Over the years this 1986 hit from the group Europe has become a popular rock classic. Trumpets are featured on the signature opening riff and the saxes carry the main melody in this powerful chart for
Opening with bass, adding drums and then keyboard, and then horns, this flexible instrumentation funk chart can be played with a 4, 5 or 6 instrument horn section. Many extra parts are included to mix and
Recorded by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in the 1960s, this distinctive samba with a rock flavor was composer by Cannonball's brother Nat. Featuring a soulful and relaxed groove and the familiar
With a sound similar to the pop hits of the 1960s, this upbeat tune was a huge hit by Cee Lo Green and also featured on the TV show Glee, performed by Gwyneth Paltrow. This effective chart for younger
This catchy funk tune was recorded by Was (Not Was) in 1987, but more recently popularized in pop culture including the movies "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "The Flintstones," and "Super Mario Bros."
A huge hit recorded by Cee Lo Green and also featured on the TV show Glee sung by Gwyneth Paltrow, this infectious tune is written in a style reminiscent of 1960s Motown. Solidly scored for young ensembles,
Originally recorded in 1961 by Jorgen Ingmann, but better known for the 1981 recording by The Sugarhill Gang, this funky hit remains a favorite. Feature your drummer or an additional percussionist (bongos,
Let your beginning players really rock out to the sounds of Metallica with this hard-hitting chart for young jazz ensembles. The syncopations are handled in a repetitive manner, allowing for easy
In 1977 Stevie Wonder was in his prime and Sir Duke was on top of the charts. Michael Philip Mossman takes this familiar hit and adds his own unique touch. The opening features the brass with sax
One of the first tunes to put the group Chicago on the map was this early rocker from 1970. John Wasson stays true to the original in this outstanding version for jazz ensemble that features solos for alto
Few people remember The Meters and this recording from 1969; however, over the years Cissy Strut has become a model of funky drumming and simmering grooves, and has been recorded by countless rock
The music of The Jackson 5 remains as popular today as ever. Here is one of their biggest hits from the Motown era in a funky arrangement that is skillfully scored for the entire ensemble. No solos, just
Radiohead released Paranoid Android as a single in April 1997 and as a track on their studio album OK Computer the same year. Ken Schaphorst's epic big band arrangement is accessible for high
Idioteque was recorded on Radiohead's 2000 CD Kid A, and Patty Darling's chart is a model for arranging contemporary pop/rock/fusion music for big band. It's rare to find such an artful and
Bodysnatchers was released in 2007 on Radiohead's In Rainbows album. Fred Sturm's powerful arrangement captures the raw passion of Radiohead's version with unique harmonic variations, textural
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