One of the iconic early hits by the Beatles, this catchy tune features an immediately recognizable melody and a driving swing/shuffle style. Included in this version for young players is the famous
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
One of the iconic tunes from the swing era, this enduring standard has been recorded by countless artists ranging from Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, to
This swinging original for young groups is based on the chord changes to the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You. The brass ranges are very accessible, the rhythm section parts
Made famous by The Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised
This Mike Collins-Dowden swing-style original features a hip melody, interesting call-and-response passages between the saxes and brass, nice dynamic contrasts, a written or improv solo for trumpet, and
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
Ever since The Bare Necessities was first introduced in the classic movie "The Jungle Book," this catchy tune has remained a familiar favorite. Featured again in the 2016 movie, here is an easy
Learning music in the style of the great Count Basie Band is an essential experience for any jazz musician. This accessible chart is a swinging original featuring many of the components so
This familiar Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart jazz standard has certainly retained its timeless quality even today. Skillfully arranged for younger players in a medium swing style, this chart features saxes
Wow, this accessible swing chart has it all... a medium-up tempo, cool melodic lines, textural variety, mature harmonies, easy brass ranges, written or ad lib solos for tenor 1 and trombone 1, and a highly
This bright swinger kicks right from the start at around 180 bpm! Based on a blues form, this chart is very melodic and simply cooks in an uncomplicated fashion, with tasty unison riffs balancing the
Here is the perfect combination of an infectious melody, great scoring and many of the swing figures that are essential for younger players to learn. With flexible scoring, this
Perhaps no writer produces traditional swing charts like Lennie Niehaus. This one for developing players is no exception and is a moderate swinger that features all the elements that will make your jazz
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