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2017/2018 Editors' Choice Jazz Ensemble Selections (173)
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3am 3am
Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More

In the tradition of Neal Hefti's classic L'il Darlin, 3am is a warm ensemble ballad that opens with a brief written solo for piano and features improvised solos for muted trumpet and tenor sax. It

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EEasy
$45.00
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$8.00
Acronym Blues Acronym Blues
Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.

Commissioned by friends and colleagues of noted music educator Cliff Kaminsky, this medium level chart is dedicated to his memory. It's a hard-driving shuffle with plenty of ensemble work for

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$7.00
All 'Dem Leaves All 'Dem Leaves
Ryan Erik Adamsons - Kendor Music, Inc.

This swing original for beginning groups is based on the chord changes to Autumn Leaves. The brass ranges are very accessible with trumpet up to F5 and D-flat4 for trombone. Rhythm section parts

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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
All I Want for Christmas Is You All I Want for Christmas Is You
arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Recorded by Mariah Carey in 1994, this familiar tune has become a perennial holiday favorite. Arranged here as a vocal or tenor sax solo feature with big band, the opening rubato section is followed by a

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Jazz Ensemble & Vocalist (or Tenor Sax)
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Alligator Alley Alligator Alley
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

This one's a New Orleans-style chart that will have the bayou bouncing! It's an ideal opener and a great way for young jazzers to learn about the groove. The features include flexible instrumentation,

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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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$7.00
Alligator Boogaloo Alligator Boogaloo
Lou Donaldson/arr. Terry White - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

You guessed it, Alligator Boogaloo  is a funky rock chart with a boogaloo groove played around 136 bpm. It's a simple blues with a great melody introduced by alto and trumpet. Written solos

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EEasy
$42.00
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$8.00
And Kings Shall Swing And Kings Shall Swing
arr. Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

This upbeat and swinging arrangement of We Three Kings  will be the hit of your next holiday concert! With a fresh sound, fully scored ensemble writing, powerful unison lines, and even a

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$7.00
And Yet So Far And Yet So Far
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music INC.

Jazz groups with a strong lead alto sax player will enjoy this ballad in film noir style. Its smoky harmonies and wistful melody are broken up with a double-time swing section before a powerful reprise at

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MMedium
$50.00
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$5.00
Animal Control Animal Control
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

Tame your young beasts with this fun rock chart. It has all the right stuff: a steady beat, easy rhythms and ranges, and it's fun for young players. Beginning improvisers can develop confidence with the

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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
Another Song to Swing Another Song to Swing
Peter Blair - Kendor Music, Inc.

This swinging original for young groups is based on the chord changes to the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You. The brass ranges are very accessible, the rhythm section parts

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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
Apollo's Reel Apollo's Reel
Tom Molter - Sierra Music Publications

Tom Molter has composed an exciting and compelling piece akin to the big-band charts inspired by the music of Pat Metheny. Apollo's Reel is set in a bright 3/4 feel with temporary shifts to a

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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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$12.00
The Art of the Matter The Art of the Matter
David Springfield - Kendor Music, Inc.

Inspired by the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, this medium swing original features a combo style melody and a hard-driving rhythmic feel. The written or ad lib solo section can be played by

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MMedium
$52.00
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$7.00
At Last At Last
Harry Warren/arr. Dave Mills - Jalen Publishing

This beautiful ballad made famous by the great Etta James makes a perfect change of pace for any concert. Featuring a sultry tenor saxophone solo sprinkled with melodic replies from other sections and

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MEMedium Easy
$65.00
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$5.00
Backlash Backlash
Donald Pickett/arr. Mike Kamuf - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Backlash  is a superb jazz/rock chart! Played at around 144 bpm, it's a well-written chart in every way with superb ensemble sections, a hip interlude that builds into a big shout chorus,

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$9.00
A Ballad for Basie A Ballad for Basie
Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.

With a tip of the hat to the great Neal Hefti, A Ballad For Basie is exactly the type of ensemble ballad that Count Basie was famous for. Featuring mostly full ensemble work, this one asks for

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$7.00
Bewitched Bewitched
Rodgers & Hart/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

This familiar Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart jazz standard has certainly retained its timeless quality even today. Skillfully arranged for younger players in a medium swing style, this chart features saxes

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
The Big Beat The Big Beat
Gregory Yasinitsky - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

As the title suggests, this is a swinger with hints of classic Gene Krupa drum patterns. The tempo is around 200 bpm, there's lots of action for the trombones, written or ad lib solos for

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MMedium
$52.00
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$11.00
Billie Jean Billie Jean
Michael Jackson/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

The song that launched Michael Jackson's famous "moonwalk" was also one of the top-selling singles of the year in 1983. This chart features the signature bass line and catchy melodies and is a

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VEVery Easy
$40.00
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$5.00
Blue Flu Blue Flu
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

Teaching opportunities abound in this straight-ahead swing chart for young groups. Solid swing figures, blues-based changes and plenty of full ensemble work all combine to create a chart that everyone can

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VEVery Easy
$42.00
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$7.00
Blues for the "Knight" Blues for the "Knight"
Chris Creswell - Jalen Publishing

Proficient big bands will love this uptempo minor blues swinger! The melody is featured in an alto/trumpet/optional guitar small-group setting before the rest of the band enters with tasty licks

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MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
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$5.00
Bop of the World Bop of the World
Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

Playable by most high school big bands, Bop of the World is equally appropriate as an opener, closer, or anything in between. Scored at the medium difficulty level, the chart sounds more

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MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
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Bossa de Java Bossa de Java
Bruce Pearson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

This straight-ahead Bossa passes the melody all around the band and gives everyone interesting lines to play. In addition to an open solo section for the rest of the ensemble, this chart also features some

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EEasy
$48.00
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Bring Your Own Blues Bring Your Own Blues
Philip Loewen - Print Music Source

This straight-ahead swing chart, played at 155-170 bpm, drives from its opening bar. The features include a sax section soli, full ensemble passages highlighting the strengths of developing bands, and

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MEMedium Easy
$67.50
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$18.00
Brother Ray Brother Ray
Michael Philip Mossman - Hal Leonard Corporation

Composed for Latin jazz master Ray Baretto, this appealing cha-cha is based around a moderate groove and a very melodic theme. The variety in scoring is beautifully blended between showcasing individual

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MMedium
$55.00
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$5.00