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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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Jazz Ensemble 
EEasy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
April in Paris April in Paris
Vernon Duke/trans. Jeff Hest - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This chart is simply about style! And with style is exactly how Count Basie and his orchestra played it! From the silky smooth sax soli on the head to the Pop Goes The Weasel trumpet solo to the "...one... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$58.00
Additional Score 
$11.00
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
Additional Score 
$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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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Basie Straight Ahead Basie Straight Ahead
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Don't miss your chance to play this great chart exactly as the Basie band recorded it, unsimplified!  Your band will meet the challenge with enthusiasm and be proud of the results.  Not for wimps! ... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$56.00
Additional Score Professional Edition
$7.00
Bernie's Tune Bernie's Tune
Bernie Miller/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

This swinger features tenor sax 1 and muted trumpet 2 and is arranged by one of the best, Dave Wolpe. Featured are excellent written-out solos for both horns, a superb shout chorus, and a lead trumpet range... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
$9.00
Big Noise from Winnetka Big Noise from Winnetka
Haggart & Bauduc/arr. Paul Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bring the sounds of Bob Crosby and the big band era to life again with this fun chart for younger players! It features an authentic sound, a flexible solo section and the saxes get to whistle the melody for... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Blues in Hoss' Flat Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Foster & Basie/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

There is no better style for young players to emulate than that of the Count Basie Orchestra. This famous swing tune is nicely arranged here by Mark Taylor in a very playable version that still sounds... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Blues in Hoss' Flat Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's 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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Jazz Ensemble 
VEVery Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

This chart is way up on the "fun meter"! Mike's playable arrangement doesn't sacrifice any of that classic swing era sound and style. The trumpet section is the primary featured section, however the saxes... view details

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Raye & Prince/arr. Stephen Bulla - Hal Leonard Corporation

Originally a hit back in 1941 for the Andrews Sisters, this classic has stood the test of time and is hard to beat for its entertainment value. This updated version has all the excitement of the original... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Bugle Call Rag Bugle Call Rag
arr. Robert Woods - Heritage Music Press

Perhaps the most well known version of this flag-waver was recorded by "The King of Swing," Benny Goodman.  This very easy arrangement from Robert Woods works well at a variety of tempos and makes an ideal... view details
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VEVery Easy
$40.00
C-Jam Blues C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

Bill Holman grabs this iconic Ellington tune and runs with it. The arrangement, with its straight-ahead, driving swing, and tons of great background figures is yet another amazing example of Holman's... view details
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AAdvanced
$67.00
Additional Score 
$12.00
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 - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Everyone knows this classic chart- and this is the real deal, transcribed note-for-note as the Duke Ellington Orchestra performed it!  The drums set the mood for this swinging Saharan groove, and the solos... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Caravan Caravan
Ellington & Tizol/arr. Baylock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Wow! This is a show-stopping contemporary chart arranged by Alan Baylock on this classic. The groove moves logically between an up-tempo swing, a Maiden Voyage feel, a double-time swing and a 12/8... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$58.00
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$12.00
Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Everyone will recognize this Duke Ellington classic! It was one of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash" and uses interesting textures and alternates between a Latin groove and swing.... 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. One of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash," it combines the styles of Latin and big... view details

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$5.00
A Child Is Born A Child Is Born
Thad Jones - Kendor Music, Inc.

Composed and arranged by Thad Jones, this is an absolutely gorgeous ballad in 3/4 that is a "must" for any good jazz library! It's one of the most "tasteful" jazz charts ever written!... view details
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MMedium
$45.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
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
Additional Score 
$9.00
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
Duke Ellington/arr. Lisa DeSpain - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Introduce your young players to the suave Mr. Ellington with this medium tempo swing chart! It's a nice and easy presentation of this wonderful jazz standard. The features include a few sax section solis,... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Duke Ellington/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

What better way to introduce the music of Duke Ellington to your young jazzers than with this wonderfully scored arrangement by Michael Sweeney!  Even at this easy level, this chart really swings and... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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EEasy
$5.00
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
Additional Score 
$5.00