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5.4 on the Richter Scale 5.4 on the Richter Scale
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

5.4 on the Richter Scale is an upbeat modern-sounding swing chart that really cooks! Hip 5/4 blues sections are contrasted with a straight-ahead swingin' 4/4 blues, which gives this chart its unique... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$6.00
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Blue 'n' Moody Blue 'n' Moody
Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Utilizing the dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching the swing style. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$5.00
Blue Train Blue Train
John Coltrane/arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Introduce your young players to jazz legend John Coltrane with this medium-tempo blues tune featuring an easy-to-play melody and solid tutti-style rhythms for the ensemble.  In addition, the blues changes and... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$5.00
Blues Idol Blues Idol
Steve Allee - Hal Leonard Corporation

Young jazzers deserve their chance to be in the spotlight, and here's a perfect vehicle for aspiring young stars. This bluesy swing chart features the saxes on the melody with commentary from the brass... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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Blues Train Blues Train
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

In the style of the great Count Basie, Blues Train is full of wonderful teaching and performance opportunities for younger groups. Simple, yet effective ensemble writing, blues based changes and a... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
The Blues Walk The Blues Walk
Clifford Brown/arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Introduce your young players to jazz legend Clifford Brown with this classic riff tune. This creative arrangement for developing groups is great for learning to improvise with the suggested solos, and the... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Blues in Hoss Flat Blues in Hoss Flat
Foster & Basie/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between... view details

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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$5.00
Bringin' Down the House Bringin' Down the House
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

The title says it all! This bright, accessible swinger features hip unison riffs, cool sax solis and powerhouse ensemble sections. Built on the blues form, this is a great chart for teaching the swing... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$7.00
Cole Minor Blues Cole Minor Blues
Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

Scored for developing jazz ensembles, this approachable, minor blues work features a moderate tempo, sturdy swing rhythms, and a memorable melody shared by the various horn sections of the band. Any instrument... view details
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EEasy
$45.00
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$7.00
Crank It Up Crank It Up
Patrick Broadbent - Brolga Music Publishing, Co.

Based on a twelve-bar blues and built on syncopated melodic ideas that build in intensity when layered on top of each other, Crank It Up is a riff-based swing chart designed for young... view details

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$12.00
Don't Miss the Bus Don't Miss the Bus
Paul Clark - C L Barnhouse Company

Plays easy and sounds cool! That's the perfect combination found in this carefully crafted, medium swing, blues tune for younger jazz groups. It riffs right along with a cool jazz sound. The trumpets and... view details
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EEasy
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$7.00
Escalator Blues Escalator Blues
Jeff Darrohn - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Composer/arranger Jeff Darrohn has created this very interesting blues chart. A 16-bar blues, it has call-and-responses, a few stop-time sections, a building interlude and brief written-out solo breaks for... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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$7.00
Fancy Pants Fancy Pants
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Don't miss this great funky blues chart! It's got a laid back groove that really grabs you! Originally written for Count Basie, it's the kind of chart that will make your band sound great. Written out rhythm... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
The Five Note Blues The Five Note Blues
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

The blues form is essential to jazz, and this very easy swing chart is a perfect way to introduce developing players to this form. The melody consists of just five notes that may also be used as the... view details

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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
Front and Center Front and Center
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

Call and response has always been an important part of the jazz idiom. Designed to facilitate the teaching of improvisation, here's a swinging chart that can feature any soloist with suggested or... view details
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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
Herdin' Cats Herdin' Cats
Howard Rowe - C L Barnhouse Company

Herd your "cats" on board this hot boogie/shuffle chart from Howard Rowe! It grooves right along with a nice minor/modal head and features a tasty trumpet lead with a sax section ensemble. The open solo space... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$7.00
Hugh's Blues Hugh's Blues
Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart will work well for all performance situations, particularly festivals. The tuneful melody, combined with dense ensemble... view details
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EEasy
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Low Down Dirty Dog Blues Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
Jim Cifelli - Neil A Kjos Music Co

Get your young jazz band down and dirty with this driving blues shuffle at about 132 bpm. It's a terrific chart for teaching swing phrasing and articulation. The features include moderate ranges, notated... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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EEasy
$7.00
Monk Lives Monk Lives
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

This tribute to Thelonious Monk is a wonderful way to expose young players to one of the icons of jazz history. Blues-based changes and a swing style help to make this chart accessible to young... view details

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EEasy
$45.00
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$7.00
Pepperoni Blues Pepperoni Blues
Dean Sorenson - Neil A Kjos Music Co

Learning the blues never tasted so good! Set at around 120 bpm, Pepperoni Blues is a classic swing chart that is sure to have everyone asking for seconds. The introduction is set over a C pedal that... view details
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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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VEVery Easy
$7.00
Some Other Blues Some Other Blues
John Coltrane/arr. David Bandman - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

John Coltrane, the legendary saxophonist, composed it but check out how well arranger David Bandman scored this for younger players. It's a very hip and accessible bebop tune with written solos for tenor 1 and... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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$7.00
Summer Breeze Summer Breeze
Tim Fisher - Jalen Publishing

Summer Breeze is a medium tempo swing chart that's perfect for young jazz bands. Don't let the grade level fool you, even experienced bands will dig the bluesy groove in this chart. Featuring bass and... view details
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EEasy
$50.00
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$5.00
Swing State Swing State
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

Much of the great music of the early Count Basie library was built on short musical ideas called riffs. Swing State provides young players with the opportunity to experience this style at the... view details

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VEVery Easy
$42.00