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702 Shuffle
Retail Price: 52.00

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
88 Basie Street
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Absolutely Awesome
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Retail Price: 45.00

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)
After Mr. Teng
Retail Price: 95.00

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
After The Rain
Retail Price: 56.00

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
After You've Gone
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Ain't Nobody Gettin' Younger
Retail Price: 56.00

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
All In
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Retail Price: 45.00

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)
All Of Me
Retail Price: 45.00

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.)
All's Well In Wellington
Retail Price: 52.00

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
All's Well That Ends Well
Retail Price: 45.00

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)
Amen (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: 55.00

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
American Patrol
Retail Price: 45.00

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
Anitra's Dance
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Another Look At The Diminished Chord
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Autumn (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: 55.00

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
Back Alley Shuffle
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Back Bone
Retail Price: 95.00

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 Street Blues
Retail Price: 95.00

Duration 3:30  standard jazz ensemble  
Back To The Basement
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Bashful Albert
Retail Price: 45.00

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
Retail Price: 56.00

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 (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: 55.00

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
Basie-Straight Ahead (Educational Version - Simplified)
Retail Price: 52.00

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)
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Between Races
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Big Block Blues
Retail Price: 45.00

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
Big Cat Groove
Retail Price: 45.00

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
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Bill's Thrills
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Bird, The
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Blue Brews
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Blue Note Special
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Blue Samuel
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Blues For A Workshop
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Blues For The 'Wee' One
Retail Price: 95.00

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
Blues For Three Brothers
Retail Price: 45.00

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
Retail Price: 56.00

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
Blues To Begin With
Retail Price: 52.00

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
Blues Train
Retail Price: 42.00

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
Retail Price: 45.00

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)
Blues-1, Band-0 (The Final Score)
Retail Price: 56.00

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