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Absolutely, Positively All In For The Blues All's Well That Ends Well
Absolutely, Positively
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All In For The Blues
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All's Well That Ends Well
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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) 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) 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)
Alyssa Amen (w/Full Recording CD) American Patrol
Alyssa
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Amen (w/Full Recording CD)
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American Patrol
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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 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 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
Arroz Con Pollo Autumn (w/Full Recording CD) Back And Forth
Arroz Con Pollo
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Autumn (w/Full Recording CD)
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Back And Forth
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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 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 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)
Back Street Blues Bashful Albert Basque In The Sun
Back Street Blues
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Bashful Albert
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Basque In The Sun
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Duration 3:30  standard jazz ensemble   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 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
Big Block Blues Big Cat Groove Blues For Three Brothers
Big Block Blues
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Big Cat Groove
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Blues For Three Brothers
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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) 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 With A View Bossa Bonito Bottom Line Blues
Blues With A View
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Bossa Bonito
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Bottom Line Blues
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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) 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) 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)
Bridge To Somewhere, A Brouhaha Cavanaugh Bay
Bridge To Somewhere, A
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Brouhaha
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Cavanaugh Bay
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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 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 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)
Cerulean Blue Child Is Born, A Chili Pepper 101
Cerulean Blue
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Child Is Born, A
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Chili Pepper 101
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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) 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)
Christmas The Joy & Spirit Chromatic Probiotic Cole Minor Blues
Christmas The Joy & Spirit
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Chromatic Probiotic
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Cole Minor Blues
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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 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
Crunch Time Double Play Easin' Along
Crunch Time
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Double Play
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Easin' Along
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This piece utilizes a variety of rhythmic figures commonly seen in swing charts, and employs a tuneful melody supported by a simple, yet effective chord progression and solid orchestration. Designed to make developing groups sound their best, it features flexible instrumentation, very accessible brass ranges, completely notated rhythm parts, and a nice sax soli for a piece that is great fun to play and hear. Written or ad lib solos are provided for 1st Alto and 1st Trumpet. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Professional composer Carl Strommen has followed up his bestselling Line Drive with another great chart sporting a baseball title; this one refers to alternating two and four feels. As the chart repeatedly switches between a buoyant half-note pulse and a driving swing feel, the result is reminiscent of the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Written or ad lib solos for trumpet and tenor create a combo-like setting within the big band context that's well within the grasp of developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:50.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Since the voicings in this arrangement are primarily linear, weaker players will have an opportunity to learn by listening -- most lines are doubled so that stronger players will be able to support the parts of players with less confidence or experience.  standard jazz ensemble
El Baile (The Dance) El Camino El Chupacabra
El Baile (The Dance)
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El Camino
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El Chupacabra
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Kendor continues its tradition of publishing accessible jazz charts that have integrity and style with this selection for developing groups set in a bright Latin feel. The introduction played by piano, bass and cowbell sets the stage for this spirited and authentic original. Suggested solos and percussion fills are provided for players less experienced in the Latin style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes The catchy groove in this original will have your audiences tapping their feet while offering developing bands a chance to hone their Latin skills. Brass ranges are moderate, rhythm section parts are fully notated, and 2nd Trumpet has a written solo. Friendly chord progressions in the two solo sections can be negotiated using notes from just one scale, and an ensemble passage that moves from a whisper to a roar is a special highlight. Latin percussion instruments -- congas, timbales, bongos, shaker, cowbell, etc. -- can be added if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes We welcome California jazz educator Mike Dana to the Kendor family of writers with this spirited Latin original for developing groups. Containing reasonable ranges and rhythmic figures, plus an exciting ending that will grab your audience, this will be a perfect closer! It offers room for two soloists who can really stretch out and explore the scales provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 4:15  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
