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Across The Heart
Retail Price: $56.00

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
America, The Beautiful
Retail Price: $95.00

Duration ca. 3:20   standard jazz ensemble 
And Another Thing
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Illinois Music Educator's Association for the 2008 Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble and inspired by the music of the Dave Holland Quintet, the straight 8th Latin jazz feel of this creative original features inventive melodic lines and refreshing voicings. Tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Arroz Con Pollo
Retail Price: $45.00

Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble chorus, making it an exciting choice for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
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
Avocado
Retail Price: $55.00

Arranged for medium-level jazz bands by Gregory Yasinitsky, this breezy calypso features very reasonable brass ranges (G5 trumpet, Eb4 trombone), written or ad lib solos for trumpet and trombone, and a fully-notated piano part for players with limited jazz experience. Each set includes a CD featuring this and four other new big band releases.
Basque In The Sun
Retail Price: $45.00

Featuring trumpet, this easy level chart opens with a rubato introduction and solo melodic statement before the slow bossa groove takes over. Lush ensemble writing throughout provides a perfect setting for the trumpet solo, which can be improvised or played as written (top note F5). Duration 4:23.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Beach Bossa (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Retail Price: $52.00

The title is perfect for the cool, laidback feel of this bossa nova original for advancing groups. Melodic motives are assigned to the full ensemble and to various sections of the band. Written or ad lib solos are provided for alto saxophone and flugelhorn. This is an ideal change-of-pace chart for your next performance. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Beijo Inocente
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The
Retail Price: $95.00

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
Bistro Latino
Retail Price: $52.00

Named after a popular Latin dance club in New York City that recently closed, this authentic salsa original is a showstopper in every way! After opening with a dynamic tutti unison, it features two Latin styles, songo and samba. Songo rhythms are most commonly heard in salsa music and employ lots of syncopation supported by a repetitious, but always moving rhythm section background. The samba rhythm used in the interlude features lush, modern voicings. Solo space is reserved for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; a member of the rhythm section could also solo. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble
Bossa Bonito
Retail Price: $45.00

This very accessible Latin chart in the bossa nova style employs a tuneful melody supported by a sophisticated chord progression and solid orchestration. Scored with a thorough understanding of the capabilities of developing jazz musicians, it contains great learning material and is fun to play. The piano part is fully notated with chord symbols provided, and the guitar part consists primarily of chord changes and slashes. Trombone and alto saxophone are featured on written solos with chord changes provided for players who wish to attempt improvisation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Bossa For Strayhorn
Retail Price: $52.00

Inspired by the great music written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington organization, this very accessible, yet harmonically inventive bossa for advancing groups features solo alto sax emulating the note bends and phrasings made famous by the late great Johnny Hodges. Written solo lines and chord symbols are provided to accommodate soloists with and without improvisation experience, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15..  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and vibes
Brasilia
Retail Price: $95.00

Muted trumpets, a breezy bossa style, and unison and harmonized sax solis are the highlights in this classic Nestico excursion. Tenor sax is given the solo work, and the chart finishes loud and strong.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns, tuba & opt. vocal
Brazilian Affair
Retail Price: $95.00

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
Brew Bossa
Retail Price: $55.00

This chart is great for young bands but also perfect for professional dance bands. The optional instruments are skillfully used to add color and interest. Solos for trumpet and alto. 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.
Caliente Blues (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: $55.00

Opening with a spicy Latin groove, this zesty Jim Snidero theme switches midway through to a solid swing feel that carries the chart to a dramatic close. Written or ad lib solo space is assigned to bari sax, and each set includes a demo CD and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and guitar.
Calle Ocho
Retail Price: $52.00

Take a musical journey through Miami's "Little Havana" in this cha-cha for advancing groups. The title refers to 8th Street, South Florida's salsa capital, where you'll find an abundance of Cuban cultural attractions. This chart features a strong melody and solid orchestration, supported by authentic Latin harmonies and rhythms. To ensure the proper groove, the piano montunos are fully notated with chord symbols provided. Written or ad lib solos are offered for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Cappuccino Freeway
Retail Price: $95.00

Serving as an excellent introduction to the samba style, the open solo section in this well-crafted original features a two-chord vamp that allows plenty of stretching room for any number of soloists. Playing the syncopated figures without rushing will be the greatest challenge. Brass ranges are modest, rhythm section parts are notated, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Captain Hook
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Category 4
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Celebracion
Retail Price: $56.00

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
Chili Pepper 101
Retail Price: $45.00

With the release of this chart, developing jazz bands finally have a chance to jump on the famous Chili Pepper bandwagon. Featuring all the rhythmic and melodic elements that have made its predecessors so popular, it includes sample solos for all and rhythm section parts that are notated with chords cued. The lively Latin groove can be played in either a "two" or "four" feel. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Chili Pepper Christmas, A
Retail Price: $52.00

