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Across The Channel
Retail Price: $52.00

Why not feature your alto sax soloist on this funky ballad for advancing groups? The innovative harmony during the bridge and the double-time samba section add lots of depth to this engaging piece. Ample unison passages serve as an excellent vehicle to teach dynamic restraint, and the soloist will have plenty of room to stretch out. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Alyssa
Retail Price: $95.00

Penned especially for young jazz bands, this beautiful rock ballad features trumpet or alto sax playing 'as written' solo lines. According to the score, directors have the option of adding auxiliary percussion instruments if they wish. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued.    standard jazz ensemble; solo alto sax + AATTB section parts
Ambiance
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1974 for their Potpourri album on the Philadelphia International label, this highly expressive ballad opens with an unaccompanied 20-bar piano solo before the band gets on board. Then a pair of duets for flugel-and-soprano and flute-and-bass take the stage, leading ultimately to a solo chorus for flugel. The chart closes quietly with brief trombone and arco bass solos. Duration ca. 7:25.   standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute & soprano sax doubles on alto sax parts; solo flugelhorn
Another Lazy Day
Retail Price: $95.00

Written for the great Count Basie band in 1971, this alto sax feature in a warm, downtempo ballad setting provides written lines for the soloist so players with limited improvisation experience can still carry the day. An 8-bar ad lib solo for piano is also included, and rhythm section parts are notated.   standard jazz ensemble plus tuba & 2 F horns
Ballad For A Rough Year
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by the Ashley Alexander Big Band in 1985 on the album Powerslide (Pausa), this alto sax feature opens in a beautiful rock ballad style before launching into an irresistible double-time samba. The solo part includes written lines for the opening and ending sections with an improvised section (64 bars) between. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  Duration 4:45.    standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet
Blue
Retail Price: $56.00

Written in memory of the legendary Blue Mitchell and recorded by Louie Bellson on London Scene, this wistful ballad by Bobby Shew is a beautiful showcase for flugelhorn or trumpet soloist. Care must be taken to ensure that the band plays in a supporting role and does not overshadow the soloist. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet; section trumpets double on flugelhorn
Cathy's Song
Retail Price: $52.00

The combination of Bob Lark's beautiful melody and Thomas Matta's lush orchestration creates this great showcase for your flugelhorn (or trumpet) soloist. The fully notated solo part includes chord changes for experienced improvisers. Reasonable ranges make this ballad accessible to medium level groups, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:10  standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet & opt. vibes; section trumpets (4) double on flugelhorn
Central Park North
Retail Price: $95.00

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
Cerulean Blue
Retail Price: $45.00

This innovative Yasinitsky original showcases trombone soloist throughout. The prevailing ballad style switches to double time swing during the main solo chorus for a refreshing change of pace, and harmonies feature the chord extensions normally found in more advanced charts. Though he provides written solo lines to conform with the requirements of our Konvertibles series, in his score notes Greg urges directors to encourage young soloists to try improvisation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is also included with every set.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Child Is Born, A
Retail Price: $45.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra on their Consummation album (Blue Note), this tender ballad in 3/4 time draws its strength and power from the purity of a simple melody line and delicate accompaniment figures. Soloists include piano and trumpet (or flugelhorn); an optional solo sheet for vocalist, featuring lyrics by Alec Wilder, is also included. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:04.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vocal; saxes have opt. flute or alto flute doubles
Chris' Tune
Retail Price: $52.00

Written for Jerry's son Christopher, this tuneful, even-8th ballad for advancing groups features flugelhorn throughout. It begins and ends with rubato style cadenzas. In between, the soloist has plenty of room to improvise or play the written solo lines provided. This is a great vehicle to showcase your star trumpet player at a jazz festival. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration ca. 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble; 1st Trumpet plays flugelhorn
Consummation
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the Blue Note album of the same name, this lyrical showcase for flugelhorn and piano soloists also features impressive full-band and sax soli passages. Contrasts between open and muted brasses also make a memorable contribution to the emotional landscape. Duration 5:08  standard jazz ensemble plus F horns (4) & tuba; saxes have opt. doubles on flute (1st Alto), clarinet (2nd Alto & tenors), and bass clarinet (bari); 2nd Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Dedication
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their Consummation album, this challenging score features two contrasting sections -- a slow, expressive ballad featuring solo flugelhorn, and a fast swing segment that spotlights tenor sax in the solo role. It closes out with a quiet recap of the ballad theme, complete with flugel solo. Duration 5:09.    standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn, 4 F horns & tuba; saxes double on flute and clarinet
Fallingwater
Retail Price: $52.00

