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'Deed I Do 15 Minutes Late A Glenn Miller Yuletide Medley
'Deed I Do
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15 Minutes Late
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Continuing the fine big band tradition of Count Basie and Thad Jones, John Clayton's exquisite chart on this standard tune blazes a trail of excitement and power. Written as a medium up-tempo swinger, the saxes are featured off the top, followed by trade-off solos for trombones and trumpets, and later a tenor solo. A screaming shout chorus takes us out. John Clayton credits stylistic influences from Quincy Jones and Billy Byers on this swinging minor blues. Utilizing a wide dynamic range, subtleties in the rhythm section, and variations in texture from just a few instruments to the full-out ensemble, John has created a marvelously appealing and effective concert or festival piece. Recorded by the CHJO on “Heart and Soul.” Skillfully arranged in an authentic Glenn Miller style (and recorded by the Glenn Miller Alumni Band on “In A Christmas Mood”), this outstanding medley includes the holiday favorites O Holy Night (in a jazz ballad style), Joy to the World, O Little Town of Bethlehem and an up-tempo swing version of Deck the Hall. Wonderful sounds from the swing era of the '40s in an entertaining holiday setting.
A Mis Abuelos A Night in Tunisia A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Mis Abuelos
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A Night in Tunisia
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Professional Editions – Grade 5

More than just a showcase for your lead trumpet, this monster chart is a powerful statement for the entire ensemble. Opening with the quasi flamenco strains and followed by a melancholy trumpet solo, the first big ensemble “hit” is guaranteed to move the audience back a few rows! Great writing for all sections and especially the rhythm section.
Written for and recorded by Mario Bauza, Michael Philip Mossman adds his own unique flare to this Dizzy Gillespie Latin jazz classic. Featured soloists include trumpet (of course), as well as trombone and alto. A great showcase for the entire ensemble! Professional Editions – Grade 5

In honor of our departed friend, here is a classic arrangement Frank wrote in 1994. It was commissioned by the USAF Airmen of Note and features bass trombone and flugel. Beautiful melodies and tender moments – just like Tooth.
A Waltz for Patrice - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax - Duet Feature for Trumpet and Tenor Sax Airegin All of Me (Original Edition)
Airegin
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All of Me (Original Edition)
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Here's a bright and appealing jazz waltz that features a duet of flugel and tenor sax along with an easy flowing feel and style. Punctuated with sophisticated and well-scored ensemble feature spots, this is a terrific change of pace number for mature groups.

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Michael Abene's unique and creative style is in full force with this powerhouse version of Sonny Rollins' great tune. Michael's chart was originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Big Band and he has rescored it here for full jazz ensemble. The beginning is angular and striking but slips effortlessly into a roaring swing chart. Woodwind doubles are required (flute and soprano sax).
All the Things You Are Another Great Day Anthropology
All the Things You Are
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Another Great Day
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Anthropology
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If you're looking for a flagwaver that'll set the audience on the edge of their seats, look no further! Mark Taylor pulls out all the stops with a chart that's full of great counterpoint, powerful ensemble work, and independent combo settings within the full ensemble context. Includes solos for alto sax and trumpet. Written in a simmering medium tempo, this distinctive funk chart opens with the bass establishing the groove gradually joined by the rest of the rhythm section. A small combo of soprano sax, baritone sax, trumpet and trombone take the first statement followed by the full ensemble on intricate unison lines as well as tutti ensemble punches and riffs. Solo space is provided for tenor sax. Requires soprano sax

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In the skilled hands of Mark Taylor, this uptempo bebop classic becomes a showstopper! Listen for the masterful “Bird” sax soli as well as tight ensemble sounds, all at a brisk pace. If your band is ready for something they can sink their teeth into, this may be the perfect chart.
Armando's Rhumba Attitude Dance Aunt Hagar's Blues
Armando's Rhumba
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Attitude Dance
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Aunt Hagar's Blues
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From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a “rhumba,” but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also ample room for soloists. Celebrating more than 40 years of funk and soul, the unmistakable sound of Tower of Power still sounds as fresh and impressive as ever. Mark's chart on this hot tune features the blazing horn lines and driving groove of the original. From master arranger Michael Abene, here is a slow cooking blues chart that features the piano and some wonderfully outrageous ensemble scoring. This is the authentic version originally recorded by the GRP All-Star Band on their Grammy Award winning CD “ALL BLUES” and rescored for standard jazz ensemble instrumentation. Requires woodwind doubling and a mature rhythm section.
Back Home Again in Indiana Bags' Groove Boogie Stop Shuffle
Back Home Again in Indiana
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Bags' Groove
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Boogie Stop Shuffle
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Written to feature former Hoosier Jeff Hamilton on drums, this John Clayton arrangement gives this standard tune a few new twists and turns. While serving primarily as an accompaniment for the drummer on brushes, it's a wonderful study in ensemble playing in a medium swing tempo. Tasty! Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Explosive!” John's arrangement of this jazz classic was written specifically to feature Milt Jackson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; however, just about any instrument can play the head at the beginning of the chart. The full ensemble shout chorus at the end is a standout! Mingus loved the blues, and this powerful and highly energized arrangement from the CD “Live In Time” is a staple in the book of the Mingus Big Band. It features the signature bass line scored for the lower voices and full ensemble lines that really roar. Can be played as fast as you dare!
Bradley's Bop House Brass Machine Caravan
Bradley's Bop House
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Brass Machine
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Caravan
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Accompanied by drums on brushes, saxes take the first round followed by the brass on this tasty bop-style original from Mark Taylor. Plenty of nice ensemble work and section feature spots spice up this winner. Solos are for trumpet and tenor. Mark's grade 5 composition “Brass Machine” has continued to be popular so we asked him to adapt it for younger players. The result is a fabulous rock feature for your trumpet section. Thanks Mark!
Children's Hour Of Dream Closely Dancing Coconut Champagne - Jazz Ensemble
Children's Hour Of Dream
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Closely Dancing
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The unique genius and originality of Charles Mingus is nowhere more apparent than in this symphonic masterpiece adapted for big band by Sy Johnson. Involving no improvisation but rather a series of through-composed colors and changing moods, the Mingus Big Band has been amazing audiences for years with this impressive concert piece. Stunningly effective and different! Di Blasio/Lowden - Grade 4-6.

