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Blues and Swing Jazz Ensemble Charts (1086)
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Little Jazz Waltz Little Jazz Waltz
Jim Mahaffey - Print Music Source

Very accessible, this laid-back jazz waltz played at around 120 bpm includes solos for trumpet and tenor sax, nicely syncopated rhythmic figures, and satisfying melodic lines. For expanded

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Little Liza Jane Little Liza Jane
Arr. Wycliffe Gordon - Alfred Music Publishing

Joyous enthusiasm, singing, clapping, and stomping all add to this very hip New Orleans second-line chart by Wycliffe Gordon.  This arrangement will be a showstopper with great potential for audience... view details
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Little Liza Jane Little Liza Jane
arr. Mike Collins-Dowden - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Take this familiar folk song with its natural melodic swing, add a New Orleans style swing feel at a tempo of 158 bpm, create nice interplay between the rhythm section and horns, make it

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$40.00
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A Little Minor Booze A Little Minor Booze
Willie Maiden - Sierra Music Publications

This great Kenton classic, as recorded on the album Live from Redlands University, is a swinging, happy chart which allows for lots of blowing space and is combined with great ensemble sections. This chart

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$12.00
A Little Minor Setback A Little Minor Setback
Rick Lawn - Kendor Music, Inc.

A Little Minor Setback is a slower swing chart built on an extended 16-bar minor blues. This relaxed original shifts between two and four feels to create subtle contrasts within the swing style,

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$52.00
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A Little Peace A Little Peace
David Springfield - Sierra Music Publications

A Little Peace is a delightful, catchy chart set in a relaxed, medium-swing feel. There is open solo space for any player with a chord sheet provided, and the ensemble writing is playable by many jazz... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$11.00
Little Phat Shuffle Little Phat Shuffle
Gordon Goodwin - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, the instrumentation is tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. As the title suggests, this one is a shuffle at around 170

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Combo (3 Horns & Rhythm Section)
MAMedium-Advanced
$45.00
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$8.00
Little Pixie II Little Pixie II (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Signature Edition)
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis - Kendor Music, Inc.

Little Pixie II was originally commissioned by Count Basie for an entire album of Thad Jones' music; however, Basie never made the record, instead suggesting that Thad start his own band.

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Little Wooden Thingy Little Wooden Thingy
Lachlan Davidson - Brolga Music Publishing, Co.

There's nothing wooden about this thingy! It's a moderate swinger that opens with the rhythm section and the pianist playing a Basie-style introduction. Additionally, it features a lyrical melody,

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Livin' Large Livin' Large
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

This top-notch, bluesy original is the perfect vehicle for teaching both shuffle and straight-ahead swing styles. Great riffs, reasonable ranges, and solid ensemble scoring make this an accessible and fun

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Lonesome Nights Lonesome Nights (a.k.a. Take My Word)
Benny Carter - Jazz Lines Publications

Here is the 1933 Benny Carter classic slightly re-composed by Carter in 1986. This has the famous saxophone soli taken directly from the parts that remained in Carter's library. As he continued to perform and... view details
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$65.00
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Love Chant Love Chant
Charles Mingus/arr. Steve Slagle - Hal Leonard Corporation

Recorded by the Mingus Big Band on the CD Que Viva Mingus!, this stellar chart takes the band through an extended modal format, while always swingin'! With a unique blend of group improvisation, full

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Love Is Here to Stay Love Is Here to Stay
George Gershwin/arr. Craig Skeffington - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Craig Skeffington begins his chart on this Gershwin classic with a cool rubato intro featuring flugelhorn and saxes without the rhythm section. After the introduction the chart turns into a hot swinger,

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MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
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Love Is Here to Stay Love Is Here to Stay
George Gershwin/arr. Paul Baker - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Paul Baker has set this wonderful Gershwin standard in a swingin' Basie style. Featuring excellent sax solis, written or improv solos for trumpet 2 and alto 1, a superb shout chorus, and a lead trumpet range... view details
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$48.00
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Love Is Here to Stay Love Is Here to Stay
George Gershwin/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Using an ensemble-based scoring style, modest ranges, and rich harmonies, Rick Stitzel has written a great-sounding chart for young jazz ensembles on this Gershwin favorite. This accessible

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Love Is Here to Stay Love Is Here to Stay
George Gershwin/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Set in a medium-tempo Basie-style swing, this chart is a study in effective writing for the entire ensemble. From the small group passages contrasted with full ensemble scoring to the sax soli sections with

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$55.00
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A Love Supreme A Love Supreme (Four Movement Set)
John Coltrane/arr. Wynton Marsalis - Jazz Lines Publications

This new version of A Love Supreme is the first example of Wynton Marsalis's intention of bringing the music of John Coltrane into the repertoire of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Recorded by

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Jazz Ensemble 4 Movement Set
AAdvanced
$195.00
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Love for Sale Love for Sale
Arr. Pete Myers - Sierra Music Publications

As written for and recorded by "The Buddy Rich Big Band," this is a sensational chart! It's an up-tempo swinger, with solo space for alto sax, trumpet, tenor sax and, of course, some wonderful drum breaks.... view details
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Low Down Low Down (Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Signature Edition)
Thad Jones - Kendor Music, Inc.

This Thad Jones chart was originally commissioned by Count Basie for an entire album of Thad Jones' music; however, Basie never made the record, instead suggesting that Thad start his own band. Low

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Low Down Dirty Dog Blues Low Down Dirty Dog Blues
Jim Cifelli - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Get your young jazz band down and dirty with this driving blues shuffle at about 132 bpm. It's a terrific chart for teaching swing phrasing and articulation. The features include moderate ranges, notated... view details
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Lu's Blues Lu's Blues
Rick Lawn - Bakers Jazz and More

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

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Lucked Out Lucked Out
Nicholas Fernandez - Magnolia Music Publications, LLC

Lucked Out is an up-tempo swing chart requiring a more mature band. There are some challenging rhythm section parts including an "open time" section in the middle allowing them the opportunity to

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Lullaby of Birdland Lullaby of Birdland
Shearing & Weiss/arr. John Wasson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Arranged in a medium up-tempo swing style and featuring an alto sax solo at the top, here is a fabulous setting of this jazz standard for mature bands. Also featured is an extended sax soli with flugelhorn... view details
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Lullaby of Birdland Lullaby of Birdland
Shearing & Weiss/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

The jazz world mourns the loss of British pianist and composer George Shearing, who passed away in 2011. Here is his most famous composition in a carefully crafted arrangement for young jazz ensembles. Every... view details
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