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
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Southtown Hustle is a driving rock chart in a quasi-Herbie Hancock style. The tempo is around 132 bpm and it's mostly a full ensemble feature with a couple short written or ad lib inserts
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
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
Lineball is a straight-ahead rocker with a brief introduction followed by a tuneful melody at the top featuring the saxes and then the trumpets. There's a half-time feel in the bridge, then a
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
Here's an original rock chart with a gospel feel that will showcase developing groups at their best. At around 132 bpm, it features the full ensemble with suitably melodic lines before nice development
Larry Barton's fast-paced, original rock chart exudes tons of excitement and fun with its easy changes over a blues progression, solid sectional and full ensemble scoring, rhythmic variation, and an open
Here's a straight-ahead, rockin' bari sax solo feature set at 156 bpm. The ensemble has a lot of exposure and the writing has a ton of style. The changes are a variation on the blues form with a little bit
With a tempo around 152 bpm, this chart sets the tone from the first measure with a cool fusion groove in the rhythm and trombones, and there's a cool bari part too! There's great variety with the feel
This straight-ahead jazz rocker stays extremely playable while delivering lots of fun for the band. At around 140 bpm, the melody is first stated by a funky written tenor sax solo which is later
Crank it up to 10! Power chords, a boogaloo style, simple changes, and a driving tempo all add up to a chart that will please players and audiences alike! Also featured is a great breakdown section
Blame It on the Disco begins with a slow rubato introduction, then breaks into a very hip funk style featuring a relaxed groove at around 108 bpm. The improvised solo section features alto
Yes, it's that Home on the Range! This rocker is scored for flexible instrumentation small groups. It's a clever cross between cool and corn and the solo section features a written solo for tenor
Exactly Like That is a fun original that has a great slow rock feel and a middle solo section which includes a suggested solo for alto sax. The solo section can be opened up for additional solos
This original rock chart for flexible instrumentation small groups has a great slow rock feel with a solo section in the middle which includes a written solo for alto saxophone. Chords are written into
Yes, it's that Home on the Range! This rocker is a clever combination of cool and corn with a solo section featuring a written solo for tenor sax. Chords are included in all parts allowing open
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
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,
Here's a laid-back "phunk" chart that will be a real crowd pleaser for your jazz ensemble no matter their level of accomplishment. From developing ensembles to the best jazz bands, Punk Phunk
Recorded by Trombone Shorty on his 2011 album For True and featuring the Rebirth Brass Band and 5th Ward Weebie, this hot tune has a funky New Orleans style groove with a moderate tempo and catchy
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
Featured on the TV series "The Voice" performed by Ray Boudreaux, this hit from the 1970s is typical of the infectious bluesy style of composer/singer Bill Withers. Here's a funky chart for younger players,
Jaco Pastorius is widely known as the ultimate funk bassist; however, he has composed numerous jazz/rock/fusion/funk classics. Arranged here in a flexible three-plus horns and rhythm section
David Gardner's funky original features a straight-ahead groove with the rhythm section establishing the feel right at the top. The ensemble continues with a melody and counterpoint figures that are
Blue's Blues was written for the great trumpet player Blue Mitchell. It's a medium boogaloo over a blues form. With a nice style and feel, it features a funky melody introduced by the full ensemble
Larry Barton's medium-tempo funk original is guaranteed to rock the first time and every time it's played! It kicks in with a catchy hook in the first measure and never lets up. Solidly written, this tune
Here's an Andy Clark funky rock original that cooks right from the first note! Settling in at a tempo of 112 bpm, the ensemble digs in on the melody, the rhythm section begins to groove, and the bari sax
Here's a creative setting of this time-honored folk song that begins with a slow rubato introduction featuring a soloist or any combination of soloists before breaking into a hard-driving rock
Solid and authentic-sounding ensemble writing provides an exceptional foundation for this rock guitar solo feature! Guitar City explodes from the first guitar power chord behind a rhythmic horn
Beginning with a pulsating Afro rhythm that continues throughout the chart, Timbuktu is influenced by tribal rhythms and features an open solo section and a written trumpet solo.
Tim Fisher's original tune is the epitomy of groovy! It's Cool in Vegas features a boogaloo/jazz rock feel with a couple of measures of swing at the end of sections to make it a really hip
Beginning with a pulsating Afro rhythm that continues throughout the chart, Timbuktu is influenced by tribal rhythms and features an open solo section and a written trumpet solo. Chords are written
Black Sabbath's rock classic has been a student favorite for many marching bands through the years and makes a great jazz band chart that rocks with some serious attitude! From the opening hard rock
This cookin' chart is tuneful, funky and is set in a half-time feel. A written or improvised solo is provided for alto saxophone with the accessible chord progression allowing the improviser
It's funky, it's accessible, it's a Gordon Goodwin tune arranged for the developing jazz ensemble! It's half-time funk with the tempo at about 188 bpm with written-out solos available for any
You know it, you love it! This Meghan Trainor megahit is set at around 136 bpm with a solid rock groove, has no solos, and will be a favorite with students and audiences. This Victor Lopez arrangement
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