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American Patrol American Patrol
arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Glenn Miller's band made this a huge World War II hit song and here it is scored for young players. This chart has no individual solos, very modest brass ranges and plenty of ensemble sound.  Easy to rehearse... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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$7.00
April in Paris April in Paris
Vernon Duke/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Made famous by The Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Artistry in Rhythm Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton/arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Composed and recorded by Stan Kenton in the 1940s, Artistry in Rhythm became his signature and a true classic from the big-band era. Paul Murtha has skillfully adapted and truncated this for younger... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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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
C-Jam Blues C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is a new and creative new take on this Duke Ellington favorite set in a New Orleans street beat style. A piano introduction sets up the groove then a small group takes the initial statement of the theme.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Caldonia Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)
Fleecie Moore/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Made famous by Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, here is a fun chart from the early swing era. The saxes do most of the heavy lifting, supported by punches and backgrounds in the brass. Also featured are... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a distinctive arrangement for beginning jazz groups on one of Duke Ellington's most recognizable tunes. It combines the styles of Latin and big band swing and is a marvelous introduction to the Duke for... view details
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EEasy
$35.00
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$5.00
Cute Cute
Neal Hefti/arr. Bob Mintzer - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Neal Hefti's legendary drum feature takes on new life in this dynamite chart, which elevates the tune to new heights without losing any of the flair or appeal of the original! Audiences and players alike will... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$9.00
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington & Russell/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of the classic trademark tunes from the Duke Ellington library, this familiar jazz standard is solidly scored for younger players by Mark Taylor. When it comes to accessible charts in a medium swing... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
George Bassman/arr. Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

Here's a wonderful update of Tommy Dorsey's classic theme song. It's totally playable by high school jazz bands, yet it also sounds great with college and professional groups. It's written as a trombone... view details

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MMedium
$58.00
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$7.50
In the Mood In the Mood
Joe Garland/arr. Jeff Tyzik - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the hot version of this big band standard arranged by Jeff Tyzik as recorded by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band. With a dressed up feel and solos for alto, tenor and trumpet, this... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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$7.50
Jeannine Jeannine
Duke Pearson/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Often recorded and performed by jazz artists, this tuneful standard by Duke Pearson is skillfully arranged here in an up-tempo swing style. The solo duties are shared between trumpet and tenor sax with... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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Mood Indigo Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington/arr. Vince Gassi - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This medium swing arrangement of the dreamy Ellington tune will cook at just about any tempo but the recommended tempo is approximately 108 beats per minute. The chart features a written tenor sax solo and a... view details
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EEasy
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My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers/arr. Mike Smukal - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart gave the jazz world this beautiful ballad, and arranger Mike Smukal sets it as a lush trumpet or flugelhorn solo feature. The entire solo is notated and can effectively be... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$46.00
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$9.00
One O'Clock Jump One O'Clock Jump
Count Basie/arr. Jeff Hest - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This is the original Count Basie chart, recreated by Jeff Hest. Meticulously notated with Basie's simple but timeless piano solo, transcribed solos for first and second tenors, trombone, trumpet and bass, and... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$9.00
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Pennsylvania 6-5000
Jerry Gray/arr. Jeff Hest - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Glenn Miller's famous Pennsylvania 6-5000 is a great change-of-pace on any program. This arrangement spotlights your saxophone section, both in the familiar sax soli melody, and in the solo written for... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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Salute to Glenn Miller Salute to Glenn Miller
trans. Jeff Hest - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Was there ever a dance band that presented a more refined jazz than Glenn Miller? This incredible medley joins three of Miller's favorite tunes, and each is transcribed right from the Miller book...timeless,... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$58.00
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$9.00
Skyliner Skyliner
Charlie Barnet/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

At the peak of the big band era, saxophonist, composer and band leader Charlie Barnet recorded his famous version of Cherokee followed shortly by this second big hit. Treated here in a samba style,... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Splanky Splanky
Neal Hefti/arr. Sammy Nestico - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

For years, directors have been waiting for the release of the original Basie version of this great blues classic. It's full of Sammy's unique ensemble writing and has plenty of room for blues solos.... view details
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MMedium
$48.00
Stompin' at the Savoy Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman/arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Feature your bass player! Arranger Mike Lewis has taken this classic Benny Goodman swing tune and turned it into an easy, melodic showcase for the bass. Mike also provides solo space with written solos for 1st... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$44.00
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$8.00
String of Pearls String of Pearls
Jerry Gray/arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Arranger Mike Lewis has taken this swinging Glenn Miller hit and arranged it for easy jazz ensemble.  His clever reworking of the solo sections and the descending harmony line makes this chart very playable... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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Take the 'A' Train Take the 'A' Train
Billy Strayhorn/arr. Alan Baylock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Think of Take the "A" Train with a contemporary flair and you have the idea behind this inventive chart by Alan Baylock. Opening in a swing groove then alternating with a funk feel, bari sax, bass... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$58.00
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$11.00
Whirly Bird Whirly Bird
Neal Hefti/arr. Peter Blair - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

You may have heard Basie's band play this great Neal Hefti swinger, but this version is very accessible for younger players at around 166 bpm. The features include a written alto sax solo, a great sax soli,... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$46.00
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$9.00