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Black Cow
Black Cow Black Cow
Walter Becker & Donald Fagan/arr. Mike Tomaro - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the landmark album "Aja," recorded by Steely Dan in 1977, here is an outstanding version for big band set in a moderate funk style. The chart opens with a duet for tenor and trombone, followed by

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Farandole
Farandole Farandole (L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2)
Georges Bizet/arr. Bob James/adpt. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Bob James of TV's "Taxi" fame delivers this inventive tale on Georges Bizet's Farandole (from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2) and Chris Sharp has adapted it for big band. The contemporary funk style

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Toe Rings
Toe Rings Toe Rings
Robert Skiles/arr. Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More
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This is a seriously funky chart that's like a party on staff paper! A funky Prince-like guitar riff sets the groove and the brass section ushers in the melody. There's a lot of back and forth interplay in

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Step on a Crack
Step on a Crack Step on a Crack
Rick Lawn - Bakers Jazz and More
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Rick Lawn brings us a funky take on a stretched-out blues form with a slippery melody and sophisticated harmonies. All goes according to plan through the melody and alto sax solo. A challenging unison brass

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Five Star Funk
Five Star Funk Five Star Funk
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Every program needs a great funk chart and this accessible original will get a five star rating from both the band and the crowd. Solid ensemble scoring, written or improvised solos for any player, and a

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Prog Pacific
Prog Pacific Prog Pacific
Ryan Fraley - HXmusic LLC
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With a bit of progressive rock and a lot of half-time funk, this great chart can be rounded out with optional synthesizer and electric guitar. The sticky grooves and melodies drive the point home. Two

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Big Time
Big Time Big Time
Gregory Yasinitsky - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Big Time is a great funk chart with a hot melody that's fused with a swinging bass line and a half-time, hip hop groove. It includes a fun saxophone soli, written or ad lib solos for tenor and

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Are You for Real
Are You for Real Are You for Real
Neil Yorke-Slader - Burnihla Music Publishing

Are You for Real is a funky rock shuffle for developing jazz bands that will be appealing to players and audiences. Inventive harmonies make this contemporary chart sound far more difficult than it

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Squiggly
Squiggly Squiggly
Kris Berg - Kris Berg Jazz
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Squiggly is the ultimate feature for a contemporary guitarist. A quirky funk melody over a blues chord progression makes the perfect funk chart for any festival, contest or concert. The solo space

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Games
Games Games
Kris Berg - Kris Berg Jazz
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Games is a ferocious funk/fusion chart with a double-time swing bridge. This exciting modern chart features slap bass and solos for alto 1 and guitar. The chart roars to a big ending that will

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Gears
Gears Gears
Les Sabina - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Gears combines old school funk and modal rock, along with a bit of blues-tinged melody. The solo section is written out, and solo sheets in all keys with scales to assist young players with

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Compared to What
Compared to What Compared to What
arr. John Wasson - Hal Leonard Corporation
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Composed by Eugene McDaniels in the 1960s, this soulful funk tune has been recorded by a number of artists, notably Les McCann and Eddie Harris, Ray Charles, and Al Jarreau. John Wasson's version for big

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Mr. Funkyman!
Mr. Funkyman! Mr. Funkyman!
Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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

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Funk Zone
Funk Zone Funk Zone
Doug Beach & George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.
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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

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Q Ball
Q Ball Q Ball
Dan Torosian/arr. Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More
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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

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Reach Out
Reach Out Reach Out
Matt Harris - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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Edge of the Earth
Edge of the Earth Edge of the Earth
Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

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

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Be Cool
Be Cool Be Cool
Mike Tomaro - Kendor Music, Inc.
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Be Cool is a funky rocker with an infectious groove, hip voicings and a strong melody! The bari sax and lower voices set the style and groove at around 132 bpm leading to the nicely voiced melody

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Modern Pecknology
Modern Pecknology Modern Pecknology
Kris Berg - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here's another of Kris Berg's highly successful and funky "chicken" charts! A clever title means a clever chart - this one opens with the sound of the barnyard and then it gets funky immediately

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It's All Right with Me
It's All Right with Me It's All Right with Me
Cole Porter/arr. Alan Baylock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Here's Alan Baylock's contemporary treatment of this wonderful jazz standard in a half-time funk feel played with the half note equaling about 96 bpm. The lead trumpet range is to written B flat,

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Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once Fool Me Once
Gordon Goodwin - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Fool Me Once is a very funky original by the great Gordon Goodwin, written at a more accessible grade level. This chart is played at around 160 bpm, the lead trumpet range is to

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I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy I Love Lucy
arr. Paul Baker - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Check out this hip-hop setting by Paul Baker on the famous TV theme. Unique, but very appealing, it's loaded with wonderful writing, great development, written or improvised solos for trumpet, tenor

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Contents Under Pressure
Contents Under Pressure Contents Under Pressure
Vince Gassi - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
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Here's a funky rock chart for young jazz bands, played at about 120 bpm. A written solo for tenor sax, accessible brass ranges, a catchy melody, and clear articulations are additional features. The easy

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Funk Tank
Funk Tank Funk Tank
Lars Halle - Kendor Music, Inc.
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In the spirit of Frank Mantooth and Ashley Alexander, this funk chart provides each section of the band with exciting and distinctive roles that come together and meld into a funky, backbeat groove with a

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