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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  
702 Shuffle
Retail Price: 52.00

Need a great opener or a burning closer? This chart will take care of either spot on the program. With a strong melody, an irresistible groove and solid ensemble work, this imaginative jazz shuffle will work perfectly in any program. The written or ad lib open solo section (solo sheets provided for all) allows plenty of room for advancing players to stretch out. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Absolutely Awesome
Retail Price: 52.00

For years Lennie Niehaus has written great music for jazz ensembles at all ability levels, and this work for advancing groups is no exception. Interesting chord changes and backgrounds combine with the ever-popular Charleston beat to create this memorable swing chart. You'll find great ensemble writing, a sax soli, and a swinging shout chorus. The solo section offers options to the conductor to assign ad lib or as-written solos to several instrumental configurations. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration ca. 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble
All In
Retail Price: 52.00

This original for advancing groups by Stan Kenton alumni Lennie Niehaus is sure to please players and audiences alike. The material is well developed and provides plenty of opportunity for various players and sections to share in the melodic role. Solos are provided for alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trombone. A swinging shout chorus utilizes effective rhythmic material that brings the chart to a rousing finish! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:35 without additional solos.  standard jazz ensemble
All Of Me
Retail Price: 20.00

First written and recorded in 1931, through the years this great standard has been performed and/or recorded by such jazz legends as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others too numerous to name. In this medium-tempo combo setting, solos can be played by any or all horns and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.   3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section
All's Well In Wellington
Retail Price: 52.00

This exciting flagwaver combines elements from the big bands of Count Basie, Thad Jones, Rob McConnell and Buddy Rich. Powered by a memorable blues riff that builds to a mighty shout, this chart includes an open solo section for alto, trumpet, piano and others if desired. The drummer also steps out with solos in several places.  standard jazz ensemble
And The Band Played On
Retail Price: 52.00

This jazz waltz version of the popular 1895 song is a great feature for solo flugelhorn (4th Trumpet). The wide dynamic contrasts are real attention-getters, and the trademark Kubis sound permeates this warm orchestration. An open solo section is included in this chart for advancing groups, and a guitar chord chart by James Greeson comes with each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble, altos on flute
Anitra's Dance
Retail Price: 95.00

With the first half of this arrangement written as a conventional waltz in 3/4 and the second half scored in 4/4 swing, this great classic for augmented jazz ensemble calls for clean, crisp articulations throughout. A long, gradual crescendo after the midpoint culminates in a dramatic climax before moving toward a quiet finish. No solo work is required and rhythm section parts are fully notated.  standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba, and triangle/bells/xylophone
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
Another Look At The Diminished Chord
Retail Price: 52.00

Commissioned by John Rush and the Los Alamitos Jazz Band #1, this original for advancing groups is exactly what you need to open your next concert or festival performance. Several musical generations work together as the chart combines elements of 1930's swing with a fresh harmonic approach. Ranges and technical requirements are reasonable, and tenor sax and trumpet are featured soloists. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Around The Horn
Retail Price: 52.00

Continuing with Strommen's popular baseball-theme charts, this one refers to the tradition of infielders tossing the ball to each other after a successful out. It opens with an unaccompanied bass solo, followed by a trumpet and tenor soli. The same duo is later featured in the written or ad-lib solo section. Set in a bright swing groove for advancing groups, shifts between 2 and 4 feels and solid material for all make it a sure winner. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:05.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute
Back Alley Shuffle
Retail Price: 52.00

Featuring killer ensemble work, a strong melody, sax soli, an open solo section (as written or ad lib) and a memorable finish, this hard-driving shuffle will ignite any program. A great workout for everyone in the band, this medium level chart will be the hit on your next program. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble
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
Basie-Straight Ahead (Educational Version - Simplified)
Retail Price: 52.00

This simplified version of the classic swinger recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra opens with a 12-bar piano solo backed by guitar, bass and drums before entrances by saxes, then brass, lead to a full-band statement of the theme. Short solo fills throughout and the signature Basie-style ending will give your pianist ample air time while the band negotiates solid swing figures with good balance, phrasing and blend. The improvised solo chorus is assigned to 1st Tenor. Duration 2:45.  standard jazz ensemble
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
Bill's Thrills
Retail Price: 52.00

Written in memory of Philadelphia jazz writer/educator Bill Zaccagni, this bebop original for advancing groups embodies many of Bill's favorite big band writing elements from the work of Shorty Rogers with the Kenton band. Full of dynamic nuance with a colorful orchestration, this chart features bari sax in the solo role in tribute to Zaccagni's talents as a world-class bari player. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:45  standard jazz ensemble plus 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
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
Blue Sesame
Retail Price: 52.00

Here's a great cool swing chart for advancing groups reminiscent of the music of Stanley Turrentine and Cannonball Adderley. Although it employs the blues scale, it is not a blues. Ad lib solos are offered to tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. When exaggerating the articulations and dynamics, your group will create a lot of musical excitement! Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 6:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Blues To Begin With
Retail Price: 52.00

Featuring the saxophone section in an exciting swing groove, this unique 24-bar blues opener grabs the attention of audiences right from the start. The composer offers the option of tailoring the length to fit any performance situation with regard to the distribution of solos, which are provided for alto, tenor, guitar or piano. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute and vibes
Borodin-Bongos-Brass
Retail Price: 95.00

