Here's a very hip jazz/rock adaptation of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band chart for developing jazz ensembles. It's true to the original style and concept, but made accessible for the real world. The driving
You'll want to play this superb holiday medley featuring Joy to the World; Silent Night; Deck the Halls and Greensleeves for sure! This chart can be performed with each tune
Yes, this is Jingle Bells! Check out this very clever swing arrangement that is sure to please. This very easy chart is easy to rehearse with a catchy hook, very modest brass ranges, and plenty of
If you know the music of the brilliant composer Billy Strayhorn, you will love this chart! It's an outstanding arrangement with a clever melody that seriously swings all the way. There are written
This chart is a nice way to feature young soloists on a jazz classic. It has been played by all the greats, but this arrangement is very accessible and swingin' with a cool melodic line. The tempo is
Victor Lopez has taken the Ode to Joy theme from Beethoven's 9th, added a holiday twist and turned it into a very nice chart for young jazz bands. It features cool harmony and it's easy to rehearse and
Here's an extremely well-conceived rock original that gets right on down and cooks! Just 'Cuz is played at around 132 bpm with the trumpet 1 range to written G on top of the staff. The solos are
Young jazz musicians respond to a great swing groove, easily played and with a catchy melody that they can grab hold of with both hands. Kickin' Back fits the bill while the keyboard
Kool Kat Blues is an effective medium-tempo minor blues chart. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all performance situations.
Originally done by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, here's an accessible adaptation that will expand the popularity of this very exciting Latin chart. This samba is played around 90 bpm in cut-time with
Victor Lopez, who knows the Latin idiom inside and out, has given us a powerhouse 6/8 Latin chart that will make your ensemble sound like the Kenton Band. It's majestic, powerful and noble and includes
Lab Report begins with a driving rock beat that transitions to swing and then back again and continues to alternate throughout. A unison horn soli teaches phrasing and articulation while
Lago Del Oeste is a Latin salsa groove with a funky flavor played at around 120 bpm. With a very engaging melody line, written solos for alto and trumpet 2, and a building interlude followed
This medium-tempo swinger played around 120 bpm is perfect for the concert hall or a lazy afternoon. Everyone gets to play the melody, and this chart is a perfect introduction to swing style for the
Recorded by Wilson Pickett in the '60s, here is a high-energy rock tune that everyone is sure to recognize and enjoy. Rick Stitzel's easy chart features the trademark riffs, solo breaks for drums, and a
Last Train to Paradise is a hard-driving swing chart that features the full sax section throughout, with a written or improvised trumpet solo in its midst followed by an ad lib solo by tenor sax. A
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