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Come Fly with Me (Key: Bb) Con Alma Count Bubba
Come Fly with Me (Key: Bb)
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Con Alma
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Count Bubba
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The swingin' Quincy Jones arrangement of this standard has become one of Frank Sinatra's signature tunes. Here's the authentic version edited and adapted for today's bands by Mike Tomaro. Dizzy Gillespie was a pivotal figure in the connection between Jazz and Afro-Cuban music. This exciting chart explores this relationship, combining authentic Cha Cha and Bembe with straight ahead swinging jazz. A tenor sax solo is featured and look for some quotes from Dizzy's original recordings. From Gordon Goodwin's Grammy-nominated CD “Big Phat Band - Swingin' For The Fences” comes this monster-of-a-swinger designed to feature the entire ensemble. In addition to a wonderful riff-based theme and a shout chorus that really pays off, the chart includes feature spots for each section (saxes, trumpets, trombones) without rhythm section.
Cousin Jeff Cruisin' For A Bluesin' Cubauza
Cousin Jeff
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Cruisin' For A Bluesin'
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Cubauza
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Good old cousin Jeff must have been some funky relative! This Les Hooper original features a moderate tempo and attitude-driven funky 2-beat as it churns through a piano opening, sax melody and brass stabs. Also included is solo space for tenor and some spicy ensemble licks near the end. If you have the horses, let 'em run with this churnin', burnin' swing monster from Maynard's big band album, 'Big Bop Nouveau.' This chart really burns, but will sound just as hot with the tempo turned down a notch or two. Includes some smokin' optional choruses featuring saxes alone without rhythm section.

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This exciting Afro-Cuban composition is the opening cut from the 1993 album 944 Columbus, the final recording by Mario Bauza, one of the most influential figures in the development of Latin Jazz. The title comes from combining the words “Cuban” and “Bauza” and features a bebop influence interpreted by the Afro-Cuban rhythm section. This newly edited and engraved edition is a “must have” for mature bands. (Recorded by Mario Bauza)
Day by Day Disney Salute Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
Day by Day
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Disney Salute
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John Clayton's fierce, swinging arrangement of this familiar standard (recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra CD Shout Me Out) is written as a solo vehicle for tenor sax. Marvelously crafted in a kind of “call and response” form between tenor and band.

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Written for Walt Disney World, Sammy's masterful touch shows in this fiery medley of Mickey Mouse March and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. Mostly a study in ensemble scoring in a wide variety of tempos and styles, this chart is vintage Sammy at his swingin' best. Tenor sax gets a chance to solo in a quasi gospel style vamp near the end. Adapted from the arrangement that John Clayton did for Dianne Reeves and the WDR radio big band in Cologne, Germany, here is a moderately slow and sultry swing version of the Duke Ellington favorite. According to John, “it's about grooving and having fun.”
Down South Camp Meetin' - (Authentic Benny Goodman Edition) - (Authentic Benny Goodman Edition) Down to the Nightclub Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Down to the Nightclub
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Professional Editions – Grade 5

Based on the Benny Goodman 1936 version of this jumpin' Fletcher Henderson tune, this authentic edition features swingin' choruses for every section, a transcription of Benny's clarinet solo, and the distinctive 5 clarinet chorus at the end (opt. sax substitutions included). A true classic from the big band era, this up tempo swinger builds with intensity from beginning to end!
The masters of funk, Tower of Power, are as relevant and active today as ever before. This hit from the '70s features a moderate tempo groove with an occasional 7/8 measure thrown in for kicks. Paul's arrangement for mature bands also includes an optional open section for any soloist.
Easy Money Ecclusiastics Eleanor Rigby
Easy Money
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Ecclusiastics
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Eleanor Rigby
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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Grade 5

Originally arranged and premiered by the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, this powerful chart was recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on their CD “Heart and Soul.” Featuring the saxes off the top accompanied by the screaming brass section, this chart also includes solos for trombone, trumpet, alto and drums. Even the background figures are a study in composition and development. Hot!
Commissioned by the US Army Jazz Ambassadors, this arrangement by Eric Richards shines new light on the beauty and depth of the classic Beatles hit. An up-tempo Brazilian groove gives way to hints of samba and songo, but always with a smooth and laid back feel. Piano solo is featured off the top, followed by a trio of tenor, trombone and guitar on the head, and later solo space for one or more of these players. A brief nod to the classical feel of the original Beatles track helps build to a climactic shout for the full ensemble. Nice!

