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'Deed I Do 'Round Midnight - (Alto Sax Feature) - (Alto Sax Feature) (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
'Deed I Do
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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. Few jazz ballads have been performed as consistently as this Thelonious Monk gem. Mike's version is a solo vehicle for alto sax and includes a double time feel that alternates with the traditional ballad tempo. Beautiful lines and striking harmonies help create a real standout arrangement. John Berry has created a very effective arrangement of this easy-going rock classic by Otis Redding. It will be easy for your band to sound great with this well-written and solidly scored chart.
15 Minutes Late 25 or 6 to 4 25 or 6 to 4
15 Minutes Late
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25 or 6 to 4
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25 or 6 to 4
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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.” Here's the early classic by the rock group Chicago. The trademark bass line and driving melody will make this a sure hit with your students. 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.
5 for Six - Quintet/Sextet - Quintet/Sextet 500 Miles High 88 Basie Street
500 Miles High
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88 Basie Street
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3 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Wheeler) Mark Taylor's arrangement of this classic early composition from Chick Corea starts with the saxes playing the rubato opening, followed by a moderate tempo Latin/rock groove. The main theme is stated first by a front line of alto, tenor and trumpet before the entire ensemble gets into the act. Solos are included for trumpet and piano.
A Bittadose - Sextet - Sextet A Certain Attitude - Sextet - Sextet A Chant for Bu - Quintet/Sextet - Quintet/Sextet
A Bittadose - Sextet - Sextet
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3 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Williams) For 2 horns plus rhythm.
A Charlie Brown Christmas A Glenn Miller Yuletide Medley A La Mode - Sextet - Sextet
A Charlie Brown Christmas
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A La Mode - Sextet - Sextet
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Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

Vince Guaraldi's music provided a level of jazz sophistication for the popular Charlie Brown television specials, and his holiday offerings were some of the best! This appealing medley includes Linus and Lucy, Skating, O Tannenbaum, and Christmas Time Is Here.

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Skillfully arranged in an authentic Glenn Miller style (and recorded by the Glenn Miller Alumni Band on “In A Christmas Mood”), this outstanding medley includes the holiday favorites O Holy Night (in a jazz ballad style), Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem and an up-tempo swing version of Deck the Hall. Wonderful sounds from the swing era of the '40s in an entertaining holiday setting. 3 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Fuller)
A Little Night Music A Minor Case of the Blues A Mis Abuelos
A Little Night Music
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A Minor Case of the Blues
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A Mis Abuelos
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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. 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! Professional Editions – Grade 5

More than just a showcase for your lead trumpet, this monster chart is a powerful statement for the entire ensemble. Opening with the quasi flamenco strains and followed by a melancholy trumpet solo, the first big ensemble “hit” is guaranteed to move the audience back a few rows! Great writing for all sections and especially the rhythm section.
A Night in Augusta A Night in Tunisia A Night in Tunisia
A Night in Augusta
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A Night in Tunisia
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A Night in Tunisia
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This Mark Taylor original is written in a moderate samba style and starts with a quartet of alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone at the top. Also featured are ensemble riffs trading with solo drum fills. The flexible solo section is followed by a soft tutti ensemble section that builds to a powerful finish. Written for and recorded by Mario Bauza, Michael Philip Mossman adds his own unique flare to this Dizzy Gillespie Latin jazz classic. Featured soloists include trumpet (of course), as well as trombone and alto. A great showcase for the entire ensemble! 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 A Night in Tunisia A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Night in Tunisia
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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.
Roger Holmes does a nice job of capturing the essence of Dizzy's landmark Latin/jazz composition in this easy setting for jazz combo. Professional Editions – Grade 5

In honor of our departed friend, here is a classic arrangement Frank wrote in 1994. It was commissioned by the USAF Airmen of Note and features bass trombone and flugel. Beautiful melodies and tender moments – just like Tooth.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square A Song for Horace - (With Deep Thanks to Horace Silver) - (With Deep Thanks to Horace Silver)
One of the prettiest ballads ever written. Roger's carefully crafted arrangement for younger groups is lushly scored for the full ensemble. One of the best jazz ballads ever written! A marvelous down tune skillfully adapted for young combos. Composed as a tribute to jazz great Horace Silver, this chart is set in a moderate cha-cha groove and includes marvelous melodic lines and outstanding ensemble writing. Also included is a brief double time section and solo for tenor sax.
A String of Pearls A String of Pearls A Waltz for Patrice - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax
A String of Pearls
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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. Grade 2. (Lowden) Here's a bright and appealing jazz waltz that features a duet of flugel and tenor sax along with an easy flowing feel and style. Punctuated with sophisticated and well-scored ensemble feature spots, this is a terrific change of pace number for mature groups.

