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Aaron's Blues
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Jazz Division of the Illinois Music Educator's Association for the 2014 Illinois All State Jazz Ensemble, this straight ahead swing chartfeatures astrong melody, solid ensemble work and plenty of space for solos over blues-based. A must-have for any library. Duration 5:06  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes
Ahunk Ahunk
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded in 1970by the greatThad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album Consummation (Blue Note), this funkyblues shufflein 5/4opens with a repeatedrhythmsection vamp before horns are added to the mix. Chord changes for the open solo section are included inthe 2nd Alto, 1st Tenor and 4th Trumpet parts. Duration 7:54.  standard jazz ensemble
All Of Me
Retail Price: $45.00

This updated version of the 1930's standard swings from start to finish!Alternating sax and brass solis provide the vocalist with good support early on, and an all-out shout at the end will bring the house down. Midway through a scat solosection canbe omittedentirely oropened up for additionalinstrumental solos. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Scored in the key of Ab. Duration 2:40.  standard jazz ensemble with solo vocal (tenor sax sub.)
Alpha, Beta, Alpha
Retail Price: $11.50

Lennie Niehaus, former featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, has composed this contemporary quartet in ABA song form. There are interesting linear parts for all players, and they are all featured at one time or another in the lead role. Duration 5:00.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Ambiance
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in1974 for their Potpourri album on the PhiladelphiaInternational label, this highly expressive ballad opens with an unaccompanied 20-bar piano solo before the bandgets on board.Then a pair of duets for flugel-and-soprano and flute-and-basstake the stage, leading ultimately to a solo chorusfor flugel. Thechart closes quietly withbrief trombone and arco bass solos. Duration ca. 7:25.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute & soprano sax doubles on alto sax parts; solo flugelhorn
American Express, The
Retail Price: $95.00

Written for the Thad Jones-MelLewis Jazz Orchestra, this extended contemporary workis one of eight trackson the album 20 Years At The Village Vanguard (Atlantic) recorded in 1985 by the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra after Thad moved to Denmark. Thoughpractically everyone makes brief ad lib contributions at one time or another, full-length solo choruses areassigned tosoprano and tenor. Rhythm section parts arepartially notated with chords cued.Duration ca.10:30.  standard jazz ensemble with S(A)S(A)TTB(Bass Clarinet) saxes; 4 trumpets + 5th Flugelhorn
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 originalfeatures inventive melodic lines and refreshing voicings. Tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists. Rhythm sectionparts are partially notated with chords cued.Duration 6:40.  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.
Back Bone
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1974on their Live In Tokyo album, this straight-ahead blues features solospace for piano, three trombones, and drums. Since the drum solo is unaccompanied and precedes the finalsustained band chord, Thad's score indicates that it can be extended if desired.  standard jazz ensemble
Back Of The Bus
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded in 1971byBuddy Rich on the albumA Different Drummer (RCA Victor), this irresistible jazz waltzis a huge treat for bari sax soloists who seldom getthe chance to stepinto thespotlite --including optional repeats on two solo choruses and a repeated 8-bar vamp, LaBarbera allows up to 132 measuresof bari solo workhere! The drummer also gets a chance to cut looseinan expandable solo before theband closes with a bigfinish. Duration ca.3:30.   standard jazz ensemble
Best Coast
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded in 1972byBuddy Rich on the album Stick It (RCA), this delightful jazz waltz givessolo workto tenor(or soprano) sax and trombone. Use ofoptional flutes by saxesand harmon-muted trumpets give it a fresh sound that players and listeners alike will love. Rhythm section parts are partially notated withchords cued.  standard jazz ensemble; alto and tenor saxes have opt. flutedoubles
Between Races
Retail Price: $95.00

Featuring tenor sax and trumpet in both duo and solo roles, this fast swing excursion also gives the drummersome room to stretch out in an open solobefore the final shout, short D.S. and coda.Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Blue Skies
Retail Price: $11.50

Arranged by jazz saxophone artist and educator Greg Yasinitsky, this swingin' arrangement of Irving Berlin's timeless classic will be great fun for all.  S(A)ATB Saxes
Blues For Red
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by the WoodyHerman Big Band on their 50th Anniversary Tour album, this medium bluesopens with expandable solos for piano and bass beforethe dramatic full-band entrance. Then alto and trumpetcarry solo choruses before the chart closes out strong with a big shout featuring optional high lead trumpet work. Duration 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Blues For The 'Wee' One
Retail Price: $95.00

Featuring a walking bass line and an easy swing groove, piano carries the solo work in this contemporary score by the great Thad Jones. In the final half, the sound of muted brass contributes to theintimatebluesy mood.Apiano solo 'ala Basie'closes it all out beautifully. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble with S(A)AATB saxes with opt. flute doubles on alto and tenor parts; opt. 5th Trumpet
Blues-1, Band-0 (The Final Score)
Retail Price: $56.00

From the opening line to the final chord, this chart bristles with excitement. Rich voicings, a superb melody and a relentless swing feel make it a perfect program opener or closer. In addition to an open solo section, solo space is also included for unaccompanied piano and drums. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Bop Talk
Retail Price: $14.50

This grade 4 quartet is a fun, uptempo piece featuring bebop inspired melodies and richly scored harmonies designed to showcase saxophonists at their best. Duration 2:45.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Boppin' To P-Town (Swingin' To Peoria)
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Jazz Division of the Illinois Music Educators Association for the 2013 All State Jazz Ensemble, this swing original provides abundant teaching opportunities. The combination of a swinging melodic line, ample solo space, and outstanding ensemble writing make this a must for any medium advanced library. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 8:35.  standard jazz ensemble plus vibes
Bulgaria
Retail Price: $66.00

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

Burungkaka is an Indonesian folk song which is known throughout Malaysia. It is about an old parrot which sits near the window, singing. The children make fun of it in a good-natured manner. Originally arranged in 1997 for virtuoso jazz trombonist Albert Mangelsdorf and the WDR Big Band. Albert had recorded the piece many years earlier on a trio recording of his. Saxes double on Fl/Fl/Cl/Cl/Bcl. First alto doubles on soprano. Substitute saxophone parts are provided on the reverse side of the woodwind parts. 1st Tpt: C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 4
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.
Can Can (from Orpheus In The Underworld)
Retail Price: $13.50

Jacques Offenbach's famous theme from Orpheus In The Underworld is presented here in a rollicking version for AATB saxophone quartet. Featuring an exciting series of key changes to encourage playing with momentum and dramatic spirit, this arrangement gives all members of the group a chance to carry the lead lines at one time or another. Duration 2:25.  AATB Saxes
Celebration Suite - II. Slow Dance
Retail Price: $93.95

Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lbeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax.
Celebration Suite - III. Remembering
Retail Price: $93.95

Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lbeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax.
Concertino For Tenor Saxophone, Strings & Winds
Retail Price: $143.00

A three-movement piece which combines orchestral vocabulary with a variety of groove oriented music such as Latin, jazz, and American folk music. It can be performed either with any size string orchestra and winds (set includes 8,6,4,4,4,4 strings and 2 set of woodwind parts), or with string sextet (2 violins, 2 violas, cello, bass) and woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon). The first two movements, allegro moderato and lento, showcase the lyrical side of the saxophone. The third movement, allegro molto, involves a good deal of virtuosity and requires improvisational skills over modal chords. Medium advanced
Continuum
Retail Price: $56.00

Emulating the contemporary style of the Yellowjackets, this work features a straight 8ths groove in 3/2 which creates a unique setting for some great solo and ensemble playing. It will take some work, but the results will be well worth it. Trumpet and tenor are the primary soloists, but both solo sections can beexpanded for more players if desired. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 6:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; SATTB saxes
Countin' Them Long White Lines
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded on the Buddy Rich album "ADifferent 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 fortenor.A gradual fade 20 bars from the end makes for a memorable finish.Duration3:40.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. congas
Dimensions In Blue
Retail Price: $95.00

Originally written as a theme song for a television show,this swinger thrives on keeping good time and playing with a solid sound. A fully-voiced sax soli andfull band shout are highlights, and short fills by the drummer are the only 'solo' requirements. Duration ca. 2:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Diver, The
Retail Price: $95.00

Written in ABA formfeaturing funk shuffleand double-time swing styles,tenor sax gets the primary solo assignment here, though the solo section may be opened up for additional playersif desired. With brass partsextending 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
Doc's Holiday
Retail Price: $95.00

Written for and dedicated to the great Doc Severinsen, this trumpet feature in a variety ofstyles -- expressive,swing, jazz waltz, samba -- provides two solo parts -- one as played by Doc, and anotherwith written solo/cadenza lines and morereasonable range requirements fordeveloping players.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 4th Trumpet, tuba & 2 F horns; 2 Solo Trumpet parts provided (1 as played by Doc Severinsen, 1 alternate easier version)
Down by The Riverside
Retail Price: $11.50

This swingin' version of the greatgospel song featuresawritten or ad lib solo for lead alto, two modulations to boost excitement, and a nice big finish. Duration 3:00.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
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.
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
Elegy
Retail Price: $66.00

This tune is dedicated to the memory of Bill Evans, one of the most important pianists in the history of jazz. It features the piano, both in written statements of the theme and in an improvised solo. The soprano in the saxophone section and flugelhorns help to create a reflective mood in this medium tempo jazz waltz, which was a favorite style in the Evans repertoire. The piece is not too technically demanding for the ensemble, allowing for concentration on musical and expressive details.
Entertainer, The
Retail Price: $9.95