Opening with a light waltz in the style intended by Borodin, the music gives way to a medium swing style featuring bucket-muted brass and sax section solis. For best results, good breath support and sensitivity to dynamic changes are recommended.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (xylophone, opt. bells)
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
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
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)
Cardinal Shuffle, The
Retail Price: 52.00

With solo space provided for trumpet, this terrific swing shuffle with solid orchestration will help any advancing group sound its very best! Ample horn articulations are provided throughout, and audiences will love the surprise ending when the roaring shout chorus shifts suddenly to a quiet conclusion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes 
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
Case In Point
Retail Price: 52.00

You'll definitely want to add this terrific swing chart to your library, especially given the overwhelmingly positive response to this composer's previous publications! The catchy melody has some compelling harmonic twists, trumpet and tenor sax are given solo space while the rest of the ensemble reminds us what big band music is all about. Plenty of articulations and dynamic contrasts are included throughout this well crafted original for advancing groups that is guaranteed to elicit a great audience response. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
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
Check Your Swing
Retail Price: 52.00

Here's one to ensure your swing chops are in good working order. Commissioned by noted jazz educator Dr. John Bradley, this chart is a wonderful vehicle for sharpening both ensemble and solo skills. Written solos for all are provided on a supplementary part, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:42.  standard jazz ensemble
Chi Chi
Retail Price: 95.00

In this uptempo adaptation of the great bebop classic for developing groups, solos are assigned to alto sax and trumpet, with some written solo lines provided to help players lacking extensive improvisation experience. In addition, the rhythm section parts are fully notated and brass ranges are moderate (C5 trumpet, F4 trombone).  Duration 2:30.   standard jazz ensemble
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
Chill Factor
Retail Price: 52.00

If you're in the market for an uptempo modal blues chart that is sure to light up your audience, this one is definitely up to the task. Written for advancing groups, it has great chord changes and an engaging saxophone soli. Combine that with interesting rhythm section figures, solos for tenor saxophone and drums, and a roaring shout chorus, and you've got a winning recipe for a standing ovation! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet, 4th Bass Trombone & guitar parts
Chordally Yours
Retail Price: 52.00

This hard swinging original for advancing groups evenly distributes interesting chords, inventive form, and a catchy melodic line between the sax and brass sections. Sheets with chord changes for C, Bb and Eb instruments are provided for the open solo section, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble
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
Comin' Through The Rye
Retail Price: 95.00

Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this version of the old Scottish favorite is set in a very relaxed two-beat feel that clears the way for everyone to focus on playing with exaggerated dynamic contrast and careful interpretation of articulations. The sounds of muted brass and bells in the closing moments provide a satisfying finish.       standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (vibes, bells)
Counting The Days Till Christmas
Retail Price: 52.00

Ring in the holidays with this swingin' medley of O Christmas Tree, O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful. Solid voicings, Basie-style figures, and written or ad lib solos for all add up to a big winner for medium level groups. Duration 5:23.  standard jazz ensemble
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
Cutting Edge
Retail Price: 56.00

Commissioned by the North Fort Myers (FL) High School Jazz Knights, this appealing jazz journey features a balanced mix of unison and harmonized writing using rhythms that are essential to the swing style. The solo section may be opened up for as many solos as desired, and the drummer lays down a series of solo fills to bring everything to a satisfying close. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:10.  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 
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Retail Price: 95.00

In this popular arrangement of the holiday classic, solo piano introduces the famous melody in a legit style before a full-group rendering takes over. Playing with very crisp articulations and striking dynamic contrasts throughout is essential for best performance results.      standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (triangle, bells)
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)
Deep
Retail Price: 52.00

Feature your drummer in this original work paying tribute to drummer Danny D'Imperio, whose experience is "deep" as he has played with Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, the Vanguard Orchestra and others. Utilizing a bright bebop feel, this chart was inspired by Victor Feldman's Seven Steps To Heaven, as recorded by Miles Davis. It's full of bebop vocabulary and has a challenging soli that lays well for saxophones. A guitar chord chart by James Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Desafinado
Retail Price: 20.00

Penned by Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1959, this famous bossa nova became a runaway American hit when sax artist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd recorded it for their 1962 album Jazz Samba. A year later Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance and the tune went 'gold' when record sales surpassed one million copies. In this adaptation for instrumental combo, rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued and no improvised solos are required.  3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section
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
Dr. Fox Ph.D
Retail Price: 56.00

From the final recording by trumpet icon Maynard Ferguson (Maynard Ferguson - The One And Only Maynard Ferguson), this bright swing chart opens with a sizzling intro that tells everyone right away that they're in for an exciting ride! Though trumpet and alto sax are the designated soloists, the solo section can be opened up for more players if desired. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:49.  standard jazz ensemble
Duly Noted
Retail Price: 52.00

While this swing original for advancing groups is a great choice for any concert, it's especially good for festival programs. Starting with a strong introduction and a Neal Hefti inspired melody, this power-packed chart grooves from start to finish. Short soli sections are included to showcase all three horn sections and the rhythm section has notated parts that lend solid support. Abundant articulations make for a very crisp, spirited performance that will get the attention of audiences and adjudicators. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:10.  standard jazz ensemble
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 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
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