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A Wheel Within a Wheel - Big Band - Big Band A Wheel Within a Wheel - Sextet - Sextet A Wonderful Day Like Today
A Wonderful Day Like Today
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Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

Perfect as a concert opener, this uptempo chart takes this standard tune through a variety of styles including samba, jazz waltz, funk, and half-time swing. Cleverly arranged by Mike Tomaro, this one is sure to turn some heads! Includes a solo for alto.
Accidentally in Love - from SHREK 2 - from SHREK 2 Accra - Quintet/Sextet - Quintet/Sextet Affaire D'Amour - Big Band - Big Band
This recent pop hit from the Counting Crows was featured in the movie Shrek 2. With an energetic rock style and tuneful melody, this one works great for jazz ensemble. 2 horns plus rhythm. (Brown)
Afro Blue Afro Blue Afro Blue
Afro Blue
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Afro Blue
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Afro Blue
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Easy Jazz Ensemble – Grade 2

With an almost hypnotic 3/4 rhythmic pattern, here is an effective yet easy version of this standard made famous by John Coltrane. The saxes are featured on the first chorus then the brass get a chorus of their own. The simple solo section (using a single scale) makes this a great training piece for improvisation (sample solos are provided for all keys). A marvelously unique offering at the easy level!

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Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

Made famous by John Coltrane, but treated here in a more traditional Afro-Latin style, this is something a little different for jazz ensemble. As with all Mossman charts, the rhythm section is meticulously notated to insure the correct style. The 3/4 pattern throughout draws heavily on African influences and the melody is masterfully passed from section to section. A single pentatonic scale works for the solo section making this a wonderful vehicle for involving many soloists.
Even though this is scored for just 6 horns, the writing is sophisticated and full sounding. Written in 3/4 but featuring an Afro-Cuban 6/8 groove, this marvelous chart includes solos for tenor or trumpet.
After the Love Has Gone After the Rain - Saxophone Quartet with Voice - Saxophone Quartet with Voice After You've Gone
After the Love Has Gone
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After You've Gone
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This memorable hit recorded by Earth, Wind, & Fire provides some of the nicest harmonies in today's music.  This outstanding ballad featuring Flugel and Alto Sax is the perfect addition to any program. (Watson) 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 Afterburner Afternoon in Paris
After You've Gone
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Afterburner
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Afternoon in Paris
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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. 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.
Água de Beber (Water to Drink) Água de Beber (Water to Drink) Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Classy Latin sounds abound in this moderately paced chart that showcases the melodic and harmonic genius of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Opening with a rhythm section vamp, the trumpets take the first chorus, then provide a creative counterline as the saxes take over. Scored to sound full with young players, this chart will sound great with few rehearsals. Short written (or ad lib.) solos are featured for alto and trumpet. Arranged here in a unique samba setting, Michael Mossman provides some surprising twists and turns in this familiar Latin classic by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Every section gets into the act, along with a solo for tenor sax, soli spots for the saxes and brass, and some hard-hitting full ensemble passages. Young Jazz Ensemble – Grade 3

This motown classic has provided hit material for greats such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and most recently Michael McDonald. This great-sounding tune is as fresh today as it was back in the '60s. You can't go wrong with this rockin' fun chart.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Ain't No Other Man Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Ain't No Other Man
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Ain't No Sunshine
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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! Recorded by pop artist Christina Aguilera, this is one of those rare contemporary pop tunes that actually works great with a jazz ensemble! With built-in horn riffs and a driving rock pulse, this is sure to be an audience favorite. Originally recorded in the '70s, Bill Withers' distinctive slow rocker has become a classic. The minor mode adds to the flavor, and Rick's version for young players skillfully passes the melody from section to section. Also included is a solo for tenor sax.

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Ain't Too Proud to Beg Airegin Al's Mist - Sextet - Sextet
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
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Airegin
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Al's Mist - Sextet - Sextet
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This hit by the “Temps” epitomizes the down-to-earth rhythm and blues style that made their music so popular. Includes online access to recording of full performance. 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 All About That Bass All Blues
Alamode
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All About That Bass
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All Blues
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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.
Meghan Trainor's #1 smash hit features a catchy melody, a strong rhythmic pulse, and a hint of “doo wop.” Arranged here in an easy setting for young players, this is great way to bring a taste of current pop to your next concert.

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Here's the classic Miles Davis tune from the landmark album “Kind Of Blue” carefully arranged for young groups. Written in 3/4 for ease of reading, Mike has kept the feel and sound of the original in this excellent setting.
All Blues All for One - Sextet - Sextet All I Want for Christmas Is You
All Blues
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All for One - Sextet - Sextet
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One of the most famous jazz waltzes ever written, this Little Big Band setting of Miles Davis' classic skillfully uses the six-horn format to create an incredibly full sound. A flexible solo section is also featured. (Grade 4) A note from the composer:

This one, kind of like my Blues for All from the too soon to tell set, is a disguised minor blues. In addition, it has a vamp at the end of each a section and an 8 bar bridge to take it out of the C minor tonality for a minute.
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 All of Me All of Me
All My Loving
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All of Me
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All of Me
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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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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. 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 of Me (Original Edition) All Over Again - Sextet - Sextet All the Things You Are
All of Me (Original Edition)
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All the Things You Are
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3 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Hargrove) 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 All the Things You Are All The Things You Are
All the Things You Are
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All the Things You Are
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All The Things You Are
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Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

Mike Tomaro has penned a Latin style version of one of Jerome Kern's most often performed classics. Mike's creativity and total command of the idiom shines through in this superb chart.
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) Wonderful standard tune by Jerome Kern.
All the Things You Are All the Things You Are Alright, Okay, You Win
All the Things You Are
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All the Things You Are
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Alright, Okay, You Win
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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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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. 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 Alright, Okay, You Win Alter Ego - Quintet/Sextet - Quintet/Sextet
Alright, Okay, You Win
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Alright, Okay, You Win
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Made famous by Peggy Lee, and recorded by countless other jazz artists, this wonderful standard is a fun chart for combos to swing with. 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. From the James Williams CD “Alter Ego” (Sunnyside 1007) this beautiful arrangement features lush harmonies and a moderate tempo. The recording features a front line of Flute, Soprano Sax, and Guitar; however a more traditional instrumentation works effectively as well.
America, the Beautiful - (Vocal or Alto Sax Solo) - (Vocal or Alto Sax Solo) American Patrol An Ellington Tribute
American Patrol
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An Ellington Tribute
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Mike Tomaro brings us a bluesy and soulful rendition of this patriotic favorite that features either an alto sax soloist or vocal soloist. Great gospel feel for big band! 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.
An Oscar for Oscar - Quintet - Quintet Ancestors - Big Band - Big Band And Then Again - Quintet - Quintet
2 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Dorham) For 2 horns plus rhythm.
Another Day, Another Blues Another Great Day Anthropology
Another Day, Another Blues
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Another Great Day
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Anthropology
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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.
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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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.
Any Way You Want It Apache Applause
Any Way You Want It
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Apache
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Applause
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Journey made this a hit in 1980 and the cast of Glee did it again in 2010. This solid arrangement is built on a driving 8th-note pulse and requires no solos. Sure to sound great with limited rehearsal time. 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. Characterized by a rhythmic and syncopated pulse throughout, Lady Gaga hits the magic button yet again with this catchy pop hit. Here's a solid chart that your players and audience alike are sure to enjoy.

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Apple Honey Appointment in Milano - Quintet - Quintet Appointment in Milano - Sextet - Sextet
Apple Honey
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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.
For 2 horns plus rhythm. 3 Horns plus Rhythm (Grade 4-5) (Watson)
April in Paris April In Paris Armando's Rhumba
April in Paris
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April In Paris
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Armando's Rhumba
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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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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. From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a “rhumba,” but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also ample room for soloists.
Around Town - Quintet - Quintet Artistry in Rhythm As Quiet As It's Kept - Sextet - Sextet
Artistry in Rhythm
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For 2 horns plus rhythm. 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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Attitude Dance Attitude Dance Aunt Hagar's Blues
Attitude Dance
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Attitude Dance
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Aunt Hagar's Blues
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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. 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) 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 in Rome - (Alto Sax Feature) - (Alto Sax Feature) Autumn Leaves Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
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Haunting yet beautiful describes Michael's unique setting of this marvelous standard. Written in a moderately slow “bolero” style, this outstanding change of pace number features an alto sax soloist and a few ensemble surprises along the way.

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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! 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.
B for BB - Quintet - Quintet B.B.B. - Big Band - Big Band Baby, Come to Me
B for BB - Quintet - Quintet
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B.B.B. - Big Band - Big Band
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Baby, Come to Me
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For 2 horns plus rhythm. Recorded by Patti Austin with James Ingram in 1983, this smooth jazz classic has a nice contemporary rock groove for jazz ensemble. Using an interesting harmonic structure based on minor chords, this chart features the saxes on the melody, a soli for trombones, and funky ensemble riffs. This is a solidly scored chart for young players.
Baby, It's Cold Outside Baby, It's Cold Outside Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
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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. 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. 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 Backatown Bad
Back Home Again in Indiana
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Backatown
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Bad
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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!” 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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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 Attitude Bad Romance Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Bad Attitude
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Bad Romance
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Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
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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! 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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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 Bags' Groove Bags' Groove
Bags' Groove
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Bags' Groove
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Bags' Groove
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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! 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!
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 Ballad for a Blue Horn - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet Barfly - Octet - Octet
Bags' Groove
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Barfly - Octet - Octet
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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. Grade 2

Written in an even 8th note ballad style, this smooth sounding original can be used to feature either an alto sax or trumpet soloist. Scored to sound full with beginning groups, this makes a nice change-of-pace number for any concert. Dur: 3:30
Basin Street Blues Basin Street Blues Basin Street Blues
Basin Street Blues
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Basin Street Blues
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Basin Street Blues
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Paul Jennings' simple, effective  setting of this jazz classic is an impressive piano feature and a great way to teach swing style. 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. Edmondson - Grade 1-2.
Basin Street Blues Bay Side Groovin' Beatitudes - Sextet - Sextet
Basin Street Blues
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Bay Side Groovin'
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Beatitudes - Sextet - Sextet
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Goodwin - Grade 2-3. 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!
Beauteous - Quintet - Quintet Beauty School Dropout Beauty Within - Big Band - Big Band
Beauteous - Quintet - Quintet
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Beauty School Dropout
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For 2 horns plus rhythm.
Bebop 'n' Georgia Been There, Done That! Beggars & Swallowtails - Quintet - Quintet
Bebop 'n' Georgia
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Been There, Done That!
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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! 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. For 2 horns plus rhythm.
Bemsha Swing Bésame Mucho Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
Bemsha Swing
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Bésame Mucho
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Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
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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. Here is an easy version of this Latin favorite arranged in a moderate bolero style. The trombones are featured on the opening theme and there is very skilled ensemble writing for young players throughout. Featuring a contemporary sounding groove utilizing even 8th notes, this familiar standard is given a unique treatment in the skilled hands of Mike Tomaro. A trio of tenor sax, trombone and guitar take the lead before yielding to the entire ensemble. The overall style is laid back but with an underlying rhythmic pulse and energy, with plenty of variety in scoring and dynamics.

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Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) Best Of Basie, The Best of Queen - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
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This Latin favorite arranged for easy combo features solid tutti scoring for young players. In addition there are brief solos written into all four parts.

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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. 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!
Better Get Hit in Your Soul - Young Edition - Young Edition Bewitched Beyond The Sea
Bewitched
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Beyond The Sea
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Written in a fast 3/4, this gospel-inspired burner is as fun to play as it is to listen to. There is great interplay between sections of the band as layers of sound move in and out. Also included are hand claps and some “play any note you want” opportunities to really liven things up. The flexible solo section allows you to customize this to fit the strengths of your own band. Here's a great old standard in the hands of a great arranger who really understands how to use the colors of the jazz ensemble. The style is relaxed swing and a trombone solo is featured.
Big Foot Big Girls - Quintet - Quintet Big Noise from Winnetka
Big Foot
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Big Girls - Quintet - Quintet
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Big Noise from Winnetka
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Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

From David Sanborn's CD “Hearsay” comes this funky rock feature for alto sax. This authentic-sounding arrangement features alto and guitar on the melody, tight horn writing and requires a fairly mature rhythm section. A great way to add a contemporary edge to any concert or festival.
For 2 horns plus rhythm. Bring the sounds of Gene Krupa and the big band era to life again with Paul Lavender's nostalgic arrangement of this classic from the '40s. Includes a flexible solo section and optional whistling on the melody.
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Big Time Operator
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Birdland
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Birdland
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From Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's newest CD, this is a medium tempo boogie-woogie that really swings.  Easy chord changes for soloing.
Birdland Birdland - Jazz Ensemble Birk's Works
Birdland
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Birdland - Jazz Ensemble
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Birk's Works
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Josef Zawinul and the jazz fusion group Weather Report broke new ground with this innovative composition. This easy version maintains the drive and power of the original and will sound great with mature as well as inexperienced bands. Taylor - Grade 4-6. A classic minor blues tune from Dizzy Gillespie, Mike Tomaro starts this version as a funky mambo but then shifts the style to swing and finally back again to the mambo. This well-paced chart features a great feel plus solos for trumpet and tenor.