This jazz ensemble collection comprises ten very easy jazz charts in rock, Latin and swing styles, and when used with the optional parts is playable in a concert band setting. The flexible scoring will sound full, even with reduced instrumentation. Minimum instrumentation requirements are: alto saxophone 1 and 2; tenor saxophone; trumpet 1 and 2; trombone 1; piano; bass and drum set 1. Other highlights include: rhythm studies; unison solos requiring no improvisation; reproducible improvisation starters for those students ready to improvise; two drum set parts (traditional and simplified); two guitar parts (melody and chords), and the director score(includes a CD). Student Books include free downloads of full-length recordings of each chart; rhythm and solo study accompaniment grooves; and improvisation starter sheets. This highly versatile and flexible collection will encourage and support students in their first explorations of jazz style and performance, whether in a jazz ensemble or a concert band setting!
(Standard of Excellence)Dean Sorenson - Neil A Kjos Music Co
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