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17 Mile Drive 702 Shuffle Absolutely Awesome
17 Mile Drive
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702 Shuffle
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Absolutely Awesome
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Inspired by the scenic grandeur of California's Monterey Peninsula as seen from the road that hugs the Pacific coastline there, this catchy rock shuffle for advancing groups grooves from start to finish. A memorable melody, contemporary harmonic techniques, and solo space for tenor complete this satisfying excursion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:15  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn   Need a great opener or a burning closer? This chart will take care of either spot on the program. With a strong melody, an irresistible groove and solid ensemble work, this imaginative jazz shuffle will work perfectly in any program. The written or ad lib open solo section (solo sheets provided for all) allows plenty of room for advancing players to stretch out. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble 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
All In All Of Me All's Well In Wellington
All In
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All Of Me
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All's Well In Wellington
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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 First written and recorded in 1931, through the years this great standard has been performed and/or recorded by such jazz legends as Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and others too numerous to name. In this medium-tempo combo setting, solos can be played by any or all horns and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.   3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section 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
And The Band Played On Anitra's Dance Another Lazy Day
And The Band Played On
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Anitra's Dance
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Another Lazy Day
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This jazz waltz version of the popular 1895 song is a great feature for solo flugelhorn (4th Trumpet). The wide dynamic contrasts are real attention-getters, and the trademark Kubis sound permeates this warm orchestration. An open solo section is included in this chart for advancing groups, and a guitar chord chart by James Greeson comes with each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble, altos on flute With the first half of this arrangement written as a conventional waltz in 3/4 and the second half scored in 4/4 swing, this great classic for augmented jazz ensemble calls for clean, crisp articulations throughout. A long, gradual crescendo after the midpoint culminates in a dramatic climax before moving toward a quiet finish. No solo work is required and rhythm section parts are fully notated.  standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba, and triangle/bells/xylophone Written for the great Count Basie band in 1971, this alto sax feature in a warm, downtempo ballad setting provides written lines for the soloist so players with limited improvisation experience can still carry the day. An 8-bar ad lib solo for piano is also included, and rhythm section parts are notated.   standard jazz ensemble plus tuba & 2 F horns
Another Look At The Diminished Chord Around The Horn Back Alley Shuffle
Around The Horn
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Back Alley Shuffle
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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 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 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
Backdraft Basie-Straight Ahead (Educational Version - Simplified) Beach Bossa (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Backdraft
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Alternating between 3/4 and 4/4 feels, this catchy funk tune for advancing groups features clever piano comping, punchy bass lines, and fun single-note guitar comping. Solos with accessible chord changes are provided for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone. Guitar or piano can also take solos if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble 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 The title is perfect for the cool, laidback feel of this bossa nova original for advancing groups. Melodic motives are assigned to the full ensemble and to various sections of the band. Written or ad lib solos are provided for alto saxophone and flugelhorn. This is an ideal change-of-pace chart for your next performance. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Bill's Thrills Bistro Latino Blue
Bill's Thrills
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Bistro Latino
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Blue
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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 Named after a popular Latin dance club in New York City that recently closed, this authentic salsa original is a showstopper in every way! After opening with a dynamic tutti unison, it features two Latin styles, songo and samba. Songo rhythms are most commonly heard in salsa music and employ lots of syncopation supported by a repetitious, but always moving rhythm section background. The samba rhythm used in the interlude features lush, modern voicings. Solo space is reserved for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; a member of the rhythm section could also solo. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble Written in memory of the legendary Blue Mitchell and recorded by Louie Bellson on London Scene, this wistful ballad by Bobby Shew is a beautiful showcase for flugelhorn or trumpet soloist. Care must be taken to ensure that the band plays in a supporting role and does not overshadow the soloist. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet; section trumpets double on flugelhorn
Blue Sesame Blues To Begin With Borodin-Bongos-Brass
Blue Sesame
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Blues To Begin With
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Borodin-Bongos-Brass
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Here's a great cool swing chart for advancing groups reminiscent of the music of Stanley Turrentine and Cannonball Adderley. Although it employs the blues scale, it is not a blues. Ad lib solos are offered to tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. When exaggerating the articulations and dynamics, your group will create a lot of musical excitement! Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 6:20.  standard jazz ensemble 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 Opening with a light waltz in the style intended by Borodin, the music gives way to a medium swing style featuring bucket-muted brass and sax section solis. For best results, good breath support and sensitivity to dynamic changes are recommended.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (xylophone, opt. bells)
Bossa For Strayhorn Boz Calle Ocho
Bossa For Strayhorn
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Boz
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Calle Ocho
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Inspired by the great music written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington organization, this very accessible, yet harmonically inventive bossa for advancing groups features solo alto sax emulating the note bends and phrasings made famous by the late great Johnny Hodges. Written solo lines and chord symbols are provided to accommodate soloists with and without improvisation experience, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15..  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and vibes Given the widespread popularity and accessibility of Jeff Jarvis' infectious funk charts, you'll love this spirited original for advancing groups that pays tribute to the legendary songwriter/performer Boz Scaggs. Featuring material reminiscent of his great music of the 1970's and 1980's, the chart includes open solo space for alto and tenor sax. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble Take a musical journey through Miami's "Little Havana" in this cha-cha for advancing groups. The title refers to 8th Street, South Florida's salsa capital, where you'll find an abundance of Cuban cultural attractions. This chart features a strong melody and solid orchestration, supported by authentic Latin harmonies and rhythms. To ensure the proper groove, the piano montunos are fully notated with chord symbols provided. Written or ad lib solos are offered for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Cappuccino Freeway Cardinal Shuffle, The Carnaby Street
Cappuccino Freeway
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Cardinal Shuffle, The
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Carnaby Street
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Serving as an excellent introduction to the samba style, the open solo section in this well-crafted original features a two-chord vamp that allows plenty of stretching room for any number of soloists. Playing the syncopated figures without rushing will be the greatest challenge. Brass ranges are modest, rhythm section parts are notated, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) With solo space provided for trumpet, this terrific swing shuffle with solid orchestration will help any advancing group sound its very best! Ample horn articulations are provided throughout, and audiences will love the surprise ending when the roaring shout chorus shifts suddenly to a quiet conclusion. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes  Penned in 1967 as part of Nestico's larger tribute to Doc Severinsen and adapted here for developing groups, this enduring rock favorite from Doc's Holiday includes as-written-or-ad-lib solos for 1st and 2nd Trumpet. The tempo is medium, the top trumpet note is a very accessible Bb4, and rhythm section parts are fully notated.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns & tuba
Case In Point Cathy's Song Check Your Swing
Case In Point
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Cathy's Song
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Check Your Swing
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You'll definitely want to add this terrific swing chart to your library, especially given the overwhelmingly positive response to this composer's previous publications! The catchy melody has some compelling harmonic twists, trumpet and tenor sax are given solo space while the rest of the ensemble reminds us what big band music is all about. Plenty of articulations and dynamic contrasts are included throughout this well crafted original for advancing groups that is guaranteed to elicit a great audience response. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet The combination of Bob Lark's beautiful melody and Thomas Matta's lush orchestration creates this great showcase for your flugelhorn (or trumpet) soloist. The fully notated solo part includes chord changes for experienced improvisers. Reasonable ranges make this ballad accessible to medium level groups, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:10  standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Flugelhorn or Trumpet & opt. vibes; section trumpets (4) double on flugelhorn Here's one to ensure your swing chops are in good working order. Commissioned by noted jazz educator Dr. John Bradley, this chart is a wonderful vehicle for sharpening both ensemble and solo skills. Written solos for all are provided on a supplementary part, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:42.  standard jazz ensemble
Chi Chi Chili Pepper Christmas, A Chill Factor
Chi Chi
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Chili Pepper Christmas, A
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Chill Factor
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In this uptempo adaptation of the great bebop classic for developing groups, solos are assigned to alto sax and trumpet, with some written solo lines provided to help players lacking extensive improvisation experience. In addition, the rhythm section parts are fully notated and brass ranges are moderate (C5 trumpet, F4 trombone).  Duration 2:30.   standard jazz ensemble Though it took some time and real effort to convince the famous Chili Pepper to tackle the concept of holiday music, it's finally a reality! Featuring three great classics -- I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High and Jingle Bells -- this samba style medley at the medium level is a joyous celebration of the holidays. While improvisation is certainly encouraged, sheets with written solo lines for both open sections are included with each set. Duration 5:42.  standard jazz ensemble If you're in the market for an uptempo modal blues chart that is sure to light up your audience, this one is definitely up to the task. Written for advancing groups, it has great chord changes and an engaging saxophone soli. Combine that with interesting rhythm section figures, solos for tenor saxophone and drums, and a roaring shout chorus, and you've got a winning recipe for a standing ovation! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet, 4th Bass Trombone & guitar parts
Chordally Yours Chris' Tune Comin' Through The Rye
Chordally Yours
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Chris' Tune
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Comin' Through The Rye
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This hard swinging original for advancing groups evenly distributes interesting chords, inventive form, and a catchy melodic line between the sax and brass sections. Sheets with chord changes for C, Bb and Eb instruments are provided for the open solo section, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble Written for Jerry's son Christopher, this tuneful, even-8th ballad for advancing groups features flugelhorn throughout. It begins and ends with rubato style cadenzas. In between, the soloist has plenty of room to improvise or play the written solo lines provided. This is a great vehicle to showcase your star trumpet player at a jazz festival. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included, and rhythm section parts are notated. Duration ca. 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble; 1st Trumpet plays flugelhorn Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this version of the old Scottish favorite is set in a very relaxed two-beat feel that clears the way for everyone to focus on playing with exaggerated dynamic contrast and careful interpretation of articulations. The sounds of muted brass and bells in the closing moments provide a satisfying finish.       standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (vibes, bells)
Counting The Days Till Christmas Critical Mass (Out of Stock - Available Soon) Cutting Edge
Cutting Edge
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Ring in the holidays with this swingin' medley of O Christmas Tree, O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful. Solid voicings, Basie-style figures, and written or ad lib solos for all add up to a big winner for medium level groups. Duration 5:23.  standard jazz ensemble This tune will energize any big band program. Abundant articulations for horns, striking dynamic contrasts, and an expandable solo section are highlights. A chord chart for guitar is also included, and Jarvis invites the guitarist to play a key role by adding single-note comping patterns so the pianist can concentrate on chords.  standard jazz ensemble Commissioned by the North Fort Myers (FL) High School Jazz Knights, this appealing jazz journey features a balanced mix of unison and harmonized writing using rhythms that are essential to the swing style. The solo section may be opened up for as many solos as desired, and the drummer lays down a series of solo fills to bring everything to a satisfying close. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble
D'Ann Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy Danse Arabe
D'Ann
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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
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Danse Arabe
