More accessible than most Gordon Goodwin charts, this one is a killer funk tune that is unbelievably exciting! Your jazz band players and audiences will dig the poppin' rhythmic figures, the funky
"All in" is a phrase that has spread from the world of poker becoming widely used to describe anytime you're totally committed to any endeavor. This laid-back funk/rock original from Peter Blair keeps
This one's a New Orleans-style chart that will have the bayou bouncing! It's an ideal opener and a great way for young jazzers to learn about the groove. The features include flexible instrumentation,
Herbie Hancock for the developing band? Yes! From Hancock's famous Headhunter recording, here is a great opportunity to play the biggest jazz-rock hit of all time. The melody is first played by alto, tenor,
Yep, you guessed it...it's a funk chart! "The Chicken" tradition continues at about 136 bpm. The funk groove is deep, the solos are written out for tenor and/or guitar, and the lead trumpet
The "chicken" series continues with this outstanding funk chart by Kris Berg. With the chicken-flavored title, this is just plain funky. The laid-back tempo is around 100 bpm; the solo space is for tenor
Originally recorded by The Meters in 1969, Cissy Strut has since become a model for playing funk as recorded by both jazz and rock artists. The signature bass line is played by trombones, tenors
Here's a funky rock chart for young jazz bands, played at about 120 bpm. A written solo for tenor sax, accessible brass ranges, a catchy melody, and clear articulations are additional features. The easy
Gordon Goodwin wrote this funky chart at the medium grade level to showcase trumpet 1 and trombone 1. Everything is written out, including the melody duet, the solos, and the featured trades. The
Fool Me Once is a very funky original by the great Gordon Goodwin, written at a more accessible grade level. This chart is played at around 160 bpm, the lead trumpet range is to
This is a grooving chart that encourages enough mischief to be fun without going over the top. In Funky See, Funky Do, funk rhythms are presented in a very teachable way with plenty of
Grease Wheezer is funky, a little greasy, and a joy to play! The tempo is around 132 bpm, there are written solos for alto and trombone 1, and a funky piano and bass intro. The lead trumpet range
David Gardner's funky original features a straight-ahead groove with the rhythm section establishing the feel right at the top. The ensemble continues with a melody and counterpoint figures that are
Here's something you don't often find! If you want to play Gordon Goodwin charts but find they are a little too challenging, check this out! Composed and arranged by Gordon Goodwin specifically for middle
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