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17 Mile Drive
Retail Price: 52.00

Inspired by the scenic grandeur of California's Monterey Peninsula as seen from the road that hugs the Pacific coastline there, this catchy rock shuffle for advancing groups grooves from start to finish. A memorable melody, contemporary harmonic techniques, and solo space for tenor complete this satisfying excursion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:15  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn  
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
Brouhaha
Retail Price: 45.00

Ideal for developing groups, this rollicking rock excursion is destined to be the hit at your next performance. Supported by an infectious groove, the accessible melody is shared by the saxophone and brass sections. Solo space is given to tenor saxophone and can be played as written or ad lib. This exhilarating piece builds to a big finish at the shout chorus. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
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
Carnaby Street
Retail Price: 95.00

Penned in 1967 as part of Nestico's larger tribute to Doc Severinsen and adapted here for developing groups, this enduring rock favorite from Doc's Holiday includes as-written-or-ad-lib solos for 1st and 2nd Trumpet. The tempo is medium, the top trumpet note is a very accessible Bb4, and rhythm section parts are fully notated.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns & tuba
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
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
Countin' Them Long White Lines
Retail Price: 95.00

Recorded on the Buddy Rich album "A Different Drummer" as Part 2 of "A Piece Of The Road Suite," this rock outing with repeating rhythmic figures keeps everyone on their toes. It opens with an unaccompanied ad lib conga or drumset solo, followed by a full-band shout, a sax soli, and solo space for tenor. A gradual fade 20 bars from the end makes for a memorable finish. Duration 3:40.   standard jazz ensemble with opt. congas
Dancing Men
Retail Price: 56.00

Recorded by Buddy Rich on the album Rich In London (RCA), this well-crafted excursion gives the drummer a real workout from start to finish and showcases a recurring presentation of the folk theme by soprano (or alto), tenor and trumpet. Horn soloists include tenor sax and trombone, and the drummer has an open solo just before the final shout. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:00+.  standard jazz ensemble; S(A)AT(S)TB saxes; opt. guitar
Each Day
Retail Price: 56.00

From an upcoming MCG release of the Bob Mintzer Big Band comes this gospel flavored piece for proficient groups that combines a gritty shuffle-swing feel and 50's rock n' roll. The title refers to doing the right thing every day. One of Bob's more accessible charts, this tune should be fun for all. Mintzer suggests musicians groove hard and "play it with a smile". Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
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)
Elvin And The Hip Monks
Retail Price: 42.00

The chance to feature 1-4 solo instruments makes this very easy chart a great addition to your library. With a fun-loving, easy-to-play melody and a straight ahead groove, this creative rock original includes written or ad lib solos for all. Duration 4:21.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
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)
Everybody Twist!
Retail Price: 56.00

This blast-from-the-past original brings the twist groove of the 1950s into the 21st century for proficient big bands! Highlights include an alto sax solo, a great call-and-response between the drummer and sax section while brass players clap a repetitive rhythm, and an all-out shout for everyone. Rhythm section parts are fully notated and should be played as written where indicated. Duration ca. 5:48.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
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
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
Hip Monk Shuffle
Retail Price: 42.00

The Hip Monk returns to spread the good word about all that conveys the essence of being hip. This time the news is delivered in the form of a catchy rock shuffle that's perfect for young musicians at the very easy grade level. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:58.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Inspector C.
Retail Price: 42.00

This solid rock original combines basic figures and a catchy melody to create a great teaching vehicle. Written or ad lib solos are included for all. Duration 3:36.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
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
Latin Nights
Retail Price: 45.00

Here's a great Latin-rock original for developing groups with written or ad lib solos for trumpet and alto or tenor sax. Rehearsal suggestions include a detailed note-grouping analysis that will help players better understand sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:45.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (cabasa or maracas, claves) & vibes
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
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Retail Price: 56.00

As recorded by Buddy Rich on the album of the same name, this 'fat-back' rock classic begins with a repeated vamp featuring solo guitar and/or piano before a horn trio -- alto, tenor, trumpet -- paves the way for the full ensemble entrance. This is high-intensity writing for all, and solo space is reserved for tenor and guitar. A sudden switch to swing in the final bars provides a perfect ending. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble
New Rhumboogie
Retail Price: 45.00

This irresistible Latin rock original has a happy attitude that's sure to catch the ears of developing jazz stars. The trumpet section is featured, and solos are provided for trumpet and tenor saxophone. Though written solos are offered, you should encourage your soloists to improvise since just one scale can be used to negotiate each solo section. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Night Of The Mojito
Retail Price: 52.00

Reminiscent of the music of Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini in the 1960's, this catchy boogaloo for advancing groups is a fun-loving fusion of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and American funk influences. The easy solo changes are based on a minor blues with an 8-bar bridge; while tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists, chords are also cued for alto and trombone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:25.  standard jazz ensemble
Peter Gunn
Retail Price: 52.00

