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After Supper is a beautifully relaxed chart from the Basie band, featured on the "Atomic Mr. Basie" album. Written by Neal Hefti, this accessible chart is aptly named. It's slow, relaxed,
From the 1962 Basie album "On My Way and Shoutin' Again," this Neal Hefti chart has a real gospel feel to it, and swings like crazy from start to finish. The opening chorus is from the reeds, with tenor 1
Here is a terrific transcription and adaptation of Nelson Riddle's chart done for Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" album. Sinatra often referred to this song as his first hit, a reference
This chart was originally recorded by Ella Fitzgerald for her "Jerome Kern Songbook" album in Los Angeles, July 1963, with the orchestra arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. This transcription remains
Here is a swinging interpretation of a traditional French nursery tune, as performed by the Ted Heath band. Aside from a drum solo near the end, the chart is all sectional work. It opens in a
American Patrol...but everybody's got that in their library. Well, yes and no. There are many bands using the stock dance band arrangement originally written for five saxes and five brass, and
At Long Last Love has been transcribed from Frank Sinatra's 1962 album "Sinatra and Swingin' Brass," the original arrangement being by Neal Hefti. The chart swings hard from start to finish, yet
Count Basie recorded this tune several times over several decades. This version has been transcribed from the "Atomic Basie" album released in 1960. The chart features tenor, piano, trumpet and clarinet
The Andrews Sisters produced a huge number of hits, and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is one of their finest. Alan Glasscock has scored a cracking version here, and has notated the vocal trio parts with
This up-tempo Benny Goodman chart dates from 1937 and features solo space for clarinet and trumpet. The brass has been augmented up to eight voices, making the chart suitable for a full big band lineup.
Cherokee was the first big hit for Charlie Barnet and his orchestra, although when Billy May arrived for the 1939 recording session and handed out the parts, nobody seemed that impressed
This is a solid transcription of Ella Fitzgerald's wonderful rendition of The Christmas Song, also known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." It's scored for vocal solo, five saxes, rhythm
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