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17 Mile Drive 702 Shuffle 88 Basie Street
17 Mile Drive
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702 Shuffle
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88 Basie Street
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Inspired by the scenic grandeur of California's Monterey Peninsula as seen from the road that hugs the Pacific coastline there, this catchy rock shuffle for advancing groups grooves from start to finish. A memorable melody, contemporary harmonic techniques, and solo space for tenor complete this satisfying excursion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:15  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn   Need a great opener or a burning closer? This chart will take care of either spot on the program. With a strong melody, an irresistible groove and solid ensemble work, this imaginative jazz shuffle will work perfectly in any program. The written or ad lib open solo section (solo sheets provided for all) allows plenty of room for advancing players to stretch out. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble Originally written for the Sammy Nestico "Dark Orchid" recording and later reprised on "A Portrait Of Sammy," this classic swing tune gives all of the solo work to piano -- first in the opening 48 bars, then again in the middle and ending segments. In between the band tackles a terrific double counterpoint chorus and carries a full ensemble shout. Altos and tenors double on flute.  standard jazz ensemble
Aaron's Blues Abenlied Absolutely Awesome
Aaron's Blues
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Abenlied
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Absolutely Awesome
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Commissioned by the Jazz Division of the Illinois Music Educator's Association for the 2014 Illinois All State Jazz Ensemble, this straight ahead swing chart features a strong 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 Roland Brom has transcribed Haydn's string quartet music for AATB saxophone quartet. The range and timbre of this ensemble provides an appropriate vehicle for this classical chamber music. Scored at the grade 3 difficulty level, this setting works perfectly for recitals and solo festivals. Duration 4:20.  2 Altos, Tenors and Baritone Saxes For years Lennie Niehaus has written great music for jazz ensembles at all ability levels, and this work for advancing groups is no exception. Interesting chord changes and backgrounds combine with the ever-popular Charleston beat to create this memorable swing chart. You'll find great ensemble writing, a sax soli, and a swinging shout chorus. The solo section offers options to the conductor to assign ad lib or as-written solos to several instrumental configurations. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration ca. 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Absolutely, Positively Across The Channel Across The Heart
Absolutely, Positively
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Across The Channel
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Across The Heart
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Try this slow, yet hard-swinging shuffle on your next big band outing. The bluesy sound emphasizes the groove and is accessible for developing groups. Written especially for the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band in Pullman, Washington, this chart includes a written alto sax solo, though the composer encourages students to improvise over the entire solo section using a five-note cell on which to base their ideas. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:05.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Why not feature your alto sax soloist on this funky ballad for advancing groups? The innovative harmony during the bridge and the double-time samba section add lots of depth to this engaging piece. Ample unison passages serve as an excellent vehicle to teach dynamic restraint, and the soloist will have plenty of room to stretch out. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble Those who have experienced the lush, well-constructed writing style of Denver-based pianist/composer Dave Hanson need to read no further since you're already familiar with the consistently high quality of his work. This beautiful mood piece for solo flugelhorn and big band is no exception. Alternating between a straight-eighth note ECM feel and a driving Latin groove, this original for proficient groups has the soloist weaving in and out of the arrangement with plenty of soloing opportunities over Latin vamps and modal colors. Rhythm section parts are partially notated. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus flugelhorn; section trumpets double on flugelhorn
After Mr. Teng After The Rain After You've Gone
After Mr. Teng
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After The Rain
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After You've Gone
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As recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band in 1980 for their Farewell To Mingus album, this fast bebop outing for proficient players features a big full-band opening, sax and brass section solis, and solo space for piano, tenor (or alto), and bass. Directors also have the option of repeating one solo chorus to feature trumpet as well. Duration ca. 6:00.   standard jazz ensemble The first chorus should be a two-beat feel before transitioning into a solid, straight-ahead 4-beat feel at the trombone chorus. Make sure the time has a sense of forward momentum throughout. The voicing at measure 69 sounds best if everyone takes some deep breaths and blows! Trombone figures must be short and crisp at measure 85, while saxes and trumpets are phrasing their lines. At measure 104 things should be nice and easy until the build-up at 108 for the ending.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn Marked "easy does it" at the start, this laidback swinger opens with a sax soli supported by bucket-muted brass figures. Solos for piano and/or guitar appear throughout, and the chart concludes with a warm, delicate touch.  standard jazz ensemble
Aha! Ahunk Ahunk Ain't Nobody Gettin' Younger
Aha!
