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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
Back And Forth
Retail Price: $45.00

This accessible original features a variety of rhythmic figures commonly used in rock and funk charts. Designed to make developing groups sound their best, it derives its title from the "back and forth" feeling in the rhythm section parts. Although loaded with great learning material, the piece is simply fun to play and will leave bands and audiences whistling the melody. The piano and bass parts are fully notated with chord symbols provided. The solo section features written or ad lib solos for any player using the solo sheets provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Backdraft
Retail Price: $52.00

Alternating between 3/4 and 4/4 feels, this catchy funk tune for advancing groups features clever piano comping, punchy bass lines, and fun single-note guitar comping. Solos with accessible chord changes are provided for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone. Guitar or piano can also take solos if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
Boz
Retail Price: $52.00

Given the widespread popularity and accessibility of Jeff Jarvis' infectious funk charts, you'll love this spirited original for advancing groups that pays tribute to the legendary songwriter/performer Boz Scaggs. Featuring material reminiscent of his great music of the 1970's and 1980's, the chart includes open solo space for alto and tenor sax. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Can You Dig It?
Retail Price: $42.00

This trendy Shutack original features a funky rock groove that students will love to play over and over. Add to that a strong melody with solid ensemble voicings, and you have a chart that's ideal for developing jazz players. Scored at the very easy level for 4 horns with rhythm section and expandable to full big band, written or ad lib solos for all and optional parts for flute, clarinet and horn in F are included. Duration 3:02.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Charlie The Whale
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Computer
Retail Price: $56.00

As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on Incredible Journey, a recurring melodic motif, driving funk groove, and fully-voiced harmonic landscape give this chart real substance and audience appeal. Solos are assigned to alto and tenor sax, and paying very careful attention to articulations throughout will yield best results. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 9:20.  standard jazz ensemble; 3 trumpets have opt. flugelhorn double
Critical Mass (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Retail Price: $52.00

This tune will energize any big band program. Abundant articulations for horns, striking dynamic contrasts, and an expandable solo section are highlights. A chord chart for guitar is also included, and Jarvis invites the guitarist to play a key role by adding single-note comping patterns so the pianist can concentrate on chords.  standard jazz ensemble
Diver, The
Retail Price: $95.00

Written in ABA form featuring funk shuffle and double-time swing styles, tenor sax gets the primary solo assignment here, though the solo section may be opened up for additional players if desired. With brass parts extending to G6 for trumpet and Ab4 for trombone, proficient players are required. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.    standard jazz ensemble
Ek's Dilemma
Retail Price: $55.00

This slow funk groove uses similar chord changes as "Autumn Leaves". Russ Schmidt uses the optional vibes, guitar, French horn, flute, and clarinet in interesting ways to color the usual big band sound. The chart features an alto saxophone solo and a quasi stop-time solo for either piano or guitar. A contrapuntal shout chorus takes us home. 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.
Eye On The Prize
Retail Price: $52.00

Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' funk charts for big band, you're going to love this original for advancing groups. Solos are offered for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone, but can also be played by guitar and piano if desired. After the solo section, the drums and horns have a staccato section a la Tower of Power. Everyone has interesting and challenging parts to play throughout, and each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flutes (2) and vibes
Fatback And Greens
Retail Price: $52.00

Los Angeles-based jazz composer Jeff Jarvis has composed yet another tuneful funk chart for advancing groups that grooves from start to finish. This chart has all the characteristics that make Jarvis' best selling funk charts so popular with jazz bands everywhere. If you like Critical Mass, Honk, Old School, and Mohave Breakdown - then you've got to check this one out! It begins with a contemporary piano introduction, moving into a catchy melody presented initially in a two-part writing technique. Heavily syncopated piano comping, supported by staccato bass lines, will remind you of Tower of Power's bassist, Francis Rocco Prestia. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Gandy Dancer
Retail Price: $45.00

Named after a ski run in Vail, Colorado, this driving funk original with lots of audience appeal sports a solid introduction, tuneful melody and rich chord progression for developing groups. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Glazed Over
Retail Price: $45.00