Over the years George Shutack has penned many beautiful ballads and this one is no exception. Showcasing a trumpet or flugelhorn soloist, lush voicings create a perfect setting for the lyrical melody. A written solo for piano is also included, and the rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 3:36.  standard jazz ensemble
Flirt
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by Count Basie on the album I Told You So, this contemporary ballad in a slow swing groove features solos for piano, tenor sax, and trumpet (or flugelhorn). Tenor and trumpet also pair up on two soli passages, one near the beginning and another near the end, for a fresh sound. Duration 5:10.    standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 5th Trumpet; 2nd Trumpet has opt. double on flugelhorn
Forever Flower, The
Retail Price: $95.00

This accessible ballad, penned during Thad's later years in Denmark, is a rubato study in full-band expression. It opens with fortissimo brass, transitions to a quiet midsection showcasing saxes/woodwinds, then recaps the strong opening before going out very quietly with soprano (or alto) sax and trombones only in the final bars. No improvised solos are required. Duration 4:00.    standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; all saxes have opt. doubles: soprano (alto), alto (clarinet/flute), tenor (clarinet/flute), tenor (clarinet) & bari (bass clarinet)
Friends From The Past
Retail Price: $52.00

A lyrical melody and beautiful harmonies combine to create a poignant showcase for trumpet or flugelhorn soloist (written lines included for soloists lacking improvisation experience). Lush voicings encourage expressive solo playing, while the full ensemble sections deliver essential contrast. Rhythm section parts notated with chords cued. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Hymn For Her, A
Retail Price: $52.00

Kendor continues its tradition of publishing accessible charts that have integrity and style with this cleverly titled original for advancing groups. Set in a warm, contemporary feel, this straight eighth ballad features the pianist on written figures and a flugelhorn soloist that improvises over lush chord changes. Voicings are clearly notated for the pianist and bass lines are provided to assist student players. This piece should be approached like a wind chorale with bucket-muted brass playing smooth legato articulations. Strategically placed dynamic contrasts add to the appeal of this innovative work. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Interlude
Retail Price: $95.00

Exactly as recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band on their classic RCA album, Tales Of A Courtesan, this solo feature for trombone or flugelhorn also includes an improvised flute obbligato and solo room for alto sax. The slow bossa ballad style just naturally enhances the warm, expressive character of this beautiful showpiece for capable groups. Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble plus opt. Solo Flugelhorn; 1st Alto Sax doubles on flute & clarinet, 2nd Alto Sax doubles on flute, 1st Tenor Sax doubles on flute, 2nd Tenor Sax doubles on clarinet, & Bari Sax doubles on bass clarinet
Island Sunrise
Retail Price: $45.00

Combining a pensive melody and rich harmonies, this beautiful easy level rock ballad is the perfect showcase for trumpet soloist. The solo part is entirely written out (no improvisation required), and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes are included. Duration 2:33.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes
Isle Of View
Retail Price: $45.00

This engaging rock ballad featuring a trumpet soloist (scored for 5 trumpets) boasts a beautiful melody backed by lush ensemble writing. It includes a written or ad lib section for the soloist, a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson, and is playable by 11-17 players. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Jamie
Retail Price: $45.00

Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have A Nice Day (Daybreak Records), this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a whisper. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble with 2 F horns & tuba; 2nd Tenor Sax has opt. flute double 
Katie
Retail Price: $45.00

This arrangement calls for a very lazy feel. Keep saxes quietbehind the piano solo (measures 21-25), and work on the split triplets in measures 35-36 since they offer a great opportunity to produce some clean ensemble playing. Measure 43 is very full before the chart quiets down to a whisper for the ending.  standard jazz ensemble
Kids Are Pretty People
Retail Price: $56.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra on their Monday Night album, this expressive swing ballad gives solo work to trumpet, trombone, and to everyone for 3 bars just before the closing section, where Thad's directions say "everybody play a solo in any key."  An ad lib trumpet solo on the final fermata brings this classic chart to a satisfying close. Rhythm section parts are partially notated. Duration 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Lazy Day
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on Incredible Journey, this gospel ballad is a full-length solo feature for tenor sax. It starts with a rubato intro in 4/4 before switching to 6/4, and goes out with a dramatic, repeated band shout that alternates fortissimo and subito-piano figures to build intensity and excitement in the closing moments. Duration 11:40.    standard jazz ensemble
Legacy
Retail Price: $56.00

