the early hits from Michael Jackson, Bad featured a signature bass line and a strong melody. This instantly recognizable rock chart will sound great even with limited rehearsal time.

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Bad Romance
Retail Price: 35.00

Young players will have a blast with this dynamic yet easy version of the huge hit by Lady Gaga. Trombones state the distinctive riff theme, and later the sax section trades statements with the brass in this well-scored and solid arrangement. No solos required.

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Bags' Groove
Retail Price: 35.00

Here is one of a very select group of blues standards that every jazz musician should know. Paul's very easy version makes it accessible to young players and gives beginning improvisers a wonderful platform to start from.
Ballad for a Blue Horn - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet
Retail Price: 40.00

Grade 2

Written in an even 8th note ballad style, this smooth sounding original can be used to feature either an alto sax or trumpet soloist. Scored to sound full with beginning groups, this makes a nice change-of-pace number for any concert. Dur: 3:30
Basin Street Blues
Retail Price: 40.00

Introduce your beginning group to the concept of “call and response” (so common in early jazz) with this carefully written, easy arrangement of this well-known jazz standard. Like all titles in the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble series, it includes exercises to help teach style, as well as sample written solos.
Best of Queen - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
Retail Price: 40.00

One of the defining rock acts of the 1970s, the music of Queen is still heard regularly on the radio waves and on the silver screen. This hard-hitting yet easy-to-play medley includes their monster hits We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and Another One Bites the Dust. A guaranteed winner!
Blue 'n' Moody
Retail Price: 35.00

Utilizing the Dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching swing. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords (two scales). Sure to become a favorite with your band.
Blue Beamer
Retail Price: 35.00

Here is a great rock original for beginning groups that sets up a nice groove between the bass line and melody played first by trombones/tenors. Later the altos and trumpets take the lead. Also included is a solo (or soli) for trumpet and a short sax soli with brass background figures. Your young players will love playing this one!
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
Retail Price: 35.00

Composed and recorded by jazz legend John Coltrane, this medium tempo blues tune features an easy-to-play melody and solid tutti-style rhythms for the ensemble. In addition, the blues changes and moderate tempo make it a comfortable setting for developing soloists. (Includes CD)
Blues by Five
Retail Price: 40.00

Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for beginning jazzers. With a moderate tempo, riff-based melody, and non-threatening soloing on the blues progression, this is the perfect introduction to the music of Miles Davis for your students.

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Blues for a New Day
Retail Price: 40.00

Here is a great medium swing blues tune for beginning jazz ensembles. The main theme features the rhythm section playing “stop time” before it slips into a steady swing pattern. There is a solid ensemble chorus leading to the solo section that can be used for any player.
Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Retail Price: 40.00

Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your younger players. Carefully scored for beginning groups, this medium swing chart trades the melody between the trumpets and saxes, includes a solo or soli for trumpet, and a brief shout chorus using tutti rhythms for the entire band.

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Blues Machine
Retail Price: 40.00

First released in 1992, this excellent blues original has stood the test of time. Perfect for teaching style and introducing the blues scale as a basis for improvisation.
Blues Train
Retail Price: 42.00

In the style of the great Count Basie, this chart is full of terrific teaching opportunities. Simple but effective ensemble writing, blues-based changes, and a swinging groove make it a winner. Written or ad lib solos are provided for all. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Boom Boom
Retail Price: 35.00

Recorded by American blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1961, this remains one of his most identifiable and enduring songs. John Berry's bluesy swing version for young players includes the signature question-and-answer format along with a solo for any sax, then any trumpet, plus a short feature spot for the trombones.

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Born This Way
Retail Price: 35.00

Here's a very easy arrangement of the recent hit recorded by Lady Gaga. Easy rhythms and a solid rock feel help to insure success with this one.
Born to Be Wild
Retail Price: 35.00

This rock classic from the group Steppenwolf is a tune your band will sound great playing with very limited rehearsal time. Guaranteed success with beginning groups.
Born to Hand Jive
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From the hit musical Grease, this up-tempo rocker is featured in one of the show's most exciting dance scenes.  Jerry's version for younger groups is skillfully done and sure to be a hit.
Bossa de Cancun
Retail Price: 40.00

Supplementing the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble Method, this extremely playable Latin number evokes the sea and the beach. It has interesting harmonies, appealing rhythms, and features a very approachable solo section that can be opened for anyone in the band.