Here's a relaxed funk/rock original for developing groups that is guaranteed to be a hit at your next concert or festival appearance. It has two distinct sections and grooves, with a contrapuntal shout section that builds in intensity as it leads to a written or ad lib solo for trumpet. Since the entire harmonic background is built on the F7(#9) chord, your soloist can experiment with moving in and out of the tonality to create a sense of tension and release. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Glow Green
Retail Price: $52.00

With a catchy half-time shuffle-funk feel and a wonderful harmonic structure, this medium level chart emulating the music of Herbie Hancock And The Headhunters (1970's) and The Robert Glasper Experiment will serve as a perfect change-of-pace number for any program. The open solo space (written or ad lib) provides good teaching opportunities and allows you to customize your performance according to the abilities of your band's personnel. Duration 3:58.  standard jazz ensemble
Go Go
Retail Price: $56.00

This funk chart was originally recorded by the Yellowjackets for their Time Squared CD. Filled with unexpected twists and turns, this big band version requires a triplet-based swing feel similar to hip-hop. As always, paying careful attention to dynamics and articulations will render a more impressive performance. Duration 6:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Great One, The
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded in 1972 by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album Suite For Pops, this solo feature for scat vocalist or guitar opens with a big, full-band intro in slow swing before the 'funky 4 feel' takes over. Punctuated by screaming brass parts, ad lib solo fills by trumpet and tenor, and an optional solo cadenza before the final chord, this tribute to Louis 'Pops' Armstrong is intended for experienced bands only. Duration 11:30.   standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet, scat vocal or guitar, & tambourine; SATTB saxes
Greetings And Salutations
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album New Life, a slow rubato intro sets up the irresistible funky rock groove that makes this an enduring favorite with better bands. Tenor, trumpet and drums/congas are the designated soloists, but additional players can be featured if desired. A drum solo in the final four bars provides a dramatic finish. Duration 8:30.   standard jazz ensemble plus opt. F horns (4), opt. tuba & opt. conga; 1st Soprano or Alto Sax doubles on flute, 2nd Alto Sax has opt. flute double, 1st Tenor Sax has opt. flute double, 2nd Tenor Sax doubles on clarinet
High Octane
Retail Price: $95.00

A trendy funk groove, solos for alto sax and trumpet, and solid ensemble writing make this a winner in anyone's book! As the title implies, playing with controlled intensity and momentum throughout are essential for a convincing performance. Duration ca. 5:00.    standard jazz ensemble
Honk
Retail Price: $52.00

Ever since the widespread popularity of the Jeff Jarvis' funk original, Critical Mass, requests for a sequel have been pouring in. At last, Jeff has composed and arranged "Honk", with all the characteristics that made its predecessor such a hit with jazz ensembles, only at a slightly more accessible level. Like Critical Mass, "Honk" begins with a contemporary sax section introduction, clearly placing your baritone saxophonist in the limelight while avoiding excessive technical demands. Everyone has interesting and challenging parts to play throughout. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Hunk O' Junk Funk
Retail Price: $52.00

This cleverly written funk chart for advancing groups is definitely not headed for the scrap yard, but rather to your concert stage. It's a fun piece with a choice of "recyclable" soloists and several spots for your drummer to "salvage" a solo. The rhythm section parts are well-written so as not to "trash" the groove. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble
In A Fall Foliage Funk
Retail Price: $55.00

This slow funk groove uses similar chord changes as "Autumn Leaves". Russ Schmidt uses the optional vibes, guitar, French horn, flute, and clarinet in interesting ways to color the usual big band sound. The chart features an alto saxophone solo and a quasi stop-time solo for either piano or guitar. A contrapuntal shout chorus takes us home. 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.
J.B.
Retail Price: $52.00

Shortly after the passing of R&B pioneer James Brown, this infectious funk original was written for Dr. John Bradley, who shares the same initials as the Godfather of Soul. This chart for advancing groups utilizes classic horn lines and rhythmic devices that are heard in much of Brown's music. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Likely Suspect
Retail Price: $45.00

A driving funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression give this chart for developing groups plenty of audience appeal. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for alto and tenor sax. It's playable by 10-17 players, and each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Loose Your Life (And It Will Surely Find You)
Retail Price: $66.00

