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.
You can't go wrong with this one! It's a famous tune by one of the most memorable figures in jazz, Thomas "Fats" Waller, and it's well within the capabilities of younger bands. It also includes an easy to
Reminiscent of the classic version by Count Basie, here is a terrific medium swing setting of this familiar standard for vocal solo with jazz ensemble. In the event a vocalist is not available, an optional
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
Journey made this a hit in 1980 and the cast of Glee did it again in 2010. This solid chart is built on a driving eighth-note pulse and requires no solos. Sure to sound great with limited rehearsal time, it
Made famous by The Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised
From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a "rhumba," but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also
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
This familiar standard is usually performed as a duet. It's been recorded countless times over the years, notably in the holiday movie favorite "Elf" starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for
From Trombone Shorty's acclaimed CD Backatown, here is the hot title cut arranged for big band in a funky medium tempo. Combining the elements of New Orleans second line and contemporary rock styles,
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
From "The Jungle Book," this timeless classic appeared in the original movie as well as the repeated blockbuster hit. With a jaunty 2-beat swing style and well-known melody, this one is impossible not to
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
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
As recorded by the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra on the Central Park North album, this classic swinger is a winning mix of solo with rhythm section and full band passages. The designated soloists include
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