Here's Scott Joplin's immortal rag in an upbeat setting for sax quartets! A modulation midway through boosts the dramatic impact it makes on everyone involved. Ample articulations and dynamic markings will help players deliver a convincing interpretation.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
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
Flirt
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded byCount Basie on the album I Told You So, this contemporary ballad in a slow swing groove featuressolos for piano, tenorsax, and trumpet (or flugelhorn).Tenor andtrumpet also pair up on two soli passages, one near the beginning and another near the end, for a fresh sound.Duration5:10.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 5th Trumpet; 2nd Trumpet has opt. double on flugelhorn
For Gil
Retail Price: $56.00

Commissioned by the Jazz Division of the Illinois Music Educators Association for the 2010 All State Jazz Ensemble, this swing chart provides a wealth of teaching opportunities. Written in memory of the great Gil Evans, the combination of a lyrical melody, ample solo space for tenor, trumpet and trombone,and outstanding ensemble writing make it a must for any library. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:30  standard jazz ensemble
Fun Time
Retail Price: $56.00

Recorded on the first Count Basie album in 1968, Basie Straight Ahead, this version has been given a whole new treatment and features alto sax, trombone and an optional baritone sax solo. The harmonic structure is beautiful and it swings along at a moderate pace. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Greetings And Salutations
Retail Price: $95.00

As recorded by theThad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra ontheir album New Life,a slow rubatointrosets upthe irresistible funky rock groove that makes this an enduring favoritewith better bands. Tenor, trumpet and drums/congasare the designated soloists, but additional players can be featured if desired. A drum soloin the final four bars provides a dramatic finish. Duration8:30.  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
Hang Time
Retail Price: $95.00

In this solo featurefor flugelhorn,solid swing figures, a medium tempo, and idiomatic writing for all sections come together with excellent results. A confident full-bandchorus culminates in a strong, dramatic closing that'll bring the house down. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.Duration3:40.  standard jazz ensemble; alto & tenor saxes double on flute, trumpets double on flugelhorn
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
High Octane
Retail Price: $95.00

A trendy funk groove, solos for alto saxand trumpet, and solid ensemble writing make this a winner in anyone's book! As the title implies, playing withcontrolled intensity and momentum throughout areessential fora convincing performance. Duration ca.5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Hourglass
Retail Price: $95.00

Commissioned by the Mansfield University Jazz Ensemble and recorded bythe University of North Texas 1:00 Lab Band, this bright swing original will sound best when played with alight touch and good balance throughout.Alto sax and guitar are the designated solos, but the solo section may be repeated for additional players if desired.Duration5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet/Flugelhorn & 5th Trombone; 2nd Alto doubles on flute
Incredible Journey
Retail Price: $95.00

As recordedby the Bob Mintzer Big Band on their album of the same name, this bright samba for better bands assignsthe main solos to tenor and bari sax, withthe option ofadding trumpet to the solo lineup. Some shortsolo cameos for4th Trombone and an expandable drum solobefore the final shout are bonus features. Duration7:45.  standard jazz ensemble
Insider
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band on their Lab '95 album, theopening piano solo is arubato, out-of-tempo intro fashioned afterthe music of Bill Evans.Whenthat ends, the band enters in a relaxed, medium swing groove.Solo choruses for tenor and trumpet (or flugelhorn) and strong ensemble work provide the finishing touches. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet/Flugelhorn & 5th Trombone; SATTB saxes
Interloper
Retail Price: $95.00

Recorded by theMel Lewis Orchestra on the album 20 Years AtThe Village Vanguard, thissolid bopswinger at a medium tempogives solos to tenor and piano, withthe drummeradding two shorter solos in the closing moments. Trumpet unisons, sax solis, demanding tutti passagesand edgy voicingsmake thisa great experience for proficient big bands.Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; S(A)ATTB saxes
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Retail Price: $11.50

As the title implies, this arrangement of the great Duke Ellington tune does indeed have 'that swing.' There is a great deal of vertical writing using interesting chords, some duets, solos for tenor and alto 1, and a modulation with a swinging shout chorus. Duration 2:50.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
Retail Price: $45.00

This fresh setting of Ellington's immortal standard gives it a unique salsa twist! Though the vocalist (or tenor sax) is the primary feature, this chart showcases the whole band's ability to establish a convincing Latin groove. A soli featuringthe vocalist, alto sax, trumpetand guitaris another highlight, along withadditional solos for tenor and trumpet.Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Scored in the key of Bb. Duration ca. 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble with solo vocal (tenor sax sub.)
Jazz Me Blues, The
Retail Price: $56.00

Originally written in 1920 by Tom Delaney, and recorded over the years by Bix Beiderbecke, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and many others, this swing/Latin setting commissioned by IMEA for the 2015 Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble gives the tune a contemporary attitude for a whole new generation of jazz musicians. Duration 5:44.  standard jazz ensemble (SATTB saxes w/alto sax sub. part for soprano sax)