Loose Your Life Life (And It Will Surely Find You) features the tenor saxophone in a gospel-flavored 7/4 funk piece which has roots in my youth, growing up in a family in which my father was a pentecostal minister. The regular visits of outstanding gospel music groups in the Sunday services and during revival meetings made an indelible imprint on my musical consciousness. (Bill Dobbins) Grade 4 Lead trumpet: e3
Meetin' Place
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their Suite For Pops album, this tribute to Louis Armstrong begins with a short soprano sax solo before the band joins in. Lots of wonderful sax section work, solo room for tenor, and a full-band shout come next, with an 8-bar soprano solo just before the final band chord. Duration 7:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns; SATTB saxes
Michael
Retail Price: $52.00

Written in memory of Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop, this driving funk original built on a minor motive embodies many of the elements of great big band writing while capturing the spirit and style of Jackson's music. Featuring sophisticated harmonies, a memorable melody, and a catchy groove laid down by bass, baritone sax and bass trombone, soloists include trumpet and tenor sax. This is one of those special charts that's playable by advancing groups, yet has enough substance for more proficient groups, too. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 6:45.  standard jazz ensemble, 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Mr. Basket
Retail Price: $95.00

Most of the solo work in this fun-loving original for developing bands is carried by lead alto -- for players lacking improvisation confidence or experience, written solo lines are provided with chord changes. The rest of the chart features a recap of the main ensemble theme, an open guitar solo, and a final fortissimo statement played by all. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Muscle Car
Retail Price: $45.00

This chart is a happy, fun tune with a funky, infectious groove. Accessible, easy to read rhythms will help developing bands grasp the half-time funk feel. The suggested solos are offered as a guide, but players will have much more fun negotiating the changes with dominant scale or blues scale-based solos. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Add this to your library today - you, your band, and your audiences will be glad you did! Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Kovertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes 
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
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
Off The Hook
Retail Price: $52.00

Here's a great funk original that utilizes clearly articulated rhythmic figures supported by a driving groove and full harmonies. A powerful solo section over a simple repeated progression invites numerous soloists to join in the fun. This will be a festival favorite for sure! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble
One More
Retail Price: $52.00

Shifting between shuffle and hip-hop feels and groovin' hard from start to finish, this exciting closer for advancing groups is recorded on the Tom Kubis album Live And Unleashed. Dense ensemble passages, well articulated swing figures, sax and brass solis, an open ad lib solo section for alto saxophone, trumpet and/or trombone, and a really big finish are highlights. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble
One People
Retail Price: $66.00

Medium funk, combo version recorded by Bob Mintzer on "One Music" (DMP 488). Lead trumpet: notated B2; Lead trombone: A1. Medium advanced
Playing The Field
Retail Price: $52.00

Here's a great original with a driving double-time funk feel for advancing groups that grooves from start to finish. Written or ad lib solo space for alto saxophone is offered and can be opened up to feature other soloists as well. Use this chart to stress 16th-note subdivision with your wind players. Rhythm section parts are notated, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Pure & Simple
Retail Price: $95.00

This spirited original for developing bands provides rhythm section players with predominantly notated parts with chord symbols cued above the staff. Other features include groovin' sax and brass solis, a solo chorus for lead alto (may be repeated for additional soloists), and an open drum solo in the coda. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Slingshot
Retail Price: $52.00

Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' Critical Mass and Honk, you're going to love his latest funk original for advancing groups. A solid funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression gives this driving chart plenty of audience appeal. Solos are offered to alto and tenor saxophone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Slipstream
Retail Price: $52.00

This funk original for advancing groups provides an ideal way to sustain the interest of the audience while teaching essential jazz fusion skills to developing musicians. Written in the style of Herbie Hancock's Chameleon, it utilizes effective lines that intertwine with the bass parts and includes an open solo section. Each set contains a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:55  standard jazz ensemble
Sole Stains (Shadow Of The Arch)
Retail Price: $56.00

Written for the University of the Arts Jazz Ensemble in Philadelphia (PA), this fresh, exciting funk number is modeled after Wayne Shorter's classic tune Footprints. Though it specifically features baritone sax, trombone, piano and drums, the entire ensemble will share the spotlight during this contemporary crowd-pleaser for proficient groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 7:10  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet & 5th Trombone; 1st Alto Sax doubles on soprano, 2nd Tenor Sax doubles on flute
Steep & Deep
Retail Price: $45.00