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Ahunk Ahunk
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Ain't Nobody Gettin' Younger
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Originally featured on the Yellowjackets' Altered State CD, this new big band version was commissioned by East Carolina University and is scheduled to appear on an upcoming Bob Mintzer Big Band CD. Elements of Brazilian samba and funk contribute to the unique groove of this interesting work for proficient groups. Two open solo sections offer experienced improvisers ample stretching room. Your band and your audiences will love this one! Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded in 1970 by the great Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album Consummation (Blue Note), this funky blues shuffle in 5/4 opens with a repeated rhythm section vamp before horns are added to the mix. Chord changes for the open solo section are included in the 2nd Alto, 1st Tenor and 4th Trumpet parts. Duration 7:54.   standard jazz ensemble Featured on the SWR Big Band CD Basie-cally Sammy, this medium tempo chart features two trumpet plunger duets, along with solos for trumpet, tenor and optional alto saxophone. Some solid full-ensemble work adds depth and dimension to this rewarding excursion.  standard jazz ensemble
Air And Finale (from Water Music) Air On The G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3) All In
All In
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Ideal for all performance settings and programs, this edition features the graceful Air and the rousing Finale from George Frederic Handel's famous Water Music.âˆThe difficulty falls well within the grade 3 range, and the scoring lies perfectly for all players. Total duration 3:25  AATB Saxophones Johann Sebastian Bach's famous air from his 3rd Orchestral Suite is arranged for traditional saxophone quartet in the key of concert Bb. This grade 3+ setting features an optional part for alto saxophone which can be used as a substitute for the soprano part. Duration 2:25.  S(A)ATB Saxes This original for advancing groups by Stan Kenton alumni Lennie Niehaus is sure to please players and audiences alike. The material is well developed and provides plenty of opportunity for various players and sections to share in the melodic role. Solos are provided for alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trombone. A swinging shout chorus utilizes effective rhythmic material that brings the chart to a rousing finish! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:35 without additional solos.  standard jazz ensemble
All In For The Blues All Of Me All Of Me
All In For The Blues
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All Of Me
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All Of Me
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As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy level swinger has it all -- a strong melody, solid ensemble writing and an open solo section (written solos provided). Scored for 12-17 players, optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes are included. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) 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 solo section can be omitted entirely or opened up for additional instrumental 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.) First written and recorded in 1931, through the years this great standard has been performed and/or recorded by such jazz legends as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others too numerous to name. In this medium-tempo combo setting, solos can be played by any or all horns and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.   3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section
All's Well In Wellington All's Well That Ends Well Alley Cat
All's Well In Wellington
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All's Well That Ends Well
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Alley Cat
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This exciting flagwaver combines elements from the big bands of Count Basie, Thad Jones, Rob McConnell and Buddy Rich. Powered by a memorable blues riff that builds to a mighty shout, this chart includes an open solo section for alto, trumpet, piano and others if desired. The drummer also steps out with solos in several places.  standard jazz ensemble Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this tuneful chart is suitable for all performance situations, particularly festivals. All instruments have interesting parts to play, ranges are reasonable, and rhythm parts are completely notated with chord symbols provided. Written or ad lib solo space is offered to alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone. The final six bars of the chart reveal a clever ending that explains the title. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes (playable by 10-17 players) Set in a moderate swing tempo, this 1960's instrumental hit gives developing quartets a great chance to sharpen their syncopation and articulation skills as a blended ensemble. Duration 2:20.    2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes w/opt. Rhythm Section
Alpha, Beta, Alpha Alyssa Ambiance
Alpha, Beta, Alpha
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Alyssa
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Ambiance
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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 Penned especially for young jazz bands, this beautiful rock ballad features trumpet or alto sax playing 'as written' solo lines. According to the score, directors have the option of adding auxiliary percussion instruments if they wish. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued.    standard jazz ensemble; solo alto sax + AATTB section parts As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1974 for their Potpourri album on the Philadelphia International label, this highly expressive ballad opens with an unaccompanied 20-bar piano solo before the band gets on board. Then a pair of duets for flugel-and-soprano and flute-and-bass take the stage, leading ultimately to a solo chorus for flugel. The chart closes quietly with brief trombone and arco bass solos. Duration ca. 7:25.   standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute & soprano sax doubles on alto sax parts; solo flugelhorn
Amen (w/Full Recording CD) America, The Beautiful American Express, The
Amen (w/Full Recording CD)
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America, The Beautiful
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American Express, The
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Amen is a medium-up tempo gospel-swing, influenced by Horace Silver´s The Preacher. Mike Titlebaum underlayed the bluesy melodies, developed throughout the arrangement, with a driving shuffle rhythm, first introduced by the trombones in the intro. There is a written trombone solo included but the solo section can be opened up for any other instrument. Amen is based on the etude with the same name from Jim Snidero´s "Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: E (top of staff). Grade 2-3 Duration ca. 3:20   standard jazz ensemble  Written for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, this extended contemporary work is one of eight tracks on the album 20 Years At The Village Vanguard (Atlantic) recorded in 1985 by the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra after Thad moved to Denmark. Though practically everyone makes brief ad lib contributions at one time or another, full-length solo choruses are assigned to soprano and tenor. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 10:30.   standard jazz ensemble with S(A)S(A)TTB(Bass Clarinet) saxes; 4 trumpets + 5th Flugelhorn
American Patrol And Another Thing And The Band Played On
American Patrol
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And Another Thing
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And The Band Played On
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Originally released in 1956, this arrangement of the iconic Meacham tune opens with a short written alto solo before launching into a satisfying series of sax and brass solis, unisons and full-ensemble shouts. All rhythm section parts are fully notated, brass ranges are very accessible, and no improvisation is required. Duration 2:20  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 3 saxes, 3 brass plus rhythm section) with opt. tuba & vibes 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 original features inventive melodic lines and refreshing voicings. Tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:40.  standard jazz ensemble This jazz waltz version of the popular 1895 song is a great feature for solo flugelhorn (4th Trumpet). The wide dynamic contrasts are real attention-getters, and the trademark Kubis sound permeates this warm orchestration. An open solo section is included in this chart for advancing groups, and a guitar chord chart by James Greeson comes with each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble, altos on flute
Anitra's Dance Another Lazy Day Another Look At The Diminished Chord
Anitra's Dance
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Another Lazy Day
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With the first half of this arrangement written as a conventional waltz in 3/4 and the second half scored in 4/4 swing, this great classic for augmented jazz ensemble calls for clean, crisp articulations throughout. A long, gradual crescendo after the midpoint culminates in a dramatic climax before moving toward a quiet finish. No solo work is required and rhythm section parts are fully notated.  standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba, and triangle/bells/xylophone Written for the great Count Basie band in 1971, this alto sax feature in a warm, downtempo ballad setting provides written lines for the soloist so players with limited improvisation experience can still carry the day. An 8-bar ad lib solo for piano is also included, and rhythm section parts are notated.   standard jazz ensemble plus tuba & 2 F horns Commissioned by John Rush and the Los Alamitos Jazz Band #1, this original for advancing groups is exactly what you need to open your next concert or festival performance. Several musical generations work together as the chart combines elements of 1930's swing with a fresh harmonic approach. Ranges and technical requirements are reasonable, and tenor sax and trumpet are featured soloists. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Around The Horn Arroz Con Pollo Ascending
Around The Horn
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Arroz Con Pollo
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Ascending
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Continuing with Strommen's popular baseball-theme charts, this one refers to the tradition of infielders tossing the ball to each other after a successful out. It opens with an unaccompanied bass solo, followed by a trumpet and tenor soli. The same duo is later featured in the written or ad-lib solo section. Set in a bright swing groove for advancing groups, shifts between 2 and 4 feels and solid material for all make it a sure winner. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:05.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble chorus, making it an exciting choice for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes Commissioned by the Gates Chili High School Jazz Ensemble in Rochester (NY), this winning original alternates between a Latin and straight 8th-note feel, and draws from the ascending melodic minor scale and its related modes for source material. It's a sophisticated chart with moderate range demands and notated rhythm section parts. Soloists can navigate the 16-measure solo using just a single scale over hip jazz chords. Duration 6:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Autumn (w/Full Recording CD) Avocado Baby Elephant Walk (From The Paramount Picture Hatari!)
