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Another Great Day
Retail Price: $60.00

Written in a simmering medium tempo, this distinctive funk chart opens with the bass establishing the groove gradually joined by the rest of the rhythm section. A small combo of soprano sax, baritone sax, trumpet and trombone take the first statement followed by the full ensemble on intricate unison lines as well as tutti ensemble punches and riffs. Solo space is provided for tenor sax. Requires soprano sax

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Apache
Retail Price: $40.00

Originally recorded in 1961 by Jorgen Ingmann (but better known for the recording in 1981 by the Sugarhill Gang), this funky hit has remained a favorite. Feature your drummer or an additional percussionist on this solid chart scored for young bands.
Attitude Dance
Retail Price: $60.00

Celebrating more than 40 years of funk and soul, the unmistakable sound of Tower of Power still sounds as fresh and impressive as ever. Mark's chart on this hot tune features the blazing horn lines and driving groove of the original.
Attitude Dance
Retail Price: $45.00

Celebrating more than 40 years of funk and soul, the unmistakable sound of Tower of Power still sounds as fresh and impressive as ever. Mark's adaptation for 6 horns features the blazing horn lines and driving groove of the original. (Grade 4)
Backatown
Retail Price: $45.00

From Trombone Shorty's acclaimed CD Backatown, here is the hot title cut arranged for big band in a funky medium tempo. With a blend of catchy riffs, solid ensemble passages, and stop-time breaks, this chart exudes a spirited and unmistakable New Orleans swagger.

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Been There, Done That!
Retail Price: $35.00

This funky original from Michael Sweeney is very effective for beginning groups and one that is fun to play.  Includes short 4-measure feature spots for each section inclding drums.  Also features a written or ad lib solo for any sax.
Blackbird
Retail Price: $55.00

Perhaps one of the Beatles' lesser known tunes, Blackbird remains one of their most creative and memorable. Mike Tomaro's smooth setting uses a blend of light funk along with a brief samba section to create a truly outstanding effect. The theme is stated simply in the beginning on trumpet, followed by an array of orchestrational textures and harmonies.
Boogie Down
Retail Price: $40.00

Here is an easy version of Al Jarreau's funky jazz favorite. The rhythms have been simplified without losing the great feel of the original.
Brick House
Retail Price: $45.00

It is absolutely impossible to find a funkier tune than this R&B hit from the '70s courtesy of The Commodores. Paul's chart has it all from the trademark bass riff to the ensemble punches and melodic hooks. Bring down the house as you groove on this one!
Car Wash - from SHARK TALE - from SHARK TALE
Retail Price: $50.00

Originally recorded by Rose Royce in 1977, this well-known funky hit is enjoying new life in the hit movie Shark Tale recorded by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott.
Cissy Strut
Retail Price: $45.00

Few people remember The Meters and this recording from 1969, however, over the years “Cissy Strut” has become a model of funky drumming and simmering grooves and has been recorded by countless rock and jazz artists. Roger Holmes captures the unique sound of the original and includes a flexible solo section along with hot sounds for the entire band.

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Come Together
Retail Price: $50.00

Mike Tomaro has taken this Beatles favorite and converted it into a unique setting for jazz ensemble. He kept the slow funky groove intact, but went a little nuts harmonically! Includes an optional guitar solo. This is a great chart for something a little different.

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Comin' Home Baby
Retail Price: $45.00

This funky rhythm and blues tune has a great laid back feel and the blues form makes it easy to solo over. Featuring a catchy bass riff and solid writing, your band will want to play this again and again. Includes a solo for alto.
Comin' Home Baby
Retail Price: $40.00

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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Cousin Jeff
Retail Price: $60.00

Good old cousin Jeff must have been some funky relative! This Les Hooper original features a moderate tempo and attitude-driven funky 2-beat as it churns through a piano opening, sax melody and brass stabs. Also included is solo space for tenor and some spicy ensemble licks near the end.
Cut the Cake
Retail Price: $55.00

Scottish funk group, Average White Band, had two major hits that helped solidify the horn-driven funk sound of the '70s. “Pick Up the Pieces” was released in 1974, and “Cut the Cake” followed close behind in 1975. Signature tunes with catchy horn licks that still sound great today!
Down to the Nightclub
Retail Price: $60.00

The masters of funk, Tower of Power, are as relevant and active today as ever before. This hit from the '70s features a moderate tempo groove with an occasional 7/8 measure thrown in for kicks. Paul's arrangement for mature bands also includes an optional open section for any soloist.
Dusk to Dawn (Solo Alto Sax Feature)
Retail Price: $50.00

In sort of a throwback style of slow funk, here is a skillfully composed vehicle for solo alto sax. Rich harmonies and an infectious groove help set the stage. And with careful pacing and tight ensemble figures, this makes an appealing change of pace for any concert or festival.
Earth, Wind & Fire Dance Mix
Retail Price: $40.00

Featuring the classic dance tunes Let's Groove, Boogie Wonderland and Sing A Song, here is a fun medley of hits from Earth, Wind & Fire. The infectious groove and signature horn licks make this a great choice for young players. (Includes full performance CD)
Fantasy
Retail Price: $45.00

One of the most dynamic hits from Earth, Wind & Fire, here is a great sounding arrangement creatively scored in a small group setting. Tenor and trombone are featured on the melody along with a funky baritone sax line. Also includes a solo for tenor sax. (Grade 4)
Fireshaker - Jazz Ensemble
Retail Price: $55.00

Grade 4-6. (Ferguson/Lowden)

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Funky Cha-Cha
Retail Price: $60.00

With Arturo Sandoval's newest CD “Hot House” the trumpet master strongly asserts himself as a force to be reckoned with in the area of big band jazz. This is the lead-off tune to the CD and it combines the traditional Cuban dance style with a bit of contemporary funk. The result is a sultry mix that is both dynamic and powerful. Includes solos for Tenor and Trumpet.
Funkytown - from SHREK 2 - from SHREK 2
Retail Price: $40.00

Originally a pop hit in 1980 and recently featured in the blockbuster movie Shrek 2, your audiences and players will love this funky and catchy chart. Includes a short written or ad lib. solo for alto sax as well as all the well-known riffs.
Getaway
Retail Price: $50.00

Recorded by the funkmeisters of the 1970s – Earth, Wind & Fire – this is one of their most energetic tunes in a tightly-written and hot-sounding chart. Includes a flexible solo section and solid ensemble scoring.
Ginger Bread Boy
Retail Price: $55.00

Written in a funky “second line” New Orleans groove, the familiar riff-like melody is traded between sections of the band. There is ample solo space for tenor and trumpet, as well as a display of exceptional writing for the full ensemble.
Green Onions
Retail Price: $40.00

This slow cooking shuffle tune became a trademark for Booker T. & The MG's. Roger has done a nice job of adapting it for young players while keeping the feel of the original. Includes solos for alto or tenor and trumpet, but anyone could solo on this with the easy chord changes.
Happy (from Despicable Me 2)
Retail Price: $50.00

Mike Tomaro makes sure that every section gets into the act in this uplifting arrangement of the megahit by Pharrell Williams. The “breakdown” section features clapping by the band members while the trombones carry the lead. The solo section is open for anybody who happens to be in a happy mood and wants to show it!

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Hard to Handle
Retail Price: $50.00

Originally recorded by Otis Redding in 1968, this hard-drving R&B classic has become a mainstay of pop culture covered by a wide range of artists including The Black Crowes, King Floyd, and The Grateful Dead. John Wasson's updated version features the signature horn licks, powerful scoring, and solo for tenor sax.

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Hey Pocky Way
Retail Price: $45.00

Originally recorded by the New Orleans funk band, The Meters, Hey Pocky Way is fashioned here by Eric Richards in the style of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. A great change of pace number, and fun style to play with the little big band format. (Grade 4)

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Higher Ground
Retail Price: $55.00

From Stevie Wonder's acclaimed Innervisions album from 1973, this infectious funk tune has been covered by a variety of artists over the years and found its way into several movies. With a distinctive rock shuffle groove and memorable riffs, Mike Tomaro has transformed this into a sizzling version for jazz ensemble.
Hip-Hug-Her
Retail Price: $40.00

From Booker T. & the MG's, this is one of the funkiest instrumental tunes ever written. Roger does a nice job of adapting it for young jazz ensemble. Includes solos for tenor and trumpet.
Hurricane Season
Retail Price: $50.00

From the Trombone Shorty CD Backatown, this tune features the powerful underlying pulse of a New Orleans “second line” feel. In this exciting arrangement, the ensemble alternately screams with the full band riffs, then settles into a simmering rhythmic groove. Sure to be a treat to perform!

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I Got the Feelin'
Retail Price: $50.00

Here is one of the signature hits from the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown in a funky and well-scored chart. The saxes take the lead while the brass deliver all the tight horn riffs. An optional open solo section is also featured along with a short drum break. Classic R&B in a great-sounding package!

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Retail Price: $40.00

This Motown classic was a hit for Marvin Gaye in the 60's and later made popular by the California Raisins. John Berry gives it a new spin in this powerful version for jazz ensemble. The melody is traded between the saxes and trumpets, and solos are included for alto sax and trumpet.
I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE
Retail Price: $45.00

Recorded by Rare Earth in the '70s, this tune characterizes the raw energy of this rhythm and blues band. Your band can really dig in on this hot chart by John Berry that features an updated and very hip funk groove and a flexible solo section.
I Want You Back
Retail Price: $45.00

The music of the Jackson 5 remains as popular today as ever. Here is one of their biggest hits from the Motown era in a funky arrangement by John Wasson. Skillfully scored for the entire band.

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I Wish
Retail Price: $50.00

This invigorating chart stays true to the classic sound of its creator Stevie Wonder. It features a medium slow groove and a flexible solo section. Guaranteed fun.
In the Stone
Retail Price: $50.00

With no solos required, only a solid driving rhythmic groove, here is an authentic-sounding version of this Earth, Wind & Fire classic. Trombones are featured on the melody and all the signature horn riffs from the original are beautifully captured. Guaranteed fun!
Isn't She Lovely
Retail Price: $55.00

Recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1976 on his acclaimed album Songs in the Key of Life, this beautiful song is a good example of combining elements of jazz with pop. Keeping the same easy-flowing shuffle groove of the original, Mike Tomaro adapts this very nicely for the contemporary full jazz ensemble.

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J.B. Rides Again
Retail Price: $35.00

Written as a tribute to the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, Rick Stitzel uses plenty of tutti ensemble riffs in creating a chart that's true to this funky style. The solo section can be played by any saxophone, or as a section feature for all the saxes.
Josie
Retail Price: $50.00

With more than a nod to the original recording by Steely Dan, Mike takes this tune to new heights in his funky and stylized version. Featuring a tenor and trombone duet at the top, this chart is also a great feature vehicle for guitar. However, the flexible solo section allows you to feature just about any instrument you choose.
Kid Charlemagne
Retail Price: $55.00

Written in a sophisticated funk style and recorded by Steely Dan, this appealing chart features a moderate tempo, biting harmonies, and solo space for piano and trombone. Great change of pace programming.
Knock On Wood (Key: F)
Retail Price: $45.00

John Wasson takes this classic rhythm and blues tune from the 60's and dresses it up in this ultra funky version for jazz ensemble. Featuring powerful ensemble writing and a solo for tenor, this impressive chart is sure to be a crowd favorite.
Lady Madonna
Retail Price: $50.00

Aretha Franklin's unique version of this Beatles classic can be heard as the theme song for the popular TV series, 'Grace Under Fire.'  In that same vein, this chart really cooks with a mediun tempo funk groove.
Lean on Me
Retail Price: $45.00

Originally a hit for Bill Withers in the '70s, this catchy tune is a hit again thanks to the TV show Glee. This updated version features a contemporary medium funk groove and the melody passed around to all sections. Also includes a brief solo for tenor sax.
Low Rider
Retail Price: $45.00

Originally recorded by the group War, this new setting features a trio of trumpet, tenor sax and trombone on the melody plus funky ensemble riffs throughout. Great fun for the players and audience alike.
Nothing from Nothing
Retail Price: $45.00

Recorded by Billy Preston in 1974, this became a #1 hit on the charts, and in 1975 became the first musical number ever performed on the TV show Saturday Night Live! Here is a funky version for young players that carefully maintains the feel and style of the original.

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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Retail Price: $50.00

It doesn't get any funkier than this! James Brown and one of his trademark tunes are a perfect match for Mark Taylor and this outstanding version for jazz ensemble. Features hot writing for the brass and a funky rhythm section groove.
Pick up the Pieces
Retail Price: $50.00

This is the unmistakable number 1 hit from the 70's group Average White Band! Mark's ultra-funky and ultra-cool chart written in classic “horn band” style showcases the familiar licks and hot rhythmic groove. Great chart for letting your soloists really open up!
Pick up the Pieces
Retail Price: $45.00

Here's the huge hit recorded by Average White Band in 1975 in a funky setting for small band.