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Eternal Triangle Eureka! Evidence
Eternal Triangle
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Eureka!
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Evidence
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John gives this classic jazz tune by Sonny Stitt the royal treatment with this burning up-tempo swinger. This exciting chart features the entire sax section and builds to a wild shout chorus for the entire ensemble. Displaying John's mastery of the big band idiom, this one is a winner! Commissioned by the Tennessee All-State Jazz Band, this exciting and well-crafted composition features a light and breezy samba style and some marvelous ensemble writing. A duet for alto and trumpet is featured on the head, as well as later in the chart for solos. Along the way are creatively designed background figures and a “shout” section that features the drums followed by a solid tutti ensemble statement. Monk was a master of composing unconventional and angular melodic lines. John Clayton provides a jagged yet stimulating chart that features dueling trumpets and an exciting full band shout chorus. From the recording “Explosive! - Milt Jackson Meets The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.”
Evil Ways Fables of Faubus Fantazm
Evil Ways
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Fables of Faubus
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Fantazm
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This Santana hit has endured through the years and been recorded countless times. Here it is like you've never heard it before in the masterful hands of Michael Mossman! Arranged for David Sanborn, it has substantial solo space for alto sax, but other soloists include trombone, trumpet and guitar. The opening features a laid back cha-cha feel with colorful scoring (flute is optional) before developing into a real powerhouse for the rest of the chart. From the Mingus Big Band CD “Gunslinging Birds” here is an unpredictable romp for mature bands. Exploring a wide mix of seemingly unrelated sections, the genius and eccentricity of Mingus is apparent as the piece comes together in grand fashion finally settling in on a medium swing groove (for a while). From John La Barbera's latest big band recording, here is the title cut – a masterful arrangement of this little-known Ellington gem. The tempo is moderate in an African/Latin vein and features a wealth of interesting orchestrational colors within the context of the big band. Featured solos include tenor or soprano sax and piano. Unique and dynamic!

From the Jazz Compass recording Fantazm by the John La Barbera Big Band (JC1011)
Finya Wulo Fireshaker - Jazz Ensemble For All We Know
Finya Wulo
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Fireshaker - Jazz Ensemble
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For All We Know
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Commissioned by the South Carolina Band Directors Association, Finya Wulo (Mende – “funeral song”) is written using a distinctive 12/8 “bembe” feel in a moderate tempo. The scoring utilizes a small combo contrasted with passages for the full ensemble. This is an adventurous and engaging work featuring extended harmonies and a unique rhythmic tapestry. Solos are included for trumpet and tenor sax.

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Grade 4-6. (Ferguson/Lowden)

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Recorded by The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on their CD “Absolutely!” this light Latin setting opens with a unique intro featuring guitar and arco bass. What follows is a lush ensemble statement with drums playing on brushes leading to an extended solo section for piano. Very nice!
For All We Know Four Brothers Free
For All We Know
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Four Brothers
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Free
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As performed by Carmen McRae (including the spoken intro), here is John Clayton's sensitive and gorgeous version of For All We Know. The rich ensemble accompaniment is as much a part of the arrangement as the vocal solo. (Requires woodwind doubles on flute, clarinets and bass clarinet) This Jimmy Giuffre composition was made famous in the early years of the Woody Herman Orchestra.  Peter Blair has done a marvelous job of adapting this saxophone feature for young bands.  Includes an optional open section for any saxophone with sample written solos. Recorded by the group Chicago, this rock favorite receives a sophisticated yet hard-hitting treatment from John Wasson. Featuring intricate lines and powerful ensemble hits, this is a great rock adventure for advanced bands.
Full Count Funky Cha-Cha Georgia on My Mind
Full Count
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Funky Cha-Cha
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Georgia on My Mind
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In the Basie tradition of high-powered flag wavers, this Mark Taylor original is an impressive concert opener.  After the intro, bones and tenors take the lead, but the ensemble builds quickly with some full ensemble hits.  The solo section features dueling tenors and there is a short drum solo before the final chorus.  A real scorcher! With Arturo Sandoval's newest CD “Hot House” the trumpet master strongly asserts himself as a force to be reckoned with in the area of big band jazz. This is the lead-off tune to the CD and it combines the traditional Cuban dance style with a bit of contemporary funk. The result is a sultry mix that is both dynamic and powerful. Includes solos for Tenor and Trumpet. Grades 4-6. (Nestico)
Georgia on My Mind GG Train Giant Steps
Georgia on My Mind
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GG Train
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Giant Steps
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From the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra CD Groove Shop, here is John's uptempo and energetic take on this Hoagy Carmichael favorite. Perfect as an opener, this explosive chart features tenor sax as well as dynamic parts for the full ensemble. A study in contrasts, this dynamic chart features a blazingly fast swing tempo that alternates with sections in a very slow ballad style. The flexible solo section allows you customize this chart to fit the needs of your band.

Recorded live by the Mingus Big Band
Here's a fresh new take on a traditional jazz standard. The style is still uptempo swing, and the saxes maintain a fair share of the spotlight along with ensemble hits and solo spots for drums. However, there is a brief excursion into 5/4 and a few other meter surprises that help give this outstanding chart a contemporary edge.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Gorilla Man Blues Granada Smoothie
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Gorilla Man Blues
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Granada Smoothie
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This is probably Charles Mingus' best-known composition. Sy Johnson's updated chart is the authentic version as performed by the Mingus Big Band on the CD “Blues and Politics.” This swingin' Basie-style shuffle starts out with a piano chorus followed by the saxes and finally a roaring brass section. Also featured are solos for tenor and trumpet and a fabulous shout chorus that starts quietly then builds to the end. Just hard-hitting swing as only Mark Taylor can deliver. Originally written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra and featured on the new Mark Taylor/Steve Fidyk Big Band recording “A Perfect Match” (heard here), this is a challenging yet rewarding samba for mature bands. Primarily a feature for flugelhorn and trombone, the full ensemble answers with hot unison lines and screaming punches. This one demands attention!
Groove Shop Groovin' High Groovin' High
Groove Shop
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Groovin' High
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Groovin' High
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This John Clayton original from the CD “Groove Shop” explodes into a medium swing groove, then features a small group (soprano, tenor, trumpet and trombone) on the first go-around of the tune. The saxes have a soli feature and the entire ensemble helps deliver the powerful shout. Includes solos for trumpet and piano. Here's Dizzy Gillespie's classic in an outstanding Latin setting for full jazz ensemble by Mark Taylor.  Just what you would expect from a quality arranger working with a quality tune, this smokin' chart delivers the goods! Written for and recorded by the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, Joe Jackson director, John Wasson has created a stunning and unique setting of this long-standing jazz classic. The chart is filled with twists and turns, blazing ensemble passages and also features solo space for two alto saxes (optional alto sax and trumpet). For the mature band, here is a real showstopper.
Gunslinging Bird Haitian Fight Song Heart and Soul
Gunslinging Bird
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Haitian Fight Song
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Heart and Soul
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The opening cut from the Mingus Big Band CD “Gunslinging Birds” is this raucous and blistering jazz waltz. Mingus wrote this piece as a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker with the subtitle “If Charlie Parker were a gunslinger there'd be a whole lot of dead copycats”. This chart doesn't hold anything back! From the Mingus Big Band CD Blues and Politics!, this intense minor blues opens with a bass solo then gradually unfolds layer by layer until the entire ensemble is screaming. Includes plenty of solo space with ensemble backgrounds and interludes. You probably think you know this song...that is until you hear John Clayton's arrangement! He includes the rarely played verse, along with a slow ballad tempo and gorgeous woodwind colors to create a masterpiece for the jazz ensemble. This chart goes to show that good jazz isn't always loud and fast! In addition, Mr. Clayton's harmonic palette is nothing short of stunning. (no solos required) Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Heart And Soul.”
How Insensitive (Insensatez) (Emi) I Be Serious 'bout Dem Blues I Just Called to Say I Love You (Key: B-flat)
I Be Serious 'bout Dem Blues
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Exploring a wealth of overlapping instrumental colors, this very delicate and superbly orchestrated setting made its first appearance recorded by Diana Krall. A study in tension and release, there is a haunting quality that helps make this a stunningly beautiful arrangement, and clearly shows why John Clayton is one of the premier writers in the business today. (Alto Saxes double on Clarinet, and Bari. Sax doubles Bass Clarinet)

Recorded on “Smack Dab in the Middle” – The Hal Leonard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by John Clayton (07011581)
There's always time for the blues. This original by John Clayton (and recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Heart and Soul”) is set in a bluesy and relaxed tempo and provides lots of room for soloists to “holler” at each other. After the opening conversation between two trumpets, the sax section lays down the main theme followed by answers provided by the brass. Solos for tenor, alto, trombone, piano follow, and finally the full band takes us the rest of the way. This is a great chart to settle back on and just swing! Originally recorded in 1984 by Stevie Wonder, here is a smooth version in a cha-cha style that provides a very appealing setting for vocalist. Michael uses some harmonic twists and turns, interesting and creative background figures, and includes solo space for trumpet.

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I'm Beginning to See the Light I'm Gonna Live Till I Die I'm Just a Lucky So and So (Key: F)
I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
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From his album “Night Flight,” Sammy Nestico has put a new light on this great standard, transforming it into an ensemble showcase that just doesn't let up. There are solos for alto and trumpet, and some nice places for the drummer to show his stuff. Great opener! Adapted from his Grammy winning arrangement for Queen Latifah, here is a smokin' swing chart that features a relaxed vocal line accompanied by absolutely blazing figures from the band. An exceptional powerhouse of a chart! Originally arranged for Ernie Andrews, this hard-swinging chart provides a real workout for band and vocalist alike. The blues-infused style features interplay between the singer and the band as well as short solos for piano and trumpet. Let it roar!

Recorded on “Smack Dab in the Middle” – The Hal Leonard Jazz Orchestra, conducted by John Clayton (07011581)
If I Should Lose You In the Mood  (Tonight Show version) In the Mood (Original Edition)
If I Should Lose You
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Here is a terrific Alto Sax feature on this standard from the '30s. Recorded by the big band DIVA on their CD “Something's Coming” (PSCD-1216), the medium slow swing style and lush harmonies make this one particularly nice. In addition to the sensual solo part, the ensemble writing is masterful. Here is THE hot version of this swing standard arranged by Jeff Tyzik as recorded by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band. With a dressed-up feel and solos for alto, tenor and trumpet, this timeless classic never sounded so good!
Jingle Bells (as recorded by The Glenn Miller Orchestra) Jingle Bells - Key: Bb, B, C - Key: Bb, B, C La Fiesta
La Fiesta
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From the popular CD “In The Christmas Mood” by the esteemed Glenn Miller Alumni Band, this swingin' chart in classic “Miller” style has been used in several recent motion pictures. Your audiences will enjoy this throwback to the glory years of the swing era. Adapted from the chart he did for Diana Krall, and recorded with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on her CD Christmas Songs, here is John Clayton's joyous up-tempo swing chart on this holiday favorite. These jinglin' bells never sounded so good! Here is a sizzling Afro-Cuban version of this Chick Corea classic that is sure to be an impressive addition to any program for mature bands. Perfect as a feature for your pianist, but the flexible solo section allows other players to be featured as well.
Lazy Bird Lazy River Let's Dance - (Authentic Benny Goodman Edition) - (Authentic Benny Goodman Edition)
Lazy Bird
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Lazy River
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Similar to the style of the original recording by John Coltrane, Mike Tomaro's chart for six horns is a smooth-sounding uptempo swing chart. Great scoring in the Little Big Band format.