Henry Mancini won an Emmy and two Grammy awards for this driving rock theme from the detective TV series of 1958-61. Arranged here by Hollywood writer Joe Reisman, an open solo section lets directors feature their best players. The series of dramatic, full-band falls at the end is guaranteed to bring the house down. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. F horns (2), tuba, electric guitar & percussion (timpani, cowbell)
Playin' The Blues
Retail Price: 45.00

This chart for developing groups is an even-8th-note moderate rock chart with an on-the-beat feel in the melody. Written or ad lib solos are offered for sax,trumpet and trombone, and a detailed note-grouping analysis is provided so that all players think in terms of the same sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:00.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (tambourine, wood block) & vibes
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)
Power To The Chili Pepper
Retail Price: 42.00

Take a driving Latin-rock groove and add a strong, straightforward melody, and you have this winning change-of-pace chart for groups at the very easy level. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:18.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Rock On (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: 55.00

Rock On is written in a medium-up tempo Rock-Boogaloo style. The solo section features the tenor saxophone but can be opened up for any instrument. The very easy solo changes and the style are ideal to encourage young players. Then the whole band continues with an impressive ensemble section and a short coda. Rock On is based on the etude with the same name from Jim Snidero´s "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: F (top of staff). Grade 2-3
Rock Solid
Retail Price: 45.00

Reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan songs of the 1980's, this tuneful, fun-to-play adventure for developing groups features a variety of common rock figures and written or ad lib solos for any saxophone. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Rockin' The Boat
Retail Price: 45.00

Here's a dynamic rock original featuring basic rock figures and a catchy melody. Easy changes with written solos round out this entertaining package for developing jazz ensembles. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:40.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Sassy Strut
Retail Price: 95.00

Recorded by Buddy Rich on the album Stick It, this driving original with attitude assigns the primary solos to tenor and alto sax, with the drummer contributing several well-placed fills throughout. Lead trumpet will need solid high chops since a good share of that part hangs in or near the 6th octave range (top note G6). Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble, tenor saxes have opt. soprano sax or flute/piccolo doubles
Seismic Strut
Retail Price: 45.00

A spirited Latin rock chart always serves as a great change-of-pace in programs where swing charts predominate. This one showcases all sections and contains an accessible melody. The solo section is designed to allow the featured player to improvise using only two scales, C and Bb Dorian. A suggested solo is also provided for less experienced players. A rousing shout chorus caps off the chart. Each set comes with a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Seize The Noche
Retail Price: 52.00

This hard-driving Latin rock chart with a tuneful melody, strong backbeat, solid scoring and modest brass ranges will be a hit in any concert or contest venue. Ad lib solos are available for one or both tenor saxophones, and before the final section the band drops out to give the drummer lots of room to flex his/her solo chops in this piece for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Slo-Funk
Retail Price: 95.00

Originally written for the Buddy Rich Band and later recorded by Bob's own big band on their Incredible Journey album, this tune with an irresistible funk groove features energetic writing for all and lots of solo room for lead tenor sax. Playing in good time and with careful attention to articulations will pay big dividends at concerts and festivals. Duration 4:20.    standard jazz ensemble
Surviving Soho
Retail Price: 56.00

From the final recording by the great Maynard Ferguson comes this exciting 8/8 rock tune featuring punchy rhythms, a snappy melody, and a relentless groove. The open solo section allows ample blowing room, and a full-throttle ending guarantees great audience response. In his score notes Denis says extra percussionists can be added if desired. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:02.  standard jazz ensemble
Tampico
Retail Price: 52.00

Doug Beach has given us many great Latin charts over the years, and this one is no exception. Fashioned after the music of Horace Silver, this driving Latin tune features a wonderful combination of melodic and rhythmic ideas. An expandable solo section (written or ad lib solo sheets for all are included) and a full-band shout rounds this chart out beautifully. Rhythm section parts partially notated. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Time To Testify
Retail Price: 45.00

This tuneful, accessible gospel tune for developing groups is sure to find its way into many big band folders. Opening with a short notated alto solo, it kicks into a strong groove that will energize your next concert program. The solo section has very accessible chord changes, and frequent articulations are provided for the horns. The rhythm parts are an integral part of the arrangement, not merely an afterthought, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, and vibes
Tribute To Maynard, A
Retail Price: 52.00

This tip of the hat to one of the greatest trumpet players of all time gives younger players the opportunity to pay tribute to a jazz icon. The sensible range of the solo trumpet part (as written or ad lib) brings this chart within reach of medium level groups; a written or ad lib solo for alto sax is also included. Except for a swing interlude, a solid rock style prevails. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:08.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Turn Up The Heat
Retail Price: 42.00

The chord changes in this strong rock original are an extended blues in the style of Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man. A sheet of sample solos in transpositions for all instruments is provided, and everyone is encouraged to pay close attention to the articulation markings since they help define the character of the music. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:54.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn