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25 or 6 to 4 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square A String of Pearls
25 or 6 to 4
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A String of Pearls
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Recorded by the group Chicago, this signature hit has gone on to become a rock classic. Paul's easy arrangement is playable with very limited rehearsal time, but still has an authentic and hard-driving feel. Includes optional solos (or soli) for any sax and any brass instrument. One of the prettiest ballads ever written. Roger's carefully crafted arrangement for younger groups is lushly scored for the full ensemble. John Berry has skillfully arranged this Glenn Miller classic for beginning groups and maintained the important elements from the original version. Here is a great way to introduce this important band leader to your young players.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough All of Me Alley Cat
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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All of Me
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Alley Cat
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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! 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! 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
Another Day, Another Blues Ants in the Pants At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Another Day, Another Blues
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Ants in the Pants
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At First Light - Ellen Rowe
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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.
Revenge is very sweet! Gordon Goodwin is the hot writer of today's big band charts and this arrangement proves it. Count Bubba's Revenge features a shuffle swing that builds and builds. On top of that, it showcases all the sections by trading back and forth, playing a cappella, and so on. Solo space is provided for tenor, bari, trumpet, trombone, and piano or guitar. Gordon is masterful at creating a chart that exudes energy and excitement, and this one delivers. Standard instrumentation---no doubles. (6:24) This title is available in SmartMusic.  This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Augustus Gloop Autumn Leaves Baby, It's Cold Outside
Augustus Gloop
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Autumn Leaves
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
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From the original movie soundtrack of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this catchy melody combines with fun rhythms to make a great rock shuffle! This chart features a brief written alto sax solo, a written drumset solo and an interlude in 3/4 meter. Quick assembly is possible! 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. This well-known standard is usually performed as a duet and has been recorded countless times over the years, and notably in the holiday movie favorite Elf starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for beginning players features the saxes and trumpets in the answering phrases. No solos are required, however an alto soloist could be used in one of the soli sections. This will sound great with limited rehearsal time.
Bad Bad Romance Bags' Groove
Bad
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Bad Romance
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Bags' Groove
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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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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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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.
Ballad for a Blue Horn - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet Basin Street Blues Best of Queen - Includes Full Performance CD - Includes Full Performance CD
Basin Street Blues
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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
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. One of the defining rock acts of the 1970s, the music of Queen is still heard regularly on the radio waves and on the silver screen. This hard-hitting yet easy-to-play medley includes their monster hits We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions and Another One Bites the Dust. A guaranteed winner!
Blue 'n' Moody Blue Beamer Blue Train (Blue Trane)
Blue 'n' Moody
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Blue Beamer
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Blue Train (Blue Trane)
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Utilizing the Dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching swing. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords (two scales). Sure to become a favorite with your band. Here is a great rock original for beginning groups that sets up a nice groove between the bass line and melody played first by trombones/tenors. Later the altos and trumpets take the lead. Also included is a solo (or soli) for trumpet and a short sax soli with brass background figures. Your young players will love playing this one! Composed and recorded by jazz legend John Coltrane, this medium tempo blues tune features an easy-to-play melody and solid tutti-style rhythms for the ensemble. In addition, the blues changes and moderate tempo make it a comfortable setting for developing soloists. (Includes CD)
Blues by Five Blues for a New Day Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Blues by Five
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Blues for a New Day
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Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for beginning jazzers. With a moderate tempo, riff-based melody, and non-threatening soloing on the blues progression, this is the perfect introduction to the music of Miles Davis for your students.

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

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

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

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

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

Finally, this Ellington classic is available for even the most inexperienced bands. For starters, this version is in Bb rather than C. Rick features the saxes on the melody with inventive brass counterlines, and later a marvelous ensemble tutti section that starts soft then builds to the end. An absolute must! Performance Time: 3:30
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 Mike found a nice jazz shuffle groove for this early Beatles classic that will be a lot of fun for beginning groups. The minor blues solo section allows players to use either the blues scale or dorian mode for ease in improvising. Full length recording included.
Can't Help Falling In Love Caravan Caribbean Fever
Can't Help Falling In Love
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Caravan
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Caribbean Fever
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This Elvis Presley classic is arranged here in the style of a rock ballad and features a short written-out trumpet solo in the beginning. The melody is skillfully woven between all sections of the band and no ad lib. solos are required. One of the most recognizable of all Duke Ellington's tunes, this distinctive composition combines the styles of Latin and big band jazz. Here's a marvelous arrangement playable by beginning groups. (Includes full performance CD) This is a Rhythm and Blues style swing chart that will have every foot tapping. Blues harmonies updated for today's modern jazz ensemble along with plenty of full sounding ensemble make this a great chart. Paul Cook arranged Flip, Flop and Fly for the young player and he includes an open section for basic improvisation training. Paul offers ad lib solo starters sets for B-Flat, E-Flat and Bass Clef instruments, which will give every band member a chance to try their licks on the blues form. R & B is an infectious art form: learn it, live it, love it!
Charlie Brown Theme Chopin Favorites Cleveland Rocks
Charlie Brown Theme
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Chopin Favorites
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Cleveland Rocks
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In contrast to Vince Guaraldi's up-tempo “Linus and Lucy” (also of “Peanuts” fame), this theme is a laid-back medium tempo swinger that alternates between a “2” feel and a “walking 4” feel. Plenty of tutti ensemble playing is featured, and there is a solo included for any sax. 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 Used as the theme song for the popular “Drew Carey Show” this vintage rocker is high energy from beginning to end. Carefully scored for beginning bands by Paul Murtha.
Come Fly with Me Come Sail Away Comin' Home Baby
Come Fly with Me
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Come Sail Away
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Comin' Home Baby
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Written for Frank Sinatra (and the title track of his 1958 album), this tune epitomizes the cool sounds of the swing era. Here's a smartly scored version for beginning bands, written with modest ranges but still maintaining an authentic style. Included is plenty of tutti ensemble playing plus short solos (or soli) for sax and trumpet. A great way to teach swing.

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Recorded by the group Styx in 1977, this chart opens in a rock ballad style featuring a solo alto sax. The mood then shifts to a driving rock pulse featuring the brass on the powerful strains of the chorus. Solid rock and roll for young players! Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble – Grade 1-2

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

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Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling Crazy Train Cruella De Vil
Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
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Crazy Train
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Cruella De Vil
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This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band. Ozzy Osbourne's biggest hit makes a hard-hitting rock chart for beginning jazz groups. Written in a moderate tempo and with plenty of tutti scoring, your band will sound great on this solid chart. (Includes full performance CD) Here's a bluesy and swingin' version of this well-known favorite from Disney's 101 Dalmations.  This easy chart features a flexible solo section for any trumpet and/or trombone as well as a hard-hitting shout chorus to finish it out.
Cruisin' Along Cupid Shuffle Current Occupant, The
Cruisin' Along
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Cupid Shuffle
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Current Occupant, The
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This is the perfect change of pace for beginning jazz players! Victor composed this easy swinging jazz waltz with easy ranges and a flowing melody that makes concert prep a snap. The solo section is ideal for beginners---everybody has the same solo written out so it can be played in unison or with individual soloists. (2:04) Here's the hot dance hit recorded by Cupid in a hard-hitting yet easy to play version for very young players. The melody is cleverly traded between sections, and there are no solos required.

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Ample use of fundamental swing figures and confidence-building ensemble statements make this very easy swing original a wonderful educational experience. The solo section can be opened up for several players, if desired; a sheet of sample solos in transpositions for all instruments is provided. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:02.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Dawn Of The Chili Pepper Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) Deckin' the Hall
Dawn Of The Chili Pepper
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Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)
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Deckin' the Hall
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At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed in the Pepper's first foray into the Jazz Foundations Series! Set in a driving tempo (quarter note = 176), this exciting tune makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to even the youngest players. The strong melody, solid ensemble writing and irresistible Latin groove combine to create a chart that will be a great favorite for years to come. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, and F horn Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Made famous by Harry Belafonte and frequently used in films and television, here is a very easy arrangement of this Latin classic. Includes an optional drums/percussion feature section.
Here's your quintessential alto sax ballad feature on a wonderful standard as arranged by Jack Cooper. Jack pitched "What's New?" in A-flat so it fits the ranges of all the horns and provides a fine showcase for the lead alto player. A double time section to maintain the energy, a big fat shout chorus, and written out solo are included. Excellent programming material. (4:23)
Devil with the Blue Dress Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Know Why
Devil with the Blue Dress
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Don't Get Around Much Anymore
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Don't Know Why
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Driving rock and roll from the 60's and Mitch Ryder!  This dynamic chart for beginning bands features the trumpets and trombones trading off on the melody, lots of full band scoring, and a short solo (or soli) for alto or tenor sax. Grade 1.5

What better way to introduce the music of Duke Ellington to your young jazzers than with this wonderfully scored arrangement by Michael Sweeney? Even at this easy level, this chart really swings and will sound great with limited rehearsal time. Your pianist gets a rare chance to shine as he or she is featured on the melody while the ensemble answers. Later, every section gets to play the melody and there is a solo section for any sax. The final section starts softly with saxes alone, then builds as various layers are added. A great-sounding chart for beginning bands.
Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Here is a nicely scored arrangement of Norah Jones' award-winning hit designed for beginning players. The opening verse can be played either by a sax solo or as a section feature. Later, the brass get a taste of the melody and there is a short written (opt. ad lib.) solo for trumpet. Very smooth!
Don't Stop Believin' Dorian Journey Doxy
Don't Stop Believin'
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Dorian Journey
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Doxy
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Here's the rock classic from the group Journey, and made famous recently in the TV series Glee, in a terrific easy chart that will go together quickly. Trumpets are featured on the melody with plenty of solid full band accompaniment. Since its inception, the Jazz Foundations Series has provided great music that can be played with virtually any combination of 4 horns and rhythm up to a full big band. Featuring great ensemble work and a solo section that requires only one scale, this one is a great choice for even the youngest jazz players. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:43.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Arranged in a medium swing/shuffle style, here is a very easy version of this jazz standard by Sonny Rollins that maintains the style and feel of the original. Featuring a mix of tutti playing and call-and-response scoring, this is a great way to introduce a jazz legend to your young players. There is a written or ad lib solo for any trumpet or alto sax, and the shout chorus features a dialogue between the ensemble and drums.

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Drama for Your Mama Drumtime Dynamite
Drama for Your Mama
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Drumtime
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Dynamite
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A fun rock chart for the young player! Victor López has created another gem for the jazz beginner with easy rhythms, ranges and a solo section for all the winds. The written-out solo is flexible and can be performed by individual soloists or any combination. Easy to put together and very effective---it practically plays itself! This title is available in SmartMusic. An easy drumset feature! This original rock chart by George Vincent is easy to rehearse and very effective for both audience and ensemble. The drumset solo is written out, and may be extended or embellished with additional percussion instruments. Give your drummer some! One of the rare recent pop tunes that adapts well for young bands, here is the Taio Cruz hit “Dynamite” in a solid hard-hitting arrangement. The energetic dance groove and catchy melody help to make this one particularly appealing.
Elvin And The Hip Monks Enter Sandman Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Elvin And The Hip Monks
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Enter Sandman
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Essence, The - Dan Haerle
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The chance to feature 1-4 solo instruments makes this very easy chart a great addition to your library. With a fun-loving, easy-to-play melody and a straight ahead groove, this creative rock original includes written or ad lib solos for all. Duration 4:21.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Let your beginning players really rock out to the sounds of Metallica with this hard-hitting chart for beginning players. The syncopations are handled in a repetitive manner, allowing for easy teaching but still an authentic sound. No solos are required.

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 Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.
Evil Ways Farmer's Trust - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington Fat Burger
Evil Ways
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Fat Burger
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One of the great rock grooves of all time from the group Santana. This easy chart features solid ensemble writing and the 2-chord vamp makes it easy for soloing! A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece. Here is an easy to play funky-rock chart. The solo section is written for all winds for flexibility, 1st trumpet range is to written E top space and the arrangement has optional parts for two flutes, two clarinets, bari sax, guitar, tuba, horn and baritone horn/tenor sax. Plus, this chart will sound full with reduced instrumentation. Easy to rehearse, sounds great; this one will be a hit at every performance! (2:53)
Fever Final Countdown Final Drive
Fever
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Final Countdown
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Final Drive
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Here's the sultry jazz hit made famous by Peggy Lee in an outstanding setting for beginning bands. This bluesy chart in a medium tempo is sure to be an enjoyable one for young players. Over the years this 1986 hit from the group Europe has become a popular rock classic. Trumpets are featured on the signature opening riff and saxes carry the main melody in this powerful chart for beginning bands. Sure to become an instant favorite!

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It is essential that beginning jazz players gain an understanding of the swing idiom. This very easy original provides rich opportunities for teaching fundamental swing figures and also includes a spot for developing improvisational skills over the approachable minor harmonies. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:11.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Five Note Blues, The Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson Fly Me to the Moon
Five Note Blues, The
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Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson
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Fly Me to the Moon
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This fresh original serves as the perfect introduction for developing jazz players to the all-important blues form since the melody features just five notes! Using those same notes as the basis for improvisation, the open solo section allows for as much improvisation practice as you wish. An abundance of full ensemble work rounds out this winning package. Duration 4:09.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, and F horn An easy swing chart which was originally written for 4 flutes and bass clarinet in the woodwind section. Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Here is a good example of creative arranging using very limited technical demands. Michael has taken this familiar standard and converted it into a smooth-sounding Latin chart. A trumpet/alto duet starts things out, then the full ensemble gets into the act. No solos are required, however, a stop-time section features written or ad lib. drum fills.
Forget You Free Bird Front And Center
Forget You
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Free Bird
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Front And Center
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Recorded by Cee Lo Green but also featured on the TV show Glee (sung by Gwyneth Paltrow), this infectious tune is written in a style reminiscent of '60s Motown. John Berry's arrangement is solidly scored for beginning bands and requires no solos.

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Originally recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, this is one of the most powerful “arena rock” tunes of all time. Opening in a rock ballad style, the chart then finishes with a driving rock vamp that can be used as a flexible solo section. Skillfully arranged for beginning bands, this is sure to be a favorite. In this swinging celebration of the great call-and-response tradition, the featured soloist (any instrument) makes a statement and the ensemble answers. Later they switch roles, making this very easy chart fun for everyone. Written or ad lib solos are included for all. Duration 4:24.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Frosty the Snow Man Georgia on My Mind Get Back
Frosty the Snow Man
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Georgia on My Mind
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Get Back
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Be sure to bring the hip side of Frosty to your next holiday event with this swingin' version for beginning groups. Including short solos for trumpet that can also be played as section features, this chart is easy to learn and fun to play. Grade 1.5

This enduring standard by Hoagy Carmichael continues to sound fresh year after year. The notable recording by Ray Charles with it's lush harmonies and bluesy ballad style is hinted at in this easy setting for jazz ensemble. The short solos for trumpet, sax, and trombone may also be played as section features. Great for developing balances and ensemble playing. Dur: 1:45
Recorded by the Beatles on Let It Be, and notably performed on the roof of Apple Studios in London, here is a rockin' version for very young jazz bands.
Gimme Some Lovin' Go Daddy-O God Bless' the Child
Gimme Some Lovin'
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Go Daddy-O
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God Bless' the Child
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This classic rock hit from the '60s sounds just as dynamic today as when it was first recorded. The saxes and trumpets take turns on the melody, and there is a solo (or soli) for any sax. This one will sound great with beginning groups. (Includes CD) Here's THE big tune from jump swing giants, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.  Michael has found a way to make it work for the Discovery Series, and now your band can catch the swing fever with this hot chart. One of the most soulful ballads ever written, this standard has been recorded by artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Blood, Sweat & Tears. Rick's easy arrangement features rich harmonies with full ensemble writing. A short written solo is included for any sax, but no improvised solos are required.
Good Time Green Onions Groove Bug
Good Time
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Green Onions
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Groove Bug
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Recorded by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen, this very easy arrangement by John Berry will be quick to learn and fun to perform. This lively rock tune is sure to liven up any concert.

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Few purely instrumental tunes ever reach the level of popularity achieved by this familiar '60s hit by Booker T. and the MG's. Often used in TV and film, this infectious tune has a bluesy groove that's unmistakable and still hip after all these years. (Includes full performance CD) If you are looking for a little gospel rock to spice up your next concert, check out this new original from Michael Sweeney.  Featuring catchy riffs and a flexible solo section, this hot chart is fresh-sounding and solidly scored.
Harlem Nocturne Hawaii Five-O Theme Here's That Rainy Day
Harlem Nocturne
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Hawaii Five-O Theme
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Here's That Rainy Day
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This haunting ballad from the '40s received notoriety as the theme song for television's Mike Hammer. The saxophone section takes the spotlight here while the brass add background figures to spice things up. Also included is a solo or soli section for saxes. (Includes CD) Amazingly true to the original version, John Berry has scored this well-known television theme for very young players. With moderate ranges for the brass and no solos required, this one will go together quickly and sound great!
Hey Jude Hey Jude Hip Monk Shuffle
Hey Jude
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Hey Jude
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Hip Monk Shuffle
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Timeless rock ballad from the Beatles! John's solid arrangement will bring out the best in your young group with a chart that is creative as well as appealing. Skillfully arranged for beginning groups, every section of the band gets a chance to play the melody on this Beatles classic. Written in a rock ballad style, this tutti style arrangement requires no soloists. (Includes full performance CD) The Hip Monk returns to spread the good word about all that conveys the essence of being hip. This time the news is delivered in the form of a catchy rock shuffle that's perfect for young musicians at the very easy grade level. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:58.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 5 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, & F horn
Holiday Jam Hooked on Holidays I Want to Hold Your Hand
Holiday Jam
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Hooked on Holidays
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I Want to Hold Your Hand
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Swingin' in the popular swing band style, this original by Carl Strommen lets the young players cut their teeth on an easy straight-ahead swing. Solos provided for trumpet and tenor sax are written or ad-libbed. Ranges and rhythms are all well within the easy level. A super chart! Victor López has arranged "O Christmas Tree" or "O Tannenbaum" for the young jazz band. Easy rhythms and ranges, a flexible solo section for all winds that can be played in unison, harmony, with individuals, sections or the full ensemble. This chart will be quick to come together and be very effective. This title is available in SmartMusic. The first Beatles hit to reach #1 in the US, this song is characterized by strong rhythms and a catchy melody. There are sure to be some Beatle fans in your band and even more in your audiences.
I Will Always Love You I Will Follow Him I'll Be Home for Christmas
I Will Always Love You
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I Will Follow Him
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I'll Be Home for Christmas
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This signature ballad by Whitney Houston is one she'll always be remembered for. Here is a great-sounding arrangement by John Berry that features a solo for alto sax, tasteful ensemble accompaniment lines, and later a short solo for trumpet. Nice change-of-pace programming. This hit from the 1960s became a hit again thanks to the movie Sister Act. The simple rhythms and easy rock feel make it perfect for young players. Easy to learn, this one will sound great with minimal rehearsal time. Need something that goes together quickly for that holiday concert that still sounds great? Rick Stitzel's easy Latin-style arrangement of this Christmas classic has plenty of tutti playing for the ensemble along with rich harmonies and a nice groove. Also included is a short solo for alto sax.

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I'll Be There Imagine In a Sentimental Mood
I'll Be There
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Imagine
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In a Sentimental Mood
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Recorded by the Jackson 5, this was a number one hit in 1970 and again in 1992 recorded by Mariah Carey. This easy ballad is a nice change of pace for beginning bands that everyone can enjoy. Since being released in 1971, John Lennon's poignant and sensitive song remains relevant and popular today. John Berry's arrangement for young players is in the style of a rock ballad, with a contemporary feel and skillfully passing the melody from section to section. Requires no solos.