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This beautiful ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded by the SWR Big Band on the CD Fun Time. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; trumpets double on flugelhorn; alto (2) & tenor (1) saxes double on flute  In this popular arrangement of the holiday classic, solo piano introduces the famous melody in a legit style before a full-group rendering takes over. Playing with very crisp articulations and striking dynamic contrasts throughout is essential for best performance results.      standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (triangle, bells) From the first note to the last, solo oboe carries the day in this beautiful bossa nova setting of the famous classic. Though some brief ad lib opportunities are given, written solo lines are provided throughout. When everyone pays special attention to subtleties in phrasing and volume (the band must not overpower the soloist), the results will be very rewarding.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, maracas)
Deep Desafinado Dos Amigos
Deep
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Desafinado
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Dos Amigos
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Feature your drummer in this original work paying tribute to drummer Danny D'Imperio, whose experience is "deep" as he has played with Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, the Vanguard Orchestra and others. Utilizing a bright bebop feel, this chart was inspired by Victor Feldman's Seven Steps To Heaven, as recorded by Miles Davis. It's full of bebop vocabulary and has a challenging soli that lays well for saxophones. A guitar chord chart by James Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble Penned by Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1959, this famous bossa nova became a runaway American hit when sax artist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd recorded it for their 1962 album Jazz Samba. A year later Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance and the tune went 'gold' when record sales surpassed one million copies. In this adaptation for instrumental combo, rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued and no improvised solos are required.  3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section The title of this vibrant Latin rock original for advancing groups refers to the close professional and personal association shared by Chuck Mangione and Gerry Niewood during their many years of working together. Opening and closing with flugelhorn (or trumpet) and soprano (or alto) sax solis, the chart features optional solo space for all and a montuno-style section that spotlights the ensemble. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble; S(A)ATTB saxes, 2nd Trumpet doubles on Flugelhorn
Dr. Fox Ph.D Duly Noted El Centro
Dr. Fox Ph.D
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Duly Noted
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El Centro
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From the final recording by trumpet icon Maynard Ferguson (Maynard Ferguson - The One And Only Maynard Ferguson), this bright swing chart opens with a sizzling intro that tells everyone right away that they're in for an exciting ride! Though trumpet and alto sax are the designated soloists, the solo section can be opened up for more players if desired. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:49.  standard jazz ensemble While this swing original for advancing groups is a great choice for any concert, it's especially good for festival programs. Starting with a strong introduction and a Neal Hefti inspired melody, this power-packed chart grooves from start to finish. Short soli sections are included to showcase all three horn sections and the rhythm section has notated parts that lend solid support. Abundant articulations make for a very crisp, spirited performance that will get the attention of audiences and adjudicators. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:10.  standard jazz ensemble This electrifying salsa chart was commissioned by Robert Blazek's Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage, Illinois. A fiery rhythm section groove serves as the foundation for strong sax and brass lines. Brass figures should be crisp and well-articulated, but not clipped so short that the chord tones aren't clearly heard. The solo section is open to all, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
El Lobo Escape To Brazil Escola De Samba
El Lobo
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Escape To Brazil
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Escola De Samba
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Scored in a bright Latin style, this engaging original is designed to make advancing jazz ensembles sound their very best. For optimum results in achieving a stylistically authentic sound, the addition of claves, guiro and cowbell is suggested. The solo section provides ample opportunity for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; additional soloists may be added and background figures can be cued as desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble, opt. flute  This authentic Brazilian bossa for advancing groups is an appealing blend of gently syncopated rhythms and rich harmonies. Chord changes for the open solo section are included for alto, tenor, trumpet or trombone, and trumpets double on flugelhorn. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Jazz Ensemble of Kenmore, NY, this spirited Latin original for advancing groups is a real showstopper! The title in Portuguese means a samba school, referring to a club or dancing school. Throughout the year samba schools hold events, the most important being the annual spectacle known as Carnival. The groove here alternates between samba and partido alto rhythms. As the music plays, you can almost see the dancers in their elaborate, colorful costumes. The chart has been meticulously crafted to ensure that the rhythm section faithfully captures authentic Brazilian grooves. Solo space is reserved for alto sax and trumpet, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble
Esperanto Espionage In Andalusia Eye On The Prize
Esperanto
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Espionage In Andalusia
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Eye On The Prize
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Duration 5:15  standard jazz ensemble An intriguing, even-8th-note Latin groove serves as the perfect backdrop for a haunting melody and some wonderful ensemble work. An open solo section (written or ad lib) rounds out the package on this medium level chart. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' funk charts for big band, you're going to love this original for advancing groups. Solos are offered for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone, but can also be played by guitar and piano if desired. After the solo section, the drums and horns have a staccato section a la Tower of Power. Everyone has interesting and challenging parts to play throughout, and each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flutes (2) and vibes
Fancy Pants Fatback And Greens Filthy McNasty
Fancy Pants
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Fatback And Greens
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Filthy McNasty
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Originally recorded by Count Basie, then re-recorded in 2005 by the SWR Big Band CD Basie-cally Sammy, this medium tempo chart featuring a small combo within the jazz ensemble has an unconventional chord structure that players will enjoy. Solos are given to trombone and alto saxophone.  standard jazz ensemble, 1st alto/opt. flute, trumpets on flugelhorns Los Angeles-based jazz composer Jeff Jarvis has composed yet another tuneful funk chart for advancing groups that grooves from start to finish. This chart has all the characteristics that make Jarvis' best selling funk charts so popular with jazz bands everywhere. If you like Critical Mass, Honk, Old School, and Mohave Breakdown - then you've got to check this one out! It begins with a contemporary piano introduction, moving into a catchy melody presented initially in a two-part writing technique. Heavily syncopated piano comping, supported by staccato bass lines, will remind you of Tower of Power's bassist, Francis Rocco Prestia. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:10.  standard jazz ensemble In Horace Silver's own words, this sassy, bluesy shuffle with a bebop-style melody portrays "a mythical man of rather dubious character." An alto, trumpet and trombone trio give the opening and closing presentations of the theme, and each of those players carries a full-length solo chorus in between. A sustained band chord with ad lib flourishes by the trio brings everything to a dramatic, satisfying close. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble
For Once In My Life Forever Flower, The Friends From The Past
For Once In My Life
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Forever Flower, The
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Friends From The Past
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Featuring an expandable solo section for any or all horns and partially notated parts for the rhythm section, this easy swing setting of the famous Motown hit of the late 1960's practically plays itself.  3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section This accessible ballad, penned during Thad's later years in Denmark, is a rubato study in full-band expression. It opens with fortissimo brass, transitions to a quiet midsection showcasing saxes/woodwinds, then recaps the strong opening before going out very quietly with soprano (or alto) sax and trombones only in the final bars. No improvised solos are required. Duration 4:00.    standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; all saxes have opt. doubles: soprano (alto), alto (clarinet/flute), tenor (clarinet/flute), tenor (clarinet) & bari (bass clarinet) A lyrical melody and beautiful harmonies combine to create a poignant showcase for trumpet or flugelhorn soloist (written lines included for soloists lacking improvisation experience). Lush voicings encourage expressive solo playing, while the full ensemble sections deliver essential contrast. Rhythm section parts notated with chords cued. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
George's Samba Glow Green Good Time Charlie
George's Samba
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Glow Green
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Good Time Charlie
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Paying tribute to George Williams, a generous benefactor to the Deptford (NJ) High School music program, this buoyant Brazilian samba for advancing groups juxtaposes the feel of an intimate ensemble with that of a big band by featuring alto sax and trumpet against the jazz ensemble backdrop. The drum solo at the end can be opened up to include a variety of Latin percussion instruments if desired. Throughout this chart feelings of joy and exuberance should prevail. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes With a catchy half-time shuffle-funk feel and a wonderful harmonic structure, this medium level chart emulating the music of Herbie Hancock And The Headhunters (1970's) and The Robert Glasper Experiment will serve as a perfect change-of-pace number for any program. The open solo space (written or ad lib) provides good teaching opportunities and allows you to customize your performance according to the abilities of your band's personnel. Duration 3:58.  standard jazz ensemble Why not give your saxophone section some time in the spotlight with this moderate swing original from former Stan Kenton saxophonist/arranger Lennie Niehaus? Unison melodies, harmonized solis, and an open chorus for any and all members of the saxophone section are just a few features of this solidly scored chart for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set, and rhythm section parts consist of chords and slashes. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
Hard Bargain Hard Right Hay Burner
Hard Bargain
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Hard Right
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Hay Burner
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Great as a program opener or closer, this hard-driving swinger is punctuated by several spicy half-time funk passages that boost momentum and excitement from start to finish. Strong ensemble writing throughout is contrasted with two open solo sections -- one for brass, one for saxes and/or guitar -- with cued backgrounds. For players with little improvisation experience or confidence, written solos are included for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble This energetic swing original gives developing players the opportunity to experience the minor blues form. The strong melody and solid rhythmic groove complement the full ensemble work as intensity builds. Written or ad lib solos are provided for all instruments and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble From the Basie-Straight Ahead recording of 1968 featuring the legendary Count Basie, Harold Jones, Grover Mitchell, Marshall Royal and Freddie Green, highlights here include a recurring alto/trumpet duet, a sax section soli, trumpet plungers, piano solos, and an ensemble shout to take it all home. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus F horns (2) & tuba
Holy Habanero! Honk In A Brazilian Bone Tone
Holy Habanero!
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Honk
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In A Brazilian Bone Tone
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The infamous Chili Pepper may have met his match as the notorious Habanero takes center stage. The irresistible Latin feel and catchy melody make this chart great fun for the band and a surefire hit with the audience. The solo section may be opened up as desired (written lines provided for all), and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble Ever since the widespread popularity of the Jeff Jarvis' funk original, Critical Mass, requests for a sequel have been pouring in. At last, Jeff has composed and arranged "Honk", with all the characteristics that made its predecessor such a hit with jazz ensembles, only at a slightly more accessible level. Like Critical Mass, "Honk" begins with a contemporary sax section introduction, clearly placing your baritone saxophonist in the limelight while avoiding excessive technical demands. Everyone has interesting and challenging parts to play throughout. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble This exciting, uptempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar In A Mellow Tone or Rose Room chord changes. Trombones not only play the melody, but also the shout chorus, and each player in the section has changes for soloing. In his score notes, the composer suggests adding two or more Latin percussionists to the standard personnel when possible. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble
Indiana (Back Home Again In) It's Oh, So Nice J.B.
Indiana (Back Home Again In)
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It's Oh, So Nice
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J.B.
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Commissioned by the Jazz Celebration Big Band from Newtown Square (PA), this moderate swing adaptation for advancing groups has been expertly arranged by Jerry Nowak. A phrasing analysis that isolates effective note groupings and concepts that will inspire a more convincing performance is included. The solo sections feature sax, trombone and drums. Audiences will love this immediately recognizable tune. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded on the great Basie-Straight Ahead album of 1968 by Count Basie, this swing outing features solid section and full-ensemble writing, brass buckets, sax scoops, drum fills, and piano in the solo role. The tempo is not taxing (quarter = 120) and paying careful attention to changes in dynamics will be especially important. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus tuba & opt. F horns (2) Shortly after the passing of R&B pioneer James Brown, this infectious funk original was written for Dr. John Bradley, who shares the same initials as the Godfather of Soul. This chart for advancing groups utilizes classic horn lines and rhythmic devices that are heard in much of Brown's music. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:10.  standard jazz ensemble
Ja-Da Katie Land Line
Ja-Da
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Katie
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Land Line