Though it took some time and real effort to convince the famous Chili Pepper to tackle the concept of holiday music, it's finally a reality! Featuring three great classics -- I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High and Jingle Bells -- this samba style medley at the medium level is a joyous celebration of the holidays. While improvisation is certainly encouraged, sheets with written solo lines for both open sections are included with each set. Duration 5:42.  standard jazz ensemble
D'Ann
Retail Price: $56.00

This beautiful ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded by the SWR Big Band on the CD Fun Time. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; trumpets double on flugelhorn; alto (2) & tenor (1) saxes double on flute 
Danse Arabe
Retail Price: $95.00

From the first note to the last, solo oboe carries the day in this beautiful bossa nova setting of the famous classic. Though some brief ad lib opportunities are given, written solo lines are provided throughout. When everyone pays special attention to subtleties in phrasing and volume (the band must not overpower the soloist), the results will be very rewarding.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, maracas)
Dawn Of The Chili Pepper
Retail Price: $42.00

At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed in the Pepper's first foray into the Jazz Foundations Series! Set in a driving tempo (quarter note = 176), this exciting tune makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to even the youngest players. The strong melody, solid ensemble writing and irresistible Latin groove combine to create a chart that will be a great favorite for years to come. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, and F horn
Dos Amigos
Retail Price: $52.00

The title of this vibrant Latin rock original for advancing groups refers to the close professional and personal association shared by Chuck Mangione and Gerry Niewood during their many years of working together. Opening and closing with flugelhorn (or trumpet) and soprano (or alto) sax solis, the chart features optional solo space for all and a montuno-style section that spotlights the ensemble. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble; S(A)ATTB saxes, 2nd Trumpet doubles on Flugelhorn
Du, Du, Liegst Mir Im Herzen (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: $55.00

This big band orchestration of Clare Fischer's arrangement on the recording Latin Pattern begins with a piano introduction from the recording Alone Together (Clare Fischer) that establishes the Latin groove of this traditional German song. Later there is an open solo over a vamp that builds into a very exciting ensemble passage. Optional parts are included for flute, clarinet, french horn, tuba, and guitar.
Early Morning
Retail Price: $95.00

In this breezy bossa-rock for developing groups, 1st Tenor takes a solo chorus before being joined by 2nd Tenor in a unique call-and-response solo section that may be repeated according to the director's discretion. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and use of the percussion part for vibes and tambourine enhances the Latin flavor.     standard jazz ensemble plus percussion (vibes, tambourine)
Echale Todas Las Ganas (Give It All You Got)
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned as part of a project to recognize the late Bill Carroll and his contributions to music education, this burning Latin original will be a favorite of musicians and audiences alike. With a strong melodic line, abundant ensemble work and open solo space, this medium advanced chart has it all! Duration 5:38.  standard jazz ensemble
El Baile (The Dance)
Retail Price: $45.00

Kendor continues its tradition of publishing accessible jazz charts that have integrity and style with this selection for developing groups set in a bright Latin feel. The introduction played by piano, bass and cowbell sets the stage for this spirited and authentic original. Suggested solos and percussion fills are provided for players less experienced in the Latin style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
El Caborojeno
Retail Price: $56.00

This brisk salsa features an Earth, Wind & Fire unison horn theme over a percolating Latin groove. Bob recommends listening to his CD, Latin From Manhattan, before rehearsing it, and suggests working separately with horns and rhythm section before having them play together. Duration ca. 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble minus guitar
El Camino
Retail Price: $45.00

The catchy groove in this original will have your audiences tapping their feet while offering developing bands a chance to hone their Latin skills. Brass ranges are moderate, rhythm section parts are fully notated, and 2nd Trumpet has a written solo. Friendly chord progressions in the two solo sections can be negotiated using notes from just one scale, and an ensemble passage that moves from a whisper to a roar is a special highlight. Latin percussion instruments -- congas, timbales, bongos, shaker, cowbell, etc. -- can be added if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
El Centro
Retail Price: $56.00

This electrifying salsa chart was commissioned by Robert Blazek's Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage, Illinois. A fiery rhythm section groove serves as the foundation for strong sax and brass lines. Brass figures should be crisp and well-articulated, but not clipped so short that the chord tones aren't clearly heard. The solo section is open to all, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
El Chupacabra
Retail Price: $45.00

We welcome California jazz educator Mike Dana to the Kendor family of writers with this spirited Latin original for developing groups. Containing reasonable ranges and rhythmic figures, plus an exciting ending that will grab your audience, this will be a perfect closer! It offers room for two soloists who can really stretch out and explore the scales provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 4:15  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
El Final Del Verano (The End Of Summer)
Retail Price: $45.00

