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
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
Recorded by The Jackson 5, this was a number-one hit in 1970 and again in 1992 when it was recorded by Mariah Carey. This easy ballad is a nice change of pace for beginning jazz bands. Optional reduced or
Take a straight-eighth groove that's a little funky, plus a catchy melody at 130 bpm, and you have a winner! I'll Take Les features written solos for tenor, trumpet 2, or guitar, a lead
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
If you're looking for a funky "in-your-face" shuffle, this chart fits the bill! Based on a 16-bar blues variation, it features a down 'n dirty loose shuffle feel, active ensemble passages and an open solo
Here's a medium swinger on this iconic Cole Porter standard with an easygoing feel at about 132 bpm. Featuring great ensemble passages as well as written or improvised solos for tenor sax,
Since its release in 1971, John Lennon's poignant and sensitive song remains relevant and popular today. John Berry's arrangement for younger players is in the style of a rock ballad with a contemporary
You'll recognize this tune for sure as a hit by the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. It's a groovy boogaloo chart played at 140 bpm with a lead trumpet range to written G on top of the staff,
Bossa nova originated in Brazil as a combination of jazz and samba and has clearly become a mainstay in today's jazz culture. This original captures all that Latin culture and adds some extraordinary
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