Autumn (w/Full Recording CD)
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Avocado
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medium swing chart features a beautifully harmonized sax section soli. It is perfect for a change of pace in any program and it gives your brass section a change to rest. Instead of the written trombone solo you may want to feature your improvising guitarist or pianist. Autumn is based on the etude with the same name from Jim Snidero´s "Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: G (top of staff). Grade 2-3 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. This arrangement features the music of the great film composer Henry Mancini, as arranged by well-known film composer, Lennie Niehaus. The playful nature of this novelty song from the Paramount Picture Hatari transmits beautifully to the AATB instrumentation. Duration 2:35  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Back Alley Shuffle Back And Forth Back Bone
Back Alley Shuffle
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Back And Forth
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Back Bone
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Featuring killer ensemble work, a strong melody, sax soli, an open solo section (as written or ad lib) and a memorable finish, this hard-driving shuffle will ignite any program. A great workout for everyone in the band, this medium level chart will be the hit on your next program. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble This accessible original features a variety of rhythmic figures commonly used in rock and funk charts. Designed to make developing groups sound their best, it derives its title from the "back and forth" feeling in the rhythm section parts. Although loaded with great learning material, the piece is simply fun to play and will leave bands and audiences whistling the melody. The piano and bass parts are fully notated with chord symbols provided. The solo section features written or ad lib solos for any player using the solo sheets provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1974 on their Live In Tokyo album, this straight-ahead blues features solo space for piano, three trombones, and drums. Since the drum solo is unaccompanied and precedes the final sustained band chord, Thad's score indicates that it can be extended if desired.     standard jazz ensemble
Back Of The Bus Back Street Blues Back To The Basement
Back Of The Bus
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Back Street Blues
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Back To The Basement
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As recorded in 1971 by Buddy Rich on the album A Different Drummer (RCA Victor), this irresistible jazz waltz is a huge treat for bari sax soloists who seldom get the chance to step into the spotlite -- including optional repeats on two solo choruses and a repeated 8-bar vamp, LaBarbera allows up to 132 measures of bari solo work here! The drummer also gets a chance to cut loose in an expandable solo before the band closes with a big finish. Duration ca. 3:30.      standard jazz ensemble Duration 3:30  standard jazz ensemble   This sizzling jazz shuffle featuring a great melody, crisp horn figures and big ensemble moments creates a lot of energy without making extreme demands on developing players. Solo sheets are included for all instruments, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:26.  standard jazz ensemble
Backdraft Ballad For A Rough Year Bashful Albert
Backdraft
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Ballad For A Rough Year
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Bashful Albert
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Alternating between 3/4 and 4/4 feels, this catchy funk tune for advancing groups features clever piano comping, punchy bass lines, and fun single-note guitar comping. Solos with accessible chord changes are provided for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone. Guitar or piano can also take solos if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded by the Ashley Alexander Big Band in 1985 on the album Powerslide (Pausa), this alto sax feature opens in a beautiful rock ballad style before launching into an irresistible double-time samba. The solo part includes written lines for the opening and ending sections with an improvised section (64 bars) between. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  Duration 4:45.    standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet The lines of this arrangement are divided contrapuntally into two sections -- trumpets/altos and trombones/tenors. These lines should be played in a relaxed fashion at a mezzo forte volume, with short quarter notes throughout. At the ensemble chorus at measure 69, strive for good balance and a very full, well-supported sound.  standard jazz ensemble
Basically Blues Basie's Blues (w/Full Recording CD) Basie-Straight Ahead (Educational Version - Simplified)
Basically Blues
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As recorded by Buddy Rich on his Swingin' New Big Band album (Pacific Jazz), this classic chart features great sax solis, an irresistible ensemble shout, and solos for trombone and tenor. A modulation 12 bars from the end kicks things up a notch for a really big finish. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble Basie's Blues is a rousing medium tempo big band chart which also functions as a Basie-style piano feature. Arranger Russell Schmidt has crafted a unique three-horn harmonization (+ optional flute and clarinet) of the main theme, giving this piece a very distinctive sound. In addition to solo space for the pianist, there is a bass solo (although this solo can easily be moved to another instrument, if desired). Basie´s Blues is based on one of the easiest etudes from Jim Snidero´s "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: A (above staff). Grade 3 This simplified version of the classic swinger recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra opens with a 12-bar piano solo backed by guitar, bass and drums before entrances by saxes, then brass, lead to a full-band statement of the theme. Short solo fills throughout and the signature Basie-style ending will give your pianist ample air time while the band negotiates solid swing figures with good balance, phrasing and blend. The improvised solo chorus is assigned to 1st Tenor. Duration 2:45.  standard jazz ensemble
Basie-Straight Ahead (Professional Version - As Recorded) Basque In The Sun Beach Bossa (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Basque In The Sun
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As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra, this bright swing classic opens with an improvised piano solo backed by rhythm section before the whole band jumps on board 28 bars later. Tenor sax and piano carry ad lib solos later on, and the final shout ends with piano playing the simple Basie signature we've all come to know and love. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:30.  standard jazz ensemble Featuring trumpet, this easy level chart opens with a rubato introduction and solo melodic statement before the slow bossa groove takes over. Lush ensemble writing throughout provides a perfect setting for the trumpet solo, which can be improvised or played as written (top note F5). Duration 4:23.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes The title is perfect for the cool, laidback feel of this bossa nova original for advancing groups. Melodic motives are assigned to the full ensemble and to various sections of the band. Written or ad lib solos are provided for alto saxophone and flugelhorn. This is an ideal change-of-pace chart for your next performance. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Beijo Inocente Best Coast Between Races
Beijo Inocente
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Best Coast
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Between Races
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The Portuguese title of this Matt Harris original translates to The Innocent Kiss. Recorded by the Kluvers Big Band in Arhus, Denmark, this Brazilian samba appears on their CD Reflections featuring Matt's music as well as his piano playing. This work was commissioned by the 2003 University of Portland (OR) Jazz Festival directed by David Parker and features flugelhorn soloist; solo space is also allowed for piano and guitar. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 7:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus solo flugelhorn; 1st Alto Sax doubles on soprano, trumpets double on flugelhorn As recorded in 1972 by Buddy Rich on the album Stick It (RCA), this delightful jazz waltz gives solo work to tenor (or soprano) sax and trombone. Use of optional flutes by saxes and harmon-muted trumpets give it a fresh sound that players and listeners alike will love. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.     standard jazz ensemble; alto and tenor saxes have opt. flute doubles Featuring tenor sax and trumpet in both duo and solo roles, this fast swing excursion also gives the drummer some room to stretch out in an open solo before the final shout, short D.S. and coda. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:30.    standard jazz ensemble
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The Big Block Blues Big Cat Groove
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The
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Big Block Blues
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Big Cat Groove
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One of ten tracks from the album The Danish Radio Big Band Plays Thad Jones (1997), this uptempo samba for experienced jazz bands features trumpet and soprano (or alto) sax first as a duo, then opens up so each one has the chance to step into the solo spotlight. A bop-style trombone soli and powerful band shout lead to a big finish. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.    standard jazz ensemble; S(A)A(S)TTB saxes; opt. 5th Trumpet Kendor continues its tradition of publishing accessible jazz charts that have integrity and style with this Les Sabina offering. The title of this swing original refers to the confidence-building block voicings that allow developing musicians to work towards uniform jazz phrasing and articulations. An "as is" or "ad lib" solo for tenor saxophone is provided, but the solo section can be opened up for additional players. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes This swing excursion commissioned by the School District 45 Jazz Band in Villa Park (IL) serves equally well as a concert opener or closer, and will teach and/or reinforce the basic rhythms that every jazz musician should know. While easy-to-hear solo changes will give students the opportunity to work on improvisational skills, sample solos for all instruments are provided. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:45.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Big Dipper Bill Bailey Bill's Thrills
Big Dipper
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Bill Bailey
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Bill's Thrills
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As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on Central Park North (Solid State #18058), this classic swinger is a winning mix of solo-with-rhythm-section and full-band passages. Designated soloists include piano, trumpet and tenor, with the drummer taking a solo just before the final four bars. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:52.  standard jazz ensemble Popularized by countless jazz artists including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Harry Connick Jr., this setting of the familiar tune features two key changes, lots of tutti writing to build confidence, and some fancy flourishes that'll keep audiences and players well engaged. Duration 1:25.     S(A)ATB Saxes Written in memory of Philadelphia jazz writer/educator Bill Zaccagni, this bebop original for advancing groups embodies many of Bill's favorite big band writing elements from the work of Shorty Rogers with the Kenton band. Full of dynamic nuance with a colorful orchestration, this chart features bari sax in the solo role in tribute to Zaccagni's talents as a world-class bari player. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:45  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Bird Count Bird, The Bistro Latino
Bird Count
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Bird, The
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Bistro Latino
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Written in tribute to Charles Mingus, playing this raucous blues with high energy is the key ingredient for a really swingin' performance. Much of the texture comes from the layering of riffs, and solists include alto, bari sax, trumpet and drums.  standard jazz ensemble This adaptation of the Charlie Parker classic features a fast swing tempo and the bop-style lines you'd expect, but it also pays tribute to Bird by casting selected horns in intimate, combo-like settings within the full ensemble format. The solo work goes to lead alto, and alternating sax and brass solis culminate in a shout that takes this chart out strong.          standard jazz ensemble; 1st Alto doubles on soprano sax Named after a popular Latin dance club in New York City that recently closed, this authentic salsa original is a showstopper in every way! After opening with a dynamic tutti unison, it features two Latin styles, songo and samba. Songo rhythms are most commonly heard in salsa music and employ lots of syncopation supported by a repetitious, but always moving rhythm section background. The samba rhythm used in the interlude features lush, modern voicings. Solo space is reserved for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; a member of the rhythm section could also solo. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble
Black Swamp, The Blue Blue Brews
Black Swamp, The
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Blue
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Blue Brews
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The Black Swamp is adapted from the first movement of "Homeland Suite for Wind Ensemble," which won the Dallas Wind Symphony's composition contest in 2003 as a brass ensemble version. This composition is capricious...sometimes distant, sometimes forthcoming, but never intimate. Duration 3:30.  SATB Saxes Written in memory of the legendary Blue Mitchell and recorded by Louie Bellson on London Scene, this wistful ballad by Bobby Shew is a beautiful showcase for flugelhorn or trumpet soloist. Care must be taken to ensure that the band plays in a supporting role and does not overshadow the soloist. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet; section trumpets double on flugelhorn Recently recorded by the H2 Big Band on You're It! (Jazzed Media 1053), this driving shuffle for proficient groups is imaginative, skillfully orchestrated, and harmonically unique. Solo space is provided for baritone sax, trumpet and trombone. Duration 6:55.  standard jazz ensemble; altos double on flute
Blue Madness Blue Note Special Blue Samuel
Blue Madness
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Blue Note Special
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Blue Samuel
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This straight-ahead swinger was written for medium easy groups, but will work perfectly with groups at many levels. The solid ensemble writing and the blues-based changes will appeal to more experienced groups as a great solo vehicle and will provide younger groups with the chance to learn some of the most important rhythmic figures in jazz. Solo sheets are included for less experienced soloists, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:22.  standard jazz ensemble A strong melody and solid rhythmic groove are the cornerstones of this brilliant original from Mike Tomaro. The alternating swing and shuffle styles in this blues-oriented chart command the attention of every member of the band. Trombone and tenor take separate solos midway through, then near the end trade fours, then twos, then solo together; written lines are provided for players lacking improvisation experience. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded on the SWR Big Band CD Fun Time and adapted from the tune Blue Daniel, this chart romps along in "four" instead of  "three" and sounds harder than it is. It features a sax chorus and solos by alto sax, tenor sax and trombone, along with some powerful ensemble choruses between optional solos. The tempo is a very comfortable 116 beats per minute. Saxophones and trombone play the melody on the first two choruses and a reprise at the end. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Blue Sesame Blue Skies Blues For A Workshop
Blue Sesame
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Blue Skies
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Blues For A Workshop