Given the widespread popularity and accessibility of his funk charts, you'll love this Jeff Jarvis original for developing groups. A solid introduction sets up the tuneful melody, and the funk groove is coupled with a rich chord progression that provides plenty of audience appeal. Solo sheets for Eb, Bb, C and Bass Clef instruments are offered for the open solo section, and each set also includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, and vibes
Street Music
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Prescott (AZ) High School Jazz Ensemble directed by Dan Bradstreet, this Fred Sturm original is everything we've come to expect from this talented jazz composer. Set in a half-time funk shuffle style, the operative words here are rhythmic groove. The rhythm section parts are fully notated and the trumpet, tenor sax, trombone, and piano soloists will feel right at home playing over the 24-bar blues form. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Summer Never Ends
Retail Price: $52.00

When you're lucky enough to find the perfect ballad to feature your star trombonist, it's often the highlight of your concert. Los Angeles film orchestrator Bill Liston has penned the ideal vehicle to spotlight your soloist with this straight eighth note ballad. The compelling melody of this funky ballad offers sufficient space for improvisation and will be a nice departure from the swing ballads normally written for trombone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble
There's Not Enough Weeks In The Day
Retail Price: $52.00

Here's a funk chart for advancing groups that features a groovin' rhythm section and your choice of soloists. It has a unique sound that is sure to be a great favorite with players, audiences, and of course, festival judges. Film composer and orchestrator Bill Liston offers suggestions on how to rehearse this chart by "constructing" the groove step-by-step, which builds a solid foundation that supports the rest of the parts. The 16th note syncopations are guaranteed to give your band that sophisticated sound that sets them apart from other groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:00  standard jazz ensemble
Trumpets Forever
Retail Price: $52.00

Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' Critical Mass, Honk, and Slingshot, you're going to love his latest funk original for advancing groups. A solid, catchy funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression gives it plenty of audience appeal. Solos are offered to 2nd and 4th Trumpets. Each set also includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson, and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
TV Blues
Retail Price: $66.00

Funky blues-shuffle. The saxophone section gets to shine on this piece. The satirical lyrics are about people in the U.S. who watch too much TV. They can be changed to whatever TV shows are viewed or replaced by an instrumental soloist. Very moderate brass ranges. Recorded on "Only In New York" (DMP 501). Medium
Ulla In Africa
Retail Price: $55.00

This Afro-Funk in our new BIG BAND+ SERIES features, in addition to the standard 5/4/4/4 instrumentation, optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, marimba, and aux. percussion. A real audience pleaser and one of the most popular arrangements from the repertoire of the WDR Big Band. Peter Herbolzheimer´s arrangement features the lead alto, the piano and an optional percussion/drums solo. Medium
Us
Retail Price: $56.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra on the album Consummation (Blue Note), this great ensemble chart in a driving funk groove features intricate, interlocking figures, short cameos for solo soprano, guitar, bass and drums, and a mighty brass chorale that's absolutely unforgettable. Playing with controlled intensity and rhythmic precision is essential. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 3:33.  standard jazz ensemble; S(A)ATTB saxes
Vision - City Of Hope
Retail Price: $66.00

Rhythmically challenging Latin-funk piece, recorded on "Departure" (DMP 493). Very moderate brass ranges. Medium advanced
Whatsa Matta
Retail Price: $52.00

This high powered chart for advancing groups in the style of Tower of Power's hit song "What Is Hip," features tenor saxophone after the catchy melodic statement. The two-chord funk solo changes will be accessible to most players, as are the repetitious but effective rhythmic figures. Drums are also featured during ensemble parts and a dedicated solo section. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble; pianist plays keyboard (organ) part
Wind Dancer
Retail Price: $45.00

This accessible R&B original features a variety of rhythmic figures commonly used in rock and funk charts, with lush harmonies that support the memorable melody to give your developing band a very sophisticated sound. The solo section features alto and tenor sax playing as-written or ad lib lines. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble (for 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes