Harry James, one of the leading trumpeters of the Swing Era, was a huge fan of the sound and style of the 1950's Count Basie Orchestra. James hired several of Basie's arrangers to write arrangements for him
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Written for Doc Severinsen, this medium fast swing chart is a trumpet solo feature and is an excellent vehicle for a good soloist with high chops. Includes an optional 5th trombone part.
Composed and arranged by Scott Ninmer, staff writer for the U.S. Army Band, this well-crafted original is a must-have. Rich harmonies and syncopated figures are just a couple characteristics of this fresh
This great ballad by Grammy-nominated composer Chris Walden was written to feature trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval. The arrangement moves between up-tempo swing and half-time and features a trumpet soloist
Although trumpeter Harry James was best known for his romantic ballads, his bands often displayed a more adventurous and experimental side. This Neal Hefti composition was written to feature James as the
From the landmark jazz album, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Les Hooper adds his own stamp of originality and craftsmanship with this outstanding setting. The trumpet soloist is supported by a light rock
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As recorded by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on the iconic 1958 Porgy and Bess album, here is the original studio ensemble arrangement. Instrumentation: Solo Trumpet or Flugelhorn; Woodwind 1: Alto Saxophone;
Arranger Dave Rivello arranged this great tune in a nice and easy, relaxed, swing genre to showcase the 2nd trumpet in the style of Miles Davis. Featuring the trademark Miles' harmon mute sound throughout
Neal Hefti composed this for Harry James' 1961 album "Harry James Plays Neal Hefti," and it features trumpet soloist. The medium tempo feel of this chart is immediately established after a brief solo
Inspired by a similarly-titled original Bob Curnow composed for the great Doc Severinsen, The Doctor Is In was written for trumpeter extraordinaire Dr. Vern Sielert. Set in a medium-up swing
It is somewhat amusing that Dave Brubeck's The Duke is more frequently associated with Miles Davis and Gil Evans than Brubeck himself. Nevertheless, this version from the 1957 "Miles Ahead" album
Here's an easy-going swing ballad chart that gives trumpet soloists a chance to stand in the spotlight! With strong support from the ensemble, the solo, with a slightly mysterious air, is entirely written
In a slightly mysterious fashion, this small group chart is a laid-back swing ballad and is an ideal solo feature for trumpet. The solo is completely written and includes an optional improvisation section
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