El Final Del Verano (The End Of Summer) Estancia Fancy Pants
Estancia
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Fancy Pants
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You'll definitely want to add this relaxed salsa chart to your library! Either 1st Trumpet or lead alto can be featured by playing the catchy melody supported by sophisticated harmonic content. The composer offers excellent rehearsal suggestions that will allow you and your students to get the most out of this well written Latin excursion for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This solid bossa/rock tune for developing groups starts and ends strong. Crisp brass punctuations, a steady 8/8 feel, and an expandable solo section are highlights. For soloists lacking the confidence or experience to improvise, written lines for all instruments are provided on a solo sheet that comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) Brass and sax unisons, easy figures and a rich harmonic structure will make this a big hit with everyone. The primary solo is reserved for trumpet (optional written solo provided), but piano adds some shorter solo lines and fills as well. Ensemble parts should be played light and tight for best results. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Fat Cat First Reunion Follow My Lead
Fat Cat
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First Reunion
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Follow My Lead
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This solid swing tune featuring an open solo section, modest brass ranges, and lots of full-ensemble scoring comes with a sheet of written solo lines for all instrument types for players with little or no improvisation experience. In his score notes, Doug cautions that horns should strive for a well-balanced sound in all ensemble sections, resisting the temptation to overblow. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) This contemporary Latin original for developing groups will showcase your band's ability to generate excitement, while also including some subtle musical effects. The rhythm section's driving groove will energize the horn section and the audience. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for tenor saxophone and trumpet. For great contrast, the composer suggests programming this chart right after an opener or an up tempo swing chart. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:35.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Why not add this terrific tenor sax feature to your next program? Notated rhythms, abundant articulation and dynamic markings, and the written or ad lib tenor solo are highlights in this medium fast swing chart for developing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:00  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, & vibes
Footloose Free For All Front Burner
Footloose
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Free For All
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Front Burner
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The rhythm section must supply a solid, steady beat for this arrangement to sound well. A selection of written solos are provided for various instruments.  standard jazz ensemble Set in a moderate swing style, this solidly scored original by film composer Lennie Niehaus is a welcome addition to developing jazz ensemble literature. A strong introduction sets up the melody, which contains lots of variety and developmental material. Then a brief interlude announces the open solo section containing written and/or ad lib solos followed by a shout chorus before the D.S. al Coda. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This dynamic blues shuffle offers optional written solos for alto, tenor, trumpet and/or trombone; the piano player has written solos at the beginning and end as well. For this chart to sound its best, the rhythm section must lay down a strong, swinging shuffle beat. Two 8-bar stop-time sequences demand all the authority and precision your band can muster. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:25.   standard jazz ensemble
Gandy Dancer Ghost Writer Glazed Over
Gandy Dancer
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Ghost Writer
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Glazed Over
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Named after a ski run in Vail, Colorado, this driving funk original with lots of audience appeal sports a solid introduction, tuneful melody and rich chord progression for developing groups. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Great ensemble work, solid voicings and a strong melody all combine to make this swing chart a great choice for developing groups. An open solo section with accessible chord changes further enhances the educational value, though written solos are provided for players lacking improvisation experience. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:54.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Here's a relaxed funk/rock original for developing groups that is guaranteed to be a hit at your next concert or festival appearance. It has two distinct sections and grooves, with a contrapuntal shout section that builds in intensity as it leads to a written or ad lib solo for trumpet. Since the entire harmonic background is built on the F7(#9) chord, your soloist can experiment with moving in and out of the tonality to create a sense of tension and release. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Good News! Heat's On, The Here Comes Everybody
Good News!