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Mike kind of ignored the “lazy” part of this river and has turned it into more of a raging whitewater monster. Look for some unusual twists in this high-powered chart including an original bebop line for small group, a brief “stride” piano section and some wild ensemble writing. Professional Editions – Grade 5

Benny Goodman's band helped define an era. This authentic edition of his famous theme song has been carefully researched from archive copies as well as original recordings. In addition, Benny's clarinet solo is fully transcribed. A great-sounding and historically important title.
Little Old Lady Look for the Silver Lining Love Chant
Little Old Lady
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Look for the Silver Lining
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Love Chant
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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Grade 5

Opening with a crash from the band and an extended drum solo, the melody creeps in quasi-Art Blakey style. Small group statements are offset with full ensemble shouts, and half-time sections are contrasted with an uptempo groove. This is from the recording “Heart and Soul” by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Must have been some “little old lady”!
As performed by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, this Michael Abene chart opens in a relaxed swing style in a moderate tempo. Michael brings as much of himself to this chart as the original song itself, as he weaves in new material creating an arrangement that builds to a hard-hitting full ensemble climax. Includes solos for piano and baritone sax. Recorded by the Mingus Big Band on the CD Que Viva Mingus!, this stellar Steve Slagle arrangement takes the band through an extended modal format, while always swingin'! With a unique blend of group improvisation, full ensemble passages, and solo space for trombone, tenor sax and trumpet, this medium tempo chart is another standout from this iconic contemporary big band.

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Lullaby of Birdland Lulu's Left Town Malaguena
Lullaby of Birdland
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Lulu's Left Town
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Malaguena
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Arranged in a medium up-tempo swing style and featuring an alto sax soloist at the top, here is a fabulous setting of this jazz standard for mature bands. Also featured is an extended sax soli with flugelhorn doubling the lead, as well as answers from the brass and shout sections for the entire band. Destined to become a staple in the repertoire. This sparkling uptempo swinger from the pen of Mark Taylor is impressive right from the opening full ensemble statement, and it doesn't let up from there. Small ensemble playing is beautifully contrasted with full band writing, and solo space is included for guitar, trumpet and drums. A sax soli, shout chorus, and even some group improvisation round out this impressive offering! A fiery and imaginative arrangement of this classic tune that demands attention from beginning to end.  A great way to showcase your entire band!
Max Mia's Lamplight Foxtrot Misterioso
Max
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Mia's Lamplight Foxtrot
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Misterioso
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There is never a lack of attitude from the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra as evidenced by this bluesy shuffle from their CD “Shout Me Out.” With the saxes on the head, complemented by screaming ensemble punches and a tempo that's just right, you have a formula for a real winner! Solos for tenor, trumpet and drums. Utilizing a unique blend of swing styles at various tempos, this marvelous composition can certainly be a focal point of any festival or contest program. The scoring is varied and impeccable, and there is flexible space for solos as well as exciting full ensemble passages. Monk tunes are always creative and a bit out of the ordinary. Also out of the GRP All-Star Big Band book, this marvelous orchestration explores a variety of dissonances, textures, and styles. The tempo is slow and alternates with a swing double time feel. Piano is featured in the beginning and there is solo space for tenor sax as well. Woodwind doubles are required (flutes and soprano saxes).
Moanin' Mood Indigo Mood Indigo
Moanin'
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Mood Indigo
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Mood Indigo
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This up-tempo swinger has become the signature tune for the Mingus Big Band. It opens with a free-wheeling baritone sax solo and features raucous ensemble passages and group improvisations. You won't find this chart on any easy-listening radio stations! Here's a new twist on an old classic! If you're looking for something a little different, Mark's fast samba may be just right for you.  Features Trombones off the top, then later a sax soli followed by a hot ensemble shout chorus. Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra – Grade 5

