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A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

Vince Guaraldi's music provided a level of jazz sophistication for the popular Charlie Brown television specials, and his holiday offerings were some of the best! This appealing medley includes Linus and Lucy, Skating, O Tannenbaum, and Christmas Time Is Here.

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A Little Night Music
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It's not very often that you see the name Mozart appears on a jazz chart! Mark Taylor cranks up the creative juices as he features a light samba groove on a familiar classical theme. Slipping into a swing style on occasion, this attractive setting features nicely scored ensemble passages, solos for tenor and drums, and a unison chorus for the full ensemble.
Accidentally in Love - from SHREK 2 - from SHREK 2
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This recent pop hit from the Counting Crows was featured in the movie Shrek 2. With an energetic rock style and tuneful melody, this one works great for jazz ensemble.
Afternoon in Paris
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John Lewis (composer, pianist, and founder of the acclaimed Modern Jazz Quartet) penned Afternoon in Paris in the '50s and it has remained a jazz standard ever since. This nicely crafted version for younger bands opens with a small group on the head and drums on brushes. Solos for trumpet and tenor follow, along with full ensemble statements.
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Young Jazz Ensemble – Grade 3

This motown classic has provided hit material for greats such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and most recently Michael McDonald. This great-sounding tune is as fresh today as it was back in the '60s. You can't go wrong with this rockin' fun chart.
Ain't No Other Man
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Recorded by pop artist Christina Aguilera, this is one of those rare contemporary pop tunes that actually works great with a jazz ensemble! With built-in horn riffs and a driving rock pulse, this is sure to be an audience favorite.
Ain't No Sunshine
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Originally recorded in the '70s, Bill Withers' distinctive slow rocker has become a classic. The minor mode adds to the flavor, and Rick's version for young players skillfully passes the melody from section to section. Also included is a solo for tenor sax.

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Alamode
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Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

Here is a classic up-tempo swinger from jazz legend Curtis Fuller skillfully adapted for younger players by Paul Murtha. The saxes are featured on the rollicking theme and there are written or ad lib. solos for tenor, trumpet and trombone. Experienced bands will want to crank up the tempo, but this chart still swings at a moderate pace as well.
All I Want for Christmas Is You
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Originally recorded by Mariah Carey in 1994, this upbeat tune has become a holiday favorite year after year. John Berry brings us a great-sounding version in a straight-ahead medium swing style with the melody traded around from section to section. No solos are required.

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All The Things You Are
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Wonderful standard tune by Jerome Kern.
American Patrol
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An Ellington Tribute
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Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

This production number for young players offers a perfect way to honor the music of the legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra. This swingin' medley takes you through the well-known standards C-Jam Blues, Sophisticated Lady and of course, Take the “A” Train.
Artistry in Rhythm
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Composed and recorded by Stan Kenton in the 1940s, Artistry in Rhythm became his signature and a true classic from the big band era. Paul Murtha has skillfully adapted and truncated this chart for younger players while maintaining the flavor and energy of the original. Solo piano starts things off, followed by the iconic trombone solo in the medium Latin section. The exciting double-time swing section features the entire ensemble, then the “maestoso” theme returns to close things out. Impressive!

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Autumn Leaves
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Here is a medium swing version of this marvelous often-played standard. Peter Blair's chart opens with a duet of alto and trumpet with ensemble punches. The saxes are featured on a chorus and there is a written or ad lib solo for piano. Great sounding chart!
Baby, Come to Me
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Recorded by Patti Austin with James Ingram in 1983, this smooth jazz classic has a nice contemporary rock groove for jazz ensemble. Using an interesting harmonic structure based on minor chords, this chart features the saxes on the melody, a soli for trombones, and funky ensemble riffs. This is a solidly scored chart for young players.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
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This easygoing swing tune is a perfect feature number for your Christmas or holiday concert. With smooth ensemble writing and lush harmonies, this is sure to be an audience favorite and fun to play as well.
Backatown
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From Trombone Shorty's acclaimed CD Backatown, here is the hot title cut arranged for big band in a funky medium tempo. With a blend of catchy riffs, solid ensemble passages, and stop-time breaks, this chart exudes a spirited and unmistakable New Orleans swagger.