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Heat's On, The
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Here Comes Everybody
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This chart written especially for young groups includes a written or ad lib solo section that can be opened up for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone. Crisp and accented figures will keep the chart moving forward and a soft ensemble section that provides great contrast. Following the solo section, the ensemble enters softly and together!  standard jazz ensemble Adapted for developing players from the version recorded by Count Basie, this bright swing journey provides room for a written or ad lib tenor sax solo and an optional improvised solo for guitar. For bands who can handle it, taking a tempo that's faster than the one indicated (quarter note = 208) will kick the excitement level up a notch! Duration 3:30.    standard jazz ensemble Originally scored in the late 1970's for the San Francisco Symphony Summer Workshop Jazz Band and recently updated for publication, this fantastic flag-waver for developing groups is the perfect program opener or closer. Set in a driving up-tempo swing feel, solos for alto sax and trumpet can be negotiated using the notes of a single scale. You'll also find some infectious sax section playing and a roaring shout chorus. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Hint Of Mint, A Hope Swings Eternal Hugh's Blues
Hint Of Mint, A
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Hope Swings Eternal
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Hugh's Blues
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This well-scored swing original for developing groups offers accessibility without compromise. A mix of unisons and orchestrated parts instills confidence, and solo space (written or ab lib) is provided for any instrument. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:20 without additional solos.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) This solid original for developing groups contains all the great features we've come to expect from this talented writer. A series of musical motives are layered to create an interesting effect. Optional solos (as written or ad lib) are provided for alto sax, tenor sax, bari sax, trumpet and/or trombone. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes A pleasing melody with dense ensemble scoring, well-articulated swing figures, and a written or ad lib solo section for all make this fresh original a definite program winner for developing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
I Beeped When I Should Have Bopped Island Sunrise Isle Of View
Island Sunrise
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Isle Of View
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Here's an easy, straight-ahead swing chart that has it all -- an abundance of basic figures, a clever melody, written or ad lib open solo section and plenty of full ensemble work. Duration 3:33.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Combining a pensive melody and rich harmonies, this beautiful easy level rock ballad is the perfect showcase for trumpet soloist. The solo part is entirely written out (no improvisation required), and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes are included. Duration 2:33.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes This engaging rock ballad featuring a trumpet soloist (scored for 5 trumpets) boasts a beautiful melody backed by lush ensemble writing. It includes a written or ad lib section for the soloist, a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson, and is playable by 11-17 players. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Jackpot Jamie Jazz Gym Blues
Jackpot
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Jamie
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Jazz Gym Blues
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Set in a moderate swing feel, this chart contains nearly everything a developing jazz ensemble needs to take their performances to the next level. Developmental material is offered in the first two choruses before transitioning to the solo choruses, where suggested solos for numerous instruments can be played verbatim or used as guides for embellishing or improvising. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have A Nice Day (Daybreak Records), this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a whisper. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble with 2 F horns & tuba; 2nd Tenor Sax has opt. flute double  The title for this chart comes from the idea that every good rehearsal is like a workout - that during a jazz rehearsal, the band room becomes something of a jazz gymnasium. This straight-ahead blues gives young players a good workout on some of the most fundamental elements of the swing style. An open solo section provides a chance for students to get their feet wet in the improvisation area as solo sheets are provided for all instruments. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:02.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Kick It Up Latin Nights Likely Suspect
Kick It Up
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Latin Nights
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Likely Suspect
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A solid rhythmic groove and a lyrical melody join forces in this driving Latin chart that emulates the music of Horace Silver. Rich ensemble voicings and an open solo section over easy changes make it a perfect teaching vehicle for young groups; sample solos are included for all. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:08.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Here's a great Latin-rock original for developing groups with written or ad lib solos for trumpet and alto or tenor sax. Rehearsal suggestions include a detailed note-grouping analysis that will help players better understand sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:45.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (cabasa or maracas, claves) & vibes A driving funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression give this chart for developing groups plenty of audience appeal. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for alto and tenor sax. It's playable by 10-17 players, and each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Little Blues, Please, A Little Brown Jug Little Frog
