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
Featured prominently in the movie "A Star Is Born," the hit song Shallow, recorded by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, enjoyed success on the pop charts as well as winning numerous awards. This classy
Nat King Cole's classic recording from 1951 and then the duet version recorded by his daughter, Natalie, in 1991 helped make this tune truly "unforgettable." This well-paced arrangement for vocal soloist
Although he wasn't the first to record this familiar rock ballad, George Benson was responsible for its widespread popularity thanks to his huge hit recording in 1976. Beautifully arranged for vocal soloist
Here's a tasty rock ballad that's a great way to feature aspiring trumpet or alto saxophone soloists. The sensitive ensemble writing provides plenty of support for the soloist, while the fully-scored
Feel like taking a road trip? This chart is the answer! Road Trip is an easy-going swinger with a good-time feel and features any solo instrument. The featured soloist is surrounded by
This beautiful jazz ballad is the perfect showcase for an aspiring trumpet soloist. The pensive melody and rich harmonies combine to create a wonderful change-of-pace chart. While there is a short
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
Strut is the low-end feature you've been waiting for! Feature your bass trombonist and/or your bari sax player in a funky James Brown groove a la Cold Sweat. The solos are notated with
Featuring a tenor saxophone soloist, Curveball is in the style of the Ray Charles big band. It opens with huge ensemble brass and bluesy sax lines that switch in and out of a double-time swing
This hard-swinging 12-bar blues features acoustic bass in a Thad Jones-inspired setting. It cooks right along and the ensemble provides solid support for the bass soloist. At a tempo of 140 bpm, this chart
This Ellington-style ballad is what big band music is all about. It features a wide array of potential solos with featured solo parts included for alto sax, tenor sax, flugelhorn, bass trombone, and guitar.
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
Long a beautiful standard, here is a lush ballad setting for vocalist with jazz ensemble. The vocal range is from G below middle C to third line B-flat, with an optional C. The lead trumpet range goes
Feature your aspiring trombone soloist with this soulful rock ballad. The range is very moderate to ensure a feeling of security, the solo part is mostly written, and the accessible improvised solo section
This straight-eighth chart in 3/4 is an accessible trumpet or flugelhorn solo feature with an outstanding jazz ensemble background. In a beautifully quiet ballad style, your developing soloist will shine as
Recorded by Queen in 1979, this iconic hit adapts beautifully for vocal soloist with jazz ensemble with its rollicking shuffle style and infectious simplicity and charm. This is definitely a "feel good"
Sammy Nestico pays tribute to his long-time friend and trombone icon, Bill Watrous, with this touching trombone solo feature of Mancini's Too Little Time from the soundtrack of the 1954 film "The
Written specifically for Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul" released this as a single in 1967 and it became one of her signature songs. This chart is a powerful version for vocal solo and jazz ensemble
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