Originally written for the Sammy Nestico Dark Orchid recording and later reprised on A Portrait of Sammy, this iconic swing chart gives all the solo work to piano, first in the opening 48 measures, then
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
Tom Molter has composed an exciting and compelling piece akin to the big-band charts inspired by the music of Pat Metheny. Apollo's Reel is set in a bright 3/4 feel with temporary shifts to a
This original composition, based on the chord changes to Bluesette, offers an opportunity to feature 1st and 2nd trombones. There are opportunities for the other sections as well, as they back up
Gordon Goodwin pays tribute to the great Count Basie on this famous Disney tune. With a slow Basie groove, solos for piano and tenor sax, dynamics galore, and a fabulous shout chorus, this is a fantastic
As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, the instrumentation is tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. This one is a funky shuffle and the tempo is around 170 bpm
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James Miley presents a very hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune. Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun is masterfully scored for the modern big band, making great use of interesting
Blue Tiger is a hard swingin' chart that pays sparkling homage to the great Henry Mancini. It's a wonderful way to feature your tenor sax and trumpet soloists, as well as your entire sax section in
From the landmark jazz album, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Les Hooper adds his own stamp of originality and craftsmanship with this outstanding setting. The trumpet soloist is supported by a light rock
This swinging extended blues has an infectious gospel feel with a surprise bridge that changes things up with a slick bebop melody. Trumpet and tenor have written changes, but it can be opened up for
Proficient big bands with love this uptempo minor blues swinger! The melody is featured in an alto/trumpet/optional guitar small-group setting before the rest of the band enters with tasty licks
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