Adele's megahit ballad adapts nicely for young players in this well-paced arrangement by Rick Stitzel. A solo alto sax starts things out, then the melody is passed to the trombones, and then the full band
This beautiful and iconic jazz ballad from the 1940s is a study in flowing phrases and lush harmonies. Rick Stitzel's setting for younger players focuses on the full ensemble along with brief written or
Check out Mike Story's adaptation of this swingin' Big Phat Band hit! It's still hip, it still has all the Gordon Goodwin ingredients, yet it's very accessible. Suggested solos are included for alto, tenor,
This tune is an excellent example of classic R&B funk from the influential '60s band Booker T. & the MGs. With its infectious style and riff-based melodies, this tune never grows old. The solo
The Hip Monk returns to spread the good word about all that conveys the essence of being hip. This time the news is delivered in the form of a catchy rock shuffle that's perfect for young musicians at the
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
Based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy, this chart begins with a slow and melodic hymn-style chorale then switches to a jazz/rock feel for the development. This chart has a nice rock groove, interesting
This swinging original for developing groups contains all the great features we've come to expect from this talented writer. A series of musical motives are layered to create an interesting
Remember this tune? Originally recorded by the group America, it's a simple, swing-feel chart that has a very memorable melody. Victor Lopez has done a super job arranging it for beginning jazz band. It has
Creatively set in the style of a New Orleans street beat, here is a new take on an old favorite! It's a perfect example of an early jazz tune that has stood the test of time and will add the element of fun
This familiar Motown hit features an unmistakable style and sound that has remained popular for five decades! Recorded by a number of artists, the version by Marvin Gaye is considered an R&B classic.
With great dynamics, sax solis, and a sweet shout chorus, this chart swings all by itself, and you'll really like the voicings! Set in a medium swing style at around 114 bpm, written
Check out this hip-hop setting by Paul Baker on the famous TV theme. Unique, but very appealing, it's loaded with wonderful writing, great development, written or improvised solos for trumpet, tenor
Whitney Houston will always be remembered for this signature ballad. Here is a great-sounding arrangement that features a written solo for alto saxophone, tasteful ensemble accompaniment lines, and later a
Here's an ideal holiday chart that will sound great and be easy to rehearse. Start with a holiday classic played around 92 bpm in a light rock groove, add written melody solos, plus easy ranges,
Need something for that holiday concert that goes together quickly and also sounds great? Rick Stitzel's easy Latin style arrangement of this Christmas classic features plenty of tutti ensemble playing for
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