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Aha!
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Ascending
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Bulgaria
Retail Price: $66.00

This arrangement of the great Peter Erskine tune is a real tour-de- force for the entire ensemble, and will always bring the audience to its feet. It features solo space for trombone, soprano sax, piano (or opt. vibes) and drums, as well as a wild and exciting section with five soprano saxophones in unison, reflecting the intense feeling of certain kinds of Bulgarian folk dances. Clarinets may be substituted for some of the soprano parts, if necessary.
Burungkaka (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: $66.00

Burungkaka is an Indonesian folk song which is known throughout Malaysia. It is about an old parrot which sits near the window, singing. The children make fun of it in a good-natured manner. Originally arranged in 1997 for virtuoso jazz trombonist Albert Mangelsdorf and the WDR Big Band. Albert had recorded the piece many years earlier on a trio recording of his. Saxes double on Fl/Fl/Cl/Cl/Bcl. First alto doubles on soprano. Substitute saxophone parts are provided on the reverse side of the woodwind parts. 1st Tpt: C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 4
Celebration Suite - I. Jig
Retail Price: $93.95

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 - II. Slow Dance
Retail Price: $93.95

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 - III. Remembering
Retail Price: $93.95

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
Retail Price: $93.95

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.
Continuum
Retail Price: $56.00

Emulating the contemporary style of the Yellowjackets, this work features a straight 8ths groove in 3/2 which creates a unique setting for some great solo and ensemble playing. It will take some work, but the results will be well worth it. Trumpet and tenor are the primary soloists, but both solo sections can be expanded for more players if desired. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 6:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; SATTB saxes
Cool Breeze, A
Retail Price: $56.00

From the CD "A Portrait Of Sammy," this refreshing jazz/rock chart with strong melodic elements features piano, tenor sax and guitar solos. Several unison trumpet/flugelhorn passages are an added bonus, and using electric piano, guitar and bass will help ensembles achieve the best overall sound.  standard jazz ensemble
First Reunion
Retail Price: $45.00

This contemporary Latin original for developing groups will showcase your band's ability to generate excitement, while also including some subtle musical effects. The rhythm section's driving groove will energize the horn section and the audience. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for tenor saxophone and trumpet. For great contrast, the composer suggests programming this chart right after an opener or an up tempo swing chart. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:35.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
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
Kind Of Blue(grass)
Retail Price: $56.00

This clever, straight-8th feel piece for proficient groups was commissioned by the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association for the 2006 Arizona All-State Jazz Ensemble. Inspired by the classic 1959 Miles Davis album Kind Of Blue, other source material comes from a traditional Appalachian tune titled Cluck Old Hen. Upbeat and lighthearted, the chart borrows a 32-measure progression used in Miles Davis' composition So What. Brass ranges are moderate, and the bass part contains chord changes and suggested lines. This is an ideal opportunity for your group to enjoy the music of one of today's greatest jazz composers. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes
Me Then, Why?
Retail Price: $56.00

Paying tribute to the wonderful music created by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays in the 1980's and 90's (notice the wordplay in the title), this driving original for medium advanced bands features an energetic groove and a tune that's both rhythmic and melodic. Solos are reserved for trumpet and guitar, and all trumpets double on flugelhorn. An auxiliary percussion part calling for a variety of colorful instruments -- wind chimes, shakers, vibraslap, congas, glockenspiel -- supplements each set. Duration 7:20.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet (all trumpets double on flugelhorn) and Aux. Percussion
Mosaic
Retail Price: $52.00

Originally composed for the Yellowjackets' live recording, Mint Jam, this even eighth feel chart was designed to promote lots of soloistic interplay. Mintzer advises drummers to check out the Jackets version for conceptual direction and says that the trading sections at the end can get really cookin'!  Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Mr. Fonebone
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on the album Papa Lips, the upbeat groove serves as an especially creative canvas for tenor and trumpet soloists. Other highlights include a rhythmic soli for alto sax and harmon-muted trumpet, and really satisfying ensemble passages that are easy on the ears. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
Next Big Thing, The
Retail Price: $52.00

A relentless hip-hop groove drives this upbeat original by Bret Zvacek. Add a catchy melody and an open solo section (written lines provided), and you have a chart that will be a big hit with bands and audiences alike. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Next Gen.
Retail Price: $52.00

This modern chart for advancing groups will showcase the ability of your band to sustain a strong sense of time throughout. The lengthy solo section vamps on two chords for an improvised conversation between trumpet and tenor, and may be extended for a single soloist if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes
North Shore Evening
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by New Trier High School in Winnetka (IL), this challenging piece is set in modern 3/4 and 6/4 grooves. The rhythm section is key to the success of the performance, so many written parts have been provided. Proficient groups looking for a great festival piece that showcases their skills of precision and balance won't want to miss this one. Duration ca. 7:10  standard jazz ensemble; lead alto doubles on soprano sax
Nye Time
Retail Price: $52.00

Suitable as an opener or second tune in a festival set, the half-time feel of this hip-hop chart for advancing groups is sure to be a big hit with everyone! Trumpet and tenor sax solos can be played using concert D and F Dorian scales, and notated rhythm parts offer effective comping rhythms to enhance the tuneful melody. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Outside In
Retail Price: $56.00

Tom Garling is definitely one of the most interesting big band writers to come on the scene in a long time. His newest addition to the Jazz Summit Series is influenced by the music of Weather Report and tests the conventional styles of big band writing with powerful rhythmic and melodic counterpoint. Trombone carries the solo spot in this straight-8th chart that's great fun to play. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Persevere
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Lawrence University 2010 Jazz Weekend (Appleton, WI), this work features a straight 8th-note groove which creates a unique setting for creative solo work and exciting ensemble playing. The opening 28 bars featuring horns only is a definite highlight, along with a powerful shout chorus and quiet close. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 7:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Spring Cleaning
Retail Price: $56.00

This Matt Harris original is ideal as a change of pace number for proficient groups. Set in a contemporary straight eighth-note feel, flugelhorn and tenor saxophone share the spotlight during the melodic statement. Range requirements are modest for a chart at this level, and strategically placed dynamic contrasts add to its appeal. Solo space is provided for guitar, piano, and tenor sax. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Stellar Tune
Retail Price: $55.00

The opening section is played by trumpets in harmon mutes and optional flutes over a Metheny-like Latin groove. Solos are provided for tenor saxophone and trumpet. A contrapuntal section builds all the way to the end. Medium. Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Suspended Animation
Retail Price: $55.00

Suspended Animation is a contemporary straight-eighth feel with sections that can be opened up for any player to solo. The entire composition is built on only two suspended chords, and is written in a manner that makes it easy for young bands to quickly get into the piece. With only two chords to worry about, much of the anxiety of wrong notes is eliminated and the student can immediately concentrate on making music. Professionals will also have fun with the chart when it is opened up for extended solos. The piece was inspired by an improvised solo and chord progression that is found in Volume 1 of the Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series. Beginning improvisers will find the brief Notes on the Improvised Sections helpful. But, a more thorough discussion can be found in Volume 1 of the Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series. Medium Easy Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out.
Try Something Neu
Retail Price: $52.00

Your audiences will love this retro R&B original with an upbeat, infectious groove. Originally record by the composer on Try Something Neu (NuGroove Records NUG-2036-2), this chart is reminiscent of the "old school" Sound Of Philadelphia sound from the 1970's. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble