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
Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version
Beantown Blues Parade is an upbeat New Orleans second line groove for developing jazz bands. It is very accessible with features, including written solos for trumpet 1 (or trumpet
Big Dipper was originally commissioned by Count Basie for an entire album of Thad Jones' music; however, Basie never made the record, instead suggesting that Thad start his own band. Big
This classic minor blues by Dizzy Gillespie is set in a comfortable medium swing style. A small group is featured at the top using the distinctive stylings and articulations of the original recording. Nice
Blame It on the Blues is the perfect vehicle for developing jazzers to learn the essentials of swing rhythms and phrasing. Doug Beach knows how to do this kind of chart very, very well and this one
What a tasty-sounding swing original by Rick Stitzel! This minor blues chart features a catchy melody, solid ensemble writing, and a perfect solo setting for just about any player. Chord/scale sheets in all
As the title implies, this chart is more than just another blues chart. Blues & More is scored in a blues format, but with a bridge. Featuring a tuneful melody, this exciting and fun chart has
Blues Backstage is a staple from the New Testament Count Basie Orchestra of the 1950s. This classic Frank Foster chart on a simple B-flat blues achieves richness through tasteful and creative
Young jazzers deserve their chance to be in the spotlight, and here's a perfect vehicle for aspiring young stars. This bluesy swing chart features the saxes on the melody with commentary from the brass
Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues scale. Equally suited to any program,
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 medium swing original for developing groups is a riff-based blues in the tradition of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands. Blues You Can Use begins with the rhythm section setting the
Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for young jazzers. With a moderate tempo, a riff-based melody, and
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
This swinging blues chart in 3/4 meter is a nod to Miles Davis' classic All Blues. Doug Beach's arrangement frames the tune with influences from both Davis and the composer's own
This subsequent installment in the continuing adventures of Bubbert is a blues in a '60s boogaloo style. It's loaded with blues scale material that can be extremely helpful for beginning and developing
Wow, this is great! Mike Story has created an ideal easy swing/shuffle chart on a great blues melody by Sweets Edison. Centerpiece is accessible with easy brass ranges, a medium swing tempo of
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