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Originally recorded by Count Basie and played by him at a Grammy Awards concert, this arrangement was also recorded by the SWR Big Band in 2005 on their CD "Basie-cally Sammy." It has optional solos for all, features trombone and alto sax solos, and includes some quieter ensemble choruses for good measure. Four of five trumpet parts call for flugelhorn doubles and alto saxes have optional flute doubles.  standard jazz ensemble This arrangement calls for a very lazy feel. Keep saxes quietbehind the piano solo (measures 21-25), and work on the split triplets in measures 35-36 since they offer a great opportunity to produce some clean ensemble playing. Measure 43 is very full before the chart quiets down to a whisper for the ending.  standard jazz ensemble Since jazz music first evolved as an art form, improvisation has been the element that distinguishes it from most other musical genres. In this straight-ahead, moderate swing excursion for advancing groups, aspiring soloists can develop their skills by using the suggested solos or improvising over the solo changes provided for all saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Leaving (w/Full Recording CD) (Out of Stock - Available Soon) Line Drive Little Minor Setback, A
Line Drive
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Little Minor Setback, A
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This is one of Richie´s favorite songs. The original trio recording is on "Hubris" (ECM) and then again on "Tribute to Chet Baker". Chet recorded it numerous times. We have asked composer/arranger Jim McNeely to create a feature for solo vocal but the chart also sounds great as a flügelhorn or tenor feature. Jim creates unusual colors and amazing sounds by using just the standard big band instrumentation. Masterful! If you are looking for an arrangement with contemporary, yet warm colors, don´t look any further, this is it. 1st Tpt: C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 3-4 The title of this bright swing excursion for advancing groups refers to the bebop line shared by the saxophone and brass sections. The main theme includes some interesting harmonic twists, but the solo section utilizes F blues chord changes that are easier for soloists to negotiate; suggested solos are provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is also included in each set. Duration 3:10  standard jazz ensemble with opt. conga drums Duration 4:10  standard jazz ensemble
Loch Lomond London Bridge Londonderry Air
Loch Lomond
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London Bridge
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Londonderry Air
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Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this adaptation of the famous Scottish tune alternates between traditional 6/8 and swingin' 4/4 meters while the tempo remains constant. Good balance between woodwinds and brasses is essential, and a solo presentation of the refrain melody by trombone is especially nice.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & bells Approached with a stylistic lightness that should be well articulated, the strength and appeal of this setting comes from striking contrasts in dynamics and color -- one minute it's soft and subdued, and the next it explodes with volume and intensity. According to Nestico's score notes, maintaining a steady pulse from start to finish is the greatest challenge.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, xylophone) Scored for augmented jazz ensemble, this setting of the famous theme (a.k.a. Danny Boy) features legato woodwind flourishes and sustained brass chords. In his score notes, Nestico says that all real 'blowing' should be saved for the ensemble chorus midway through, where a full, fat sound will produce vivid contrast with the quiet opening and closing.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, triangle)
Look For The Silver Lining Lose The Shoes Maids Of Cadiz
Look For The Silver Lining
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Lose The Shoes
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Maids Of Cadiz
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This Jerome Kern & Buddy DeSylva classic is set in a moderate swing style with sturdy harmonies and contrasting dynamics that support the familiar melody. Ideal for advancing groups, the second chorus features trumpet and piano solos. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble This straight-ahead shuffle will be a big hit with groups at many levels. For better bands, solid ensemble writing and blues-based changes make it a great solo vehicle. For younger players, it's a great chance to learn some of the most important rhythmic figures in jazz. Sheets with scales and sample solos are provided for all horns, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. The chart goes out strong at full fortissimo! Duration ca. 5:40  standard jazz ensemble Recorded by Miles Davis on his iconic album Miles Ahead (Columbia) and arranged by the great Gil Evans, this moody ballad featuring trumpet throughout is not a technical showpiece, but rather requires expressive sophistication from everyone for best results.    features trumpet; standard jazz ensemble
Mazatlan Memories I. Michael
Mazatlan
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Memories I.
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Michael
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This bright samba is the perfect high-energy choice for advancing groups! It takes its name from a popular destination on the west coast of Mexico, where visitors and inhabitants of that city enjoy a lively, multi-cultural atmosphere. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson and an optional flute part are included. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone 1+2, Tenor Saxophone 1+2, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet 1-4, Trombone 1-3, Bass Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Percussion 1-3, Drums Written in memory of Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop, this driving funk original built on a minor motive embodies many of the elements of great big band writing while capturing the spirit and style of Jackson's music. Featuring sophisticated harmonies, a memorable melody, and a catchy groove laid down by bass, baritone sax and bass trombone, soloists include trumpet and tenor sax. This is one of those special charts that's playable by advancing groups, yet has enough substance for more proficient groups, too. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 6:45.  standard jazz ensemble, 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Minor Swing From The Middle Mood Swings Mosaic
Minor Swing From The Middle
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Mood Swings
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Mosaic
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This engaging swing original for advancing groups alternates between 2 and 4 feels while providing interesting ensemble passages for everyone. Ample articulations and dynamics are provided throughout, and solo space is reserved for alto sax and trombone. While this chart can be programmed anywhere in your set, it works exceptionally well as an opener or closer thanks to a powerful shout chorus and big ending. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute and vibes This original for advancing groups definitely lives up to its name as it transitions through a variety of moods, swinging hard every step of the way. Adding to the appeal is an 11-bar chorale that's played slowly and freely, followed by a jazz waltz section. As in many of Lennie's works, this piece contains a great sax soli and a driving shout chorus. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration ca. 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble Originally composed for the Yellowjackets' live recording, Mint Jam, this even eighth feel chart was designed to promote lots of soloistic interplay. Mintzer advises drummers to check out the Jackets version for conceptual direction and says that the trading sections at the end can get really cookin'!  Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
Nearness Of You, The Next Gen. Nightowl Suite, Movement 2 (3 a.m. - Lonely City)
Nearness Of You, The
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Next Gen.
