As recorded by Ric Flauding.Blues-Funk. Very fun piece!"Ric, great song. Love the concept, the melody the arrangement. Just when you think you've heard it, harmonically it's suddenly goes to Cairo, did not
Carefully adapted for younger players, this chart on Cannonball Adderley's classic is set in a jazz/rock style throughout. The style remains faithful to the original, yet the ranges and rhythms are moderate
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Featuring one of the most powerful riffs of the rock era, this hit recorded by The White Stripes in 2003 is arranged here in a hard-hitting version for younger players. No solos are required and the melody
From the blockbuster animated film "Sing," comes this driving rock tune that was recorded by the legendary Stevie Wonder with current pop sensation Ariana Grande. Here's a funky version for jazz band
Recorded by Fitz and the Tantrums, this catchy tune often shows up in pop culture and on the airwaves in addition to the pop charts. This very easy ensemble-based arrangement will be instantly recognizable
This tune is an excellent example of classic R&B funk from the influential '60s band Booker T. & the MGs. With its infectious style and riff-based melodies, this tune never grows old. The solo
Penned by Bobby Timmons and recorded by a number of jazz artists over the years, Dat Dere is a great example of soul jazz from the early '60s. This arrangement for little big band
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Every band needs a good funk chart to add to its festival or concert repertoire and Mr. Funkyman! from Mark Taylor is sure to fit the bill. Using a moderate tempo, the rhythm section churns
Here's the classic Lutheran hymn recast as a modern rock chart in 5/4 time. There is plenty of variety in the textures explored, but no solos are required. This is perfect for a change-of-pace
This driving funk chart exposes young musicians to the harmonies of the jazz classic Killer Joe combined with the groove of the Herbie Hancock classic Chameleon. Plenty of full ensemble
A catchy melody, blues-based harmonies, and a driving rock groove combine to create this medium-easy level chart that is sure to be loads of fun. Everyone gets to play the melody and the written
Matt Harris' funky rock tune includes conservative ranges, fully notated rhythm section parts, and repetitive rhythms, making it playable by advancing groups through professionals. The piano has a solo
For Little Big Band+. Features Piano &/or Bb Instrument (Sop. Sax). Very fun piece! Smooth Jazz-Funk. Appropriate for College and High School jazz bands. Also works for a combo.... view details
Metroliner, with its 16th-note contemporary groove, portrays the chugging and propulsive feel of a train ride through America's northeast corridor. This uniquely funky programmatic chart was
This exciting chart has a driving 12/8 funk feel that is sure to engage your jazz ensemble and its audiences with its relentless intensity, but without excessive brass ranges with the trumpets going to
This familiar Motown hit features an unmistakable style and sound that has remained popular for five decades! Recorded by a number of artists, the version by Marvin Gaye is considered an R&B classic.
In the height of the disco era, this tune recorded by Sister Sledge caught fire on the R&B pop charts in 1979. Here is a great-sounding and funky version for younger players. There are no
Originally recorded in 1969, this iconic Latin rock tune composed by Sonny Henry helped boost the success of Santana and has remained a familiar classic ever since. This solid arrangement for younger
From the hit musical "Hairspray," here is the show-stopping production number in a dynamic arrangement for younger ensembles. Featuring a fast-paced rock groove and hard-hitting brass figures, this is sure
Topping the charts as well as being featured in the movie "Trolls," this hit song from Justin Timberlake features a catchy hook along with an energetic rock style. The saxes begin with the melody followed
Recorded by the Edgar Winter Group in 1973, this driving rock tune has a powerful contemporary edge that remains popular today. This terrific chart is propelled by a driving pulse and the signature melodies
Originally recorded by The Meters in 1969, Cissy Strut has since become a model for playing funk as recorded by both jazz and rock artists. The signature bass line is played by trombones, tenors
From the group Fall Out Boy, here is their high-energy rock hit that features a relentless rock beat and quotes from the familiar '60s television series The Munsters. This easy-to-learn arrangement will
This rocker recorded by the Foo Fighters has remained a favorite ever since its release in 1999. John Berry expertly trades the melody around from section to section in this great-sounding chart for young
This classic funk tune from the 1970s was written by Stevie Wonder, but became a huge hit for Rufus and Chaka Khan. Featuring a slow and driving pulse with heavily syncopated figures, this chart provides a
Similar to Lee Morgan's Sidewinder, this tune is written in a moderate soul/jazz style. This funky arrangement for six horns and rhythm section is sprinkled with stop-time breaks and catchy
Joe Zawinul and Weather Report turned the jazz world on its ear with this iconic fusion composition from their 1977 album Heavy Weather. Arranged here for six horns and rhythm section, this version retains
This 1975 tune by the Temptations is one of their later hits, co-written by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel and decidedly funkadelic in style. This chart features the infectious bass line first stated by
From Stevie Wonder's acclaimed and highly influential Innervisions album, Living for the City features a slow, bluesy, funky groove and memorable melodic lines. Adapted beautifully for jazz
Be Cool is a funky rocker with an infectious groove, hip voicings and a strong melody! The bari sax and lower voices set the style and groove at around 132 bpm leading to the nicely voiced melody
Change up the feel on your next program with this hip, pop/rock style chart that features a catchy melody and contemporary harmonies. The groove, at about 104 bpm, catches right off the top and the
Time For A Change is an accessible original utilizing a variety of rhythmic figures and a groove that is reminiscent of the popular Michael MacDonald and Doobie Brothers tunes of the 1980s. With
Bob Washut's Beneath the Mask is a very enjoyable, somewhat ECM-style chart for proficient groups that features an even-eighth jazz waltz style that highlights lead alto and guitar
Here's a funky rock chart for young jazz bands, played at about 120 bpm. A written solo for tenor sax, accessible brass ranges, a catchy melody, and clear articulations are additional features. The easy
You'll recognize this tune for sure as a hit by the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. It's a groovy boogaloo chart played at 140 bpm with a lead trumpet range to written G on top of the staff,
Check out this hip-hop setting by Paul Baker on the famous TV theme. Unique, but very appealing, it's loaded with wonderful writing, great development, written or improvised solos for trumpet, tenor
Here's Alan Baylock's contemporary treatment of this wonderful jazz standard in a half-time funk feel played with the half note equaling about 96 bpm. The lead trumpet range is to written B flat,
Heavy metal for big band! Guitar is the featured solo instrument in this very cool chart, so if you, the band and your drummer dig a rock vehicle to wake everyone up, this is it. The lead trumpet range is
Fool Me Once is a very funky original by the great Gordon Goodwin, written at a more accessible grade level. This chart is played at around 160 bpm, the lead trumpet range is to
Here's another of Kris Berg's highly successful and funky "chicken" charts! A clever title means a clever chart - this one opens with the sound of the barnyard and then it gets funky immediately
Made famous by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band, this accessible version has a gospel rock groove that fits perfectly. Played at about 132 bpm with straight eighths, this chart is packed with goodies
At around 146 bpm, this beautiful, mellow chart in an even eighth-note ECM style features diatonic melodies over lush chord voicings. The tenor and piano solos can be played as written or improvised.
In the spirit of Frank Mantooth and Ashley Alexander, this funk chart provides each section of the band with exciting and distinctive roles that come together and meld into a funky, backbeat groove with a
Take a strong R & B groove, add a fun-to-play melody with a catchy hook, stir in some solid ensemble writing, and you have the recipe for a rock chart that will be a hit with students and audiences
Recorded by jazz artist Jon Batiste and his group Stay Human as the theme song for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, this energetic tune features an appealing jazz/rock flair. The saxes take the lead in
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