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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The trumpets are in the spotlight in this easy version of the 1985 techno rock classic recorded by the group A-ha. Featuring an energetic rock groove throughout, this arrangement is solidly scored for
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
Set in an easy-going rock feel, this Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays composition is sure to be a band and audience favorite. Based on the original recording from the Pat Metheny Group album We Live Here, Here
Scorpion Dance is an exciting contemporary rock/fusion chart which has been played on national television and by all-state jazz bands in Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. There's solo space
This medium-funky chart that is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone's face. A hip and clever composition from John Ellis arranged by Jamey Simmons, this chart has wonderful ensemble passages with lots of
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
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
Recorded by The Who back in 1971 and used as the theme for TV's "CSI," here is a signature rock anthem from one of the hardest rockin' bands ever. This driving chart for developing players will liven up any
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
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
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
Here's a young jazz band chart that starts strong and keeps right on going! Groovy lines and funky grooves make this a must-have. Additional features include moderate ranges, notated rhythm
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This one's a New Orleans-style chart that will have the bayou bouncing! It's an ideal opener and a great way for young jazzers to learn about the groove. The features include flexible instrumentation,
Southtown Hustle is a driving rock/fusion chart in a quasi-Herbie Hancock style. The tempo is around 132 bpm; it's mostly a full-ensemble feature with a couple of short written or ad-lib
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
Joe Schaefer has a real handle on the modern funk/rock groove, and his Funkmania is sure to please. The great sax writing keeps the piece growing after the melody is stated, setting up the
Here's a Mike Carubia chart that provides a ton of interest from the opening a cappella hymn section to the full-blown ensemble with drum solos mixed in throughout. The dramatic sound of the ensemble
Tame your young beasts with this fun rock chart. It has all the right stuff: a steady beat, easy rhythms and ranges, and it's fun for young players. Beginning improvisers can develop confidence with the
This up-tempo rocker is guaranteed to bring down the house! It kicks in with a catchy hook in the first measure and never lets up. Written solidly at the medium-easy grade level, this tune features
Turf War gives the entire ensemble a chance to defend its ground while engaging in a battle of musical force. This driving rock chart never stops with its well-placed drum fills, mostly tutti
Gordon Goodwin wrote this superb chart for a good high school jazz ensemble to be played around 126 bpm with a straight-eighth feel and a rock groove. The saxes start things off a cappella then
Kris Berg's contemporary take on this Cole Porter standard is set in a funky groove played at around 136 bpm, with the groove going into an occasional boogaloo feel. The lead trumpet range goes to
Here's the chicken funk chart for 2017! This one grooves from top to bottom and you'll really dig the deep, funky groove played around 160 bpm. Written or improvised solo space is provided for trumpet and
You guessed it, Alligator Boogaloo is a funky rock chart with a boogaloo groove played around 136 bpm. It's a simple blues with a great melody introduced by alto and trumpet. Written solos
This Eddie Harris classic has a funky jazz/rock groove played at about 140 bpm. With written solos provided for tenor and trumpet and a written melody solo for the bass, Listen
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
Here's a flashback to the funky 1970s themes of Quincy Jones and Tower of Power, including optional wah-wah guitar! Each horn section gets a workout while the rhythm section percolates underneath. Solo
This Rick Lawn chart is a high-energy thriller working both ends of the deal! Streetwise by day and suave and sophisticated by night, this chart covers all the bases from the opening rock guitar riff
Backlash is a superb jazz/rock chart! Played at around 144 bpm, it's a well-written chart in every way with superb ensemble sections, a hip interlude that builds into a big shout chorus,
Randy Newman tunes are always fun and creative, and Joe Cocker made this one even more fun! This salty and rockin' blues tune makes a jazz ensemble arrangement that has plenty of big hits and
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
Give your band this rockin' chart and they'll be flying high in no time! Bass trombone and bari sax players will really dig the unison lines, and the drummer has plenty of opportunities to get his
This funky rocker pays homage to the great Freddie Hubbard with a groove your rhythm section will really dig and simple but solid grooving lines in the horns. This chart is a lot of fun - the funky solo
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
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's iconic rock tour-de-force receives a powerful and dynamic treatment here for contemporary jazz ensembles! This Led Zeppelin classic features a creative concept with a
Your audience will go wild with this accessible solo feature for your drummer! This version of Wipeout plays homage to the Surfaris original with plenty of drum solos, but adds a modern-day sound
Inspired by the Weather Report classic Birdland, the drummer and bassist set up the groove and it's off to the races with a floating melody that soars over the rhythm section. Written or ad lib
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
Porcupine is a dramatic rock chart that your jazz band and school community will enjoy. Trombones, trumpets and saxes all get the melody at different times. Short drum solo breaks set
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
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
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.
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
The song that launched Michael Jackson's famous "moonwalk" was also one of the top-selling singles of the year in 1983. This chart features the signature bass line and catchy melodies and is a
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