Little Blues, Please, A
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Little Brown Jug
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Little Frog
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This is an easy version of the blues with a slight harmonic twist. Almost all of the work here is performed by sections rather than the full ensemble. This chart doesn't call for great dynamic range or intricate technique. Instead, playing in good "time" through the individual solo and section features is the priority. Solos can be opened up to all; optional written solos are provided.  standard jazz ensemble First released in 1954, this setting of the 19th-century folk song popularized by Glenn Miller in 1939 begins with an 8-bar marcato intro before settling into the familiar swing groove. The thematic build is gradual and dramatic -- saxes alone, then saxes with trombones, then saxes, trombones and trumpets together -- and the finishing shout is loud and strong. All rhythm section parts are fully notated, brass ranges are very accessible, and no improvisation is required. Duration 2:05  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 3 saxes, 3 brass plus rhythm section) with opt. tuba & vibes This Latin bossa nova is ideal for bands at the easy level. The lyrical melody gives way to some exciting ensemble work that will make this a favorite of bands and audiences alike. Inspired by the Brazilian jazz standard, The Frog, written by João Donato, the melody is a simple but catchy one that is negotiable by less experienced players. Sample solos for all are provided, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Lonely Street Long Lost Friend Looking South
Lonely Street
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Long Lost Friend
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Looking South
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Recorded in 1967 by Count Basie & His Orchestra on the album Basie Straight Ahead, this beautiful tune featuring alto sax includes written solo lines for players lacking improvisation confidence or experience. Covering the full range of dynamics from pianissimo to fortissimo, playing this music with sensitivity and a well-supported sound is vital.     features alto sax; standard jazz ensemble With a haunting melody and lush voicings, this beautiful rock ballad is the perfect showcase for solo alto sax, trumpet or trombone. Solo sheets for less experienced soloists are provided. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes Scored in a breezy bossa nova style, this chart features irresistible rhythms, a winding melody and a logical chord progression. Written or ad lib solo space is given to trombone. The rest of the band has lots of unisons, giving developing bands ample opportunity to work on intonation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Loose Change Lost Star Lucky Boy
Loose Change
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Lost Star
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Lucky Boy
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Obtaining a good blend is always difficult with an open sax voicing such as the one in measure 73; it may take several attempts to achieve this. This arrangement also uses the voicing of 1st Alto Sax in prime unison with 1st Trumpet during ensemble sections. As for dynamics, remember to increase volume when ascending the scale and decrease it when descending the scale.  standard jazz ensemble The first 12 measures of this chart require good balance and presence from the rhythm section (preferably electric). A nice and full dynamic change at measures 29 and 61 is necessary, and the saxophone countermelody in the last ensemble section (measure 61) should be strongly played and clearly heard.  Features Tenor; standard jazz ensemble Here's a fun and accessible original to acclimate your big band to the bossa nova style. Composed especially for developing groups, the chart features a memorable melody and an irresistible groove throughout. Abundant articulations and dynamics will help aspiring jazz players deliver an authentic Latin style performance. Highlights include a written or ad lib solo for trumpet, a great sax section soli, and a roaring shout chorus for a strong finish. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Make Mine Minor Maximum Trajectory May's Way
Make Mine Minor
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Maximum Trajectory
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May's Way
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Written for developing groups, this moderate swing original presents a wealth of teaching material at an accessible level. A tuneful theme leads to an open written-or-ad-lib solo section, followed by a rousing shout and coda that recaps the opening material. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30 without additional solos.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 9-17 players), plus opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba, and vibes Featuring an appealing modal feel throughout and plenty of sectional and ensemble block voicings, this fast swing original assigns the written or ad lib solo to tenor sax. Great care has been taken to provide frequent articulations and dynamics for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes Written to coincide with Shelly Berg's successful Chop-Monster jazz language tutor, the sax duet writing in this blues original pays tribute to legendary big band writer Billy May. Saxes should strive to play scooped notes uniformly; lead alto may exaggerate the scoops a bit more than the other section members. Solo changes are provided for all instruments, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, F horn, tuba & vibes
Miles To Go Monk Lives Muscle Car
Miles To Go
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Monk Lives
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Muscle Car
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Here is a great easy level chart for teaching the swing idiom to young players. With an abundance of basic swing figures and articulations, a strong melody, and solid ensemble writing, this chart has everything young players need to understand this essential style. Written solos are provided and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This tribute to Thelonious Monk captures the spirit and sounds of his iconic jazz music. Blues-based changes, sax and brass solis, and an open solo section (written solos provided) are highlights. Duration 3:37.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes This chart is a happy, fun tune with a funky, infectious groove. Accessible, easy to read rhythms will help developing bands grasp the half-time funk feel. The suggested solos are offered as a guide, but players will have much more fun negotiating the changes with dominant scale or blues scale-based solos. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Add this to your library today - you, your band, and your audiences will be glad you did! Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Kovertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes 
New Rhumboogie Nicole Night Flower
New Rhumboogie
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Nicole
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Night Flower
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This irresistible Latin rock original has a happy attitude that's sure to catch the ears of developing jazz stars. The trumpet section is featured, and solos are provided for trumpet and tenor saxophone. Though written solos are offered, you should encourage your soloists to improvise since just one scale can be used to negotiate each solo section. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes In this appealing straight-8ths original for developing groups, the written solo for tenor sax takes center stage. Rhythm section parts are notated, and using electric guitar, piano and bass will help establish the intended sound. The whisper-quiet ending will leave a lasting impression on audiences.  standard jazz ensemble. Features Tenor Saxophone This arrangement combines two styles -- straight 8ths and a jazz 4/4 feel.  standard jazz ensemble
Once In Love One More For The Count Orange Sherbert
Once In Love
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One More For The Count
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Orange Sherbert
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This lovely ballad for developing groups is a tip-of-the-hat to the tuneful ballads of the 1940's and 1950's. Warm textures are created by the densely voiced chords and winding melody. Written or ad lib solo space is provided for trumpet. While the tempo and note values of a ballad are accessible in terms of technical and range demands, working on proper blend, balance, and nuance will sustain the interest of even the most seasoned groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Great writing in the Basie tradition is presented here for developing jazz musicians, featuring accessible brass ranges, notated rhythm section parts, and flexible instrumentation requirements. It even has Count Basie's signature piano figure at the end! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greason is included in each set. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Originally recorded in 1975 by Count Basie and titled because Basie loved to eat orange sherbert, this fresh setting features easy registers, strong jazz figures, and a bright, free-swinging style. A written or ad lib trumpet solo in the midsection and an ensemble shout before the final chord are highlights. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Paco's Canon Peppermint Tree Pequeno Bossa Loco
Paco's Canon
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Peppermint Tree
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Pequeno Bossa Loco
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In this unique Latin setting of Johann Pachelbel's most famous theme, written or ad lib solos are included for all, as well as a written piano solo. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn The attitude of this chart is similar to a television commercial -- play with steady rhythm and good balance, but not much dynamic range. The drummer must play with a strong attitude and use his/her part only as a guide. Although this chart moves along, play it smoothly with 8th notes sounding long rather than short.  standard jazz ensemble For a soothing change-of-pace bossa nova for the middle of your program, this original is a wise choice for developing groups. Programmed right after an uptempo swing chart or an energetic funk tune, this light and airy original will project a sophisticated straight eighth-note feel with subtle harmonic shadings and delicate counterpoint. This is a great exercise in restraint for the band that is guaranteed to please audiences. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Pescados Frescos Ping Pong Playin' The Blues
Pescados Frescos
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Ping Pong
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Playin' The Blues
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Here's a great chart with a catchy montuno groove. You'll find plenty of helpful articulations and notated rhythm parts, and the composer offers detailed rehearsal suggestions designed to streamline preparation. Although scored with accessibility in mind, it will help developing groups master sectional independence, balance, blend, and dynamic contrast. Written or ad lib solos are given to alto, trombone, and drums. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Are you looking for a solid, sophisticated chart that is accessible to aspiring jazz musicians? Well, your search is over. Film writer Lennie Niehaus knows how to make developing players sound their best. The title of this cleverly conceived original refers to the conversational interplay between the sax and brass sections, and it includes a chorus where everyone plays a soli in unison, a writing device used effectively by Bill Holman, Rob McConnell, and others. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration ca. 4:05.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes This chart for developing groups is an even-8th-note moderate rock chart with an on-the-beat feel in the melody. Written or ad lib solos are offered for sax,trumpet and trombone, and a detailed note-grouping analysis is provided so that all players think in terms of the same sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:00.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (tambourine, wood block) & vibes