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Here's a great cool swing chart for advancing groups reminiscent of the music of Stanley Turrentine and Cannonball Adderley. Although it employs the blues scale, it is not a blues. Ad lib solos are offered to tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. When exaggerating the articulations and dynamics, your group will create a lot of musical excitement! Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 6:20.  standard jazz ensemble 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 This medium-tempo blues for proficient groups gives solos to soprano sax and piano, followed by a solo chorus that can be opened up for tenor, trumpet and/or trombone according to your band's strengths.     standard jazz ensemble with 5th Trumpet and 5th Bass Trombone or Tuba (4th Trombone opt.) and opt. guitar; SATTB saxes
Blues For Red Blues For The 'Wee' One Blues For Three Brothers
Blues For Red
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Blues For The 'Wee' One
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Blues For Three Brothers
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As recorded by the Woody Herman Big Band on their 50th Anniversary Tour album, this medium blues opens with expandable solos for piano and bass before the dramatic full-band entrance. Then alto and trumpet carry solo choruses before the chart closes out strong with a big shout featuring optional high lead trumpet work. Duration 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble 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 the intimate bluesy mood. A piano 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 An ideal Basie-style opener for your next concert or festival performance, this features the 1st Alto and 1st Trombone players. All the elements are present for a swinging performance - a classic "2" feel in the opening moments, call and response, dramatic dynamic contrasts, and an exciting shout chorus. You won't want to miss this accessible chart for developing groups! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Blues Machine, The Blues To Begin With Blues Train
Blues Machine, The
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Blues To Begin With
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Blues Train
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First written for the Count Basie Orchestra in 1983 and later revised for the Sammy Nestico CD "This Is The Moment," this great blues tune features an extended, three-chorus soli for the sax section. Alto sax and piano are the designated soloists, with optional solo space also provided for guitar and trombone. The chart closes out with a very powerful shout.  standard jazz ensemble Featuring the saxophone section in an exciting swing groove, this unique 24-bar blues opener grabs the attention of audiences right from the start. The composer offers the option of tailoring the length to fit any performance situation with regard to the distribution of solos, which are provided for alto, tenor, guitar or piano. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute and vibes In the style of the great Count Basie, this chart is full of terrific teaching opportunities. Simple but effective ensemble writing, blues-based changes, and a swinging groove make it a winner. Written or ad lib solos are provided for all. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Blues With A View Blues-1, Band-0 (The Final Score) Bonehead
Blues With A View
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Bonehead
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Despite the title, this piece is more blues-based than an actual blues chart. Scored especially for Kendor's Jazz Gateway Series, it is perfect for developing groups. Dense ensemble writing and accessible rhythmic figures support the tuneful melody. All instruments have interesting parts to play, ranges are reasonable, and rhythm parts are notated with chords symbols provided. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for any instrument. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:00  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) 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 Fashioned after the playing of J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, this moderate swing original casts the trombone section in a variety of starring roles -- solis, trading 'fours' with the rest of the band, and a short ad lib solo. Some sax soli work and a short trumpet solo give the 'bones a chance to rest their chops before the chart goes out strong. Duration 3:50.   standard jazz ensemble
Boom-Boom Bop Talk Boppin' To P-Town (Swingin' To Peoria)
Boom-Boom
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Bop Talk
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CD: "New Works" Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra (Challenge CHR 70066) Instrumentation: Full score (extra full scores for contest, analysis or class room use available on request) AATTB Saxophone Section 5 B-flat Trumpets 3 Trombones Bass Trombone Solo Trombone Guitar Synthesizer Piano Bass Drums 1st trumpet: notated c3 (USA: C5) Solo trombone part can be performed by one of the trombonists in the band or by a guest soloist (any horn). Duration: appr. 9:40 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 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
Borodin-Bongos-Brass Bossa Bonito Bossa For Strayhorn
Borodin-Bongos-Brass
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Bossa Bonito
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Bossa For Strayhorn
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Opening with a light waltz in the style intended by Borodin, the music gives way to a medium swing style featuring bucket-muted brass and sax section solis. For best results, good breath support and sensitivity to dynamic changes are recommended.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (xylophone, opt. bells) This very accessible Latin chart in the bossa nova style employs a tuneful melody supported by a sophisticated chord progression and solid orchestration. Scored with a thorough understanding of the capabilities of developing jazz musicians, it contains great learning material and is fun to play. The piano part is fully notated with chord symbols provided, and the guitar part consists primarily of chord changes and slashes. Trombone and alto saxophone are featured on written solos with chord changes provided for players who wish to attempt improvisation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Inspired by the great music written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington organization, this very accessible, yet harmonically inventive bossa for advancing groups features solo alto sax emulating the note bends and phrasings made famous by the late great Johnny Hodges. Written solo lines and chord symbols are provided to accommodate soloists with and without improvisation experience, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15..  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and vibes
Bottom Line Blues Boz Brasilia
Bottom Line Blues
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Boz
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Brasilia
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This piece is an effective blues original designed especially for developing groups. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all performance situations, particularly festivals. Dense ensemble writing supports the tuneful melody and a fun sax soli is included. All instruments have interesting parts that are well articulated, the ranges are reasonable, and the rhythm parts are notated with chord symbols provided. Due to the accessible blues progression, the writer encourages everyone to get into the spotlight using the solo sheets provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Given the widespread popularity and accessibility of Jeff Jarvis' infectious funk charts, you'll love this spirited original for advancing groups that pays tribute to the legendary songwriter/performer Boz Scaggs. Featuring material reminiscent of his great music of the 1970's and 1980's, the chart includes open solo space for alto and tenor sax. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble Muted trumpets, a breezy bossa style, and unison and harmonized sax solis are the highlights in this classic Nestico excursion. Tenor sax is given the solo work, and the chart finishes loud and strong.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns, tuba & opt. vocal
Brazilian Affair Brew Bossa Bridge To Somewhere, A
Brazilian Affair
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Brew Bossa
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Bridge To Somewhere, A