Combine the music of the legendary Duke Ellington with the contemporary arranging genius of John Clayton, and get ready to hear Mood Indigo like you've never heard it before! Written in a slow swing style, this smooth chart is written with harmonic sophistication and emotional depth. From the velvety soft passages to the powerful full band hits, this is an impressive setting. Includes solos for trombone and tenor.
My Shining Hour Nice 'n' Easy - Key: C, Db - Key: C, Db Nice to Meet You
My Shining Hour
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Nice to Meet You
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Here is an impressive burner based on the Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer standard. The elongated melody in the beginning is interspersed with solo drum fills. Solo space is included for piano and tenor with outstanding backgrounds from the full ensemble. Meant to be played as fast as you dare, this deserves a feature spot on your program. Recorded by John Pizzarelli and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on the CD Dear Mr. Sinatra, here is John Clayton's adaptation of the chart he penned on the standard “Nice 'n' Easy.” Featuring a relaxed flowing style and a moderate swing tempo, this is a natural choice for a male (or female) vocalist that includes standout feature spots for the band as well. Dedicated to Count Basie, this up-tempo swinger opens with a chorus for piano but then quickly launches into a driving swing feel with a sax lead and brass punches. Featured are solos for tenor, trombone and trumpet, along with sparkling ensemble figures.
Night Flight Nostalgia in Times Square Oleo
Night Flight
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Nostalgia in Times Square
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Oleo
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From the Sammy Nestico album “Night Flight,” here is a classic flag-waver that pulls out all the stops. Driving and modal, this scorcher offers enjoyable challenges for every section. There is plenty of variety and dynamic range in this one, in addition to solos for tenor and trumpet. This medium tempo swing chart is the lead-off cut from the CD “Mingus Big Band 93.” Featured is a distinctive melody, a stop-time solo section, and a great swing groove throughout.
On the Sunny Side of the Street - Trombone Section Feature - Trombone Section Feature One Note Samba One Note Samba
One Note Samba
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One Note Samba
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Trombones front and center on this one! Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on Absolutely, here is a fabulous chart that features a relaxed “two” feel in the beginning, then gradually gathers steam all the way to the end. A great feature number for the entire trombone section – however, the full ensemble gets a chance to open up as well. The trombone section takes the spotlight in this smooth arrangement of Jobim's well-known standard. There are solo sections for alto sax and piano with creatively written accompaniment figures. The powerful ending section begins with a striking full band unison and drives to the end. Great production number for mature groups. Here is a striking and well-scored arrangement of Jobim's well-known standard. Presented here as part of Hal Leonard's Little Big Band series, Mike's smooth Latin arrangement provides plenty of variety and a great sounding groove. (Grade 5)
Opus 4 Ornithology Partido Blue
Opus 4
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Ornithology
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Partido Blue
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This recent adaptation by bassist Boris Kozlov presents the marvelous Mingus composition in a rich setting containing a variety of musical styles. Opening in a quasi-classical style, the piece quickly shifts to a straight ahead swing tempo with angular horn riffs and creative melodies - characteristically Mingus! The rhythmic groove alternates between swing and a 6/8 feel, and there are solo opportunities for trumpet and trombone. The critically acclaimed movie 'Bird' stirred new enthusiasm for jazz master Charlie Parker.  Roger's spectacular arrangement of the 'national anthem of bop' is a great show piece for your sax section. Using a combination of the Brazilian styles Choro, Partido Alto, and Samba, Michael Mossman has crafted this substantial work for mature bands. Solos for alto, tenor and trumpet are intertwined with sizzling ensemble lines and punches. The drum and percussion parts are carefully notated to insure the proper interpretation.
Pedal Point Blues Plunger Mute Syndrome - Trombone Feature - Trombone Feature Pure Spirit
Pedal Point Blues
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Pure Spirit
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Opening with a shuffle vamp with layers of riffs being added as the intensity builds, this powerhouse arrangement from the acclaimed CD “I Am Three” blossoms into a full-grown flat-out shout! As the title aptly describes here is a solo vehicle for a plunger-wielding trombonist. With a bluesy style and a sultry tempo, here's a great opportunity for your soloist to pour his/her heart and soul into a performance. Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on Shout Me Out. Here is a strikingly different composition for jazz ensemble from the pen of acclaimed jazz pianist and writer Steve Allee. Featuring a floating texture of parallel harmonics and melodic lines, Pure Spirit is a fresh-sounding and rewarding piece for the entire ensemble.
Pythodd Fellows Reverence Roman Notes
Pythodd Fellows
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Reverence
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Roman Notes
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The Pythodd Club in Rochester, New York was where the famed La Barbera brothers were first exposed to real, live jazz, and the Hammond B3 organ was often a part of these groups. Here John uses the organ as a centerpiece, but surrounds it with exuberant proclamations from the rest of the band in a smokin' shuffle chart. Solos are included for organ, guitar and tenor sax.

From the Jazz Compass recording Fantazm by the John La Barbera Big Band (JC1011)
After an opening ensemble blast and short piano statement, a trio of flute, muted trumpet and guitar take the reins on this medium swing gem by John Clayton (recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on Absolutely). The trumpet solo and unison sax soli are followed by a powerful ensemble shout. The pace softens a bit as the opening trio brings this exciting and dynamic chart full circle. Featuring a hard groovin' 12/8 feel, this John La Barbera original serves as an alto sax feature that also puts the entire band through its paces. The skilled scoring makes this sound harder than it really is, making this a great choice for festival or contest.

Recorded by the John La Barbera Big Band on “Caravan” (Jazz Compass JC1023)

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Rouge Samba Del Gringo Sandunga
Rouge
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Samba Del Gringo
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Sandunga
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Originally heard on the landmark Miles Davis album Birth of the Cool, this arrangement for little big band contains elements of the “cool school” along with some modern touches. (Grade 5)

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Hot Latin sounds from Gordon Goodwin's Grammy-nominated CD “Big Phat Band - Swingin' For The Fences”! Flute and trumpet are featured in the beginning on the playful melody, but the entire ensemble gets a chance to cut loose on this powerful chart. Includes solos for alto and trombone.
Satin Doll Satin Doll - Key: Bb, Cb, C - Key: Bb, Cb, C Señor Mouse
Satin Doll
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Seņor Mouse
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This is the authentic Nestico arrangement as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra! Opening with a piano introduction, this medium swing chart progresses through statements by the saxes, expertly woven brass figures, and shouting ensemble sections. Includes solo space for trumpet, tenor and piano. This definitive version is a masterpiece of arranging craftsmanship! As recorded by James Darren and arranged by Sammy Nestico, here is a masterful swingin' chart on this Ellington favorite. Featuring wonderful interplay between singer and ensemble, this will be a joy to perform. Recorded by Chick Corea in the early 1970s, Señor Mouse is a sophisticated samba that exemplifies Corea as a skilled and visionary composer. Mike Tomaro's sizzling chart for mature bands maintains an energetic flow throughout, using a wide range of dynamic levels and textures. Includes solos for alto and guitar.
Seven Steps to Heaven She's Leaving Home Shiny Stockings
Seven Steps to Heaven
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She's Leaving Home
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Shiny Stockings
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The arranging genius of Gordon Goodwin is readily apparent in this unique version of Miles Davis' classic. At times a jazz waltz, at times straight ahead swinging in 4, the ensemble lines flow effortlessly from style to style. Solo space is available for any combination of alto, tenor, trumpet or trombone. A marvelous showcase on an important jazz standard. (Alto 1 doubles on flute) This Beatles classic is treated to a creative and varied setting in this production number from Richard Tuttobene. The lush chorale-like opening leads to a jazz waltz setting of the main theme featuring a flugelhorn soloist. The full ensemble is featured in a straight ahead swing section and the slow chorale style from the opening makes a brief yet effective return near the end. A unique tour de force for mature ensembles.