You'll definitely want to add this relaxed salsa chart to your library! Either 1st Trumpet or lead alto can be featured by playing the catchy melody supported by sophisticated harmonic content. The composer offers excellent rehearsal suggestions that will allow you and your students to get the most out of this well written Latin excursion for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
El Lobo
Retail Price: $52.00

Scored in a bright Latin style, this engaging original is designed to make advancing jazz ensembles sound their very best. For optimum results in achieving a stylistically authentic sound, the addition of claves, guiro and cowbell is suggested. The solo section provides ample opportunity for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; additional soloists may be added and background figures can be cued as desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble, opt. flute
Elvin's Mambo
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band, this driving Latin mambo emulates the sound of drummer Elvin Jones. Both solo choruses can be opened up for additional players; chord changes are provided in the 1st Tenor, 4th Trumpet and 2nd Trombone parts. The chart finishes with a big dramatic sound. Duration ca. 5:35.    standard jazz ensemble
Escape To Brazil
Retail Price: $52.00

 This authentic Brazilian bossa for advancing groups is an appealing blend of gently syncopated rhythms and rich harmonies. Chord changes for the open solo section are included for alto, tenor, trumpet or trombone, and trumpets double on flugelhorn. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Escola De Samba
Retail Price: $52.00

Commissioned by the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Jazz Ensemble of Kenmore, NY, this spirited Latin original for advancing groups is a real showstopper! The title in Portuguese means a samba school, referring to a club or dancing school. Throughout the year samba schools hold events, the most important being the annual spectacle known as Carnival. The groove here alternates between samba and partido alto rhythms. As the music plays, you can almost see the dancers in their elaborate, colorful costumes. The chart has been meticulously crafted to ensure that the rhythm section faithfully captures authentic Brazilian grooves. Solo space is reserved for alto sax and trumpet, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble
Esperanto
Retail Price: $95.00

Duration 5:15  standard jazz ensemble
Espionage In Andalusia
Retail Price: $52.00

An intriguing, even-8th-note Latin groove serves as the perfect backdrop for a haunting melody and some wonderful ensemble work. An open solo section (written or ad lib) rounds out the package on this medium level chart. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Estancia
Retail Price: $45.00

This solid bossa/rock tune for developing groups starts and ends strong. Crisp brass punctuations, a steady 8/8 feel, and an expandable solo section are highlights. For soloists lacking the confidence or experience to improvise, written lines for all instruments are provided on a solo sheet that comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
First Flight
Retail Price: $56.00

The title track of the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra's CD (Summit Records DCD 481), this bright samba for proficient groups has an uplifting feel. Filled with dynamic shading and catchy grooves, this "flight" will take audiences on a rewarding journey. Plenty of melodic and supporting work is provided for each section of the band. Solos are offered for trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, and drums. Colorful chord structures and accessible modal changes are perfect for adventurous soloists. Duration 7:30.  standard jazz ensemble
First Flight
Retail Price: $55.00

Contemporary straight-eighth "Maiden Voyage" feel. This chart takes up where "Suspended Animation" left off. Uses same two suspended chords and adds a bridge. There is space for anyone in the band to solo. To help the beginning improviser, the composer has included some brief "Notes on the Improvised Sections". In addition this chart is correlated with material found in Vol. 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.
George's Samba
Retail Price: $52.00

Paying tribute to George Williams, a generous benefactor to the Deptford (NJ) High School music program, this buoyant Brazilian samba for advancing groups juxtaposes the feel of an intimate ensemble with that of a big band by featuring alto sax and trumpet against the jazz ensemble backdrop. The drum solo at the end can be opened up to include a variety of Latin percussion instruments if desired. Throughout this chart feelings of joy and exuberance should prevail. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes
Here Comes Julian
Retail Price: $55.00

This melodious and rhythmically spirited Latin composition was inspired by Wiberny's work as a multi-instrumentalist with the WDR Big Band Cologne during productions with Paquito D'Rivera, Clare Fischer, Lalo Schifrin, Bob Mintzer and Andy Narell. The trombone and alto sax solo sections can feature any instrument.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and 5th Trumpet
Holy Habanero!
Retail Price: $52.00

The infamous Chili Pepper may have met his match as the notorious Habanero takes center stage. The irresistible Latin feel and catchy melody make this chart great fun for the band and a surefire hit with the audience. The solo section may be opened up as desired (written lines provided for all), and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble
In A Brazilian Bone Tone
Retail Price: $52.00

This exciting, uptempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar In A Mellow Tone or Rose Room chord changes. Trombones not only play the melody, but also the shout chorus, and each player in the section has changes for soloing. In his score notes, the composer suggests adding two or more Latin percussionists to the standard personnel when possible. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble