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Recorded by the group Chicago, this signature hit has gone on to become a rock classic. Paul's easy arrangement is playable with very limited rehearsal time, but still has an authentic and hard-driving feel. Includes optional solos (or soli) for any sax and any brass instrument.
A String of Pearls
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John Berry has skillfully arranged this Glenn Miller classic for beginning groups and maintained the important elements from the original version. Here is a great way to introduce this important band leader to your young players.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Recorded by such greats as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and most recently Michael McDonald, this rockin' Motown classic will sound great with your beginning players. Easy to learn and fun to play!
All of Me
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Made famous by the Count Basie band as well as countless other jazz artists, bring a bit of history to your young players with this familiar standard. This easy arrangement includes a nice mix of unison passages with full-sounding ensemble scoring. Medium swing at its best!
Another Day, Another Blues
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Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

This is really not “just another blues”, but rather an excellent medium swing chart perfect for inexperienced bands. The blues format makes it comfortable for beginning soloists and sample solos are provided for alto or tenor sax.
Autumn Leaves
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Here is an easy swing version of this timeless classic. The saxes are in the spotlight, but also featured is a short solo for trumpet. Skillfully arranged for inexperienced bands.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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This well-known standard is usually performed as a duet and has been recorded countless times over the years, and notably in the holiday movie favorite Elf starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for beginning players features the saxes and trumpets in the answering phrases. No solos are required, however an alto soloist could be used in one of the soli sections. This will sound great with limited rehearsal time.
Bad
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One of the early hits from Michael Jackson, Bad featured a signature bass line and a strong melody. This instantly recognizable rock chart will sound great even with limited rehearsal time.

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Bad Romance
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Young players will have a blast with this dynamic yet easy version of the huge hit by Lady Gaga. Trombones state the distinctive riff theme, and later the sax section trades statements with the brass in this well-scored and solid arrangement. No solos required.

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Bags' Groove
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Here is one of a very select group of blues standards that every jazz musician should know. Paul's very easy version makes it accessible to young players and gives beginning improvisers a wonderful platform to start from.
Basin Street Blues
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Introduce your beginning group to the concept of “call and response” (so common in early jazz) with this carefully written, easy arrangement of this well-known jazz standard. Like all titles in the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble series, it includes exercises to help teach style, as well as sample written solos.
Best of Queen - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
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One of the defining rock acts of the 1970s, the music of Queen is still heard regularly on the radio waves and on the silver screen. This hard-hitting yet easy-to-play medley includes their monster hits We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and Another One Bites the Dust. A guaranteed winner!
Blue 'n' Moody
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Utilizing the Dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching swing. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords (two scales). Sure to become a favorite with your band.
Blue Beamer
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Here is a great rock original for beginning groups that sets up a nice groove between the bass line and melody played first by trombones/tenors. Later the altos and trumpets take the lead. Also included is a solo (or soli) for trumpet and a short sax soli with brass background figures. Your young players will love playing this one!
Blue Train (Blue Trane)
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Composed and recorded by jazz legend John Coltrane, this medium tempo blues tune features an easy-to-play melody and solid tutti-style rhythms for the ensemble. In addition, the blues changes and moderate tempo make it a comfortable setting for developing soloists. (Includes CD)
Blues by Five
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Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for beginning jazzers. With a moderate tempo, riff-based melody, and non-threatening soloing on the blues progression, this is the perfect introduction to the music of Miles Davis for your students.

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Blues for a New Day
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Here is a great medium swing blues tune for beginning jazz ensembles. The main theme features the rhythm section playing “stop time” before it slips into a steady swing pattern. There is a solid ensemble chorus leading to the solo section that can be used for any player.
Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
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Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your younger players. Carefully scored for beginning groups, this medium swing chart trades the melody between the trumpets and saxes, includes a solo or soli for trumpet, and a brief shout chorus using tutti rhythms for the entire band.

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Blues Machine
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First released in 1992, this excellent blues original has stood the test of time. Perfect for teaching style and introducing the blues scale as a basis for improvisation.
Boom Boom
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Recorded by American blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1961, this remains one of his most identifiable and enduring songs. John Berry's bluesy swing version for young players includes the signature question-and-answer format along with a solo for any sax, then any trumpet, plus a short feature spot for the trombones.

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Born This Way
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Here's a very easy arrangement of the recent hit recorded by Lady Gaga. Easy rhythms and a solid rock feel help to insure success with this one.
Born to Be Wild
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This rock classic from the group Steppenwolf is a tune your band will sound great playing with very limited rehearsal time. Guaranteed success with beginning groups.
Born to Hand Jive
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From the hit musical Grease, this up-tempo rocker is featured in one of the show's most exciting dance scenes.  Jerry's version for younger groups is skillfully done and sure to be a hit.
Bossa de Cancun
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Supplementing the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble Method, this extremely playable Latin number evokes the sea and the beach. It has interesting harmonies, appealing rhythms, and features a very approachable solo section that can be opened for anyone in the band.

