John Lewis' Afternoon in Paris is flexibly arranged for four horns and rhythm section in this small group chart. This chart, set in a medium swing style, includes background figures behind the
This jazz classic from Sonny Rollins in the Little Big Band setting features an up-tempo Latin groove with alternating sections in swing. In this challenging, yet great-sounding arrangement, the head
In this flexible instrumentation setting for six horns and rhythm, Michael Mossman uses a moderate swing style to fashion a classy version of this familiar standard. The scoring style is largely tutti, but
This masterful jazz standard from Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" album is notated here in 3/4 for young players. Inexperienced jazz players will have fun and enhance their musical skills while learning to
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
Here's a fresh take on the bebop blues classic by Charlie Parker. In the little big band format, it starts out in a funk style then alternates with swing. The soloists have an opportunity to improvise in
Joe Zawinul and Weather Report turned the jazz world on its ear with this iconic fusion composition from their 1977 album Heavy Weather. Arranged here for six horns and rhythm section, this version retains
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
This classic riff tune from Clifford Brown, in a moderate swing style, gives even young players a great opportunity to learn style and small group playing. Flexibly scored for four-plus horns, 3 rhythm and
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:
This wonderful Dizzy Gillespie jazz standard is flexibly scored here for four-part horns with rhythm section and features an Afro-Cuban style using even 8ths and a moderate tempo. More than just a head
Similar to Lee Morgan's Sidewinder, this tune is written in a moderate soul/jazz style. This funky arrangement for six horns and rhythm section is sprinkled with stop-time breaks and catchy
Penned by Bobby Timmons and recorded by a number of jazz artists over the years, Dat Dere is a great example of soul jazz from the early '60s. This arrangement for little big band
Arranged here in a brisk up-tempo swing style, this Sammy Cahn classic is set with much of the first chorus in unison for all the horns. After a solo section featuring alto sax and then trumpet, a brief
True to the original medium-tempo swing style, this creative chart in the Little Big Band format features satisfying full-ensemble scoring with suggested or improvised solos for tenor sax and trumpet.
In this Little Big Band format, Michael Mossman carefully maintains the medium swing style and flavor of the Miles Davis version, but then adds creative touches with counterlines and harmonic wrinkles. Also
Richard Rodgers' familiar tune from the 1930s has become a favorite with jazzers over the years. Here's a wonderfully crafted arrangement in the six-horn format that begins as a relaxed jazz samba, then
This Richard Rodgers tune has been recorded by countless jazz artists over the years. Now small groups comprising four horns and rhythm section can learn and perform this iconic standard in a flexibly
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