Pop Goes The Chili Pepper Prayer Meetin' Quality Time
Pop Goes The Chili Pepper
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Prayer Meetin'
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Quality Time
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This addition to the ever-popular Chili Pepper series finds the Pepper visiting some familiar musical territory when a Latin groove is applied to the traditional children's tune Pop Goes The Weasel. Crisp articulations throughout are essential. Written lines for all instruments are provided for the expandable solo section, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:46.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) Featuring piano in a familiar gospel-flavored role, this original for developing groups has been skillfully orchestrated so as to support, but never eclipse, the sound of the soloist. The majority of the piano part is notated to assist developing players, and the repetitive groove will keep everybody's toes tapping from start to finish. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) This accessible ballad in the style of Count Basie emphasizes lyricism, lush harmonies, unified phrasing and a wide range of dynamics. Composed for developing big bands, it features a memorable melody throughout. While written solos for trumpet and trombone are included, improvising over easy chord progressions is encouraged. Featuring Kendor Konvertible scoring for 9-17 players, the chart includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Reachin' For A Rainbow Remembering Thad Repeat After Me
Reachin' For A Rainbow
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Remembering Thad
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Repeat After Me
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Play this chart with a crisp feel, treating short notes very short. In measures 18-19, 26-27 and 62-63 the 3rd and 4th Trumpet parts can be lowered if the written lines are too demanding.  standard jazz ensemble Duration 3:49.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn, tuba & vibes Written in the style of the great Count Basie, this chart is full of wonderful teaching opportunities for developing groups. Simple, yet effective ensemble writing, blues-based changes, and a swinging groove make this one a winner. A solo sheet with optional written lines and changes is provided for all instruments, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:56.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Rock On (w/Full Recording CD) Rock Solid Rockin' The Boat
Rock On (w/Full Recording CD)
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Rock Solid
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Rockin' The Boat
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Rock On is written in a medium-up tempo Rock-Boogaloo style. The solo section features the tenor saxophone but can be opened up for any instrument. The very easy solo changes and the style are ideal to encourage young players. Then the whole band continues with an impressive ensemble section and a short coda. Rock On is based on the etude with the same name from Jim Snidero´s "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: F (top of staff). Grade 2-3 Reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan songs of the 1980's, this tuneful, fun-to-play adventure for developing groups features a variety of common rock figures and written or ad lib solos for any saxophone. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 5:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes Here's a dynamic rock original featuring basic rock figures and a catchy melody. Easy changes with written solos round out this entertaining package for developing jazz ensembles. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:40.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Room 806 Rooster Tail Rush Hour
Room 806
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Rooster Tail
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Rush Hour
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This terrific chart features a crowd-pleasing shuffle groove. Developing jazz musicians will experience contrasting dynamics and solid scoring techniques that will make them sound their best. The "horns- alone" ensemble statement creates a riveting moment in this original work that places your 1st Trombonist in the solo role before yielding to a rousing shout chorus. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:45  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes You'll definitely want to add this terrific Latin chart to your library for developing groups. The hard-driving groove will energize your band as it navigates through smooth melodies and a catchy ostinato pattern played by the rhythm section. Trumpet and alto saxophone are the designated soloists before the chart yields to an exciting shout section featuring both block voicings and contrapuntal answering effects. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This solidly scored chart was originally recorded at the world famous Lighthouse Cafe by the Lennie Niehaus Octet on a compact disc entitled Sunday Afternoon At Hermosa Beach. This big band version for advancing groups features interesting material, development, and motives. It also contains conversational exchanges between the ensemble and drummer. Solo sheets are provided for C, Eb and Bb instruments, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Samantha Seismic Strut Smack Dab In The Middle
Samantha
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Seismic Strut
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Smack Dab In The Middle