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Brazil
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This well-know Latin standard is a perfect change of pace for a jazz concert. Carefully notated for beginning groups, this is a great introduction to Latin style. Full length recording included.
Bubbert Goes Retro
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Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble – Grade 1-2

This latest installment in the continuing adventures of Bubbert is a blues in a '60s “boogaloo style.” It's loaded with blues scale material that can be extremely helpful for beginning and developing soloists.
Bubbert Goes Undercover
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The elusive Bubbert leads us on a mysterious journey, but we're not really sure what he's hiding from! Along the way is this infectious tune written in a moderate Latin style perfect for beginning jazz ensembles. Includes a flexible solo section for any instrument.
Bubbert Goes West - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
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Bubbert takes a road trip and finds himself in the land of the lope-along Western style blues. This fun chart features a catchy riff, a question and answer stop-time section, plus a flexible solo section with unison background figures. A great way to teach the blues.
Bubbert in Love
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Finally our hero finds love. This medium/slow swinger features short solo passages for trumpet and alto. The harmonies and textures in this piece provide excellent material for teaching balance, blend and tuning. With a tuneful melody and nice swing feel, this is a great addition to any program.
Bubbert Takes the Train
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Just like the train that Bubbert rides, this jazz-rock minor blues (Bb minor) has a driving beat, and is well-suited for the young band. A fun workout using the blues vocabulary.
Bubbert's Groove
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Bubbert must have been a cool cat! This original by Mike Steinel is written in a medium shuffle style and uses the blues scale for the easy improvisation section.
C-Jam Blues
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Grade 1.5

Finally, this Ellington classic is available for even the most inexperienced bands. For starters, this version is in Bb rather than C. Rick features the saxes on the melody with inventive brass counterlines, and later a marvelous ensemble tutti section that starts soft then builds to the end. An absolute must! Performance Time: 3:30
Can't Buy Me Love
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Mike found a nice jazz shuffle groove for this early Beatles classic that will be a lot of fun for beginning groups. The minor blues solo section allows players to use either the blues scale or dorian mode for ease in improvising. Full length recording included.
Can't Help Falling In Love
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This Elvis Presley classic is arranged here in the style of a rock ballad and features a short written-out trumpet solo in the beginning. The melody is skillfully woven between all sections of the band and no ad lib. solos are required.
Caravan
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One of the most recognizable of all Duke Ellington's tunes, this distinctive composition combines the styles of Latin and big band jazz. Here's a marvelous arrangement playable by beginning groups. (Includes full performance CD)
Charlie Brown Theme
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In contrast to Vince Guaraldi's up-tempo “Linus and Lucy” (also of “Peanuts” fame), this theme is a laid-back medium tempo swinger that alternates between a “2” feel and a “walking 4” feel. Plenty of tutti ensemble playing is featured, and there is a solo included for any sax.
Cleveland Rocks
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Used as the theme song for the popular “Drew Carey Show” this vintage rocker is high energy from beginning to end. Carefully scored for beginning bands by Paul Murtha.
Come Fly with Me
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Written for Frank Sinatra (and the title track of his 1958 album), this tune epitomizes the cool sounds of the swing era. Here's a smartly scored version for beginning bands, written with modest ranges but still maintaining an authentic style. Included is plenty of tutti ensemble playing plus short solos (or soli) for sax and trumpet. A great way to teach swing.

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Comin' Home Baby
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Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble – Grade 1-2

This soulful and funky tune is built using a twisted sort of blues progression, but is a great sounding groove for beginning bands. This will come together easily and be fun to play.

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Crazy Train
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Ozzy Osbourne's biggest hit makes a hard-hitting rock chart for beginning jazz groups. Written in a moderate tempo and with plenty of tutti scoring, your band will sound great on this solid chart. (Includes full performance CD)
Cruella De Vil
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Here's a bluesy and swingin' version of this well-known favorite from Disney's 101 Dalmations.  This easy chart features a flexible solo section for any trumpet and/or trombone as well as a hard-hitting shout chorus to finish it out.
Cupid Shuffle
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Here's the hot dance hit recorded by Cupid in a hard-hitting yet easy to play version for very young players. The melody is cleverly traded between sections, and there are no solos required.

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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
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Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Made famous by Harry Belafonte and frequently used in films and television, here is a very easy arrangement of this Latin classic. Includes an optional drums/percussion feature section.
Devil with the Blue Dress
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Driving rock and roll from the 60's and Mitch Ryder!  This dynamic chart for beginning bands features the trumpets and trombones trading off on the melody, lots of full band scoring, and a short solo (or soli) for alto or tenor sax.
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Grade 1.5

What better way to introduce the music of Duke Ellington to your young jazzers than with this wonderfully scored arrangement by Michael Sweeney? Even at this easy level, this chart really swings and will sound great with limited rehearsal time. Your pianist gets a rare chance to shine as he or she is featured on the melody while the ensemble answers. Later, every section gets to play the melody and there is a solo section for any sax. The final section starts softly with saxes alone, then builds as various layers are added. A great-sounding chart for beginning bands.
Don't Know Why
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Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Here is a nicely scored arrangement of Norah Jones' award-winning hit designed for beginning players. The opening verse can be played either by a sax solo or as a section feature. Later, the brass get a taste of the melody and there is a short written (opt. ad lib.) solo for trumpet. Very smooth!
Don't Stop Believin'
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Here's the rock classic from the group Journey, and made famous recently in the TV series Glee, in a terrific easy chart that will go together quickly. Trumpets are featured on the melody with plenty of solid full band accompaniment.
Doxy
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Arranged in a medium swing/shuffle style, here is a very easy version of this jazz standard by Sonny Rollins that maintains the style and feel of the original. Featuring a mix of tutti playing and call-and-response scoring, this is a great way to introduce a jazz legend to your young players. There is a written or ad lib solo for any trumpet or alto sax, and the shout chorus features a dialogue between the ensemble and drums.

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Dynamite
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One of the rare recent pop tunes that adapts well for young bands, here is the Taio Cruz hit “Dynamite” in a solid hard-hitting arrangement. The energetic dance groove and catchy melody help to make this one particularly appealing.
Enter Sandman
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Let your beginning players really rock out to the sounds of Metallica with this hard-hitting chart for beginning players. The syncopations are handled in a repetitive manner, allowing for easy teaching but still an authentic sound. No solos are required.

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