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
As the title suggests, this is a swinger with hints of classic Gene Krupa drum patterns. The tempo is around 200 bpm, there's lots of action for the trombones, written or ad lib solos for
Featuring a churning swing style and a catchy riff-based melody, this well-crafted chart spins its way through every section of the ensemble. In the solo section, written samples are provided for tenor,
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
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
This swinging chart is a great vehicle for a tenor sax soloist with jazz band. The solo part ranges from written melody to a written jazz solo, all very accessible, and it especially swings when the
Inspired by the music of Henry Mancini and the spy movies of the 1960s, Catwalk is a cool jazz, minor swing tune featuring alto saxophone, trumpet and guitar on the melody at first, then written
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.
Here's a great-sounding chart for featuring a tenor sax and guitar duet, or just tenor sax. Utilizing a medium shuffle groove, this smooth chart features a dialog between a small group and the full
Originally recorded on the Miles Davis landmark recording Kind of Blue, here is a swingin' and updated take on this all-time blues favorite. Tasty full ensemble interludes surround solo space for alto sax,
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
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