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This medium level ballad from the Paramount Picture Romance In The Dark by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael provides a Neal Hefti-style accompaniment for your vocalist to interpret this chart. After the complete melodic statement, the band plays a soft shout chorus in the Basie tradition, followed by the vocalist's return to the arrangement. The ending utilizes a similar pedal point statement as in the introduction. Duration 4:55  standard jazz ensemble with solo vocalist (tenor sax sub.) This modern chart for advancing groups will showcase the ability of your band to sustain a strong sense of time throughout. The lengthy solo section vamps on two chords for an improvised conversation between trumpet and tenor, and may be extended for a single soloist if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes Commissioned by the Kentucky Music Educators' Association for its 2002 All-State Jazz Ensemble, this pensive tune featuring solo tenor should be played with an unhurried 12/8 feel. Except for two full-ensemble climax points, the dynamic level is generally soft and subdued. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet, all trumpets double on flugelhorn
No Pain, No Gain No Regrets Off The Hook
No Pain, No Gain
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No Regrets
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Off The Hook
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Professional composer Lennie Niehaus continues to provide top quality material to satisfy big band jazz fans. For years he has written great charts for jazz ensembles of all ability levels, and this work for advancing groups is no exception. Melodic and rhythmic integrity, along with interesting chord changes, make this a wise choice for your next program. An open section is included and solo sheets are provided with notated choruses. Strongly orchestrated from start to finish, this tuneful original has a roaring shout chorus plus an introduction and ending that add continuity to the chart. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble Duration 5:45  standard jazz ensemble Here's a great funk original that utilizes clearly articulated rhythmic figures supported by a driving groove and full harmonies. A powerful solo section over a simple repeated progression invites numerous soloists to join in the fun. This will be a festival favorite for sure! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble
Orchids And Butterflies Our Man Bill Out Of Sight
Orchids And Butterflies
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Our Man Bill
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Out Of Sight
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Recorded on the SWR big Band CD Fun Time, this medium tempo ballad has an irresistible Latin beat.  standard jazz ensemble plus vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by the Wheeling High School (IL) Jazz Band directed by Brian Logan, this chart is the opening movement of a suite written in memory of music educator Bill Carroll. Bristling with excitement from beginning to end, this blues-based swing journey  is loaded with solid ensemble work. With chords cued in all parts, the open solo section can be customized and extended to feature several players. Duration 5:24.  standard jazz ensemble This moderate swing original is a great way to sustain the interest of an audience while teaching essential jazz skills to developing jazz players. It includes sturdy melodies and counter lines, a sax soli, an ensemble interlude, and an exciting shout chorus. Solo sheets for all wind players and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson are included. Rhythm section parts are fully notated with chords cued. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes
Par For The Course Penthouse View Pipe Dreams
Par For The Course
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Penthouse View
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Pipe Dreams
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Sure to delight audiences with an abundance of interesting original material and surprise interludes, the superior orchestration techniques in this chart will make bands of all ability levels sound impressive. Scored for advancing players, sufficient emphasis on ensemble work is included. Solo sheets for Bb, C and Eb instruments and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson are provided in each set. Duration 6:40.  standard jazz ensemble Based on the chord progression to the Sonny Rollins' classic Pent-Up House, this moderate swing original can be played slightly slower or faster than the indicated tempo (quarter note = 160) as long as the feel remains comfortable. A horn quartet for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone after the intro gets things off to a great start. Later there are written or ad lib solos for any member of the sax and brass sections. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded in 1971 by Buddy Rich on the album A Different Drummer, this beautiful, even-8ths ballad features cameo written solos for trumpet, alto sax, and trombone; lead alto takes the only improvised solo in the chart. When the main solo work ends, the ensemble builds into a strong, dramatic climax before quieting down for a soft solo trumpet flourish and gentle finish. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble; saxes have opt. flute doubles
Pleasant Times Preferred Blend Pun Intended
Pleasant Times
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Preferred Blend
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Pun Intended
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Commissioned by Steve Holland and the Dowling Catholic High School Jazz Ensemble, this beautiful ballad/jazz waltz for advancing groups showcases a trombone soloist throughout. The melody is cast in a lush ballad setting that encloses an improvised solo section in a jazz waltz style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by Dave Parker and the University of Portland Jazz Festival, this Count Basie style ballad features wide dynamic contrasts ranging from a whisper to a roar! It's an ideal piece for teaching your advancing ensemble how to lay down a steady groove while paying attention to balance, blend, and intonation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble Here's the perfect combination of a catchy melody, great scoring and all the essential swing figures that medium level groups need to know. A written or ad lib solo section is included for alto and trombone. 2nd Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn, and an optional flute part is included. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute; 2nd Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn
Pure & Simple Queen Of Schmooze, The Rachael
Pure & Simple
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Queen Of Schmooze, The
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Rachael
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This spirited original for developing bands provides rhythm section players with predominantly notated parts with chord symbols cued above the staff. Other features include groovin' sax and brass solis, a solo chorus for lead alto (may be repeated for additional soloists), and an open drum solo in the coda. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble This tune has a comfortable tempo, easy ranges, well-balanced ensemble chorus and a very handsome harmonic structure. All parts are interesting and contribute to the whole picture. Trumpet, alto sax and piano have written solos, and the bass part is completely written out. In maintaining a jazz feel, eighth notes should not be played strictly, but must have a lazy feel (when playing two in succession, the second one is delayed). Although dynamics, tempo and sound are important, the feel of the jazz idiom is the top priority. Much care has been taken in the construction of this arrangement to meet this goal.  standard jazz ensemble This beautiful, torchy jazz ballad in two tempos features solo trumpet throughout. Written lines with chord changes are provided for the soloist, and even though the solo lines are "pretty," they should be played with a strong, full sound. Duration 4:45   Features Trumpet; standard jazz ensemble plus Solo Trumpet and opt. 5th Trombone
Reverie Riley's Thang Running Of The Bulls
Reverie
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Riley's Thang
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Running Of The Bulls
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According to the score notes for this pensive adaptation, the key to a warm and colorful rendition lies chiefly in an exceptional emphasis on dynamics. Playing in a smooth legato style and with vibrato at the climactic moments is highly recommended. A brief cameo for lead trumpet midway through is the only solo.      standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & bells Recorded by Mark Colby on Tenor Reference (Hallway Records), this hard-swinging minor blues with a catchy melody, abundant ensemble work and an open solo section is perfect for developing bands. Sample written solo sheets with chord changes in Bb, Eb, C treble and C bass clef are provided, and the strong ending is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Duration 4:15.   standard jazz ensemble The rubato introduction is the calm before the storm before this chart breaks into a burning samba groove. Crisp ensemble work keeps the excitement level high throughout, and written or ad lib solos for all horns are provided. A drum solo before the final shout is also sure to please. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Samantha Satin 'N Glass Scott's Place