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Bags' Groove
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Jazz Classics for the Young Ensemble – Grade 3

One of the classic blues tunes of all time, here is vibes giant Milt Jackson's familiar riff tune in a playable swing arrangement from Mark Taylor. Trumpet and tenor (along with vibes and guitar) take the melody first time around with ensemble counterlines helping out next. Solos are included for tenor and trumpet followed by a full band shout. Great sounding chart!
Bags' Groove
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Milt Jackson's signature blues tune has become a well-known jazz standard, and Mark's arrangement makes it sound great in this 6-horn format. Featuring a nice medium swing feel, and the flexibility for open solos with backgrounds, this will be fun to perform and easy to prepare. (Grade 3)

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Basin Street Blues
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Paul Jennings' simple, effective  setting of this jazz classic is an impressive piano feature and a great way to teach swing style.
Basin Street Blues
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Goodwin - Grade 2-3.
Bay Side Groovin'
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This original from Michael Sweeney features a contemporary sounding swing shuffle groove, flowing melodic lines and an interesting harmonic structure. The solos can be played by any combination of alto, trumpet, trombone or guitar. A great fresh-sounding chart!
Bemsha Swing
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Using a nice mix of small group playing contrasted with full ensemble sections, here is a very playable chart on this distinctive Monk standard. An alto/trumpet duet starts things off, followed by a statement with six horns plus guitar and vibes on the theme. Also included are solos for trumpet and alto sax.
Best Of Basie, The
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Outstanding medley of Basie's most memorable classics.  Includes: Jumpin' At The Woodside, Cute (with solo for Trumpet of Alto), Shiny Stockings, and the trademark closer, April In Paris.
Big Noise from Winnetka
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Bring the sounds of Gene Krupa and the big band era to life again with Paul Lavender's nostalgic arrangement of this classic from the '40s. Includes a flexible solo section and optional whistling on the melody.
Big Time Operator
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From Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's newest CD, this is a medium tempo boogie-woogie that really swings.  Easy chord changes for soloing.
Birdland
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Black Coffee
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This medium blues standard has been recorded by a number of jazz artists and remains one of the best tunes of its genre.  Featuring nice ensemble writing and a stop-time feel on the head, this chart is a smooth addition to any program.
Black Magic Woman
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Classic Latin/Rock tune from Santana.  The Trumpets and Saxes take turns on the melody and a solo for Alto Sax is included.  Great sounds for younger groups.
Black Orpheus
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This familiar standard has been around for years, and is creatively set here in a medium swing style by Paul Murtha. The trombone section is featured in the beginning and is followed by the trumpet section. Following a solo section for trumpet and tenor, there is an effective key change and full ensemble shout chorus. Even though it is designed for young players, experienced bands will sound great playing this as well!
Blue 'N' Boogie
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From bebop master Dizzy Gillespie comes this lively tune in a great chart for younger players by Mark Taylor. It opens with a trumpet and alto on the head followed by a quintet of 3 saxes and 2 trumpets. A tutti ensemble section comes next followed by a flexible solo section for any combination of alto, tenor, trumpet or trombone. The brass ranges are reasonable and most rhythms are tutti. Let the maturity of your group determine how fast (or slow) you play this one, however.
Blue Skies
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Blue Train
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Blues Warm-Ups And Workouts
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You asked for it!  Paul Jennings has drawn on his broad experience in jazz education to develop this unique set of warm-ups and exercises based on the blues form and designed especially for developing jazz ensembles.  This versatile rehearsal 'tool kit' includes: I. BLUESTART (Opening Blues Warm-Up), II. BALANCING ACT (A Blues Balance Builder), III. BLUES WORKOUT (F), IV. BLUES WORKOUT (Bb), V. BLUES BUFFET.
Blurred Lines
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Robin Thicke's mega hit really lit up the airwaves and took the country by storm. This chart for young players features the infectious dance groove and familiar riffs from the original, solidly scored for the entire ensemble.

