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
You simply cannot go wrong with this Matt Harris chart on this great jazz ballad ideally set as a tenor sax solo feature! The tempo is about 98 bpm with the tenor solo written and improvised.
Here's a tasty chart on this Gershwin classic from the Great American Songbook! With a medium swing feel at about 120 bpm, it features optional flugelhorns to add to the rich textures, a written
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
Gibraltar is a Freddie Hubbard jazz standard recorded by many jazz giants. It's a very hip samba that cooks at around 180 bpm with written-out solos provided for
This big band standard made famous by Tommy Dorsey gets an updated treatment with a funky groove alternating with a swing feel at around 170 bpm. This is a clever and effective treatment of this
Yes, it's all about that funk! This upbeat Charlie Hill original features a driving funk feel and includes an open solo section for improvisers of choice. Crafty ensemble and sectional writing round out
Victor Lopez, who knows the Latin idiom inside and out, has given us a powerhouse 6/8 Latin chart that will make your ensemble sound like the Kenton Band. It's majestic, powerful and noble and includes
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,
Here's another of Kris Berg's highly successful and funky "chicken" charts! A clever title means a clever chart - this one opens with the sound of the barnyard and then it gets funky immediately
Victor Lopez gives us a fun tour of the Caribbean islands with Nanigo! It's a powerful and exciting chart that will provide your jazz band and its audiences with the opportunity to
Ahmad Jamal's jazz standard is played here at around 160 bpm and was originally recorded by Miles Davis. This superb chart is set in a funky/swing style to provide a contemporary
Kris Berg's contemporary take on this Cole Porter standard is set in a funky groove played at around 136 bpm, with the groove going into an occasional boogaloo feel. The lead trumpet range goes to
There's a lot of energy lurking in this samba chart played at about 170 bpm. There are written solos provided for all saxes and brass, a great sax soli, a developing interlude, and a lead trumpet range to
Scott Ragsdale puts this iconic tune through the paces as a hot samba played around 190-200 bpm! The trombones take over and grab the melody right off the top and are featured throughout with
Erik Morales has created a hot arrangement of this Bobby Timmons jazz classic! It's an exciting jazz waltz played at about 174 bpm. The melody is initially handled by alto, trumpet 2 and guitar with a
You can't help but smile when you play and hear Tonight, We Tango. At around 112 bpm, this tongue-in-cheek chart is tons of fun and has a melody that just won't go away, plus the groove is one that
Gordon Goodwin wrote this superb chart for a good high school jazz ensemble to be played around 126 bpm with a straight-eighth feel and a rock groove. The saxes start things off a cappella then
This chart kicks! It's a shuffle at around 166 bpm and is a feature for two tenor saxes. This is not a duel, but a vehicle to showcase both tenor players. Sample tenor solos are provided, the
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