This creative chart is a wild trek through multiple styles and energy levels. Part of the Metroplexity Big Band series, it's reminiscent of modern wind ensemble overtures. Adventures includes a
At Water's Edge is a floating ECM-style tune with a beautiful, haunting melody... think Pat Metheny. The chart weaves through numerous energy levels and colors as it builds to its dramatic ending.
Forgotten Thoughts is a cool jazz style, 16-bar minor blues that channels the best of Oliver Nelson and Stan Kenton. The chart features a rewarding soli for jazz trumpet and saxes and a
Games is a ferocious funk/fusion chart with a double-time swing bridge. This exciting modern chart features slap bass and solos for alto 1 and guitar. The chart roars to a big ending that will
I'm Okay, We're OK! is a burnin' mainstream up-tempo blues with a half-time funk section. This is the perfect fast swing opener or closer for festivals or concerts. Commissioned for the
I'm in the Lord's Army (The Old Gray Mare) is a medium-up swing, Basie approach to an old-time children's melody. Featuring tight ensemble passages and reasonable ranges, this is a perfect
Part of the Metroplexity Big Band series, One Block off Easy Street is a driving shuffle chart with a modern melody and a shuffle/funk bridge. The melody features trumpet, trombone, guitar, and
Perspective is a modern modal medium-swing chart with some additional styles thrown in for fun. The opening bass ostinato pattern is based on a Yes tune, Owner of a Lonely Heart!
School of Thought is a hard-swinging, mainstream bop style tune with an exciting Latin "B" section. It's a great opener featuring solo space for tenor sax 1, trumpet 4, alto sax 1, guitar, and
Squiggly is the ultimate feature for a contemporary guitarist. A quirky funk melody over a blues chord progression makes the perfect funk chart for any festival, contest or concert. The solo space
This Time / Last Year is a gorgeous, lyrical Metheny-style tune in 6/4. Featured are flugelhorn, alto and tenor on a haunting melody accompanied by plenty of ensemble power and a "bring the house
As the title suggests, Time Management is an up-tempo, odd and multi-meter swing chart based loosely on the blues progression. Winner of two Global Music Gold Awards, this challenging chart
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