As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy-level swinger has it
Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble
Featuring an alto saxophone or trumpet player in a tasty, rock ballad setting, this creative original features a gorgeous solo theme that is completely written. The ensemble provides a lush foundation
Don't miss this swinging, shuffle blues chart for developing groups that cooks right off the top! Set at about 132 bpm, it features a full and hot saxophone section soli, a stop-time section leading
This bright swinger kicks right from the start at around 180 bpm! Based on a blues form, this chart is very melodic and simply cooks in an uncomplicated fashion, with tasty unison riffs balancing the
Whether your jazz band has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this medium-tempo swingin' blues chart is suitable for all performance situations. All sections have
Yes! Feature your guitar or vibes player on this cookin' blues shuffle in F with a nod to the late, great B.B. King! The bari sax part takes a prominent blues band role within the rhythm section. The
This laid-back bossa nova features a smooth and relaxed feel, nice section exchanges, effective full ensemble passages, and an open solo section with chord changes offered for 1st tenor sax. The
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
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This infectious islands chart is sure to light up any holiday concert! Caribbean Christmas is a medley featuring Joy to the World, Good King Wenceslas and We Wish
This swinging jazz waltz for developing big bands will showcase the precision of ensembles with its compelling melody, solos for tenor and trumpet, and an engaging shout chorus. Though written solos are
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