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Brazil
Retail Price: 35.00

This well-know Latin standard is a perfect change of pace for a jazz concert. Carefully notated for beginning groups, this is a great introduction to Latin style. Full length recording included.
Brother Benjamin
Retail Price: 42.00

Featuring any melodic instrument in the solo role, this chart that pairs an infectious melody with gospel-flavored harmonies will be the highlight of any concert program. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:44.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Bubbert Goes Retro
Retail Price: 35.00

Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble – Grade 1-2

This latest installment in the continuing adventures of Bubbert is a blues in a '60s “boogaloo style.” It's loaded with blues scale material that can be extremely helpful for beginning and developing soloists.
Bubbert Goes Undercover
Retail Price: 40.00

The elusive Bubbert leads us on a mysterious journey, but we're not really sure what he's hiding from! Along the way is this infectious tune written in a moderate Latin style perfect for beginning jazz ensembles. Includes a flexible solo section for any instrument.
Bubbert Goes West - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
Retail Price: 40.00

Bubbert takes a road trip and finds himself in the land of the lope-along Western style blues. This fun chart features a catchy riff, a question and answer stop-time section, plus a flexible solo section with unison background figures. A great way to teach the blues.
Bubbert in Love
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Finally our hero finds love. This medium/slow swinger features short solo passages for trumpet and alto. The harmonies and textures in this piece provide excellent material for teaching balance, blend and tuning. With a tuneful melody and nice swing feel, this is a great addition to any program.
Bubbert Takes the Train
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Just like the train that Bubbert rides, this jazz-rock minor blues (Bb minor) has a driving beat, and is well-suited for the young band. A fun workout using the blues vocabulary.
Bubbert's Groove
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Bubbert must have been a cool cat! This original by Mike Steinel is written in a medium shuffle style and uses the blues scale for the easy improvisation section.
C-Jam Blues
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Grade 1.5

Finally, this Ellington classic is available for even the most inexperienced bands. For starters, this version is in Bb rather than C. Rick features the saxes on the melody with inventive brass counterlines, and later a marvelous ensemble tutti section that starts soft then builds to the end. An absolute must! Performance Time: 3:30
Call, The (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Retail Price: 42.00

Any member of your group can be featured in this medium swing chart from Doug Beach and George Shutack; solo parts with written lines and chord changes are provided for any instrument. The title is inspired by one of the most fundamental traditions in jazz known as call and response -- the soloist makes a statement and the band responds. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:04.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Can't Buy Me Love
Retail Price: 40.00

Mike found a nice jazz shuffle groove for this early Beatles classic that will be a lot of fun for beginning groups. The minor blues solo section allows players to use either the blues scale or dorian mode for ease in improvising. Full length recording included.
Can't Help Falling In Love
Retail Price: 35.00

This Elvis Presley classic is arranged here in the style of a rock ballad and features a short written-out trumpet solo in the beginning. The melody is skillfully woven between all sections of the band and no ad lib. solos are required.
Caravan
Retail Price: 40.00

One of the most recognizable of all Duke Ellington's tunes, this distinctive composition combines the styles of Latin and big band jazz. Here's a marvelous arrangement playable by beginning groups. (Includes full performance CD)
Caribbean Fever
Retail Price: 35.00

This is a Rhythm and Blues style swing chart that will have every foot tapping. Blues harmonies updated for today's modern jazz ensemble along with plenty of full sounding ensemble make this a great chart. Paul Cook arranged Flip, Flop and Fly for the young player and he includes an open section for basic improvisation training. Paul offers ad lib solo starters sets for B-Flat, E-Flat and Bass Clef instruments, which will give every band member a chance to try their licks on the blues form. R & B is an infectious art form: learn it, live it, love it!
Charlie Brown Theme
Retail Price: 35.00

In contrast to Vince Guaraldi's up-tempo “Linus and Lucy” (also of “Peanuts” fame), this theme is a laid-back medium tempo swinger that alternates between a “2” feel and a “walking 4” feel. Plenty of tutti ensemble playing is featured, and there is a solo included for any sax.
Chopin Favorites
Retail Price: 8.95

Playable by students without a lot of chamber group experience, both selections in 3/4 time are not meant to be played quickly so players can focus on their individual and collective expression, intonation, balance and blend. Great training and recital material! Duration 2:50. Lento Religioso; Opus 15; No. 3; Prelude; Opus 28;No. 7 S(A)ATB Saxes
Cleveland Rocks
Retail Price: 35.00

Used as the theme song for the popular “Drew Carey Show” this vintage rocker is high energy from beginning to end. Carefully scored for beginning bands by Paul Murtha.
Come Fly with Me
Retail Price: 35.00

Written for Frank Sinatra (and the title track of his 1958 album), this tune epitomizes the cool sounds of the swing era. Here's a smartly scored version for beginning bands, written with modest ranges but still maintaining an authentic style. Included is plenty of tutti ensemble playing plus short solos (or soli) for sax and trumpet. A great way to teach swing.

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Come Sail Away
Retail Price: 40.00

Recorded by the group Styx in 1977, this chart opens in a rock ballad style featuring a solo alto sax. The mood then shifts to a driving rock pulse featuring the brass on the powerful strains of the chorus. Solid rock and roll for young players!