Samantha
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Satin 'N Glass
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Scott's Place
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Originally written for and played by Bud Shank, this showpiece for alto sax features a wide dynamic range and calls for a soft, smooth approach to background figures. Though written solo lines are provided throughout, the main solo chorus includes chord changes for players with improvisation chops. The chart closes out with a solo cadenza over a sustained band chord.  standard jazz ensemble This beautiful flugelhorn solo was featured on the Sammy Nestico Orchestra CD Night Flight. As that recorded performance by Guido Basso illustrates, this chart allows ample room for a creative soloist to deliver a highly personal interpretation.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded in 1971 by the Count Basie Orchestra on their Have A Nice Day album, this medium-tempo big band classic features piano and tenor sax solos, the sound of bucket-muted brass, and a closing ensemble chorus that's full and satisfying for all.     standard jazz ensemble plus tuba and 2 F horns with opt. flute; 2nd Tenor Sax has opt. flute double
Sedentary Motion Seesaw Shortstop
Sedentary Motion
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Seesaw
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Shortstop
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Set in an easy, modern samba feel, this chart for advancing groups is influenced by the music of Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, and Maria Schneider. Smooth lines and satisfying chord voicings combine to create a gentle, yet complex conversation between sections of the jazz ensemble,and the use of cross-section writing promotes a strong sense of independence. The sophisticated and comfortable chord changes give the tenor sax and trumpet soloists a chance to stretch out and fully develop their ideas. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set, and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 8:20.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by the Brockport (NY) High School Jazz Ensemble, this medium level swing chart is a great opener or closer for any jazz program. It contains plenty of full ensemble work and open solo sections to feature your talented jazz players. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble Following up on the popularity of the composer's baseball-inspired big band chart, Double Play, this shuffle opens with an ad lib solo for piano and grooves from start to finish. A stop-time section gives the brass ample opportunity to shine. This piece for advancing groups has notated rhythm parts, a memorable melody, and lots of dynamic contrast. Written or ad lib solos are assigned to trumpet and tenor sax, but the solo section may be opened up for more soloists. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute
Slam Dunk Slight Derangement Slingshot
Slam Dunk
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Slight Derangement
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Slingshot
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This clever original combines solid swing figures with a few unexpected twists -- just when it sounds like it's going to be in a minor key it suddenly switches to major. Advancing groups will really enjoy the chord changes and variety of material, along with the fact that all sections of the band are featured. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble Written in the style of Slide Hampton's Slide's Derangement (recorded by Maynard Ferguson on Message From Newport), this medium-uptempo blues captures the spirit of Slide's chart in a fresh, accessible original. Alternating between G minor and Bb major, it includes written lines for two open solo sections for all instruments. The chart closes out strong with drums soloing over held chords. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' Critical Mass and Honk, you're going to love his latest funk original for advancing groups. A solid funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression gives this driving chart plenty of audience appeal. Solos are offered to alto and tenor saxophone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Slipstream Something's Cookin' Song For Sarah, A
Slipstream
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Something's Cookin'
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Song For Sarah, A
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This funk original for advancing groups provides an ideal way to sustain the interest of the audience while teaching essential jazz fusion skills to developing musicians. Written in the style of Herbie Hancock's Chameleon, it utilizes effective lines that intertwine with the bass parts and includes an open solo section. Each set contains a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:55  standard jazz ensemble Commissioned by well known educator Dr. John Bradley for the Augusta State University Jazz Band, this light swing chart has something for everyone. Starting out with a two feel on the melody, it builds into a blazing four feel by the end. Ad lib solos are assigned to tenor sax and  trumpet; both solo sections can be opened up for additional players as desired. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:36.  standard jazz ensemble Recorded on the SWR Big Band CD Fun Time, this beautiful ballad features piano and some gorgeous section solos. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn
South Street Blues Strayhorn (w/Full Recording CD) Strike Zone
South Street Blues
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Strike Zone
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Rich ensemble writing, a resonant swing melody, and written or ad lib solos for all earn this street-smart blues high marks for accessibility and programming appeal. Ideal for advancing groups, a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble   Clare Fischer originally recorded Strayhorn in 1962 with his trio on "Surging Ahead". We have asked Bill Dobbins to arrange it as a piano feature. He completely wrote out the solo piano part so that it can also be played by good classically-trained musicians with little jazz experience. Jazz pianists are, of course, invited to improvise the solo. 1st Tpt: C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 3-4 Here's an effective bright swing piece scored in the popular Count Basie style that is designed to make advancing groups sound their very best. As in many Basie-style works, dynamics and articulations play a key role in any presentation. For optimum results in achieving a tight ensemble sound, the rhythm section sets the pace in the opening moments of the introduction. Since the drummer enters after 24 measures, the guitarist and bass lock tempo with the pianist, giving them the chance to learn self-reliance without the drummer policing the time and groove. The horns will fall easily into place once this feel is established. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute
Swing Swang Swung Switching Gears Take The 'A' Train
Swing Swang Swung
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Switching Gears
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Take The 'A' Train
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Composed especially for Vaughn Weister's Famous Jazz Orchestra in Columbus (OH), this moderate swing chart is playable by advancing groups all the way to professionals. Featuring a driving groove and ample solo space for your jazz stars to shine, all sections of the band are highlighted, and interesting rhythms and chord progressions abound. Written or ad lib solos are offered for all winds. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble Momentum must be maintained at the designated tempo (quarter note = 240) to achieve the excitement that's intended in this dynamic original. Highlights include solos for trumpet and tenor, and rousing section solis for saxes and brass. Duration 2:30     standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet Used as the signature tune of the Ellington Orchestra, the title of this great standard refers to the New York City subway line that young Billy Strayhorn took into Harlem's Sugar Hill district in 1938 when Duke hired him to write for his band. Featuring a traditional bright swing groove and an open solo section, this version will delight audiences of all ages. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.      3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section
Terry's Song There's Not Enough Weeks In The Day Timeline
Terry's Song
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Timeline