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Commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note, this contemporary samba with a breezy groove features lots of tutti writing and a solo section for tenor sax that can be expanded at the director's discretion for additional trumpet and/or trombone solos. The final two bars are conducted to a quiet ending. Duration ca. 4:15.   standard jazz ensemble This chart is great for young bands but also perfect for professional dance bands. The optional instruments are skillfully used to add color and interest. Solos for trumpet and alto. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos. This swing chart for developing groups employs a tuneful melody and includes written or ad lib solo space for tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Brother Benjamin Brouhaha Bulgaria
Brother Benjamin
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Brouhaha
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Bulgaria
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Featuring any melodic instrument in the solo role, this chart that pairs an infectious melody with gospel-flavored harmonies will be the highlight of any concert program. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:44.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Ideal for developing groups, this rollicking rock excursion is destined to be the hit at your next performance. Supported by an infectious groove, the accessible melody is shared by the saxophone and brass sections. Solo space is given to tenor saxophone and can be played as written or ad lib. This exhilarating piece builds to a big finish at the shout chorus. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes 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) Caliente Blues (w/Full Recording CD) Call, The (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
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 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. Any member of your group can be featured in this medium swing chart from Doug Beach and George Shutack; solo parts with written lines and chord changes are provided for any instrument. The title is inspired by one of the most fundamental traditions in jazz known as call and response -- the soloist makes a statement and the band responds. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:04.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Calle Ocho Can Can (from Orpheus In The Underworld) Can You Dig It?
Calle Ocho
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Can You Dig It?
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Take a musical journey through Miami's "Little Havana" in this cha-cha for advancing groups. The title refers to 8th Street, South Florida's salsa capital, where you'll find an abundance of Cuban cultural attractions. This chart features a strong melody and solid orchestration, supported by authentic Latin harmonies and rhythms. To ensure the proper groove, the piano montunos are fully notated with chord symbols provided. Written or ad lib solos are offered for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble 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 This trendy Shutack original features a funky rock groove that students will love to play over and over. Add to that a strong melody with solid ensemble voicings, and you have a chart that's ideal for developing jazz players. Scored at the very easy level for 4 horns with rhythm section and expandable to full big band, written or ad lib solos for all and optional parts for flute, clarinet and horn in F are included. Duration 3:02.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Cappuccino Freeway Captain Hook Cardinal Shuffle, The
Cappuccino Freeway
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Captain Hook
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Cardinal Shuffle, The
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Serving as an excellent introduction to the samba style, the open solo section in this well-crafted original features a two-chord vamp that allows plenty of stretching room for any number of soloists. Playing the syncopated figures without rushing will be the greatest challenge. Brass ranges are modest, rhythm section parts are notated, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Though listed as a fast swing, this original starts in a mambo feel and alternates between the two styles throughout. Reminiscent of the hard bop classics recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, solos are provided for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trumpet. The title originates from the catchy 3-note motive at the beginning of the melody that clearly becomes the song's "hook." This chart for proficient groups is sure to be a festival favorite! Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble With solo space provided for trumpet, this terrific swing shuffle with solid orchestration will help any advancing group sound its very best! Ample horn articulations are provided throughout, and audiences will love the surprise ending when the roaring shout chorus shifts suddenly to a quiet conclusion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes 
Carnaby Street Case In Point Category 4
Carnaby Street
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Case In Point
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Category 4
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Penned in 1967 as part of Nestico's larger tribute to Doc Severinsen and adapted here for developing groups, this enduring rock favorite from Doc's Holiday includes as-written-or-ad-lib solos for 1st and 2nd Trumpet. The tempo is medium, the top trumpet note is a very accessible Bb4, and rhythm section parts are fully notated.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns & tuba You'll definitely want to add this terrific swing chart to your library, especially given the overwhelmingly positive response to this composer's previous publications! The catchy melody has some compelling harmonic twists, trumpet and tenor sax are given solo space while the rest of the ensemble reminds us what big band music is all about. Plenty of articulations and dynamic contrasts are included throughout this well crafted original for advancing groups that is guaranteed to elicit a great audience response. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet This chart for proficient groups utilizes a driving Afro-Cuban 12/8 feel to simulate the power and tension of a full strength hurricane. When you're not experiencing mental images of a raging storm making landfall, you may imagine this music as the accompaniment to a motion picture action scene. Guitar has the designated solo, but additional soloists can be added as desired. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Cathy's Song Cavanaugh Bay Celebracion
Cathy's Song
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Cavanaugh Bay
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Celebracion
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The combination of Bob Lark's beautiful melody and Thomas Matta's lush orchestration creates this great showcase for your flugelhorn (or trumpet) soloist. The fully notated solo part includes chord changes for experienced improvisers. Reasonable ranges make this ballad accessible to medium level groups, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:10  standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet & opt. vibes; section trumpets (4) double on flugelhorn This swinging jazz waltz for developing big bands will showcase the precision of your ensemble with its compelling melody, solos for tenor and trumpet, and an engaging shout chorus. Though written solos are provided, the solo changes are designed to encourage improvisation. Featuring Kendor Konvertible scoring for 9-17 players, it includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes. Duration 3:10.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Calling for crisp, well-accented horn articulations, this big band celebration in the jazz samba style is outstanding fare for any concert program. Several solo opportunities for your drummer keep the energy level high, while additional solo choruses are available for tenor sax and trumpet. The score calls for five trumpets and a part for vibes is also included.  standard jazz ensemble
Celebration Suite - I. Jig Celebration Suite - II. Slow Dance Celebration Suite - III. Remembering
Celebration Suite - I. Jig
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Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax. Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax. Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax.