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As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra, here is Sammy Nestico's classic arrangement of this Frank Foster jazz standard! Including all the signature piano stylings, muted brass on the first strain, sax soli, trumpet solo, and a shout chorus that roars, this timeless chart deserves a place in every band's library.
Shout Me Out Silver Celebration Since I Fell for You
Shout Me Out
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Silver Celebration
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Since I Fell for You
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From the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra CD Shout Me Out!, the title cut features a medium slow shout chorus surrounded by solo choruses. Hard-hitting swing at its best!

Recording courtesy of Fable Records – (C)(P) 2000 Fable Records
In honor of Horace Silver's 75th birthday, John Clayton serves up this special celebration of swing. The opening statement by trumpet and tenor is balanced nicely with full ensemble backgrounds. In the “airy” middle section of this uniquely crafted chart, the rhythm section loosens up a bit and solos are offered for trombone and drums. The groove then returns and churns all the way to the finish. Recorded on the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra CD “Explosive!,” this dynamic and swingin' setting of the standard Since I Fell for You was designed to showcase master vibraphonist Milt Jackson (heard on this excerpt). Also featured is solo space for tenor sax and piano, plus strategically positioned explosive support from the full ensemble. A piano (or other soloist) could be used in place of vibes if desired.
Sing Sang Sung Sister Sadie Slightly Out of Tune - (Desafinado) - (Desafinado)
Sing Sang Sung
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Sister Sadie
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From the Grammy-nominated CD “Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - Swingin' For The Fences”, this monster chart takes a somewhat sideways glance at the style of “Sing Sing Sing” then goes way over the line! Featured soloists on the original included Eddie Daniels and Arturo Sandoval. This one is hot!! Michael Abene not only produced the 1992 GRP All-Star Big Band recording, but he contributed some of the hippest arrangements as well. This unique treatment of the Horace Silver classic is an excellent example of Michael's creative style. This publication is the authentic chart rescored for standard instrumentation by Michael himself. The variety of styles and ample settings for improvisation make this one a real showpiece. (Woodwind doubles optional). This masterful arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic Bossa Nova can be performed either with a vocal soloist (key: F) or as a feature vehicle for tenor sax or trumpet. Frank uses a few unique rhythmic figures with mixed meters and gives every section a chance to shine. Also included is an optional scat vocal section that is cued for trumpet.
Smack Dab in the Middle - Key: C - Key: C Smoke Gets in Your Eyes So in Love
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
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So in Love
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Paying homage to the great jazz vocalist Joe Williams and recorded by Barbara Morrison on her tribute CD Thinking of You, Joe, here is an adaptation of John Clayton's swinging chart featuring sizzling statements from the band and an exuberant bluesy style. This chart works great for both male and female soloists and is guaranteed to make you feel good! Arranged for Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Michael Mossman gives this longtime favorite an outstanding treatment in a moderately slow swing style. Using imaginative rhythmic and harmonic twists, some truly stunning full ensemble scoring, and also some hidden surprises, this arranging gem deserves a prominent spot on a festival or concert program. As always, Frank Mantooth finds a unique way to treat a great standard.  Craftedas a feature for Flugelhorn, this classy up-tempo chart is written in an even 8th note feel with fresh harmonies and great melodic lines.  There is plenty for the ensemble to do as well.
So What Some Skunk Funk Song with Orange
So What
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Some Skunk Funk
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Song with Orange
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From John La Barbera's acclaimed CD “On The Wild Side,” here is a masterful arrangement of the Miles Davis modal standard. Opening with a chorale, the chart then slips into a classy jazz waltz treatment of the theme including a solo section featuring trumpet and tenor. The climactic ensemble chorus starts soft then builds to a furious level, then the chart winds down to a quiet closing with the saxes. A genuine treat for the ears. Recorded on the Grammy-nominated CD “I Am Three” by the Mingus Big Band, this composition was originally written by Mingus for a 1959 television drama. Arranged here for the Mingus Big Band by the late great John Stubblefield, the chart opens with a bluesy piano introduction, followed by an accelerando that kicks into a high-energy shuffle groove. Solos are included for tenor sax, trombone, trumpet and piano. A sizzling ensemble shout and group improvisation bring it all to an exciting finish!
Soul Vaccination Soupbone Spain
Soul Vaccination
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Soupbone
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Spain
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Written and recorded by Tower Of Power, this supercharged chart is the ultimate in funk writing for big band! Paul has authentically recreated this famous tune using a tenor sax soloist, the trademark tight horn riffs and a churning rhythm section groove. Here's a terrific medium swing chart (recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on Heart and Soul) featuring a great groove, a catchy melody and the craftsmanship of jazz master John Clayton. Also included is a trombone solo, a take-no-prisoners sax soli and solo space for the bass. The shout chorus starts nice and quiet then builds to a deafening level with the ensemble roaring!