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Bone Busters
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The trombones take the spotlight in this medium blues swing chart from Mark Taylor. There are short written or ad lib solos for each trombone player, and there is a nice ensemble shout chorus for the full band.
Boom Boom
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Recently used in television ads, this classic R & B tune from John Lee Hooker is great for featuring a variety of soloists. The striking stop-time opening gives way to a straight-ahead blues. This one just feels good.
Born This Way
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Recorded recently by Lady Gaga, this powerful rock tune is a throwback to the driving sounds of Madonna and the '80s. Solidly scored, this arrangement will come together quickly and sound great.
Brick House
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It is absolutely impossible to find a funkier tune than this R&B hit from the '70s courtesy of The Commodores. Paul's chart has it all from the trademark bass riff to the ensemble punches and melodic hooks. Bring down the house as you groove on this one!
Broadway - (Trumpet Section Feature) - (Trumpet Section Feature)
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This familiar standard is arranged here in a medium up-tempo swing style and features your entire trumpet section. All parts include written sample solos, and it is constructed so that a single player can handle all the solo parts. Later, the trumpet section trades phrases with the drummer and a short ensemble shout takes you the rest of the way.
Bye Bye Birdie (w/ opt. vocal) - (Compatible with original pit orchestration) - (Compatible with original pit orchestration)
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The title song from the hit Broadway music Bye Bye Birdie features an upbeat early rock 'n' roll style and catchy melody. This arrangement can be performed with or without a vocalist, and has the added feature of being completely compatible with the pit orchestration for the stage production!
C-Jam Blues
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Here is a creative new take on the Duke Ellington favorite, set in a New Orleans “street beat” style. A piano introduction sets up the groove, then a small group takes the initial statement of the theme. The rest of the ensemble enters with a counter line before the full ensemble launches the solo section, which is designed to feature any number of soloists. Unique and effective!

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California Girls
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Originally a hit for the Beach Boys, John Berry does it up right for jazz ensemble in this hard-driving shuffle style arrangement. This one goes together easily and will sound great.
Can't Buy Me Love
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One of the many distinctive hits from the Beatles, Can't Buy Me Love is arranged here in a medium up-tempo shuffle groove and provides a marvelous swing setting for the entire ensemble.
Car Wash - from SHARK TALE - from SHARK TALE
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Originally recorded by Rose Royce in 1977, this well-known funky hit is enjoying new life in the hit movie Shark Tale recorded by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott.
Carry On Wayward Son
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Classic rock from the group Kansas.  This excellent production number features a driving feel and the familiar riffs from the original.
Cast Your Fate to the Wind
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This Vince Guaraldi hit from the '60s is arranged by John Berry using a light rock style and features the saxes on the melody. Includes solos for alto and trumpet.
Cheesecake
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This catchy jazz standard from Dexter Gordon is masterfully arranged for younger players by Rick Stitzel. Featuring the saxes on the head, brass on the bridge, plus a solo for tenor and a full ensemble shout chorus, this medium swing chart will make your band sound great!
Christmas Island
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Composed in the '40s and originally recorded by the Andrew Sisters, Christmas Island has been recorded countless times since then, notably by Ella Fitzgerald and also by Leon Redbone (used in the movie Elf). Paul Murtha's version is set in a medium swing style with great-sounding voicings for young ensembles.

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Cissy Strut
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Few people remember The Meters and this recording from 1969, however, over the years “Cissy Strut” has become a model of funky drumming and simmering grooves and has been recorded by countless rock and jazz artists. Roger Holmes captures the unique sound of the original and includes a flexible solo section along with hot sounds for the entire band.

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