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
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.
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
Just like the title, this funk/rock chart on the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars megahit is loaded with powerful energy! The tempo is around 112 bpm, there's a written alto sax solo provided, and it goes all
More accessible than most Gordon Goodwin charts, this one is a killer funk tune that is unbelievably exciting! Your jazz band players and audiences will dig the poppin' rhythmic figures, the funky
Rosanna was a huge hit in the '80s from the group Toto, with a great hook that still resonates today! This chart begins with a big introduction and transitions to a more subdued
Smiles and Smiles to Go is an easygoing chart with a relaxed, straight-eighth groove at about 116 bpm. Its features include an alto sax solo with a suggested written solo, trumpet 1 range up to G
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
Polar Vortex by Victor Lopez is designed to guarantee young jazz ensemble success! With a haunting melody, it will capture the imagination with a jazz/rock, even eighth note style at a
The "chicken" series continues with this outstanding funk chart by Kris Berg. With the chicken-flavored title, this is just plain funky. The laid-back tempo is around 100 bpm; the solo space is for tenor
Mike Story's chart on The Doors' rock classic is one that will please audiences and young players. In a medium rock style, it features a written piano solo, easy brass ranges, and easy
Here's Gordon Goodwin's slow, funky version of the holiday classic that's very clever with the initial melody line played by bass trombone and bari sax. The tempo is 110 bpm, it has soprano sax
Here's a great setting for younger jazz bands of this favorite! After a slow, six-measure chorale introduction, it breaks into a bluesy style that leads to an all-out gospel rock feel. Highlights include a
Here's an extremely well-conceived rock original that gets right on down and cooks! Just 'Cuz is played at around 132 bpm with the trumpet 1 range to written G on top of the staff. The solos are
Take a straight-eighth groove that's a little funky, plus a catchy melody at 130 bpm, and you have a winner! I'll Take Les features written solos for tenor, trumpet 2, or guitar, a lead
If you are looking for an easy, yet hip chart, this is it! A funky Tower of Power hit, this chart is accessible at 166 bpm with no solos and a trumpet 1 range to F top line. Optional parts are included
This big band standard made famous by Tommy Dorsey gets an updated treatment with a funky groove alternating with a swing feel at around 170 bpm. This is a clever and effective treatment of this
Here's a soulful yet accessible treatment of this Tower of Power hit song. This chart is played at about 128 bpm in 3/4 time, and the trumpet 1 range is to written E top space. Including a
Funky, with a very hip piano intro, this small group chart is for tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. This chart includes solo space for all players.
This one has a funky rock groove with a hip chord progression, yet it's very easy to play. It Is What It Is has plenty of unison harmony, no solos, easy ranges, and is very effective for the young
Here's a Katy Perry pop tune your jazz ensemble will enjoy playing and the audience will recognize and appreciate! The tempo is around 164 bpm, there are no solos, it's got a big ensemble sound,
From the group Tower of Power, this funky chart hits the mark at 180 bpm. It includes solos for tenor, trombone, or guitar, with a lead trumpet range to written high C. There's lots of hot
Oh, yeah! This great chart on a Cannonball Adderley classic cooks at around 170 bpm. With a straight-eighth note groove, everything written out, trumpet 1 range to written G on top of the staff, optional
Yep, you guessed it...it's a funk chart! "The Chicken" tradition continues at about 136 bpm. The funk groove is deep, the solos are written out for tenor and/or guitar, and the lead trumpet
Gordon Goodwin wrote this funky chart at the medium grade level to showcase trumpet 1 and trombone 1. Everything is written out, including the melody duet, the solos, and the featured trades. The
This is the show closer that will bring down the house! The main groove is a funky boogaloo at about 103 bpm, plus a band chant, a swing section, and a gospel feel. Flexible solo space with written
This chart on Scarborough Fair looks at the familiar tune in a traditional, slow rock style. It contains written solos for trumpet 1 and tenor 1, both with energetic backgrounds, and a
This Bruno Mars pop hit will sound great in any performance setting. Treasure features a cool rock groove at 116 bpm with a nice hook, no solos, and a lead trumpet range to written F
Grease Wheezer is funky, a little greasy, and a joy to play! The tempo is around 132 bpm, there are written solos for alto and trombone 1, and a funky piano and bass intro. The lead trumpet range
Sideways Walking Dog features a Latin/rock groove at around 180 bpm with very simple rhythms and a great melody line. Additional features include easy brass ranges, a written solo for tenor
Who Are You is a terrific rock classic by The Who that will have audiences singing along. This chart has solos for drum set and piano (or guitar), and the trumpet 1 range is to written F, top line.
Adapted for younger jazz bands from Gordon Goodwin's original Big Phat Band chart, A Few Good Men is a rock march that begins with a drum cadence, then transitions into a funky-rock groove at about
Rippin' 'n Runnin' is a funky chart at about 176 beats per minute with a classic Gordon Goodwin piano introduction. This chart has solo space for alto 1, tenors 1 and 2, trumpet 4 and trombone 1.
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