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In its original version, this contemporary ballad featured alto sax soloist -- here tenor sax is the star -- but the rich harmonic character and lyrical qualities of the professional version have been retained. Developing players will need to practice the split triplets since they give the tune its loose, relaxed feeling; but that work will be well rewarded at concert time. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:10.  standard jazz ensemble A spirited Latin rock chart always serves as a great change-of-pace in programs where swing charts predominate. This one showcases all sections and contains an accessible melody. The solo section is designed to allow the featured player to improvise using only two scales, C and Bb Dorian. A suggested solo is also provided for less experienced players. A rousing shout chorus caps off the chart. Each set comes with a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Duration 3:00  standard jazz ensemble  
Softly From My Window Southern Charm Squares Be Gone
Softly From My Window
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Southern Charm
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Squares Be Gone
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In this beautiful showcase for alto saxophone, the overall performance can be loose but must convey great warmth. Brass section volume during background passages should be kept to a minimum. The pyramids in the introduction and at measure 37 will need to be more pronounced.  standard jazz ensemble Every concert or festival program needs a great ballad that features a talented member of the band. This delightful piece features alto saxophone, and is written so that the melody is situated in the most comfortable and resonant range of the instrument. The ensemble accompaniment is robust, though very accessible, and the band alternates between swing and straight eighth-notes, something that's very common in more advanced jazz ballads. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes This bright swing original with a singable melody, written or ad lib solos for tenor saxophone and piano, and a couple solo spots for the drummer, is a great pick for developing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 2:10.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
St. Kitts Steep & Deep Stuck In A Groove
St. Kitts
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Steep & Deep
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Stuck In A Groove
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Here's an accessible original featuring a tuneful melody and a variety of common calypso rhythmic figures. This chart, designed to make developing groups sound their best, includes thoughtfully prepared rhythm section parts to ensure stylistic authenticity. Each set includes solo sheets for C, Bb, Eb and bass clef instruments, and 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 & vibes Given the widespread popularity and accessibility of his funk charts, you'll love this Jeff Jarvis original for developing groups. A solid introduction sets up the tuneful melody, and the funk groove is coupled with a rich chord progression that provides plenty of audience appeal. Solo sheets for Eb, Bb, C and Bass Clef instruments are offered for the open solo section, and each set also includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, and vibes If you need a solid, accessible moderate swing chart for your developing jazz band, look no further. This one has lots of variety and developmental material that will strengthen the skill set of all players. The beginning features a trumpet and alto sax soli reminiscent of the bebop sound pioneered by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker in the mid-1940s. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Sugar Train Sugar Valley Sweets
Sugar Train
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Sugar Valley
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Sweets
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This engaging, straight-ahead swinger for developing groups is dedicated to two tenor saxophone giants: Stanley Turrentine, whose biggest hit was Sugar, and John Coltrane, affectionately known as "Trane." Perfect as on opener, this chart features flexible instrumentation to accommodate any young group. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration ca. 3:10.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Pairing altos with trumpets and tenors with trombones makes this easy swinger a really sweet ride for young bands! A written or ad lib solo for tenor sax brings sparkle to the midsection before an easy-goin' ensemble section carries the chart to a quiet conclusion.   standard jazz ensemble Dedicated to legendary jazz trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, this chart is a happy conversation between the band and the soloist. To achieve a good blend, all dynamics are in the mezzo forte range, with articulations playing a very important role as well.  Features Trumpet; standard jazz ensemble
Swing Time Swingin' On Down That Warm Feeling
Swing Time
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Swingin' On Down
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That Warm Feeling
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This swingin' blues for developing groups features a moderate tempo, written or ad lib solos for trumpet and alto, and a series of solo fills by the drummer that create a dramatic conversation with the band. Rehearsal suggestions include a detailed note-grouping analysis is provided so that all players think in terms of the same sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:00.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (bongos) & vibes Duration 4:15  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Performed by the great Count Basie Orchestra, this gentle swing ballad starring piano in the solo role features a big, dramatic climax just past the midpoint that'll be the highpoint of any concert program. Careful attention to dynamics, articulations, balance and blend is critical for best results. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble with 2 F horns & tuba
That's How We Roll This One's For Ned Time To Testify