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Celebrate the centennial of the Duke's birthday with this outstanding easy setting of one of his best-known ballads.  Nicely scored for an effective performance by inexperienced bands.
In a Waltz Mood In the Midnight Hour In the Zone!
In a Waltz Mood
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In the Midnight Hour
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In the Zone!
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The rock style of this original chart will come naturally to young players and the easy chord progression sounds hip. The recurring bass and piano riff is contagious and a brief drum solo with ensemble kicks adds the perfect contrast. This is a great chart for beginning jazzers---an instant classic! (2:40) This medium slow rock groove is just simply fun to play. Students and audience alike will appreciate this familiar tune from the 60's originally recorded by Wilson Pickett. The “zone” that Rick is referring to in this original is a funky rock zone with great riffs and a powerful groove. Easy enough for beginning bands, this is a sure crowd pleaser for that first concert with inexperienced players.
Inspector C. Instant Warm-Ups Iron Man
Inspector C.
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Instant Warm-Ups
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Iron Man
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This solid rock original combines basic figures and a catchy melody to create a great teaching vehicle. Written or ad lib solos are included for all. Duration 3:36.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Here is an easy-to-use set of warm-ups and style studies designed for beginning bands. Each of the 8 short exercises focuses on a specific concept or scale. No complicated instructions or diagrams to bog down rehearsals. Just play through 2 or 3 of these each day and watch your band instantly improve. Audio is provided online for streaming or download. Who would have figured you could play Black Sabbath with a jazz ensemble? This easy arrangement really makes it work with a solid rock foundation and a few harmonic twists along the way. The flexible solo section includes sample solos for all instruments.
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) It's Only a Paper Moon J.B. Rides Again
It's Only a Paper Moon
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J.B. Rides Again
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Introduce the music of the Duke to your beginning groups with this great sounding easy version.  The rhythms have been simplified but the style is authentic. Featuring a relaxed swing style and solid scoring throughout, here's a terrific chart for young players. Trombones finally get the spotlight, and the harmonies aren't dumbed down! Short solos are included for any trombone (written or ad lib) followed by a solo or soli for trumpet.

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Written as a tribute to the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, Rick Stitzel uses plenty of tutti ensemble riffs in creating a chart that's true to this funky style. The solo section can be played by any saxophone, or as a section feature for all the saxes.
Ja-da Jada - arr. Oliver Nelson Jam 'N' Jive
Ja-da
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Jada - arr. Oliver Nelson
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Jam 'N' Jive
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Written in a very slow swing style, this is a marvelous study in ensemble playing with balance and blend. With plenty of tutti rhythms and very effective use of dynamics this beautifully scored arrangement is an absolute must for beginning groups.  This chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific L. Capturing the jump swing excitement for beginning bands, Mike's new original is flashy yet very playable. Featuring catchy sax riffs and hot brass punches, this up-tempo swinger is sure to light a fire at your next concert. Includes a flexible solo section with easy chords for soloing as well as short solo breaks for drums.
Jazz Warm-Ups Joy to the World - (Three Dog Night) - (Three Dog Night) Jump, Jive An' Wail
Jazz Warm-Ups
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Jump, Jive An' Wail
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Grades 1-2. (Edmondson) With the unforgettable “Jeremiah was a bull frog...” one of the most recognizable pop hits from the '70s was this solid rock tune by Three Dog Night. Sure to be an audience pleaser, this easy arrangement features the melody alternating between the saxes and the trumpets, as well as a short solo for alto sax. Easy to learn, and fun to perform! Here is an easy version of this hot swing classic which was recently recorded by The Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Just in Time Katy-Do - Benny Carter Killer Joe
Just in Time
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Katy-Do - Benny Carter
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Killer Joe
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This timeless standard has been recorded by many jazz artists in a wide variety of styles. Paul Murtha's version is largely tutti ensemble based at a medium slow tempo and is a nice way to teach your ensemble to swing in the Count Basie style. Full length recording included.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a slow Swing," not unlike "Li'l Darlin' " in effect. Here is a very playable arrangement of this quintessential “cool” jazz swing tune that will work great with young players. Carefully scored to sound full with incomplete instrumentation this arrangement also features written or ad lib. solos for any sax and trumpet or trombone.
Lean on Me Leap Frog Lester Lives On - Bob Curnow
Lean on Me
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Leap Frog
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Lester Lives On - Bob Curnow
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Based on the contemporary style featured on the hit TV show Glee, here is a very easy version of Bill Withers' familiar hit from the '70s. Easy to learn and fun to play! Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

