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'Deed I Do (The) Very Best of Times 111-44
'Deed I Do
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(The) Very Best of Times
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111-44
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Continuing the fine big band tradition of Count Basie and Thad Jones, John Clayton's exquisite chart on this standard tune blazes a trail of excitement and power. Written as a medium up-tempo swinger, the saxes are featured off the top, followed by trade-off solos for trombones and trumpets, and later a tenor solo. A screaming shout chorus takes us out. This very playable swing chart at 140 BPM has solo space for alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone and/or piano. The auxiliary percussion part is for vibes. Lead trumpet range is to written high E. A tasty Basie-style chart that is accessible to a good high school band. This tune was written by Oliver Nelson in 1961 and recorded for his Straight Ahead album with Eric Dolphy. John Fedchock crafted this big band arrangement of the melody in 1997 and recorded it for his album On the Edge. This chart features alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody. Lengthy solo sections with exciting backgrounds are featured for both those players. This is another standout arrangement by Fedchock full of great sectional writing and sophisticated harmonies! Ranges: Trumpet 1: to Eb6; Trumpet 2: to C6; Trombone 1: to C5; Trombone 2: to Bb4; Trombone 3: to Bb4
15 Minutes Late 15 Step - Radiohead / arr. Matt Harris 2+2=5 - Radiohead / arr. Florian Ross
15 Minutes Late
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John Clayton credits stylistic influences from Quincy Jones and Billy Byers on this swinging minor blues. Utilizing a wide dynamic range, subtleties in the rhythm section, and variations in texture from just a few instruments to the full-out ensemble, John has created a marvelously appealing and effective concert or festival piece. Recorded by the CHJO on “Heart and Soul.”  Radiohead performed “15 Step” in 5/4 on the 2007 CD In Rainbows, and arranger Matt Harris has transformed the original meter into a series of infectious grooves in 11, 3, 5, and 7.  Radiohead released “2+2=5” on their sixth album Hail to the Thief in 2003.
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo 3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson 5 M Calypso - David Baker
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
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3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
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5 M Calypso - David Baker
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 This is one of the most creative, important big band compositions ever written by anyone! It is also a chart which has been in demand for many years. As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  This is one happy chart!  It starts with the trombones laying down a nifty bass line, and then a great groove with a calypso pattern.
5-5-7 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow 88 Basie Street A Few Good Men
88 Basie Street
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A Few Good Men
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 As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart is another superb Curnow arrangement of the music created by the Pat Metheny Group. Originally written for the Sammy Nestico "Dark Orchid" recording and later reprised on "A Portrait Of Sammy," this classic swing tune gives all of the solo work to piano -- first in the opening 48 bars, then again in the middle and ending segments. In between the band tackles a terrific double counterpoint chorus and carries a full ensemble shout. Altos and tenors double on flute.  standard jazz ensemble Gordon Goodwin's stellar reputation as a writer is well deserved. A funky half-time shuffle groove for big band, Gordon's clever opening melody statement is played by altos and trumpets with solo space provided for piano, alto, or tenor sax. The burnin' shout chorus will make this an all time favorite chart for every library. Percussion part included. As recorded on Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Swingin' for the Fences. This chart grooves! This title is available in SmartMusic.
A Glenn Miller Yuletide Medley A Mis Abuelos A Night in Tunisia
A Mis Abuelos
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A Night in Tunisia
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Skillfully arranged in an authentic Glenn Miller style (and recorded by the Glenn Miller Alumni Band on “In A Christmas Mood”), this outstanding medley includes the holiday favorites O Holy Night (in a jazz ballad style), Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem and an up-tempo swing version of Deck the Hall. Wonderful sounds from the swing era of the '40s in an entertaining holiday setting. Professional Editions – Grade 5

More than just a showcase for your lead trumpet, this monster chart is a powerful statement for the entire ensemble. Opening with the quasi flamenco strains and followed by a melancholy trumpet solo, the first big ensemble “hit” is guaranteed to move the audience back a few rows! Great writing for all sections and especially the rhythm section.
Written for and recorded by Mario Bauza, Michael Philip Mossman adds his own unique flare to this Dizzy Gillespie Latin jazz classic. Featured soloists include trumpet (of course), as well as trombone and alto. A great showcase for the entire ensemble!
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square A Time for Love A Waltz for Patrice - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax
A Time for Love
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Professional Editions – Grade 5

In honor of our departed friend, here is a classic arrangement Frank wrote in 1994. It was commissioned by the USAF Airmen of Note and features bass trombone and flugel. Beautiful melodies and tender moments – just like Tooth.
Frank Foster, leader and arranger for the Count Basie band, penned this version of the classic big band tune. Recreate that great Basie sound with your own ensemble, using the same chart they use. Wonderful sounds and great teaching material, too. (4:21) Here's a bright and appealing jazz waltz that features a duet of flugel and tenor sax along with an easy flowing feel and style. Punctuated with sophisticated and well-scored ensemble feature spots, this is a terrific change of pace number for mature groups.

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ABOUT TIME Across The Heart Act Your Age
ABOUT TIME
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Across The Heart
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Act Your Age
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Written for Harry James Those who have experienced the lush, well-constructed writing style of Denver-based pianist/composer Dave Hanson need to read no further since you're already familiar with the consistently high quality of his work. This beautiful mood piece for solo flugelhorn and big band is no exception. Alternating between a straight-eighth note ECM feel and a driving Latin groove, this original for proficient groups has the soloist weaving in and out of the arrangement with plenty of soloing opportunities over Latin vamps and modal colors. Rhythm section parts are partially notated. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus flugelhorn; section trumpets double on flugelhorn Gordon Goodwin’s chart has a funky, sassy and contemporary groove, just like the title suggests. Solo space for alto, tenor and bari sax, lead trumpet range has a few high G’s. You’ll dig this chart! (0:59) This title is available in SmartMusic.
After Mr. Teng After The Rain After You've Gone
After Mr. Teng
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After The Rain
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After You've Gone
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As recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band in 1980 for their Farewell To Mingus album, this fast bebop outing for proficient players features a big full-band opening, sax and brass section solis, and solo space for piano, tenor (or alto), and bass. Directors also have the option of repeating one solo chorus to feature trumpet as well. Duration ca. 6:00.   standard jazz ensemble The first chorus should be a two-beat feel before transitioning into a solid, straight-ahead 4-beat feel at the trombone chorus. Make sure the time has a sense of forward momentum throughout. The voicing at measure 69 sounds best if everyone takes some deep breaths and blows! Trombone figures must be short and crisp at measure 85, while saxes and trumpets are phrasing their lines. At measure 104 things should be nice and easy until the build-up at 108 for the ending.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn Marked "easy does it" at the start, this laidback swinger opens with a sax soli supported by bucket-muted brass figures. Solos for piano and/or guitar appear throughout, and the chart concludes with a warm, delicate touch.  standard jazz ensemble
After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman Again and Again Ah - That's Freedom
Again and Again
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Ah - That's Freedom
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 Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best. Even when Benny Carter wasn't writing for Count Basie, many of his charts from the 1950's onward sound like they could have been written for Basie. Maybe this is because so many of Basie's arrangers (Sammy Nestico, Quincy Jones, Billy Byers and Neal Hefti) were influenced by Carter. The writing is straightforward, with simple harmonies, swinging rhythms and very clear counterpoint. Again And Again has much of the style of an alto feature that Quincy Jones might have written for Marshall Royal. Although Carter gives the pianist two little solo spots, the focus is on the lead alto. The backgrounds are spare and dry, so it is incumbent upon the soloist to supply the warmth and personality to tell this gentle story. Vibrato, scoops, bends, turns, and other devices can be used to bring this simple line to life. This never-before-published Thad Jones composition is a interesting medium tempo swing chart with just a touch of a “blues march” feel. First recorded “live” by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band at the Village Vanguard in 1967, this very playable chart fe
AH-LEU CHA Aha! Ain't Nobody Gettin' Younger
AH-LEU CHA
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Aha!
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Ain't Nobody Gettin' Younger
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AS RECORDED BY SUPERSAX Originally featured on the Yellowjackets' Altered State CD, this new big band version was commissioned by East Carolina University and is scheduled to appear on an upcoming Bob Mintzer Big Band CD. Elements of Brazilian samba and funk contribute to the unique groove of this interesting work for proficient groups. Two open solo sections offer experienced improvisers ample stretching room. Your band and your audiences will love this one! Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble Featured on the SWR Big Band CD Basie-cally Sammy, this medium tempo chart features two trumpet plunger duets, along with solos for trumpet, tenor and optional alto saxophone. Some solid full-ensemble work adds depth and dimension to this rewarding excursion.  standard jazz ensemble
Airegin ALL I NEED IS THE GIRL All of Me (Original Edition)
Airegin
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ALL I NEED IS THE GIRL
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All of Me (Original Edition)
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Michael Abene's unique and creative style is in full force with this powerhouse version of Sonny Rollins' great tune. Michael's chart was originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Big Band and he has rescored it here for full jazz ensemble. The beginning is angular and striking but slips effortlessly into a roaring swing chart. Woodwind doubles are required (flute and soprano sax). Recorded by Frank Sinatra with Duke Ellington
All the Things You Are All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky
All the Things You Are
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If you're looking for a flagwaver that'll set the audience on the edge of their seats, look no further! Mark Taylor pulls out all the stops with a chart that's full of great counterpoint, powerful ensemble work, and independent combo settings within the full ensemble context. Includes solos for alto sax and trumpet.  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow Alternate Route An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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Alternate Route
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears. This impressive "barnburner" for advanced bands is chock-full of energy.  Starts out at a very fast tempo featuring the trumpets on a unique "head." There's ample solo space for the soloists of your choice before an open drum solo brings the whole band ba A dramatic setting of three American songs.
An Elusive Man - As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band And Then I Knew  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Another Great Day
Another Great Day
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A medium swing chart for a smaller band consisting of tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. Includes solo space for all. (2:39)  Bob Curnow continues to add to his catalog of arrangements of Metheny & Mays compositions. Written in a simmering medium tempo, this distinctive funk chart opens with the bass establishing the groove gradually joined by the rest of the rhythm section. A small combo of soprano sax, baritone sax, trumpet and trombone take the first statement followed by the full ensemble on intricate unison lines as well as tutti ensemble punches and riffs. Solo space is provided for tenor sax. Requires soprano sax

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Anthropology ANTHROPOLOGY ANTHROPOLOGY
Anthropology
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ANTHROPOLOGY
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ANTHROPOLOGY
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In the skilled hands of Mark Taylor, this uptempo bebop classic becomes a showstopper! Listen for the masterful “Bird” sax soli as well as tight ensemble sounds, all at a brisk pace. If your band is ready for something they can sink their teeth into, this may be the perfect chart. RECORDED BY CLAUDE THORNHILL Recorded by Art Pepper
ARAB DANCE Armando's Rhumba Artistry In Rhythm (short v.) - Stan Kenton
ARAB DANCE
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Armando's Rhumba
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RECORDED BY CLAUDE THORNHILL From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a “rhumba,” but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also ample room for soloists.  There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song.
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Ascending
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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Ascending
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 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow. Commissioned by the Gates Chili High School Jazz Ensemble in Rochester (NY), this winning original alternates between a Latin and straight 8th-note feel, and draws from the ascending melodic minor scale and its related modes for source material. It's a sophisticated chart with moderate range demands and notated rhythm section parts. Soloists can navigate the 16-measure solo using just a single scale over hip jazz chords. Duration 6:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Attitude Dance AU PRIVAVE
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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Attitude Dance
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AU PRIVAVE
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The title reflects typical Gordon Goodwin humor in this exciting Latin chart. A Latin percussion part is included and will definitely further enhance this very hip Latin extravaganza. Solos available for alto, tenor, trumpet and bone. Calls for soprano sax but optional alto sax part is included. As recorded on the newest CD by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, The Phat Pack on Silverline Records. No clams here! (excerpt 2:44) This title is available in SmartMusic. Celebrating more than 40 years of funk and soul, the unmistakable sound of Tower of Power still sounds as fresh and impressive as ever. Mark's chart on this hot tune features the blazing horn lines and driving groove of the original. Recorded by Supersax
Aunt Hagar's Blues Aurora AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
Aunt Hagar's Blues
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Aurora
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AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
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From master arranger Michael Abene, here is a slow cooking blues chart that features the piano and some wonderfully outrageous ensemble scoring. This is the authentic version originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Band on their Grammy Award winning CD “ALL BLUES” and rescored for standard jazz ensemble instrumentation. Requires woodwind doubling and a mature rhythm section. This superior arrangement is a burnin' swing chart of a Cole Porter standard. Great energy is created with the 180 BPM tempo, the solo space for alto 1, and a fierce unison horn interlude. (4:54) RECORDED BY CHARLIE PARKER
Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow BACK BAY SHUFFLE Back Home Again In Indiana
BACK BAY SHUFFLE
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Back Home Again In Indiana
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 Bob Curnow is well known for his orchestrations of Pat Metheny's music, and this arrangement will fit right in with The First Circle and Minuano. Recorded by the Terry Gibbs Dream Band Incredible uptempo jazz samba arrangement of a great jazz standard by Dominic Spera. Plenty of solo space for the soloists of your choice then a brass choir section that segues into a Buddy Rich styled shout chorus. Goes back to the samba for the ending.
Back Home Again in Indiana Backrow Politics Bags' Groove
Back Home Again in Indiana
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Backrow Politics
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Bags' Groove
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Written to feature former Hoosier Jeff Hamilton on drums, this John Clayton arrangement gives this standard tune a few new twists and turns. While serving primarily as an accompaniment for the drummer on brushes, it's a wonderful study in ensemble playing in a medium swing tempo. Tasty! Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Explosive!” At last, a showcase for the trumpet section from Gordon Goodwin! The groove is straight eighths with a funky feel. Solo space is provided for trumpets 1, 2, 3, 4, but can be tailored as desired. Lead trumpet range is to written high G with an optional A. This is a fun chart and will be a kick for the band and audience. This title is available in SmartMusic. John's arrangement of this jazz classic was written specifically to feature Milt Jackson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; however, just about any instrument can play the head at the beginning of the chart. The full ensemble shout chorus at the end is a standout!
Basically Blues Basie-Straight Ahead (Professional Version - As Recorded) BE BOP
Basically Blues
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BE BOP
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As recorded by Buddy Rich on his Swingin' New Big Band album (Pacific Jazz), this classic chart features great sax solis, an irresistible ensemble shout, and solos for trombone and tenor. A modulation 12 bars from the end kicks things up a notch for a really big finish. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra, this bright swing classic opens with an improvised piano solo backed by rhythm section before the whole band jumps on board 28 bars later. Tenor sax and piano carry ad lib solos later on, and the final shout ends with piano playing the simple Basie signature we've all come to know and love. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:30.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded by Supersax
Beauty and the Beast BEGIN THE BEGUINE Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Beauty and the Beast
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BEGIN THE BEGUINE
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Big Band paradise: Gordon Goodwin with a Basie groove. This Disney theme will stay in your mind and the groove will delight the band and the audience 100 percent. Solos for piano and tenor sax, dynamics galore and a fabulous shout chorus. A terrific chart start to finish. As performed by the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. Recorded by the Terry Gibbs Dream Band  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Begin the Beguine - arr. Johnny Richards Beijo Inocente Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
Beijo Inocente
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa (Capitol), Richards takes this great standard and turns it into a 6/8 latin and swinging screamer. The Portuguese title of this Matt Harris original translates to The Innocent Kiss. Recorded by the Kluvers Big Band in Arhus, Denmark, this Brazilian samba appears on their CD Reflections featuring Matt's music as well as his piano playing. This work was commissioned by the 2003 University of Portland (OR) Jazz Festival directed by David Parker and features flugelhorn soloist; solo space is also allowed for piano and guitar. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 7:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus solo flugelhorn; 1st Alto Sax doubles on soprano, trumpets double on flugelhorn  This is the chart that people have been wanting to see in print for years! Recorded by the Bill Holman Band on their album "Briliant Corners", this is the great Thelonious Monk tune set in a straight-eighth Latin feel.
Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland BEST IS YET TO COME, THE
BEST IS YET TO COME, THE
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  As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana. Recorded by Frank Sinatra
Better Days Ahead - Pat Metheny / arr. Lindsay Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The BIG BAD BOB
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The
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BIG BAD BOB
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From the pen of one of the very best arrangers, this chart just SINGS with optimism (hence the title?) and joy. One of ten tracks from the album The Danish Radio Big Band Plays Thad Jones (1997), this uptempo samba for experienced jazz bands features trumpet and soprano (or alto) sax first as a duo, then opens up so each one has the chance to step into the solo spotlight. A bop-style trombone soli and powerful band shout lead to a big finish. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.    standard jazz ensemble; S(A)A(S)TTB saxes; opt. 5th Trumpet Recorded by Terry Gibbs Dream Band
BIG CAT, THE Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Big Dipper
BIG CAT, THE
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Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
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Big Dipper
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Recorded by the Terry Gibbs Dream Band  As recorded on the CD "Back to Balboa" (and many other albums), this sensational piece moves along at a fast tempo, featuring solo space (the blues) for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone and drums. As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on Central Park North (Solid State #18058), this classic swinger is a winning mix of solo-with-rhythm-section and full-band passages. Designated soloists include piano, trumpet and tenor, with the drummer taking a solo just before the final four bars. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:52.  standard jazz ensemble
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky BILLIE'S BOUNCE Bird Count
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
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BILLIE'S BOUNCE
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Bird Count
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 This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers. Recorded by the Terry Gibbs Dream Band Written in tribute to Charles Mingus, playing this raucous blues with high energy is the key ingredient for a really swingin' performance. Much of the texture comes from the layering of riffs, and solists include alto, bari sax, trumpet and drums.  standard jazz ensemble
BIRD IN IGOR'S YARD, A Bird, The Black and Tan Fantasy
BIRD IN IGOR'S YARD, A
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Bird, The
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Black and Tan Fantasy
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Recorded by Buddy DeFranco This adaptation of the Charlie Parker classic features a fast swing tempo and the bop-style lines you'd expect, but it also pays tribute to Bird by casting selected horns in intimate, combo-like settings within the full ensemble format. The solo work goes to lead alto, and alternating sax and brass solis culminate in a shout that takes this chart out strong.          standard jazz ensemble; 1st Alto doubles on soprano sax
Black Swamp, The Blood Count - Alto Feature BLOOMDIDO
Black Swamp, The
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Blood Count - Alto Feature
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BLOOMDIDO
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The Black Swamp is adapted from the first movement of "Homeland Suite for Wind Ensemble," which won the Dallas Wind Symphony's composition contest in 2003 as a brass ensemble version. This composition is capricious...sometimes distant, sometimes forthcoming, but never intimate. Duration 3:30.  SATB Saxes One of the most moving pieces in the repertoire, a beautiful and devastating alto feature. Recorded by Supersax
Blue Brews BLUE MOON Blue Samuel
Blue Brews
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BLUE MOON
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Blue Samuel
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Recently recorded by the H2 Big Band on You're It! (Jazzed Media 1053), this driving shuffle for proficient groups is imaginative, skillfully orchestrated, and harmonically unique. Solo space is provided for baritone sax, trumpet and trombone. Duration 6:55.  standard jazz ensemble; altos double on flute Recorded by Frank Sinatra Recorded on the SWR Big Band CD Fun Time and adapted from the tune Blue Daniel, this chart romps along in "four" instead of  "three" and sounds harder than it is. It features a sax chorus and solos by alto sax, tenor sax and trombone, along with some powerful ensemble choruses between optional solos. The tempo is a very comfortable 116 beats per minute. Saxophones and trombone play the melody on the first two choruses and a reprise at the end. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson Blues Dance Blues For A Workshop
Blues Dance
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Blues For A Workshop
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 This chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific recording More Blues and the Abstract Truth. This 6/8 jazz groove is reiniscent of "A Walk on the Wild Side" which Mike arranged while he was staff arranger for the 3rd Army Band in Atlanta, GA. This Bb minor blues has a touch of Charles Mingus in it. This medium-tempo blues for proficient groups gives solos to soprano sax and piano, followed by a solo chorus that can be opened up for tenor, trumpet and/or trombone according to your band's strengths.     standard jazz ensemble with 5th Trumpet and 5th Bass Trombone or Tuba (4th Trombone opt.) and opt. guitar; SATTB saxes
BLUES FOR ALICE BLUES FOR PABLO Blues Machine, The
BLUES FOR ALICE
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BLUES FOR PABLO
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Blues Machine, The
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AS RECORDED BY SUPERSAX RECORDED BY MILES DAVIS WITH THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA First written for the Count Basie Orchestra in 1983 and later revised for the Sammy Nestico CD "This Is The Moment," this great blues tune features an extended, three-chorus soli for the sax section. Alto sax and piano are the designated soloists, with optional solo space also provided for guitar and trombone. The chart closes out with a very powerful shout.  standard jazz ensemble
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Bolivia
Bolivia
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Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout. A big ensemble intro leads into the familiar and hip bass and piano lick followed by a melody stated by alto, tenor, trumpet, and trombone. This chart features great section and ensemble parts throughout, a huge shout chorus, and lead trumpet to written high D. Solo space is for alto, tenor, trumpet, and drums.
Bonehead Boogie Stop Shuffle Boom-Boom
Bonehead
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Boogie Stop Shuffle
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Boom-Boom
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Fashioned after the playing of J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, this moderate swing original casts the trombone section in a variety of starring roles -- solis, trading 'fours' with the rest of the band, and a short ad lib solo. Some sax soli work and a short trumpet solo give the 'bones a chance to rest their chops before the chart goes out strong. Duration 3:50.   standard jazz ensemble Mingus loved the blues, and this powerful and highly energized arrangement from the CD “Live In Time” is a staple in the book of the Mingus Big Band. It features the signature bass line scored for the lower voices and full ensemble lines that really roar. Can be played as fast as you dare! CD: "New Works" Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra (Challenge CHR 70066) Instrumentation: Full score (extra full scores for contest, analysis or class room use available on request) AATTB Saxophone Section 5 B-flat Trumpets 3 Trombones Bass Trombone Solo Trombone Guitar Synthesizer Piano Bass Drums 1st trumpet: notated c3 (USA: C5) Solo trombone part can be performed by one of the trombonists in the band or by a guest soloist (any horn). Duration: appr. 9:40
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman BOP BOUNCE [AKA HARLEQUIN BOUNCE] Boy Meets Horn
Boy Meets Horn
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 Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and "Boop Boo Be Doop" is surely one of those charts. As Recorded by Benny Carter Warner Bros. Publications is proud to present this important new series, Jazz at Lincoln Center Library. Each selection was selected by the Center's musical director, Wynton Marsalis, for Essentially Ellington: The Second Annual Jazz at Lincoln Center High School Jazz Band Competition. Each transcription is direct from the recordings of the immortal Duke Ellington, and they are not only authentic, they are perfect for your jazz ensemble. Features information about the original recording, rehearsal notes from Jon Faddis and Brent Wallarab, and performance suggestions from Wynton Marsalis. These classic tunes represent jazz at its finest!
Bradley's Bop House Brass Machine Brazilian Affair
Bradley's Bop House
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Brass Machine
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Brazilian Affair
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Accompanied by drums on brushes, saxes take the first round followed by the brass on this tasty bop-style original from Mark Taylor. Plenty of nice ensemble work and section feature spots spice up this winner. Solos are for trumpet and tenor. Mark's grade 5 composition “Brass Machine” has continued to be popular so we asked him to adapt it for younger players. The result is a fabulous rock feature for your trumpet section. Thanks Mark! Commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note, this contemporary samba with a breezy groove features lots of tutti writing and a solo section for tenor sax that can be expanded at the director's discretion for additional trumpet and/or trombone solos. The final two bars are conducted to a quiet ending. Duration ca. 4:15.   standard jazz ensemble
BRILLIANT CORNERS Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman BUSTER'S LAST STAND
BRILLIANT CORNERS
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BUSTER'S LAST STAND
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RECORDED BY THE THELONIOUS MONK BIG BAND  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time. Recorded by Claude Thornhill
But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman Candela (Homage to Hilton Ruiz)
 Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.  This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues. This very hip Latin piece is a bit more challenging than our other titles but many high schools and Colleges will find this a great addition to their library.
Captain Hook Caravan Cashmere Cutie
Captain Hook
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Caravan
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Cashmere Cutie
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Though listed as a fast swing, this original starts in a mambo feel and alternates between the two styles throughout. Reminiscent of the hard bop classics recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, solos are provided for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trumpet. The title originates from the catchy 3-note motive at the beginning of the melody that clearly becomes the song's "hook." This chart for proficient groups is sure to be a festival favorite! Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble Strayhorn’s Cashmere Cutie is about texture and composition. A medium swing at 132--138 BPM, this chart is the real deal---composed and arranged by Billy Strayhorn. It’s loaded with beautiful sophisticated voicings, yet the music flows easily.
Category 4 Celebracion Celebration Suite - I. Jig
Category 4
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Celebracion
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Celebration Suite - I. Jig
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This chart for proficient groups utilizes a driving Afro-Cuban 12/8 feel to simulate the power and tension of a full strength hurricane. When you're not experiencing mental images of a raging storm making landfall, you may imagine this music as the accompaniment to a motion picture action scene. Guitar has the designated solo, but additional soloists can be added as desired. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet Calling for crisp, well-accented horn articulations, this big band celebration in the jazz samba style is outstanding fare for any concert program. Several solo opportunities for your drummer keep the energy level high, while additional solo choruses are available for tenor sax and trumpet. The score calls for five trumpets and a part for vibes is also included.  standard jazz ensemble Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax.
Celebration Suite - IV. Two And Cellar Dweller Central Park North
Cellar Dweller
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Central Park North
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Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax. This swing chart for proficient groups showcases a valuable, yet often overlooked member of the big band, the bass trombone. The melody is scored below the bass clef staff and into the pedal register, and is offset by dramatic ensemble punctuations before launching the soloist into a section of written or ad lib solos. The shout chorus incorporates dynamic exchanges between the ensemble and soloist, all leading to the low-note finale. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album of the same name, this classic chart features an ABA schematic -- it opens and closes in a driving hard rock style with a contrasting slow ballad interlude between. Solos are given to alto and soprano sax, flugelhorn, and trumpet, with an unaccompanied, expandable solo for the drummer just before the final recap. Duration 9:14.    standard jazz ensemble; saxes double on soprano sax (1st Alto), clarinet (2nd Alto & tenors), and bass clarinet (bari); 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Certain Circles - Bill Holman Change Up Charlie The Whale
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
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Change Up
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Charlie The Whale
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 Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart. Based on the chord changes to I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin, this bright swing chart was written especially for beginning groups. Written for Sammy's friend Charlie Lake, highlights in this well-articulated funk excursion include an amazing sax section soli, a full-length tenor sax solo chorus, followed by additional solos for alto, trumpet, trombone and piano. An all-out band shout brings everything to a memorable finish.  standard jazz ensemble
CHARLIE'S OTHER AUNT Chase Scene CHASING THE BIRD
CHARLIE'S OTHER AUNT
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Chase Scene
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CHASING THE BIRD
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RECORDED BY CHARLIE BARNET Grammy nominated jazz writer, trombonist and vocalist Pete McGuinness brings us this bright modal blues for proficient big bands. Modern-sounding lines and harmonies abound in this swinging chart from Pete's First Flight CD (Summit Records). Structured as a long-form modal blues in C minor, this chart will be a favorite with your soloists. A balanced combination of combo and big band writing is present in this well-crafted original. Duration 7:55.  standard jazz ensemble RECORDED BY SUPERSAX
Chelsea Bridge Cherokee - Bill Holman Cherry Juice
Chelsea Bridge
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Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Cherry Juice
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This is the authentic version by Strayhorn himself! The suggested tempo is a medium swing around 96 BPM. Features include a tenor 2 melody bridge solo, tenor 1 has a clarinet double, a sax section soli, a trombone 3 melody solo, and lead trumpet range is to written high C above the staff.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print. As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the album New Life, this fast swing 'opus' starts with a full-band statement and a short piano solo before the flugelhorn soloist steps into the spotlight. Then tenor carries a solo chorus, followed by a powerful ensemble shout, an incredible sax soli, a 16-bar piano solo, a short band recap of the main theme, and closing coda. Duration 5:45.    standard jazz ensemble with SS(A)TTB saxes & solo flugelhorn
CHI CHI Chiapas - Hank Levy CHICAGO
CHI CHI
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Chiapas - Hank Levy
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CHICAGO
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RECORDED BY SUPERSAX  This was the first of many "time charts" that Hank wrote for the Kenton Band. Recorded by Benny Goodman
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Children's Hour Of Dream CHILI PEPPERS
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
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Children's Hour Of Dream
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CHILI PEPPERS
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 Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band. The unique genius and originality of Charles Mingus is nowhere more apparent than in this symphonic masterpiece adapted for big band by Sy Johnson. Involving no improvisation but rather a series of through-composed colors and changing moods, the Mingus Big Band has been amazing audiences for years with this impressive concert piece. Stunningly effective and different! This great bossa rock composition by Duke Pearson was featured in an octet form on his 1967 record 'The Right Touch.' Duke fleshed this funky tune out for a full big band, though it was never recorded. This arrangement has been engraved directly from Duke's original manuscript - this is not a transcription. The tune calls for a tenor, trumpet, and flute solos. In addition, there is an open solo section and for the trumpet solo he indicated trading fours between trumpets 1-3. Both altos double flute and trombone 4 is bass. This is another exciting arrangement from Duke Pearson. The sound sample is from Duke's octet recording as there is no recording of this arrangement. But, it will give you a good idea of the sound. Please note the ranges below. Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: G6; E6; B4; F4 Trombones 1-2: C4; Gb3
Christmas Jazz Suite, A Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton CHRISTMAS WALTZ
Christmas Jazz Suite, A
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CHRISTMAS WALTZ
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In this creative suite featuring uptempo swing and bossa nova styles, the solos for tenor and bari are to be played as written, while those for both altos may be played as written or improvised. Total duration 5:30. Jingle Bells; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Jolly Old St. Nicholas 2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Merry Christmas", this chart has optional saxophone parts which nicely cover the french horn parts (originally written for only brass and rhythm section). Recorded by Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
Chrysalis - John Oddo Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman CLAW, THE
Chrysalis - John Oddo
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CLAW, THE
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 From the pen of one of the best composers in the jazz field.  This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it. Recorded by the Terry Gibbs Dream Band
Closely Dancing Coconut Champagne - Jazz Ensemble COFFEE SONG, THE
Closely Dancing
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COFFEE SONG, THE
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Di Blasio/Lowden - Grade 4-6.

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Recorded by Frank Sinatra