Written to commemorate the retirement of award-winning educator Jim Culbertson of Decatur, Illinois, this medium advanced chart opens with a lyrical theme that gives way to a medium double-time swing. This is a perfect showcase for your alto sax soloist and makes a great choice for festival or concert. Duration 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Living In A Dream
Retail Price: $52.00

With a haunting melody and lush ensemble voicings, this beautiful ballad will be the perfect showcase for your trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax or trombone soloist. Written solo lines are provided for players lacking improvisation experience, and in his score notes Doug specifies the section parts that may be omitted to cover the solo part if your personnel is limited. Rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Londonderry Air
Retail Price: $45.00

This 1954 release features a beautiful trumpet solo (to be played as written) in an expressive setting. Flowing legato figures dominate throughout, and a brief trombone solo and a 16-bar sax soli provides young soloists with important resting time. All rhythm section parts are fully notated, brass rhythms are very accessible, and no improvisation is required. Duration 2:45  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 3 saxes, 3 brass plus rhythm section) with opt. tuba & vibes
Londonderry Air
Retail Price: $95.00

Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this setting of the famous theme (a.k.a. Danny Boy) features legato woodwind flourishes and sustained brass chords. In his score notes, Nestico says that all real 'blowing' should be saved for the ensemble chorus midway through, where a full, fat sound will produce vivid contrast with the quiet opening and closing.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, triangle)
Lonely Street
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded in 1967 by Count Basie & His Orchestra on the album Basie Straight Ahead, this beautiful tune featuring alto sax includes written solo lines for players lacking improvisation confidence or experience. Covering the full range of dynamics from pianissimo to fortissimo, playing this music with sensitivity and a well-supported sound is vital.     features alto sax; standard jazz ensemble
Long Lost Friend
Retail Price: $45.00

With a haunting melody and lush voicings, this beautiful rock ballad is the perfect showcase for solo alto sax, trumpet or trombone. Solo sheets for less experienced soloists are provided. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes
Lost Star
Retail Price: $45.00

The first 12 measures of this chart require good balance and presence from the rhythm section (preferably electric). A nice and full dynamic change at measures 29 and 61 is necessary, and the saxophone countermelody in the last ensemble section (measure 61) should be strongly played and clearly heard.  Features Tenor; standard jazz ensemble
Love Theme From Scheherazade
Retail Price: $95.00

Starting and ending as a ballad in a comfortable two-beat style, the jazz waltz midsection provides essential contrast in this beautiful arrangement of the Rimsky-Korsakoff classic. As always, attention to dynamics, tone and balance will yield best performance results.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, tambourine)
Maids Of Cadiz
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by Miles Davis on his iconic album Miles Ahead (Columbia) and arranged by the great Gil Evans, this moody ballad featuring trumpet throughout is not a technical showpiece, but rather requires expressive sophistication from everyone for best results.    features trumpet; standard jazz ensemble
Mobile
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band on the album March Of The Tadpoles, the score notes for this beautiful work explain two major performance options. First, the introduction may be replaced by a freely-improvised piano solo (as originally recorded on the album); this makes all sax doubles unnecessary. Second, the main solo feature for tenor sax may also be played by alto; extra substitute parts are provided. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble; all saxes have opt. flute or clarinet doubles
Nearness Of You, The
Retail Price: $45.00

This medium level ballad from the Paramount Picture Romance In The Dark by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael provides a Neal Hefti-style accompaniment for your vocalist to interpret this chart. After the complete melodic statement, the band plays a soft shout chorus in the Basie tradition, followed by the vocalist's return to the arrangement. The ending utilizes a similar pedal point statement as in the introduction. Duration 4:55  standard jazz ensemble with solo vocalist (tenor sax sub.)
Nevermore
Retail Price: $93.95

Recorded on "Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra Featuring the Music of Bob Brookmeyer." Nevermore was written as a feature for Tom Harrell (Red Baron JK 53753). Entire sax section doubles on woodwinds: Flute, 3Bb clarinets, bass clarinet.
Nicole
Retail Price: $45.00

