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2018 Editors' Choice Selections for Jazz Band (166)
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Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts Ace of Hearts
Patty Darling - Sierra Music Publications
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Written with developing bands in mind, this fun, accessible chart can be performed as written or used as a tool to reinforce ear training and improvising. There is ample solo space for alto

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After the Rain
After the Rain After the Rain
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company
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This powerful rock ballad, with its blues-tinged melodic and harmonic structure, is a great feature for developing alto saxophone or trumpet soloists throughout. The solo part is entirely notated with no

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All I Want for Christmas Is You
All I Want for Christmas Is You All I Want for Christmas Is You
arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Mariah Carey's holiday hit remains a favorite year after year, and in the hands of Rick Stitzel, this medium swing chart features easy rhythms and reduced ranges for young players. Playable with optional

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America, the Beautiful
America, the Beautiful America, the Beautiful
Samuel A. Ward/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Here is the familiar America, the Beautiful reimagined as an energetic shuffle. An a cappella sax soli chorale introduction gives way to a driving shuffle that continues for the remainder of

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Applied Physics
Applied Physics Applied Physics
David Larsen - Dapper Page Music
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Get all your drummers involved with this medium-tempo and modern Latin chart! Singing melodies are supported by punchy background hits that will have your players humming them long after class. At an

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Away in a Manger
Away in a Manger Away in a Manger
arr. Jim Mahaffey - Jalen Publishing
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Lyrical, accessible and lush, this ballad treatment of the Christmas classic makes a great choice for holiday and winter concerts. It features a written alto sax solo on the timeless melody before

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Awesome Sauce!
Awesome Sauce! Awesome Sauce!
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company
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This easy and fun beginning rock chart will be a hit with young jazz band students. A steady beat, easy rhythms, and modest ranges provide the perfect introduction to rock style. The two-measure solo

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Back Road
Back Road Back Road
Mathew Montgomery - Dapper Page Music
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Back Road is a bluesy, slow rocker that will have younger jazz bands begging to play it. It grooves along at about 80 bpm and features call and response melodies between the saxes and brass

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Backdoor Slider
Backdoor Slider Backdoor Slider
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company
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This driving rock chart hits hard from the very beginning. With its fun melodies and punchy backgrounds, it gives everyone something to play. The completely flexible instrumentation is playable with only

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Bad to the Bone
Bad to the Bone Bad to the Bone
George Thorogood/arr. Allen Gray - Jalen Publishing
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This was a big hit for George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and this down n' dirty, bluesy shuffle version is the perfect vehicle for showing some attitude and flexing your band's blues

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Beantown Blues Parade
Beantown Blues Parade Beantown Blues Parade
Rick Hirsch - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Beantown Blues Parade is an upbeat New Orleans second line groove for developing jazz bands. It is very accessible with features, including written solos for trumpet 1 (or trumpet

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Been There, Done That!
Been There, Done That! Been There, Done That!
Chris Magee - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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This challenging up-tempo swinger really cooks! Composed as a tribute to Willie Maiden's charts for the Maynard Ferguson band of the '60s, it features solo exposures for trombone 1, tenor sax 1 and trumpet

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Big Time
Big Time Big Time
Gregory Yasinitsky - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Big Time is a great funk chart with a hot melody that's fused with a swinging bass line and a half-time, hip hop groove. It includes a fun saxophone soli, written or ad lib solos for tenor and

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Birk's Works
Birk's Works Birk's Works
Dizzy Gillespie/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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This classic minor blues by Dizzy Gillespie is set in a comfortable medium swing style. A small group is featured at the top using the distinctive stylings and articulations of the original recording. Nice

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Black Ops
Black Ops Black Ops
Larry Barton - C L Barnhouse Company
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This up-tempo rocker is guaranteed to rock the first time and every time you play it! Black Ops successfully captures the feel of a covert mission, and when paired with the composer's signature

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Blackbird
Blackbird Blackbird (Little Big Band)
Lennon & McCartney/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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The haunting and distinctive Blackbird, from The Beatles' White Album, is adapted here in a moderate and soft samba style in the Little Big Band format. Trumpet and alto sax are featured on

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Blast from the Past
Blast from the Past Blast from the Past
Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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With its retro, medium-rock style, this very easy Rick Stitzel original sounds great! Based on a question-and-answer format between the brass and saxes, this appealing chart is simple to learn and

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Blueberry Jam
Blueberry Jam Blueberry Jam
Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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What a tasty-sounding swing original by Rick Stitzel! This minor blues chart features a catchy melody, solid ensemble writing, and a perfect solo setting for just about any player. Chord/scale sheets in all

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Blues & More
Blues & More Blues & More
Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.
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As the title implies, this chart is more than just another blues chart. Blues & More is scored in a blues format, but with a bridge. Featuring a tuneful melody, this exciting and fun chart has

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Blues You Can Use
Blues You Can Use Blues You Can Use
David Springfield - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This medium swing original for developing groups is a riff-based blues in the tradition of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands. Blues You Can Use begins with the rhythm section setting the

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Blues for Thara
Blues for Thara Blues for Thara
Dave Mills - Jalen Publishing
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Here's a hot and bluesy shuffle chart with a great feel! Blues injected saxophone riffs, big hits from the brass, and plenty of space for improvised solos in F make this a fun chart to play and hear.

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Blues of a Kind
Blues of a Kind Blues of a Kind
Mark Colby/arr. Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This swinging blues chart in 3/4 meter is a nod to Miles Davis' classic All Blues. Doug Beach's arrangement frames the tune with influences from both Davis and the composer's own

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Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva Bodhisattva
Becker & Fagan/arr. Fred Sturm - Sierra Music Publications
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With its powerful and exciting ensemble passages, this electrifying Fred Sturm arrangement of the Steely Dan classic will wow your audience. It features a 16-bar open solo section allowing for any of your

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Body and Soul
Body and Soul Body and Soul
arr. Marty Paich - Sierra Music Publications
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As recorded by the Kenton band on the 7.5 on the Richter Scale album, this all-time great standard receives a fresh sound with the impeccable scoring talent of Marty Paich. This arrangement has it all:

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