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Oliver Nelson/arr. John Fedchock - Jazz Lines Publications

This Oliver Nelson chart features alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody. Lengthy solo sections with exciting backgrounds are featured for both those players. The band also has their turn to

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$75.00
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Bernie's Tune Bernie's Tune
Bernie Miller/arr. Marty Paich - Jazz Lines Publications

If you have a stellar alto sax player, or want to feature a guest artist, this is the chart for you! In 1959 Art Pepper recorded 12 tunes backed by an 11-piece "little big band." The Marty Paich charts focused... view details
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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
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$50.00
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$20.00
A Bird in Igor's Yard A Bird in Igor's Yard
George Russell - Jazz Lines Publications

This publication is based on a set of parts and a reconstructed score that George Russell worked on with an assistant. This newly created score was based on the original, which had apparently become too

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Blues After Dark Blues After Dark
Benny Golson - Jazz Lines Publications

Benny Golson composed this octet chart in 1957 and it was featured on the Dizzy Gillespie album The Greatest Trumpet Player of Them All. The features include a bluesy sound, interesting harmonies, varied

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Combo (Octet)
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$15.00
Boplicity Boplicity
Miles Davis & Gil Evans - Jazz Lines Publications

This Gil Evans arrangement is quite possibly one of the most famous jazz arrangements of all time. It is presented here as recorded, directly from the original manuscript. All solos have been transcribed,... view details
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Combo (6 Horns & Rhythm Section)
MMedium
$50.00
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$20.00
Can't We Be Friends? Can't We Be Friends?
arr. Thad Jones - Jazz Lines Publications

This slow and accessible swing arrangement, set at about 100 bpm, was written by Thad Jones for Count Basie's 1959 album entitled Dance Along with Basie. The chart opens with a short intro followed by the

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Chunka Lunka Chunka Lunka
Mary Lou Williams - Jazz Lines Publications

It's amazing how contemporary this Mary Lou Williams chart sounds considering it was written so long ago. It proves how far ahead of her time this writer was. This cool, funky arrangement is very playable and... view details
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Cookin' at the Continental Cookin' at the Continental
Horace Silver/arr. Chuck Israels - Jazz Lines Publications

When music is called "Hot Jazz" the reference is usually to up-tempo New Orleans style music, but the term should embrace more recent styles as well, and Cookin' at the Continental unequivocally

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Cool Eyes Cool Eyes
Horace Silver/arr. Chuck Israels - Jazz Lines Publications

Here's one of Horace Silver's most charming tunes. The staccato interludes in 2 and the shift between even melodic eighth notes and the 12/8 texture of the interludes keep the piece interesting, shifting

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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
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$50.00
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$10.00
Crazy Rhythm Crazy Rhythm
arr. Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

Here's Benny Carter's swinging arrangement of the standard Crazy Rhythm written and recorded in 1961 for his Further Definitions album. Now in print for the first time, this chart, unlike most

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Combo (AATT Saxes & Rhythm Section)
MMedium
$50.00
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$15.00
Creepin' In Creepin' In
Horace Silver/arr. Chuck Israels - Jazz Lines Publications

This slow swinger has a mysterious and spooky character. The melody is orchestrated for trombone in cup mute and bass clarinet with flute, clarinet, and cup muted trumpet in the accompaniment

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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
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$50.00
Crescendo Date Crescendo Date
Marty Paich - Jazz Lines Publications

Here is the Marty Paich arrangement recorded in 1957 on the Dave Pell Octet album "Pell of a Time." This has been edited and engraved from the original parts in Dave Pell's library. Instrumentation: Tenor... view details
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Combo (4 Horns & Rhythm Section)
MMedium
$40.00
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$15.00
Don't Min-Us Don't Min-Us
Thad Jones - Jazz Lines Publications

Harry James, one of the leading trumpeters of the Swing era, was a huge fan of the sound and style of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra. He hired several of Basie's arrangers to write arrangements for

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Doodlin' Doodlin'
Horace Silver/arr. Ernie Wilkins - Jazz Lines Publications

Horace Silver's iconic blues received the big-band treatment courtesy of arranger Ernie Wilkins for Dizzy Gillespie's big band in 1956. By and large, the arrangement remains fairly close to Silver's

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MAMedium-Advanced
$65.00
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Doodlin' Doodlin' (Little Big Band)
Horace Silver/arr. Chuck Israels - Jazz Lines Publications

Horace Silver created a blues with a perfectly consistent character and structured the accompaniments and his piano solo in perfect balance. Orchestrating the piano parts from the original recording is a

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Jazz Ensemble Little Big Band
MMedium
$50.00
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$10.00
Doozy Doozy
Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

At a bright swing, here is the big-band version of one of Benny Carter's most popular tunes. This arrangement was written for the The American Jazz Orchestra in 1986 and features a solo for trumpet as well

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Dream Time Dream Time
Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

This lovely, slow swing chart written by Benny Carter is designed to feature an alto saxophone soloist with the ensemble playing more than just backgrounds for the soloist. The solo includes both written

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Easy Money Easy Money
Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

Benny Carter originally composed and arranged this medium swing chart for the Count Basie band, who recorded it in 1961. In 1982 he revised his earlier arrangement to be used for concerts and master classes he... view details
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Heavy Legs Heavy Legs
Duke Pearson - Jazz Lines Publications

Duke Pearson's Heavy Legs is a surprisingly high-energy entry into his catalog as a composer. The opening ensemble riff is a fairly simple dialogue between the horns and piano and rips right along

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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
MAMedium-Advanced
$45.00
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$15.00
Honeybuns Honeybuns
Duke Pearson - Jazz Lines Publications

One of the best examples of early jazz/rock is the title track from Duke Pearson's 1965 album Honeybuns. The chart begins with an irresistible gospel/rock/swing riff in the horns and piano

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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
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$45.00
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How Am I to Know? How Am I to Know?
arr. Thad Jones - Jazz Lines Publications

This bright swing chart at about 200 bpm was written by Thad Jones for the Count Basie band. It opens with a piano solo followed by the reeds stating the melody and there's a trumpet solo before

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MAMedium-Advanced
$65.00
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If Dreams Come True If Dreams Come True
arr. Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

This is Benny Carter's saxophone ensemble arrangement recorded for his 1966 album Additions to Further Definitions. Drums are featured throughout this arrangement. In addition, there is solo space

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Combo (AATTB Saxes & Rhythm Section)
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Is That So? Is That So?
Duke Pearson - Jazz Lines Publications

Is That So? is a small band chart from Duke Pearson's 1965 album Sweet Honey Bee. It swings at around 160 bpm with a light, airy melody while the trumpet plays lead. Additional features

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Isotope Isotope
Joe Henderson - Jazz Lines Publications

In 1998 the Joe Henderson Big Band album won a Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance. All of the arrangements featured lengthy solos for tenor saxophone. Included are open solo sections so that... view details
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