This wonderful tune from the swing era is best known as Les Brown's theme song. In this adaptation for beginning groups, John Berry has carefully kept the flavor of the original version intact. Featured are short solos (or soli) for sax and very effective ensemble figures.
 Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.
Limbo Rock Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow Listen Here!
Limbo Rock
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Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow
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Listen Here!
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This catchy calypso-rock tune from the 60's is riff based, easy to learn, and fun to perform. This solid chart includes plenty of ensemble unisons and a stop-time section with drum fills. Perfect for beginning jazz groups with limited rehearsal time.  Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland. Here's a fantastic swing chart that can feature any soloist. Utilizing the call and response technique, the soloist makes a statement and the ensemble answers. Later they switch roles, making this great fun for the players and the audience. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:32.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn
Little Bit O' Soul Livin' on a Prayer Londonderry Air
Little Bit O' Soul
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Livin' on a Prayer
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Londonderry Air
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The rock music of the 60's continues to be a valuable source of fun tunes for today's bands. This up-tempo chart features a strong bass riff and an instantly recognizable melody. Full length recording included. One of the pivotal rock bands of the '80s, Bon Jovi produced a string of chart-topping and high-energy hits. Here is one of their best in a driving arrangement for beginning players that's sure to be a hit. (Includes CD) This 1954 release features a beautiful trumpet solo (to be played as written) in an expressive setting. Flowing legato figures dominate throughout, and a brief trombone solo and a 16-bar sax soli provides young soloists with important resting time. All rhythm section parts are fully notated, brass rhythms are very accessible, and no improvisation is required. Duration 2:45  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 3 saxes, 3 brass plus rhythm section) with opt. tuba & vibes
Low Rider Malagueña Mambo No. 5
Low Rider
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Malagueña
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Mambo No. 5
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With its unmistakable bass line and just plain cool rhythmic groove, here's a classic '70s hit that your young players are sure to enjoy. Using moderate ranges and easy rhythms, this medium rock chart will go together quickly.

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Stan Kenton's signature version is probably the best-known treatment of this Spanish classic. Mike's easy arrangement draws upon this version while keeping the ranges and rhythms well within the reach of beginning groups. A real powerhouse! Lou Bega has created a huge pop hit with his remake of this Latin standard by the mambo king, Perez Prado.  Every section of the band gets a chance to play the catchy figures in this fun chart.
Más Que Nada Meetin' Time - Benny Carter Milestones
Más Que Nada
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Meetin' Time - Benny Carter
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Milestones
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Made popular by Sergio Mendez back in the 60's, this up-tempo samba sounds great with bands with limited experience. The rhythm section parts are all carefully notated and the melodic lines are easy to learn. Solos can be played by piano, alto sax, or trumpet. Another great adaptation for beginning bands from Michael Sweeney.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium slow Swing with more than a tinge of Gospel flavor. This is one of the true jazz classics from composer/innovator/performer Miles Davis. Paul Murtha takes the essence of this great tune and makes it playable by beginning groups. The easy chords and modal style make it a natural for learning to improvise.
Minor Mystery - Ellen Rowe Missing You (short version) - Fred Stride Mission: Impossible Theme
Minor Mystery - Ellen Rowe
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Mission: Impossible Theme
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 Ellen has created a minor blues chart for young players which is successful in every way! The melody is interesting and the ranges are quite limited.  When you first hear this beautiful melody, you'll be pleased that you chose this chart. One of the most recognizable themes ever written. This easy arrangement stays true to the original 5/4 version and features the saxes on the melody with the brass on those signature rhythmic punches.
Mister Cool Moanin' Mood Indigo
Mister Cool
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Moanin'
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Mood Indigo
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This Basie style swinger is a great tool for teaching balance, blend, dynamics and swing feel. Solo space is based on a B-flat scale and is very accessible to beginning players. Known for his skill in adapting jazz classics for beginning players, Michael brings us this Bobby Timmons favorite in a very playable version. The style is medium slow swing, and the saxes present the theme first followed by the entire ensemble. Solos are only over sections with easy chord changes.

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What better way to introduce the magic of Duke Ellington to your beginning players than with this very easy version of one of the Duke's most revered standards. The style of the original version is preserved with the opening small group statement (alto, tenor, 2 trumpets, and trombone). From there the tune is passed alternately to the full ensemble, sax section, brass section, and finally back to the small group. A real gem!
Moon River My Girl Never Can Say Goodbye
Moon River
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My Girl
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Never Can Say Goodbye
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Henry Mancini was a master of melodies and this is one of his best. Rick's easy arrangement is in 3/4 and features skillful scoring and rich harmonies. Made famous by the Temptations, this Motown favorite is sure to be a hit with your students and audience alike. Instantly recognizable and fun to play, this medium rock chart requires no solos. Here's the catchy Motown hit recorded by the Jackson 5 in a solid chart for young players. A solo alto sax is featured on the melody, but there is also plenty of solid tutti scoring throughout.