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After Dark
After Dark After Dark
Bryce Newton - C L Barnhouse Company
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This tune is an exceptional way to introduce swing style from the very first rehearsal! This jazz starter is expertly written well within the easy level, allowing your students to sound good quickly and

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Written by the songwriting duo of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and made famous by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, this chart features a nice mix of scoring from full ensemble tuttis to short section

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And Stay Out!
And Stay Out! And Stay Out!
Terry White - Jalen Publishing
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Get ready to swing hard! This easy medium-tempo blues in B-flat features some great ensemble section-writing and the band has some nice shout moments throughout. The solo sections feature the trumpet,

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MEMedium Easy
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Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels We Have Heard on High Angels We Have Heard on High
arr. Philip Loewen - Print Music Source
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This much-revered Christmas carol set to a Latin groove will serve as an ideal addition to any holiday concert featuring your jazz ensemble. There are opportunities to solo for the piano and tenor

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Aria
Aria Aria
Rick Lawn - Bakers Jazz and More
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As the title suggests, this is a beautiful melodic feature for alto sax. In addition to the haunting tune, there are subtle supportive ensemble figures that weave a rich fabric of accompaniment and include

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At Long Last Love
At Long Last Love At Long Last Love
Count Basie Orchestra
Cole Porter/arr. Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications
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As recorded on This Time by Basie!, this arrangement is pure Basie. Opening with a short figure reminiscent of the Count, the band then swings at a bright tempo into a terrific version of this great melody.

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
Attention Span
Attention Span Attention Span
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company
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This is an easy and fun beginning rock chart that will instantly grab your students' attention! A steady beat, easy rhythms, and modest ranges provide a solid introduction to rock style. The two-measure

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Bass of Operations
Bass of Operations Bass of Operations
David Larsen - Dapper Page Music
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Here is a tune that will have your audience bobbing their heads. The relentless groove of the bass along with some complex harmonies make this chart a great addition to your program. It offers an open solo

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Be Cool
Be Cool Be Cool
Bob Turner - Magnolia Music Publications, LLC
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This tune simmers on low - but don't let that fool you. The melody is slick, and when set against the backdrop of the brass hits you have a great chart that is accessible to many groups due to the flexible

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Combo Combo Flexible Instrumentation
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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Be Like Basie
Be Like Basie Be Like Basie
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.
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The great Count Basie was the master at short solo fills that were beautifully crafted musical statements. Feature your piano player on this easy medium swing chart in the Basie style. All piano fills are

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Beethoven's Havana Vacation
Beethoven's Havana Vacation Beethoven's Havana Vacation
Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Terry White - Jalen Publishing
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This chart features an inventive Latin take on Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, second movement. The chart opens with eloquent sax and brass chorales stating Beethoven's original themes before starting the

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Beg, Borrow and Steal
Beg, Borrow and Steal Beg, Borrow and Steal
George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Great scoring and a solid melody make this straight-ahead swing chart a great choice for younger bands. The minor harmonies provide an easy entry into the world of improvisation. With its flexible scoring,

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Blue Diamond
Blue Diamond Blue Diamond
Gregory Yasinitsky - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This beautiful ballad for developing groups features an alto saxophone soloist with an emphasis on lyricism and rich harmonies. It also features a confident double-time section along with a solidly scored

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Blues Infusion
Blues Infusion Blues Infusion
Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Everyone needs an infusion of the blues now and then, and this chart delivers! With a swinging melody, ensemble work at all dynamic levels, and spots for your soloists, this chart offers an abundance of

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The Blues at Castle Danger
The Blues at Castle Danger The Blues at Castle Danger
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company
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This minor blues chart swings right out of the opening count off. There is well-written counterpoint and a roaring shout chorus which is ideal for showcasing the entire ensemble. This is a very playable

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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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Calypso Angelical
Calypso Angelical Calypso Angelical
Steve Shanley - C L Barnhouse Company
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Take your jazz band on a trip to the Caribbean with this authentic calypso! Students will love the catchy melody, and directors will appreciate the plentiful auxiliary percussion, clear rhythm section

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Cambios de Otono
Cambios de Otono Cambios de Otono
Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More
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Based on the chord changes for Autumn Leaves, this easy-going samba puts a new spin on the classic jazz standard. After the melody is presented, an ensemble montuna section follows where the figure

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Christmas Favorites
Christmas Favorites Christmas Favorites (Four Complete Arrangements in Contrasting Styles)
arr. Blair Bielawski - Excelcia Music Publishing, LLC
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A value-packed addition to your seasonal programming, this set includes four complete arrangements in contrasting styles. Included are unique arrangements of Hark, The Herald Angels Sing; Joy

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Connections
Connections Connections
Bob Curnow Big Band
Patty Darling - Sierra Music Publications
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This piece is based on a terrific hip-hop/swing groove that you won't be able to get out of your head. It's a guarantee that your band will love it! Solos are indicated for trumpet, guitar, or piano. The

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Cool Man Jack
Cool Man Jack Cool Man Jack
Stockton Helbing/arr. Kris Berg - Kris Berg Jazz
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This sizzlin' chart performed here by Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band from the CD Perspectives was written for the South Carolina All-State Jazz Band. This arrangement utilizes many color

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$65.00
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The Cool One
The Cool One The Cool One
Benny Golson/arr. Erik Morales - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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This Benny Golson standard is creative in its treatment here as a Latin cha-cha played at around 152 bpm. The Cool One features expansive and brilliant ensemble writing as well as written or

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Crisis
Crisis Crisis
Freddie Hubbard/arr. Mike Kamuf - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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The entire ensemble gets a workout on this highly creative chart! The overriding style is driving swing alternating with some Latin statements of the melody. Suggested solos are included for trombone,

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Danza del Carcayu
Danza del Carcayu Danza del Carcayu
Kris Berg - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This chart is a burning, high-energy samba that will bring the house down at festivals and concerts. The excitement makes it perfect as an opener or closer. Solo space is provided for alto sax, tenor sax,

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Distance
Distance Distance
Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.
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This beautiful ballad is the perfect showcase for your alto soloist. The pensive melody and rich harmony combine to create a wonderful change of pace for your program. Starting as a ballad, it moves into an

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