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Alright, Okay, You Win Alright, Okay, You Win
arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Your young jazzers will really like this famous shuffle chart!  Recorded by Peggy Lee, Count Basie and others, it features written/optional ad lib solos that make it an excellent choice for beginning improv... view details
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EEasy
$35.00
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$5.00
Baby Drives a Fast Car Baby Drives a Fast Car
Paul Clark - C L Barnhouse Company

There's some solid swingin' going on here!  The style will make your kids feel like they're playing in a professional big band, but with suggested solos provided and playable by reduced instrumentation, it's... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
Basie-Cally the Blues Basie-Cally the Blues
Mike Story - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Here's a chart that all beginning jazz bands should get started on!  The Basie blues style is captured perfectly in this swing original by Mike Story.  There are no solos, and nothing technically... view details
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VEVery Easy
$38.00
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$7.00
Blue Monk Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of the all-time great tunes by jazz legend Thelonious Monk! Mike's authentic adaptation preserves Monk's unique rhythmic phrases and style. Opening with a trumpet/tenor duet, there's also plenty of tutti... view details
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Blue Note Special Blue Note Special
Mike Tomaro - Kendor Music, Inc.

Reminiscent of the blues-oriented music of the hard bop era, the strong melody and groove are cornerstones of this brilliant original. As the piece alternates between swing and shuffle styles, every member of... view details
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MEMedium Easy
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$7.00
Blues Machine Blues Machine
Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is a top-notch blues original for beginning bands! It's perfect for teaching style, introducing the "blues scale" as a basis for improvisation. Your beginners will play better after they learn this... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Everyone will recognize this Duke Ellington classic! Using interesting textures and alternating between a Latin groove and swing, this is a very effective production number with limited technical demands.... view details
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EEasy
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Cute Cute
Neal Hefti/arr. Mike Story - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Finally! A version of Count Basie's Cute for young jazz ensembles! Very playable and great sounding, this makes a terrific introduction to the lighter side of swing. The famous drum solos are clearly... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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Freddie Freeloader Freddie Freeloader
Miles Davis/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

This tune is classic early Miles Davis!  It's a great chart for teaching the blues, and it has a trumpet soli section that's derived from Miles' original solo!  The solo can be performed by one player or as a... view details
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Mingus, C / Johnson, S - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is probably Charles Mingus' best-known composition. Sy Johnson's updated chart is the authentic version from the latest CD by the Mingus Big Band, Blues and Politics.... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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Gunslinging Bird Gunslinging Bird
Mingus, C / Slagle, S - Hal Leonard Corporation

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... view details
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Jump, Jive an' Wail Jump, Jive an' Wail
arr. Roger Holmes - Hal Leonard Corporation

Grab a partner and start cuttin' the rug!  This is the tune of the jump swing craze, and it smokes!  Originally a big hit for Louis Prima, guitarist Brian Setzer has re-made the tune for his "Dirty Boogie"... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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Jumpin' at the Woodside Jumpin' at the Woodside
Count Basie/arr. Paul Cook - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Get your young jazz group really swinging this year with the great Count Basie standard Jumpin' At The Woodside. Paul Cook has masterfully arranged this terrific swing tune for young and less... view details
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EEasy
$44.00
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$8.00
Li'l Darlin Li'l Darlin
Neal Hefti/arr. Roy Phillippe - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This chart should be in every young band's library! Neal Hefti's famous tune is the quintessential slow swing ballad in the Basie style, and every jazzer should be familiar with it. In this superb edition,... view details
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VEVery Easy
$38.00
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$6.00
Li'l Darlin Li'l Darlin
Neal Hefti - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Composed and arranged by Neal Hefti, this is the original chart that says just about everything there is to say about relaxed, laid-back swing! No good jazz library is complete without this incredibly good... view details
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MEMedium Easy
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$7.00
Moanin' Moanin'
Charles Mingus/arr. Sy Johnson - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is an awesome Mingus double-time swing chart in the original version as recorded on the Mingus Big Band 93 CD.  It kicks off with a hot bari sax intro, features some really tight licks, an... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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$7.50
Muggle Jive Muggle Jive
Robert Woods - Heritage Music Press

You'll love this one!  On the upper side of the easy level, this chart by Robert Woods is a terrific jump swing tune that perks right along!  The cool rhythm section vamp fits perfectly under the swinging... view details
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EEasy
$45.00
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Night Train Night Train
arr. Peter Blair - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a super swing tune that you can do with your youngest players!  Even though there's absolutely nothing technically demanding in this arrangement, it still swings with the best of them.  Familiar riffs... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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Rock This Town Rock This Town
Brian Setzer/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This is it...the chart you've been waiting to get your hands on! This tune has long been a rockin' favorite, and the version by the "Brian Setzer Orchestra" is even hotter! Dave Wolpe has arranged Rock This... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$10.00
Take Five Take Five
Dave Brubeck/arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Take the most famous 5/4 jazz tune ever written and combine it with a flawless and playable arrangement for developing jazz band and you've got a chart that should be in everybody's library! Dave Brubeck... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$38.00
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$8.00
Take Five Take Five
Paul Desmond/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Paul Desmond's Take Five receives the royal treatment from Dave Wolpe in this exciting jazz ensemble arrangement. A great audience pleaser!... view details
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MMedium
$48.00
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Take the 'A' Train Take the 'A' Train (Original Version)
Billy Strayhorn/trans. David Berger - Hal Leonard Corporation

This very special, historic publication is an exact transcription of the 1941 version recorded by Duke Ellington. David Berger's expertise is evident in the completely voiced rhythm parts and written out... view details
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MMedium
$50.00
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$5.00