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American Patrol
American Patrol American Patrol
arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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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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April in Paris
April in Paris April in Paris
Vernon Duke/trans. Jeff Hest - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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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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April in Paris
April in Paris April in Paris
Vernon Duke/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item

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

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Artistry in Rhythm
Artistry in Rhythm Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton/arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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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$45.00
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Basie-Straight Ahead
Basie-Straight Ahead Basie-Straight Ahead (Professional Version as Recorded)
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item
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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Bernie's Tune
Bernie's Tune Bernie's Tune
Bernie Miller/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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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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Big Noise from Winnetka
Big Noise from Winnetka Big Noise from Winnetka
Haggart & Bauduc/arr. Paul Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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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Blues in Hoss' Flat
Blues in Hoss' Flat Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Foster & Basie/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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Blues in Hoss' Flat
Blues in Hoss' Flat Blues in Hoss' Flat (Blues in Frankie's Flat)
Foster & Basie/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item

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

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C-Jam Blues
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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C-Jam Blues
C-Jam Blues C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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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C-Jam Blues
C-Jam Blues C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Whether you know this one as C-Jam Blues or Duke's Place, you sure will recognize all the great Ellington writing! Even the most inexperienced bands can do a fine performance on this jazz... view details
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Caldonia
Caldonia Caldonia (What Makes Your Big Head So Hard?)
Fleecie Moore/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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Caravan
Caravan Caravan (Little Big Band)
Duke Ellington/arr. Michael Philip Mossman - Hal Leonard Corporation
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This Ellington favorite adapts beautifully to the little big band format in the skilled hands of Michael Mossman. The classic tune is still there, but with a contemporary twist. Instrumentation:

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Caravan
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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Caravan
Caravan Caravan
Ellington & Tizol/arr. Baylock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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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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Caravan
Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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.

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Caravan
Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. John Wasson - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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Recently featured in the motion picture "Whiplash,"  this barnburner by outstanding arranger John Wasson is pure Latin fire from start to finish! This chart will have your students begging to practice.

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Caravan
Caravan Caravan
Duke Ellington/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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A Child Is Born
A Child Is Born A Child Is Born
Thad Jones - Kendor Music, Inc.
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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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Cotton Tail
Cotton Tail Cotton Tail (Little Big Band)
Duke Ellington/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Here's one of Duke Ellington's iconic tunes in a swingin' chart scored for the little big band format. Mark Taylor really gets the most out of just six horn parts in this great-sounding chart! Solo space is

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