Celebration Suite - IV. Two And Cellar Dweller Central Park North
Cellar Dweller
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Central Park North
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Celebration, a 4-movement suite, was written for and premiered by Gerry Mulligan at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Lübeck, Germany in 1994. Recorded by Bob Brookmeyer and the New Art Orchestra on New Works, featuring Scott Robinson, baritone sax. This swing chart for proficient groups showcases a valuable, yet often overlooked member of the big band, the bass trombone. The melody is scored below the bass clef staff and into the pedal register, and is offset by dramatic ensemble punctuations before launching the soloist into a section of written or ad lib solos. The shout chorus incorporates dynamic exchanges between the ensemble and soloist, all leading to the low-note finale. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on their album of the same name, this classic chart features an ABA schematic -- it opens and closes in a driving hard rock style with a contrasting slow ballad interlude between. Solos are given to alto and soprano sax, flugelhorn, and trumpet, with an unaccompanied, expandable solo for the drummer just before the final recap. Duration 9:14.    standard jazz ensemble; saxes double on soprano sax (1st Alto), clarinet (2nd Alto & tenors), and bass clarinet (bari); 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Cerulean Blue Change Up Charlie The Whale
Cerulean Blue
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Change Up
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Charlie The Whale
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This innovative Yasinitsky original showcases trombone soloist throughout. The prevailing ballad style switches to double time swing during the main solo chorus for a refreshing change of pace, and harmonies feature the chord extensions normally found in more advanced charts. Though he provides written solo lines to conform with the requirements of our Konvertibles series, in his score notes Greg urges directors to encourage young soloists to try improvisation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is also included with every set.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Based on the chord changes to I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin, this bright swing chart was written especially for beginning groups. Written for Sammy's friend Charlie Lake, highlights in this well-articulated funk excursion include an amazing sax section soli, a full-length tenor sax solo chorus, followed by additional solos for alto, trumpet, trombone and piano. An all-out band shout brings everything to a memorable finish.  standard jazz ensemble
Chase Scene Check Your Swing Cherry Juice
Chase Scene
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Check Your Swing
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Cherry Juice
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Grammy nominated jazz writer, trombonist and vocalist Pete McGuinness brings us this bright modal blues for proficient big bands. Modern-sounding lines and harmonies abound in this swinging chart from Pete's First Flight CD (Summit Records). Structured as a long-form modal blues in C minor, this chart will be a favorite with your soloists. A balanced combination of combo and big band writing is present in this well-crafted original. Duration 7:55.  standard jazz ensemble Here's one to ensure your swing chops are in good working order. Commissioned by noted jazz educator Dr. John Bradley, this chart is a wonderful vehicle for sharpening both ensemble and solo skills. Written solos for all are provided on a supplementary part, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:42.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the album New Life, this fast swing 'opus' starts with a full-band statement and a short piano solo before the flugelhorn soloist steps into the spotlight. Then tenor carries a solo chorus, followed by a powerful ensemble shout, an incredible sax soli, a 16-bar piano solo, a short band recap of the main theme, and closing coda. Duration 5:45.    standard jazz ensemble with SS(A)TTB saxes & solo flugelhorn
Chi Chi Child Is Born, A Chili Pepper 101
Chi Chi
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Child Is Born, A
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Chili Pepper 101
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In this uptempo adaptation of the great bebop classic for developing groups, solos are assigned to alto sax and trumpet, with some written solo lines provided to help players lacking extensive improvisation experience. In addition, the rhythm section parts are fully notated and brass ranges are moderate (C5 trumpet, F4 trombone).  Duration 2:30.   standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra on their Consummation album (Blue Note), this tender ballad in 3/4 time draws its strength and power from the purity of a simple melody line and delicate accompaniment figures. Soloists include piano and trumpet (or flugelhorn); an optional solo sheet for vocalist, featuring lyrics by Alec Wilder, is also included. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:04.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vocal; saxes have opt. flute or alto flute doubles With the release of this chart, developing jazz bands finally have a chance to jump on the famous Chili Pepper bandwagon. Featuring all the rhythmic and melodic elements that have made its predecessors so popular, it includes sample solos for all and rhythm section parts that are notated with chords cued. The lively Latin groove can be played in either a "two" or "four" feel. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Chili Pepper Christmas, A Chill Factor Chopin Favorites
Chili Pepper Christmas, A
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Chill Factor
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Chopin Favorites
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Though it took some time and real effort to convince the famous Chili Pepper to tackle the concept of holiday music, it's finally a reality! Featuring three great classics -- I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High and Jingle Bells -- this samba style medley at the medium level is a joyous celebration of the holidays. While improvisation is certainly encouraged, sheets with written solo lines for both open sections are included with each set. Duration 5:42.  standard jazz ensemble If you're in the market for an uptempo modal blues chart that is sure to light up your audience, this one is definitely up to the task. Written for advancing groups, it has great chord changes and an engaging saxophone soli. Combine that with interesting rhythm section figures, solos for tenor saxophone and drums, and a roaring shout chorus, and you've got a winning recipe for a standing ovation! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet, 4th Bass Trombone & guitar parts Playable by students without a lot of chamber group experience, both selections in 3/4 time are not meant to be played quickly so players can focus on their individual and collective expression, intonation, balance and blend. Great training and recital material! Duration 2:50. Lento Religioso; Opus 15; No. 3; Prelude; Opus 28;No. 7 S(A)ATB Saxes
Chordally Yours Chris' Tune Christmas Jazz Favorites #1
Chordally Yours
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Chris' Tune
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Christmas Jazz Favorites #1
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This hard swinging original for advancing groups evenly distributes interesting chords, inventive form, and a catchy melodic line between the sax and brass sections. Sheets with chord changes for C, Bb and Eb instruments are provided for the open solo section, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble Written for Jerry's son Christopher, this tuneful, even-8th ballad for advancing groups features flugelhorn throughout. It begins and ends with rubato style cadenzas. In between, the soloist has plenty of room to improvise or play the written solo lines provided. This is a great vehicle to showcase your star trumpet player at a jazz festival. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration ca. 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble; 1st Trumpet plays flugelhorn In this well-crafted suite featuring moderate swing, ballad, jazz waltz and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and dramatic moments throughout create momentum and excitement. Total duration 8:00. O Come All Ye Faithful; The First Noel; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Favorites #2 Christmas Jazz Favorites #3 Christmas Jazz Medley
Christmas Jazz Favorites #2
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Christmas Jazz Favorites #3
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Christmas Jazz Medley
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In this well-crafted suite featuring moderate swing, ballad and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and dramatic moments throughout create momentum and excitement. Total duration 8:00. We Three Kings; Cantique De Noel; Angels We Have Heard On High S(A)ATB Saxes Each tune in this suite is stylistically distinct from the others-- swing in the first, ballad in the second, jazz waltz in the third, and bright swing in the last. Dynamics and articulations are marked to ensure an idiomatic performance. O Little Town Of Bethlehem; 12 Days Of Christmas; Rise Up Shepherds; Jingle Bells S(A)ATB Saxes In this well-crafted arrangement featuring moderate swing, ballad and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and several dramatic moments create momentum and excitement. Duration ca. 3:30. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels; Jingle Bells S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Suite, A Christmas The Joy & Spirit Chromatic Probiotic
Christmas Jazz Suite, A
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Christmas The Joy & Spirit
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Chromatic Probiotic
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In this creative suite featuring uptempo swing and bossa nova styles, the solos for tenor and bari are to be played as written, while those for both altos may be played as written or improvised. Total duration 5:30. Jingle Bells; We Wish You A Merry Christmas; Jolly Old St. Nicholas 2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes Showcasing the genius of Sammy Nestico at his creative best, these inventive arrangements give directors countless options for holiday programs -- selections can be played singly or together, tempos include slow, medium and fast, and styles range from lyrical and expressive to bright and snappy. In a word, there's something here for everyone! Rhythm section parts are notated. Jingle Bells; Away In A Manger; Westminster Carol; Deck The Halls; Silent Night; Up On The House-Top; The Wassail Song; Adeste Fidelis standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus Auxilliary Percussion (bells & chimes); drummer doubles on sleigh bells This engaging moderate swing original for developing groups is full of great teaching material. Based on chromatic scale patterns and contrapuntal writing, it will build sectional independence throughout the band. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Cole Minor Blues Colonel Bogey March Comin' Through The Rye
Cole Minor Blues
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Colonel Bogey March
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Comin' Through The Rye
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This great minor blues tune features sturdy swing rhythms and a memorable melody shared by the horn sections of the band. Any instrument may be featured during the written or ad lib open solo section. Written especially for developing groups, it is playable by 10-17 players and includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes This spirited British march of 1916, popularized in the film Bridge Over the River Kwai, comes alive in this setting for sax quartets. Melodic responsibilities pass from part to part to sustain player interest, and the cheery nature of the music itself will score a big hit with listeners.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this version of the old Scottish favorite is set in a very relaxed two-beat feel that clears the way for everyone to focus on playing with exaggerated dynamic contrast and careful interpretation of articulations. The sounds of muted brass and bells in the closing moments provide a satisfying finish.       standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (vibes, bells)
Components Computer Concertino For Tenor Saxophone, Strings & Winds
Components
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Computer
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This contemporary fast swing chart for proficient groups utilizes dense clusters, challenging chord changes, and unpredictable form lengths. Starting soft, it builds gradually and ends big, covering the full range of big band expression from organic subtlety to brawny power. Solo space is provided for tenor sax, trombone and drums. Duration ca. 7:40.  standard jazz ensemble; 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on Incredible Journey, a recurring melodic motif, driving funk groove, and fully-voiced harmonic landscape give this chart real substance and audience appeal. Solos are assigned to alto and tenor sax, and paying very careful attention to articulations throughout will yield best results. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 9:20.  standard jazz ensemble; 3 trumpets have opt. flugelhorn double 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