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Here's a great ballad for advancing groups that features alto saxophone soloist. The lyrical melody and rich harmonies combine to create a perfect setting for this showcase. Dedicated to California educator and saxophonist Terry Summa, this well-conceived work includes a double-time section with a swinging sax soli, punchy brass figures, and alto saxophone passages that can be improvised or played as written. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. 5th Trumpet Here's a funk chart for advancing groups that features a groovin' rhythm section and your choice of soloists. It has a unique sound that is sure to be a great favorite with players, audiences, and of course, festival judges. Film composer and orchestrator Bill Liston offers suggestions on how to rehearse this chart by "constructing" the groove step-by-step, which builds a solid foundation that supports the rest of the parts. The 16th note syncopations are guaranteed to give your band that sophisticated sound that sets them apart from other groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:00  standard jazz ensemble This straight-ahead minor swing original with a memorable melody will be a perfect fit in any program setting. The solid ensemble writing, open solo section (written or ad lib), and roaring shout chorus combine to create not only a great opener or closer, but also a wonderful vehicle for teaching as well. As is true of all performance material, paying careful attention to changing dynamic levels throughout will yield premium results. Duration 3:58.  standard jazz ensemble
Tri-Bop True North Trumpets Forever
Tri-Bop
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True North
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Trumpets Forever
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This cleverly conceived swing chart for advancing groups is an intriguing opener written in the style of Thelonius Monk. Solo space is provided for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and bass. The composer offers detailed rehearsal suggestions that will streamline the learning process. The roaring shout chorus at the end of the piece will get audiences on their feet in a hurry - we guarantee it! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble This is a captivating, contemporary even-eighth note ballad in the ECM tradition. Your 1st Alto player can really shine during this tuneful original for advancing groups. The composer highly recommends using the wordless optional vocal part to enhance the sensitivity and warmth of the piece. Ranges and rhythms are very accessible, but the rhythm section's interpretation must be solid and nuanced. This is truly a beautiful work that belongs in every library! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vocal Given the widespread popularity of Jeff Jarvis' Critical Mass, Honk, and Slingshot, you're going to love his latest funk original for advancing groups. A solid, catchy funk groove coupled with a rich chord progression gives it plenty of audience appeal. Solos are offered to 2nd and 4th Trumpets. Each set also includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson, and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Try Something Neu Vita Bella Volga Boat Song
Try Something Neu
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Vita Bella
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Volga Boat Song
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Your audiences will love this retro R&B original with an upbeat, infectious groove. Originally record by the composer on Try Something Neu (NuGroove Records NUG-2036-2), this chart is reminiscent of the "old school" Sound Of Philadelphia sound from the 1970's. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble From the final recording by trumpet great Maynard Ferguson comes this beautiful, lyrical ballad featuring flugelhorn and tenor saxophone soloists. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn In this delightful adaptation for augmented jazz ensemble, a grandiose introduction gives way to a solid, medium-tempo swing that will have all feet tapping. By using the full range of dynamics, the ensemble will be able to create the explosive contrasts intended by Nestico.         standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (susp. cymbal, bells, triangle)
What's The Meaning Of This? Whatsa Matta When The Saints Go Marchin' In
What's The Meaning Of This?
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Whatsa Matta
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Grab your audience's attention today by programming this engaging shuffle chart in the style of Horace Silver and Thad Jones. It alternates between combo and big band writing techniques and contains plenty of challenges for your advancing group. Ample solo space is offered for 2nd Trumpet, 1st Tenor Sax, and 1st Trombone. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 8:45.  standard jazz ensemble This high powered chart for advancing groups in the style of Tower of Power's hit song "What Is Hip," features tenor saxophone after the catchy melodic statement. The two-chord funk solo changes will be accessible to most players, as are the repetitious but effective rhythmic figures. Drums are also featured during ensemble parts and a dedicated solo section. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble; pianist plays keyboard (organ) part Featuring an irresistible New Orleans style, this vocal solo feature with big band is a straightforward setting of the iconic New Orleans tune. Perfect for countless programming occasions, the solo part for male or female singer is also provided for tenor sax in case a vocalist is unavailable. Duration 3:00.          standard jazz ensemble with vocal solo (tenor sax sub.)
Who Wouldn't? Word You 'N Me
Who Wouldn't?
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Word
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You 'N Me
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Here's a great, moderately-fast-swing chart for advancing groups featuring the II-V progression that's common in many popular standards. The angular melody featuring wide skips and scale-like intervals is first played by unison saxophones. Also included is a sax soli, lots of captivating ensemble passages, and a solo chorus that can be expanded at the director's discretion. As with all of Lennie's big band charts, the melodies are memorable and the orchestration is rock solid. Solo sheets for all winds and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson are included. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble This tuneful funk chart grooves from start to finish, and has all the characteristics that makes Jarvis' bestselling funk charts so popular with advancing jazz groups. Although it was commissioned by Chuck Wackerman for the McAuliffe Middle School program, this chart is just as appropriate for high school groups and beyond. It has a catchy melody supported by solid secondary lines and background figures, plus some other fun twists. The solo section has very accessible chord changes, and everyone has interesting parts to play throughout. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:25  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute & vibes Recorded in 1971 by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album Have A Nice Day, this Nestico classic opens with a short ensemble blast at fortissimo-plus before two trombones (1st and 2nd) present the main theme as a dynamic duo. Then 3rd Trombone carries an improvised solo chorus, followed by an ensemble section and a replay of the trombone duo. The chart closes out with short ad lib solos -- 1st Trombone, then 2nd Trombone -- over a sustained ensemble chord.      standard jazz ensemble plus tuba & 2 F horns
You Dig? You Know What? You're Not The Bossa Me
You Dig?
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You Know What?
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You're Not The Bossa Me
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A driving shuffle always lights up a program, and this one will definitely deliver the goods! Commissioned by the Inaugural Mountain Ridge Jazz Orchestra, it is similar in groove to the David Letterman Show theme. From the opening bar to the final chord, it never lets up. Chord sheets in all transpositions are provided for the open solo section, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 5:35.  standard jazz ensemble This cooking blues chart will fit perfectly in any program. From the opening bar to the final chord, it keeps everyone involved. The solo section is perfect for opening it up to any player as sheets are provided that also include optional written solos. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:40  standard jazz ensemble This easy-going, feel-good bossa nova is the perfect follow-up to a high energy tune. It contains a combo featuring solo tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone (written solos provided) that "converses" effectively with the rest of the band. The composer's sturdy, yet gentle melodies and rhythms solidify the subtle impact of this great piece of music for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included; rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 6:25.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th trumpet
Zebrano
Zebrano
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Emulating the exciting style of Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D'Rivera, this catchy Latin tune for advancing groups alternates between Afro-Cuban and samba grooves. Chord changes for the open solo section are included for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone, and a 30-bar drum solo leads to a dynamic, hard-to-forget finish! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble