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
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
James Miley presents a very hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune. Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun is masterfully scored for the modern big band, making great use of interesting
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.
Recently featured in the motion picture "Whiplash," this barnburner by outstanding arranger John Wasson is pure Latin fire from start to finish! This chart will have your students begging to practice.
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
The swingin' Quincy Jones arrangement of this standard was a Frank Sinatra signature tune. Here's the authentic version edited and adapted for today's bands by Mike Tomaro. Vocal Key: B-Flat.
This creative, funk style chart of the traditional Christmas carol is featured on The Adventures In Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Christmas CD. As the arranger puts it, this is a party song and
The beautiful ballad beginning and ending in this Alan Baylock original will bring tears to your eyes. The chart then moves to an exciting samba around 110 bpm for the half note with occasional
For the first time, here is Quincy Jones' arrangement originally written for the 1964 Sinatra/Basie studio collaboration It Might As Well Be Swing. This chart was also used a few times during the 1965
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The famous version as performed by the Stan Kenton Band!
Every jazz fan knows it, loves it and has wished it was in print! And now, this quintessential big-band arrangement is finally available! As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album This Time by
From the popular CD In The Christmas Mood recorded by the esteemed Glenn Miller Alumni Band, this swingin' chart in the classic Miller style has been used in several recent motion pictures. Your audiences
Victor Lopez, who knows the Latin idiom inside and out, has given us a powerhouse 6/8 Latin chart that will make your ensemble sound like the Kenton Band. It's majestic, powerful and noble and includes
Kris Berg has composed a beautiful, sensitive and mature solo feature for B-flat, E-flat instruments or trombone. The ensemble is equally important in this setting at around 74 bpm that transitions
This is an awesome Mingus double-time swing chart in the original version as recorded on the Mingus Big Band 93 CD. It kicks off with a hot bari sax intro, features some really tight licks, an
Alan Baylock crafts a great swinger on one of Coltrane's brilliant compositions. Set around 208 bpm, this chart includes solo space for alto and tenor and a lead trumpet range to written high C. A big
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