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This monster arrangement is the authentic version as recorded by Bill Watrous and his “Manhattan Wildlife Refuge” in the mid '70s. The signature lines and blazing tempo of Chick Corea's classic are transformed into a roaring chart for big band by master arranger John La Barbera. (Alto 1 doubles Flute, and Alto 2 doubles Soprano Sax)
Spanish Fire Squatty Roo St. Thomas
Spanish Fire
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Squatty Roo
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St. Thomas
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After an initial explosion of brass, the rhythm section settles into a “Rumba Flamenco” groove and the chart really starts to cook. The saxes get a workout on this one supported by hot brass lines. Includes solo space for tenor sax. Written for the Ellington orchestra by saxophonist Johnny Hodges, this catchy riff-based tune swings hard from beginning to end. After the hard-hitting opening, solos are exchanged by tenor, trombone, trumpet and piano. In typical Clayton-Hamilton fashion, the piece roars to an exhilarating full tilt finish! One of the most familiar Latin standards is given a complete facelift by Michael Mossman in this creative and impressive sounding arrangement. You'll find harmonic wrinkles and rhythmic twists and turns amidst some really hot ensemble writing. A variety of solo opportunities are also provided.
Steamsville Straight No Chaser Strike Up the Band
Steamsville
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Straight No Chaser
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Strike Up the Band
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Featuring a great medium tempo swing groove, this original by Mark Taylor opens with a solo for piano followed by saxes on the head. The brass get in the act quickly with tutti passages and finally a powerful shout. Including additional solo space for guitar and alto sax, this is one works nicely as a concert opener. Never before published, we are proud to offer Buddy Rich's famous version of this Thelonious Monk jazz classic arranged by John La Barbera. Newly edited and professionally prepared, this edition belongs in the library of every serious jazz ensemble. The tempo for this recording is a bit slower than Buddy's and more in keeping with the arranger's original intent. From the Count Basie library, this classic flag-waver from the pen of Sammy Nestico is available again! A true tour de force for every section of the band, this monster chart features blistering brass, wailing saxes, a tenor solo, and a great full ensemble shout. Strike it up!
Sue's Changes Sweet Georgia Brown - (Authenic Count Basie Edition) - (Authenic Count Basie Edition) Swing, Swing, Swing
Sue's Changes
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Swing, Swing, Swing
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From the Mingus Big Band CD “Live In Time”, this is one of the most creative charts in the band's book. Don't be fooled by the apparent “normal” sounds at the beginning, as this multi-styled production number gets a little out of control later on! As recorded by Count Basie on Prime Time, here is the magnificent Nestico flag-waver to end all flag-wavers! Combine a wonderful standard tune with solos for piano and tenor along with some of Sammy's finest ensemble writing ever, and you have a highlight for any concert or festival. Classic chart! (This recording from the Frank Capp Juggernaut recording “Play It Again Sam” on Concord Jazz - CCD-4747-2) Professional Editions – Grade 5

From the movie 1941 this is John Williams' big band era extravaganza from the dance marathon scene. Written in a '40s swing style, this up-tempo burner gives every section a feature spot and is guaranteed to bring down the house.
Tangerine Teach Me Tonight - Key: Bb, Db - Key: Bb, Db The Blues Walk
Tangerine
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The Blues Walk
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Adapted from the version on Sammy Nestico's acclaimed 2005 recording Portrait of Sammy, here is tasty up-tempo Latin treatment of this Johnny Mercer standard. Stylized as only Sammy can do, you'll hear creative counterline lines and harmonies, as well as flawless pacing and ensemble writing. Solos for tenor, trumpet and piano are also featured. At 81 years of age, Sammy is still the master and going strong! As recorded by Dennis Bono and arranged by Sammy Nestico, here is a hard-hitting medium swing chart on this familiar standard. The band gets a chance to shine here in addition to providing support for the vocalist. Adapted as a mambo, Michael Mossman pulls out all the stops on this unique and exciting setting of Clifford Brown's jazz standard. The brass section screams out the melody while the saxes fill in blazing counterlines and a soli of their own. Solos are flexible and the rhythm section is called upon to propel the entire chart in an energized and vibrant style.
The Jazz Calling The Jody Grind The Nearness of You - Feature for Vibes or Piano - Feature for Vibes or Piano
The Jazz Calling
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The Jody Grind
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This monster chart from John Clayton was written specifically for his clinic presentation at the IAJE convention where it was rehearsed and premiered in January 2005. After the rhythm section sets the tone, the trumpets state the first “calling” then pass it along to the rest of the ensemble. This amazing composition grows organically throughout as tension and release points are explored and the final climax is realized through a layering effect from section to section. The funky stylings of Horace Silver are featured in this energetic arrangement from the acclaimed CD “Live at the MCG” recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. A trumpet and tenor duet starts us off, followed by ensemble punches and solos for tenor and trombone. The entire ensemble gets into the act as the chart roars to a climactic finish.

From the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra CD, “The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Live at MCG” (MCGJ 1017); Courtesy of MCG Jazz (www.mcgjazz.org).
Feature the vibes (or piano) with this creatively arranged standard that was written specifically for vibes legend Milt Jackson (heard on this excerpt). The melody is bookended by plaintive statements for solo alto sax, and the ensemble provides a lush accompaniment throughout.