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2 Hip 2 B Blues
Retail Price: $47.00

Extended blues form shifts from a Swing Shuffle to a Funk bridge then back again. Optional lead trumpet notes save chops but won't take the energy away from this chart.
5.4 On the Richter Scale
Retail Price: $48.00

5.4 On The Richter Scale is an upbeat modern-sounding swing chart that really cooks!  Hip 5/4 blues sections are contrasted with a straight ahead swingin’ 4/4 blues, which gives this chart its unique appeal.  Plenty of opportunity for your soloists to imp
A Blues to Blow On
Retail Price: $40.00

An effective and painless way to get some improvisation going on in your young jazz band. This easy-to-play blues chart will make your kids want to solo and is playable with limited instrumentation.
A Minor Case of the Blues
Retail Price: $40.00

Here's a great blues chart written in a medium swing style perfect for inexperienced players. Includes sample written solos for trumpet and alto in addition to a short sax solo and solid ensemble writing. A guaranteed winner!
A Rock
Retail Price: $42.00

Another great chart for very young bands from the pen of Ken Harris. This super chart is playable with limited instrumentations and is perfect material for very young jazz ensembles in either concert or contest situations. A very flexible arrangement, eas
Across the Track Blues
Retail Price: $50.00

Warner Bros. Publications is proud to present this important series, Jazz at Lincoln Center Library. Each selection was selected by the Center's musical director, Wynton Marsalis. 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, and performance suggestions. These classic tunes represent jazz at its finest!
Ahunk Ahunk
Retail Price: $50.00

This 5/4 blues-rock composition recorded on Thad’s “Consummation” album in 1970 will give your students a chance to experience performing in 5/4 meter.  Lots of unison gives your students a powerful sound in this moderately re-scored version of Thad’s ori
Ahunk Ahunk
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded in 1970 by the great Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album Consummation (Blue Note), this funky blues shuffle in 5/4 opens with a repeated rhythm section vamp before horns are added to the mix. Chord changes for the open solo section are included in the 2nd Alto, 1st Tenor and 4th Trumpet parts. Duration 7:54.   standard jazz ensemble
Ain't Got No Place To Go…
Retail Price: $42.00

The perfect chart for first year jazz ensembles who want to learn to "swing".  This tasty swing tune includes an optional section of basic "blues changes" where any or all members of the group try their hand at an improvised solo. Every section gets to sh
All Blues
Retail Price: $45.00

One of the most famous jazz waltzes ever written, this Little Big Band setting of Miles Davis' classic skillfully uses the six-horn format to create an incredibly full sound. A flexible solo section is also featured. (Grade 4)
All In For The Blues
Retail Price: $45.00

As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy level swinger has it all -- a strong melody, solid ensemble writing and an open solo section (written solos provided). Scored for 12-17 players, optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes are included. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
All the Blues That's Fit To Print
Retail Price: $28.00

Really Nice!  This medium tempo “Basie” type blues is a great chart for teaching swing style to a young band. A guaranteed winner!
Alright, Okay, You Win
Retail Price: $50.00

As recorded by Peggy Lee, Joe Williams, Count Basie and many others, this popular standard breathes new life under the masterful pen of Sammy Nestico. A flexible solo section allows for any combination of soloists.
Another Bump In The Road
Retail Price: $45.00

Smooth-out the bumps in your concert! This bluesy, minor-key shuffle features infectious unison riffs contrasted with hard-hitting ensemble sections, over a really swinging groove. An open section provides ample opportunity for your soloists (suggested so
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.
Attitude Adjustment
Retail Price: $45.00

Big solid swing blues chart with an “attitude” that really cooks! Modest ranges (1st trumpet only goes to G) and a big sound make this a perfect choice for mid-level band performances for festival or concert. Includes an open solo section for the soloists
Back Bone
Retail Price: $50.00

Medium tempo Blues in F that really drives. Very player friendly with written solos a solid Shout Chorus and an ending drum solo.
Back Bone
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1974 on their Live In Tokyo album, this straight-ahead blues features solo space for piano, three trombones, and drums. Since the drum solo is unaccompanied and precedes the final sustained band chord, Thad's score indicates that it can be extended if desired.     standard jazz ensemble
Back Street Blues
Retail Price: $95.00

Duration 3:30  standard jazz ensemble  
Bags' Groove
Retail Price: $45.00

Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

One of the classic blues tunes of all time, here is vibes giant Milt Jackson's familiar riff tune in a playable swing arrangement from Mark Taylor. Trumpet and tenor (along with vibes and guitar) take the melody first time around with ensemble counterlines helping out next. Solos are included for tenor and trumpet followed by a full band shout. Great sounding chart!
Bags' Groove
Retail Price: $45.00

Milt Jackson's signature blues tune has become a well-known jazz standard, and Mark's arrangement makes it sound great in this 6-horn format. Featuring a nice medium swing feel, and the flexibility for open solos with backgrounds, this will be fun to perform and easy to prepare. (Grade 3)

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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.
Basie's Blues (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: $55.00

Basie's Blues is a rousing medium tempo big band chart which also functions as a Basie-style piano feature. Arranger Russell Schmidt has crafted a unique three-horn harmonization (+ optional flute and clarinet) of the main theme, giving this piece a very distinctive sound. In addition to solo space for the pianist, there is a bass solo (although this solo can easily be moved to another instrument, if desired). Basie´s Blues is based on one of the easiest etudes from Jim Snidero´s "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: A (above staff). Grade 3
Basie-Cally the Blues
Retail Price: $42.00

Even though they call him "Duke," Ellington is actually the King of Jazz! The year 1999 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth, and there's no better time to add this classic Ellington chart to the repertoire of your developing jazz ensemble. This is an exceptionally playable chart from Ralph Ford. Easy (2:44)
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.
Be-Bop Sha-Bam
Retail Price: $22.00

Beautifully written blues shuffle which should make an excellent competition chart. Alto, Trumpet and Trombone solos featured. Also fine training material for blues improvisation.
Belly Roll (The Boy in the Tree)
Retail Price: $55.00

A medium groove swing tune that fits like an old shoe---so comfortable and everything works just right. Composed and arranged by the legendary Sammy Nestico for the late Harry "Sweets" Edison, this chart screams Count Basie. And speaking of swinging, there is a glorious ensemble section that brings it all together so sweetly! Sammy includes solo space for trumpet, piano, second alto sax, tenor sax, and trombone. This chart is not technically difficult, but dynamics and cohesive ensemble playing are a must. A wonderful chart that belongs in every jazz library!
Ben's Blues
Retail Price: $35.00

If you are looking for a down and dirty blues chart, this is it! The classic riff tune from Booker T and the MGs is perfect for jazz ensemble. Recently heard in TV commercials, this has a great 'hook' that everybody knows. Roy Phillippe has written some great licks that are passed around to every section. This is a terrific opportunity to solo over blues changes. (3:32)
Big Bad Boogie
Retail Price: $42.00

Just like the title says, this is one “big bad boogie” that is a terrific choice for younger bands... Playable with limited instrumentation (3 sax, 3 tpt, 1 trom + rhythm), it includes an open solo section over basic Bb blues changes which makes it the pe
Big Daddy's Blues
Retail Price: $45.00

A solid, laid back, triplet-feel blues that builds to a powerful shoutin’, stompin’ ensemble finish.
Big Dipper
Retail Price: $50.00

One of Thad Jones' most recognizable compositions re-scored in the key of F concert to make it more playable with school jazz ensembles.  An audience friendly blues tune that is very playable and features plenty of mid-range full ensemble sections.  Writt
Big Dipper
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Bird Count
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Birk's Works
Retail Price: $60.00

A classic minor blues tune from Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Tomaro starts this version as a funky mambo but then shifts the style to swing and finally back again to the mambo. This well-paced chart features a great feel plus solos for trumpet and tenor.
Black Coffee
Retail Price: $45.00

This medium blues standard has been recorded by a number of jazz artists and remains one of the best tunes of its genre.  Featuring nice ensemble writing and a stop-time feel on the head, this chart is a smooth addition to any program.
Blue Charlie Brown
Retail Price: $35.00

One of the many distinctive melodies composed by Vince Guaraldi for the Charlie Brown television specials is this medium swing blues tune. The saxes take the lead at the top, but the brass get their chance on the final shout chorus. The blues form makes this a great tune for any soloist, and there are easy sample solos provided for alto and trumpet.
Blue Monk
Retail Price: $40.00

One of the all-time great tunes by jazz legend Thelonious Monk. This arrangement by Michael Sweeney is an authentic adaptation using the original key (Bb) and preserving Monk's unique rhythmic phrases. The chart opens with a trumpet/tenor duet, however there is plenty of tutti ensemble playing and flexible solo sections over blues changes. This one is a must.
Blue Monk
Retail Price: $55.00

One of the signature tunes from jazz legend Thelonious Monk is this quirky and iconic blues! Mark's great-sounding version for big band maintains the medium swing feel and “Monk-isms” from the original, but he adds his own stamp of originality with crafty ensemble lines, rhythmic twists, and some powerful full band statements in mixed meters. Solos are included for tenor, trumpet and drums, along with marvelous writing for the entire band.
Blue Train
Retail Price: $60.00

John Coltrane’s jazz standard is arranged by Kris Berg to offer strong ensemble writing, a fierce sax section soli and solo space on the 12-bar blues chord progression. It’s flexible so you can have few or many soloists of all instruments with backgrounds as needed. Great tune, great chart---it’s as simple as that. (6:57)
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 Bari Pie
Retail Price: $42.00

A dynamic and entertaining chart to feature your bari sax player that’s chock full of excitement!! Really gives your budding bari player a chance to be heard in this fun but not very difficult solo! Includes an open solo section for the Bari sax or any ot
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 Workshop
Retail Price: $95.00

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 Bart
Retail Price: $40.00

This dynamic Eb medium blues is perfect for less experienced groups.  There's a choice of soloists on easy blues changes and a very tasty shout chorus!
Blues for Big E
Retail Price: $50.00

A very nice slow blues piece by the wonderful chart writer for some of the best including Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson.
Blues for Miles
Retail Price: $50.00

A great new chart of Freddie Hubbards’ great “Blues For Miles” that really cooks!  Freddie describes this tune as “Hip Hop Funk” on the original CD also entitled “Blues for Miles.”  Mike’s solid arrangement starts out with the trumpets introducing the ver
Blues for Mr. Mellow
Retail Price: $50.00

An opportunity for the alto sax soloist to explore and perform in the classic style of Marshall Royal and Johnny Hodges. The improvisation sections call for an earthy soulful blues style. The ensemble sound proves a simple driving background for the soloi
Blues For Red
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Woody Herman Big Band on their 50th Anniversary Tour album, this medium blues opens with expandable solos for piano and bass before the dramatic full-band entrance. Then alto and trumpet carry solo choruses before the chart closes out strong with a big shout featuring optional high lead trumpet work. Duration 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Blues Idol
Retail Price: $40.00

Jazzers deserve their chance to be in the spotlight like anyone else, and here's a perfect vehicle for your aspiring young stars. This bluesy swing chart features the saxes on the melody with commentary from the brass section. The blues progression makes soloing easy for anyone who gets the urge, and the tutti shout chorus closes this appealing number out in style.

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Blues in the Closet
Retail Price: $50.00

Here is a swingin' blues from Oscar Pettiford that has been a favorite with jazzers for years. Along with superbly scored ensemble sections, Mark Taylor's chart also features solos for tenor and trombone. You'll have fun with this one!