A huge hit recorded by Cee Lo Green and also featured on the TV show Glee sung by Gwyneth Paltrow, this infectious tune is written in a style reminiscent of 1960s Motown. Solidly scored for young ensembles,
Originally recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, this is one of the most powerful "arena rock" tunes of all time. It opens in a rock ballad style and finishes with a driving rock vamp that can be used as a
It's all here... a jazz calypso style, ensemble, percussion, feel and drive! Played at around 168 bpm, this tune will grab you immediately with its catchy melody that includes a written or ad lib tenor
This is a grooving chart that encourages enough mischief to be fun without going over the top. In Funky See, Funky Do, funk rhythms are presented in a very teachable way with plenty of
Recorded by The Beatles on Let It Be, and notably performed on the roof of Apple Studios in London, here is a rockin' version for very young jazz bands. Optional reduced or expanded instrumentations.
This chart is exciting jazz-rock...pure and simple! From the jazz-rock group Chase, it features the trumpet section and has written solos for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. The lead trumpet
Gibraltar is a Freddie Hubbard jazz standard recorded by many jazz giants. It's a very hip samba that cooks at around 180 bpm with written-out solos provided for
Many of Count Basie's greatest charts started with him playing the melody with his rhythm section. This wonderful George Shutack composition provides your pianist with that experience. Then the saxes take
A creative and outstanding chart by Alan Baylock on the traditional spiritual. Beginning with claps and foot stomps, it builds throughout and features a written alto solo and a lead trumpet range to written
The theme from "Rocky" is inspiring, triumphant, powerful and noble! This rock-style chart is scored for younger players with the familiar Maynard Ferguson-flavored solo. The lead trumpet range is to
This original swing chart is a solid, straight-ahead blues tune that swings from beginning to end! Got Swing is energetic, has an open solo section for some improvisation, and utilizes
Grease Wheezer is funky, a little greasy, and a joy to play! The tempo is around 132 bpm, there are written solos for alto and trombone 1, and a funky piano and bass intro. The lead trumpet range
David Gardner's funky original features a straight-ahead groove with the rhythm section establishing the feel right at the top. The ensemble continues with a melody and counterpoint figures that are
Few purely instrumental tunes ever reach the level of popularity achieved by this familiar '60s hit by Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Often used in TV and film, this infectious tune has a bluesy groove that's
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