This blues composition recorded on the Consummation album in 1970 will give players a chance to experience performing in 5/4 meter. Lots of unison voicings give jazz bands a powerful sound in this
Don't miss this one! Let your young jazz band cut their teeth on this great jazz chart from Miles Davis' epic recording Kind Of Blue. You can't beat the combination of a classic chart and an
As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy-level swinger has it
This up-tempo swing chart is the perfect way to start any concert with a bang. The brass and saxes have some really exciting ensemble choruses between the written or improvised solo sections featuring
There's never a dull moment in this exciting, interesting chart! It's an impressive medium-tempo blues shuffle chart at about 120 bpm that will make your mid-level jazz ensemble sound like the "big boys"!
Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version
Don't miss this swinging, shuffle blues chart for developing groups that cooks right off the top! Set at about 132 bpm, it features a full and hot saxophone section soli, a stop-time section leading
Backstop is a medium-tempo, hard-driving blues chart in F. With moderate brass ranges and a unison saxophone line stating the melody, this one has a lot of energy, tight ensemble
Bret Zvacek's accessible chart on the blues not only has a clever title, it's a laid-back swinger that's lays right in the pocket! There's nothing like a straight-ahead, medium blues chart for
Opening with the full ensemble and then a great sax section soli on the melody, this laid-back blues in B flat is the perfect chart for developing bands learning to swing. Additional features
There are lots of swing charts based on blues changes, but this one is in a class of its own! Because I Said So features an attention-grabbing intro, unison ensemble melodies, sectional
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