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
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
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
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
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
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 great
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
This is a grooving chart that encourages enough mischief to be fun without going over the top. In Funky See, Funky Do, funk rhythms are presented in a very teachable way with plenty of
This great Carl Strommen original is a slow funk chart with a double-time feel at around 92 bpm. With tons of attitude, it features lots of dialogue between the saxes and brass, powerful ensembles, and
Here's a "medium bouncy funky" groove chart with great lines and really hot rhythm section parts! The funky call-and-response sections in the winds keep this chart driving forward and fun to play.
With its well-rounded form, Boogaloo for Two is a fast funk chart that effectively combines the elements of funk and jazz. The full ensemble hits it right off the top then the trumpets carry
Chin Music is a straight-ahead rocker with a title that refers to a pitch that is thrown to the high and inside part of the plate. A high-energy chart that is a perfect opener or
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
Hot and energetic, Hopscotch is a funk/hip-hop original with swing eighth notes. The solos can be opened up, and a suggested solo and chord changes are included in the alto 1 part. The solo
Lab Report begins with a driving rock beat that transitions to swing and then back again and continues to alternate throughout. A unison horn soli teaches phrasing and articulation while
With a nice groove and a catchy theme, Chromatically Yours is a relaxed, minor blues rock chart full of chromatic lines and fills that will help students to practice the art of
Set in a genre all its own, Phase Dance is a Latin/fusion-style chart with exciting ensemble passages that light up the tune, rich harmonies that add tremendous depth, and
The trumpets start off this poppin' funk chart that's played anywhere from 144 to 152 bpm. With solid parts for all sections, Soulful Swagger stays true to the medium funky
Here's a straight-ahead rock original that's full of energy and drive! With solid ensemble writing and kickin' backgrounds behind the soloists, it shouts! The optional open solo section is over only
A totally energetic and exciting rock chart, Line Drive features a hip, driving minor-key melody over a set of shifting and unexpected chord changes. Built upon a 12-bar frame, it features
Erik Sherburne has crafted a "determined rock" chart played at 132 bpm with lots of call-and-response writing and limited brass ranges. Including plenty of unison lines and interesting rhythms,
James Brown had many great hits, and this one translates into a funky jazz band chart that's sure to be a favorite. Set at around 116 bpm, it exudes all the soul and funk of the Godfather of Soul
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
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