You know it, you love it! The opening motive is very catchy on this authentic sounding chart on the rock classic made famous by the group Chicago. Master arranger Mike Story works his magic to create an
Here's a wonderful take on the group Toto's classic rock tune from the '80s. It's solidly scored throughout and sounds amazingly like the original while remaining accessible for developing jazz bands.
A real jazz classic, this chart kicks! The features include a medium swing style, a written or improvised solo for tenor sax, meaningful ensemble passages, exceptional soli lines, superb phrases, and a
Here's a Wes Montgomery bossa/rock tune that grooves along at around 145 bpm with the melody line played by tenor 1 and trumpet 2. With very playable ensemble sections and hits,
Oh, yes! This is a superb setting of the iconic jazz ballad that features the alto sax star in your band. The alto solo is mostly written with opportunities to improvise around the melody, and the ensemble
Big band bebop! Anthropology is a great Charlie Parker tune arranged by Victor Goines, and it's smokin' hot. This is packed with bop lines, section solis, a big shout chorus, solos for piano and
This Mike Collins-Dowden swing-style original features a hip melody, interesting call-and-response passages between the saxes and brass, nice dynamic contrasts, a written or improv solo for trumpet, and
As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, here's a showcase for the trumpet section! The groove is straight eighths with a funky feel and there's solo space for all trumpets, but the solos can be
As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, the instrumentation is tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. This one is a funky shuffle and the tempo is around 170 bpm
Just listen to this chart and you know you have to have it as Victor Lopez brings the original Weather Report version to life for jazz ensembles. All the ingredients are here, plus solo space (written or
You simply cannot go wrong with this Matt Harris chart on this great jazz ballad ideally set as a tenor sax solo feature! The tempo is about 98 bpm with the tenor solo written and improvised.
Paul Simon's soulful rock ballad is set here at 88 bpm, and as arranged by Paul Baker is sure to please! The melody is first stated by trumpet 2 and tenor sax, there are no improvised solos, and the trumpet
Herbie Hancock for the developing band? Yes! From Hancock's famous Headhunter recording, here is a great opportunity to play the biggest jazz-rock hit of all time. The melody is first played by alto, tenor,
A great title and great chart! Chili Today, Hot Tamale is set in a samba groove in cut-time at around 90 bpm. It's accessible for a solid easy to medium grade level, there are written
Alan Baylock's chart on this Eddie Harris jazz classic is exciting from the very first note. This updated and contemporary version features a straight-eighth boogaloo groove at about
With Comfort and Joy, the melody is generously passed around the ensemble to keep everyone happy, plus there is written solo space for tenor, alto, piano and some drum fills, too. The lead trumpet
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