Salute the unsung hero of the jazz ensemble, the piano player, with this accessible piano feature! 88 Ave. B is an accessible Basie-style swinger that features the piano throughout
Join the street parade! This chart is is a relentless and driving groove in a fun Cajun jazz style. The horns holler and shout back and forth before the alto sax solo takes off. Followed by a funky
Choose the Blues is a medium-tempo 12-bar blues with written solos for all players. The solo backgrounds highlight all sections, plus there's a rewarding shout section that adds an exciting flavor.
Featuring a melody line that bounces from part to part within the ensemble, this medium tempo, bebop "blues with a bridge" chart keeps the conductor on his toes "herding the cats" in the band. Lots of
Hey, That's Mine! is based on the chord changes to They Can't Take That Away From Me and is a straight-ahead swinger that features every section in the ensemble at a tempo of about
Here's a dramatic and modern Thad Jones-style take on an extended blues form making for an exciting chart for everyone! Beginning with an opening glissando and punch, this chart announces itself in
Lunacity is a happy shuffle, and you won't be able to listen to it without tapping your toe and smiling! It opens with a Count Basie-style piano solo before the ensemble sets up the
Mr. Moto harkens back to the swinging big-band era featuring a Basie-ish piano melody. The brass take over for the bridge and the saxes finish out the first chorus. Clever key changes enhance the
A New Orleans street parade comes to life with this chart! A 2nd line snare drum beat drives the Dixie-based ensemble, complete with tailgate trombone. There are written solos for trombone, alto sax,
Beginning full bore with the entire ensemble, One More Twice has a straight-ahead swing style that is unmistakable! The melody is passed from the saxes to the trumpets, and then the trombones
A mysterious and swinging groove sets the mood for intrigue in this atmospheric chart. Imagine spies lurking in the dark, trading secrets. The solo space is reserved for trumpet and guitar. The full
Gifted composer Paul Baker has crafted a bright swing chart that has it all! It's a bright swinger, has tons of energy, features "blues with a bridge" solos for tenor and trumpet, an eight-bar drum
In the style of the great Louis Prima, this medium tempo, "jump" blues chart is full of energy and excitement. Being a riff-based chart, there are opportunities to play the written backgrounds or have
Solidly in the Basie/Nestico tradition, this swing chart exemplifies the title's instructions...stay positive and Roll with the Punches. Written solos are provided for trombone, or optional
As the title suggests, Terry Town is a fun bebop chart in the joyful spirit and tradition of the late, great Clark Terry. Each section gets its turn in the spotlight, saxes at first, trumpets
What's That? is a modern-sounding chart based on the chord changes of Miles Davis' iconic So What. An easy swing tempo around 138 bpm makes this an excellent chart for beginning
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