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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
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
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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
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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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$5.00
Harlem Nocturne Harlem Nocturne
Earle Hagen - Hal Leonard Corporation

This legendary alto sax feature is now available in its original version, but with a full score and careful editing. Every alto player should have a chance to play this classic!... view details
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MMedium
$50.00
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MMedium
$6.00
In a Mellow Tone In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of the all-time Duke Ellington classics is this elegant, medium swing tune.  Mark Taylor's smooth arrangement for developing groups features plenty of rich ensemble scoring plus written or ad lib solos for... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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In the Mood In the Mood
Joe Garland/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

This one's a must! Glenn Miller's big band classic is one of the best known tunes from the swing era, and Mike's excellent arrangement puts it within reach of young bands. Comfortable ranges, easy rhythm... view details
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In the Mood In the Mood
Joe Garland - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Glenn Miller classic is a must for every jazz band library!  Carefully edited and available with a full score, this arrangement has everything you need to recreate the original including a trumpet solo,... view details
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MMedium
$50.00
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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 timeless... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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$7.50
In the Mood In the Mood
Joe Garland/arr. Paul Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation

An authentic sounding, easier version of this classic big band standard, arranged to let younger players experience the energy and fun of Glenn Miller's biggest hit.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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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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$7.50
Leap Frog Leap Frog
Joe Garland/arr. Paul Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation

Paul Lavender has taken the famous Les Brown version and adapted it for younger groups!  The authentic style of the original is still there in this exhilarating arrangement of a classic from the swing era.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation

Feature either trumpet or flugel on this creative arrangement of a timeless standard. Written in ballad style, there's some nice ensemble scoring and a brief, easy section in 3/4. Definitely a top choice for... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Night Train Night Train
arr. John Higgins - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a great classic! Featuring unison saxes and some intriguing chord changes, this well known but quite easy chart will be a welcome addition to your library.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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MEMedium Easy
$5.00
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Pennsylvania 6-5000
Jerry Gray/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a perfect touch of swing era nostalgia with this signature tune from the "Glenn Miller Orchestra."  All the elements of the original are here in this more accessible version including the famous sax... view details
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MEMedium Easy
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Sentimental Journey Sentimental Journey
arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Give your younger ensemble a little change of pace with this 1940's standard from the swing era!  Slow and bluesy, this easy arrangement features various sections playing the melody in addition to a suggested... view details
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EEasy
$35.00
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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