That's How We Roll
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This One's For Ned
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Time To Testify
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A guaranteed way to engage an audience is to play a powerful shuffle chart - this one is the perfect choice. An added feature is the "a cappella" horns-alone passage in the middle of the piece. A richly scored ensemble chorus showcases the dynamic range of the band right after the solo section, which features alto sax and trumpet on chord changes based on two blues scales. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Dedicated to Ned Corman, director of The Commission Project, this tenor saxophone feature pulls from the tradition of great blues tenor players like Stanley Turrentine and Gene Ammons. Listening to recordings of these players will give your soloist an idea of the personality and conviction that will guarantee a winning performance. Contrasting dynamics and solid ensemble writing are also hallmarks of this hard-swinging shuffle original for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This tuneful, accessible gospel tune for developing groups is sure to find its way into many big band folders. Opening with a short notated alto solo, it kicks into a strong groove that will energize your next concert program. The solo section has very accessible chord changes, and frequent articulations are provided for the horns. The rhythm parts are an integral part of the arrangement, not merely an afterthought, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, and vibes
To Love Again Tomorrow's Memories Top Dog
To Love Again
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Tomorrow's Memories
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Top Dog
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This beautiful piano feature for developing groups offers a fully-notated part for the soloist along with a big band accompaniment that perfectly complements the gentle melodies. Programming this ballad will add an ideal change of pace to any concert or festival program. Most importantly, this feature will work great whether you have a skilled jazz pianist or a soloist who's more of a classical player. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) This beautiful ballad for developing groups features alto saxophone with an emphasis on lyricism and rich harmonies. Solos may be improvised or played as written, and additional highlights include a double time section, a solidly scored ensemble chorus, and lots of confidence-building unison figures. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes This high-energy swingin' blues is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! Scored for developing groups, it places strong emphasis on ensemble work, including a ‘horns alone' chorus and a swinging sax soli. A written or ad lib solo is included for trumpet, and a rousing shout chorus brings this piece to an exciting finish. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Tres Picos Tricky Sticks Undercover Bossa
Tres Picos
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Tricky Sticks
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Undercover Bossa
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A solid rhythmic groove and a lyrical melody combine to create the foundation of this driving Latin chart. Rich ensemble voicings and an open solo section over easy changes make this a perfect vehicle for teaching the Latin style. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:33.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Here is a fun chart that provides the perfect vehicle to spotlight the unsung hero of the big band - the drummer. Mindful of the traditions established by such legends as Mel Lewis, Louis Bellson, Sonny Payne, Buddy Rich, and Harold Jones, great learning material is presented for developing groups by including a variety of textures and making effective use of softer dynamics, roaring ensemble work, and saxophone soli passages. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson.Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes  This breezy bossa nova for developing groups employs a tuneful melody, a sophisticated chord progression, and a solid orchestration. It includes written or ad lib solos for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:05  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes
Vila Real When The Saints Go Marchin' In Whole Enchilada, The
Vila Real
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Whole Enchilada, The
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Named after an ancient town in western Portugal, this Metheny-esque Latin number combines a strong melody, solid ensemble work and an open solo section (written solos provided for all). The irresistible groove will make it a favorite of bands and audiences alike. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:26.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) The swingin' unison vocal featuring all wind players is the definite highlight in this vintage arrangement of 1955! Both before and after that rousing chorus, sax and brass solis and strong ensemble shouts give this old favorite plenty of momentum and sparkle. All rhythm section parts are fully notated, brass ranges are very accessible, and no improvisation is required. Duration 2:15  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 3 saxes, 3 brass plus rhythm section) with opt. tuba & vibes From the opening notes to the final chord, this exciting Latin original features a strong melody, open solo space for all (written or ad lib), and plenty of full ensemble work. Duration 3:05.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes
Wind Dancer
Wind Dancer
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This accessible R&B original features a variety of rhythmic figures commonly used in rock and funk charts, with lush harmonies that support the memorable melody to give your developing band a very sophisticated sound. The solo section features alto and tenor sax playing as-written or ad lib lines. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble (for 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes