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'Deed I Do
Retail Price: 60.00

Continuing the fine big band tradition of Count Basie and Thad Jones, John Clayton's exquisite chart on this standard tune blazes a trail of excitement and power. Written as a medium up-tempo swinger, the saxes are featured off the top, followed by trade-off solos for trombones and trumpets, and later a tenor solo. A screaming shout chorus takes us out.
15 Minutes Late
Retail Price: 60.00

John Clayton credits stylistic influences from Quincy Jones and Billy Byers on this swinging minor blues. Utilizing a wide dynamic range, subtleties in the rhythm section, and variations in texture from just a few instruments to the full-out ensemble, John has created a marvelously appealing and effective concert or festival piece. Recorded by the CHJO on “Heart and Soul.”
A Little Night Music
Retail Price: 45.00

It's not very often that you see the name Mozart appears on a jazz chart! Mark Taylor cranks up the creative juices as he features a light samba groove on a familiar classical theme. Slipping into a swing style on occasion, this attractive setting features nicely scored ensemble passages, solos for tenor and drums, and a unison chorus for the full ensemble.
A Minor Case of the Blues
Retail Price: 40.00

Here's a great blues chart written in a medium swing style perfect for inexperienced players. Includes sample written solos for trumpet and alto in addition to a short sax solo and solid ensemble writing. A guaranteed winner!
A Night in Tunisia
Retail Price: 45.00

Michael Mossman takes Dizzy Gillespie's signature tune into new territory, with a touch of “mambo” in this distinctive arrangement. A perfect way to showcase a trumpet soloist, the full ensemble also plays in important role in this sophisticated and dynamic arrangement for little big band.
A Night in Tunisia
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Easy Jazz Ensemble – Grade 2

Without losing the essence of this Dizzy Gillespie masterpiece, Mike has crafted a marvelous chart for young players using safe ranges and moderate rhythms. You'll still find the trademark alternating from Latin to swing, as well as written or ad lib. solos for alto and trumpet.
A String of Pearls
Retail Price: 40.00

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.
A String of Pearls
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Grade 2. (Lowden)
After You've Gone
Retail Price: 50.00

Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

Arranged here in a Basie-style slow swing setting, this well-crafted chart starts out as a study in ensemble writing with the brass in buckets and the drums on brushes. Later there is a solo for trumpet followed by a shout chorus where the full band really lets loose. Quality writing for contests and festivals!
After You've Gone
Retail Price: 40.00

Here's a nice change-of-pace swing tune that will work great for contest or concerts. The tempo is relaxed just enough to make it easy for younger groups to handle comfortably. Plenty of tutti ensemble playing and lush harmonies.
Afternoon in Paris
Retail Price: 45.00

John Lewis (composer, pianist, and founder of the acclaimed Modern Jazz Quartet) penned Afternoon in Paris in the '50s and it has remained a jazz standard ever since. This nicely crafted version for younger bands opens with a small group on the head and drums on brushes. Solos for trumpet and tenor follow, along with full ensemble statements.
Airegin
Retail Price: 60.00

Michael Abene's unique and creative style is in full force with this powerhouse version of Sonny Rollins' great tune. Michael's chart was originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Big Band and he has rescored it here for full jazz ensemble. The beginning is angular and striking but slips effortlessly into a roaring swing chart. Woodwind doubles are required (flute and soprano sax).
Alamode
Retail Price: 45.00

Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

Here is a classic up-tempo swinger from jazz legend Curtis Fuller skillfully adapted for younger players by Paul Murtha. The saxes are featured on the rollicking theme and there are written or ad lib. solos for tenor, trumpet and trombone. Experienced bands will want to crank up the tempo, but this chart still swings at a moderate pace as well.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
Retail Price: 45.00

Originally recorded by Mariah Carey in 1994, this upbeat tune has become a holiday favorite year after year. John Berry brings us a great-sounding version in a straight-ahead medium swing style with the melody traded around from section to section. No solos are required.