In this appealing straight-8ths original for developing groups, the written solo for tenor sax takes center stage. Rhythm section parts are notated, and using electric guitar, piano and bass will help establish the intended sound. The whisper-quiet ending will leave a lasting impression on audiences.  standard jazz ensemble. Features Tenor Saxophone
Night Flower
Retail Price: $45.00

This arrangement combines two styles -- straight 8ths and a jazz 4/4 feel.  standard jazz ensemble
Nightowl Suite, Movement 2 (3 a.m. - Lonely City)
Retail Price: $95.00

Commissioned by the Kentucky Music Educators' Association for its 2002 All-State Jazz Ensemble, this pensive tune featuring solo tenor should be played with an unhurried 12/8 feel. Except for two full-ensemble climax points, the dynamic level is generally soft and subdued. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet, all trumpets double on flugelhorn
No Regrets
Retail Price: $52.00

Duration 5:45  standard jazz ensemble
Once In Love
Retail Price: $45.00

This lovely ballad for developing groups is a tip-of-the-hat to the tuneful ballads of the 1940's and 1950's. Warm textures are created by the densely voiced chords and winding melody. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for trumpet. While the tempo and note values of a ballad are accessible in terms of technical and range demands, working on proper blend, balance, and nuance will sustain the interest of even the most seasoned groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Only For Now
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the great Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the album Suite For Pops, this ballad showcases the breathy sound of flutes, the mellow sound of short flugelhorn solos (written lines provided), and the warmth of an improvised solo chorus for trombone. The chart calls for an expressive approach from everyone, and ends with a flugel fill over a sustained ensemble chord. Duration 6:22.  standard jazz ensemble plus flugelhorn & F horn; all saxes double on flute and/or clarinet
Pair Of Aces, A
Retail Price: $56.00

Recorded by the SWR Big Band on their "Fun Time" CD, the 'aces' here are the alto sax and trombone soloists who play in separate and simultaneous solos for a truly unique effect. A dynamic chorus by the full ensemble helps seal the whole deal. Scoring calls for flute or clarinet doubles in most (ATTB) sax parts and five trumpets doubling on flugelhorn.  Alto Sax and Trombone Feature
Pipe Dreams
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded in 1971 by Buddy Rich on the album A Different Drummer, this beautiful, even-8ths ballad features cameo written solos for trumpet, alto sax, and trombone; lead alto takes the only improvised solo in the chart. When the main solo work ends, the ensemble builds into a strong, dramatic climax before quieting down for a soft solo trumpet flourish and gentle finish. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble; saxes have opt. flute doubles
Pleasant Times
Retail Price: $52.00

Commissioned by Steve Holland and the Dowling Catholic High School Jazz Ensemble, this beautiful ballad/jazz waltz for advancing groups showcases a trombone soloist throughout. The melody is cast in a lush ballad setting that encloses an improvised solo section in a jazz waltz style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Prayer Meetin'
Retail Price: $45.00

Featuring piano in a familiar gospel-flavored role, this original for developing groups has been skillfully orchestrated so as to support, but never eclipse, the sound of the soloist. The majority of the piano part is notated to assist developing players, and the repetitive groove will keep everybody's toes tapping from start to finish. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Preferred Blend
Retail Price: $52.00

Commissioned by Dave Parker and the University of Portland Jazz Festival, this Count Basie style ballad features wide dynamic contrasts ranging from a whisper to a roar! It's an ideal piece for teaching your advancing ensemble how to lay down a steady groove while paying attention to balance, blend, and intonation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Quality Time
Retail Price: $45.00

This accessible ballad in the style of Count Basie emphasizes lyricism, lush harmonies, unified phrasing and a wide range of dynamics. Composed for developing big bands, it features a memorable melody throughout. While written solos for trumpet and trombone are included, improvising over easy chord progressions is encouraged. Featuring Kendor Konvertible scoring for 9-17 players, the chart includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Rachael
Retail Price: $95.00

This beautiful, torchy jazz ballad in two tempos features solo trumpet throughout. Written lines with chord changes are provided for the soloist, and even though the solo lines are "pretty," they should be played with a strong, full sound. Duration 4:45   Features Trumpet; standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Trumpet and opt. 5th Trombone