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All My Loving
Retail Price: 40.00

One of the classic early hits by the Beatles, this catchy tune features an immediately recognizable melody and a driving swing/shuffle style. Included in this version for young players is the famous guitar break adapted for sax solo or soli.

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All of Me
Retail Price: 40.00

This medium swing tune is one of the most recognizable standards ever written. Beautifully adapted for young players, this chart will work great for festivals and concerts alike. After the first 3 notes of the melody, your audience will be snapping along.
All of Me
Retail Price: 40.00

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!
All the Things You Are
Retail Price: 60.00

If you're looking for a flagwaver that'll set the audience on the edge of their seats, look no further! Mark Taylor pulls out all the stops with a chart that's full of great counterpoint, powerful ensemble work, and independent combo settings within the full ensemble context. Includes solos for alto sax and trumpet.
All the Things You Are
Retail Price: 45.00

Using duet pairings mixed in with counterlines and background figures from the entire ensemble, this medium swing chart is scored for small band but still has a rich full sound. Includes solos for alto and trumpet. (Grade 4)
All the Things You Are
Retail Price: 50.00

Here's Jerome Kern's fabulous standard in a swinging arrangement by Roger Holmes. Feature one of your student vocal soloists and this will be the highlight of your next concert!

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All the Things You Are
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Definitely one of Jerome Kern's best offerings! This easy arrangement features a moderate Latin groove with alternating swing sections. Nice! Includes access to online audio recording of full performance.
Alright, Okay, You Win
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As recorded by Peggy Lee, Joe Williams, Count Basie and many others, this popular standard breathes new life under the masterful pen of Sammy Nestico. A flexible solo section allows for any combination of soloists.
Alright, Okay, You Win
Retail Price: 35.00

Some tunes seem to get better with age.  Mike's version of this swingin' standard is written in a medium shuffle style and is easy to learn.  The solo section features stop-time ensemble figures and written sample solos.
An Ellington Tribute
Retail Price: 50.00

Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

This production number for young players offers a perfect way to honor the music of the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra. This swingin' medley takes you through the well-known standards C-Jam Blues, Sophisticated Lady and of course, Take the “A” Train.
Another Day, Another Blues
Retail Price: 35.00

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.
Anthropology
Retail Price: 60.00

In the skilled hands of Mark Taylor, this uptempo bebop classic becomes a showstopper! Listen for the masterful “Bird” sax soli as well as tight ensemble sounds, all at a brisk pace. If your band is ready for something they can sink their teeth into, this may be the perfect chart.
Apple Honey
Retail Price: 50.00

Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

The Woody Herman Thundering Herd helped set a standard for exciting big band performances and well-crafted charts. This burner is one of Woody's trademark tunes and is arranged here in a powerful setting by Rick Stitzel.
April in Paris
Retail Price: 40.00

Made famous by the Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding, yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. Including feature spots for every section and optional solos for trumpet and trombone, Rick does a nice job of maintaining an authentic sound even in this easy version. (Includes CD)

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April In Paris
Retail Price: 35.00

Here's an easy version of this big band favorite from the Count Basie Orchestra.  Your audience is sure to recognize this one, and it's the perfect way to introduce young players to one of the great bands of all time.
Artistry in Rhythm
Retail Price: 45.00

Composed and recorded by Stan Kenton in the 1940s, Artistry in Rhythm became his signature and a true classic from the big band era. Paul Murtha has skillfully adapted and truncated this chart for younger players while maintaining the flavor and energy of the original. Solo piano starts things off, followed by the iconic trombone solo in the medium Latin section. The exciting double-time swing section features the entire ensemble, then the “maestoso” theme returns to close things out. Impressive!

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Aunt Hagar's Blues
Retail Price: 60.00

From master arranger Michael Abene, here is a slow cooking blues chart that features the piano and some wonderfully outrageous ensemble scoring. This is the authentic version originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Band on their Grammy Award winning CD “ALL BLUES” and rescored for standard jazz ensemble instrumentation. Requires woodwind doubling and a mature rhythm section.
Autumn Leaves
Retail Price: 45.00

Here is a medium swing version of this marvelous often-played standard. Peter Blair's chart opens with a duet of alto and trumpet with ensemble punches. The saxes are featured on a chorus and there is a written or ad lib solo for piano. Great sounding chart!
Autumn Leaves
Retail Price: 35.00

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
Retail Price: 45.00

This easygoing swing tune is a perfect feature number for your Christmas or holiday concert. With smooth ensemble writing and lush harmonies, this is sure to be an audience favorite and fun to play as well.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Retail Price: 35.00

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.
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Retail Price: 40.00

Originally a blues tunes from 1919, this familiar song has become a frequently recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version features a comfortable medium swing tempo, a soli for the sax section, and solid tutti scoring for the full band. Great for teaching your young ensemble to swing.

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Back Home Again in Indiana
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Written to feature former Hoosier Jeff Hamilton on drums, this John Clayton arrangement gives this standard tune a few new twists and turns. While serving primarily as an accompaniment for the drummer on brushes, it's a wonderful study in ensemble playing in a medium swing tempo. Tasty! Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Explosive!”
Bad Attitude
Retail Price: 40.00

Here's a fun original swing tune with a bit of an  edge! Michael Sweeney again shows his understanding of this easy level in this well-written blues that features some minor dissonances for spice and a melody that really swings. Includes sample solos for alto and trumpet, but you can have anyone solo. Your band will sound great playing this one!
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Retail Price: 35.00

Carefully arranged so that every section gets a chance to play the melody, here is a fun shuffle arrangement for young players on this popular Jim Croce song.
Bags' Groove
Retail Price: 60.00

John's arrangement of this jazz classic was written specifically to feature Milt Jackson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; however, just about any instrument can play the head at the beginning of the chart. The full ensemble shout chorus at the end is a standout!
Bags' Groove
Retail Price: 45.00

Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

One of the classic blues tunes of all time, here is vibes giant Milt Jackson's familiar riff tune in a playable swing arrangement from Mark Taylor. Trumpet and tenor (along with vibes and guitar) take the melody first time around with ensemble counterlines helping out next. Solos are included for tenor and trumpet followed by a full band shout. Great sounding chart!
Bags' Groove
Retail Price: 45.00

Milt Jackson's signature blues tune has become a well-known jazz standard, and Mark's arrangement makes it sound great in this 6-horn format. Featuring a nice medium swing feel, and the flexibility for open solos with backgrounds, this will be fun to perform and easy to prepare. (Grade 3)

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Bags' Groove
Retail Price: 35.00

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
Retail Price: 45.00

Paul Jennings' simple, effective  setting of this jazz classic is an impressive piano feature and a great way to teach swing style.
Basin Street Blues
Retail Price: 40.00

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.
Basin Street Blues
Retail Price: 35.00

Edmondson - Grade 1-2.
Bay Side Groovin'
Retail Price: 45.00

This original from Michael Sweeney features a contemporary sounding swing shuffle groove, flowing melodic lines and an interesting harmonic structure. The solos can be played by any combination of alto, trumpet, trombone or guitar. A great fresh-sounding chart!
Bebop 'n' Georgia
Retail Price: 55.00

Opening with the trombones on the head, here is a terrific swing tune written in a moderately fast bebop style. There is great interplay between sections and also solos for tenor and trumpet followed by a sax soli. Guaranteed fun!
Bemsha Swing
Retail Price: 45.00

Using a nice mix of small group playing contrasted with full ensemble sections, here is a very playable chart on this distinctive Monk standard. An alto/trumpet duet starts things off, followed by a statement with six horns plus guitar and vibes on the theme. Also included are solos for trumpet and alto sax.
Best Of Basie, The
Retail Price: 50.00

Outstanding medley of Basie's most memorable classics.  Includes: Jumpin' At The Woodside, Cute (with solo for Trumpet of Alto), Shiny Stockings, and the trademark closer, April In Paris.