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
At around 72 bpm, Is That All There Is? is a beautifully melodic ballad solo feature for tenor saxophone. The solo part is fully written with chord symbols provided for improv
It Ain't Easy Goin' Green is a delightful trombone solo feature that honors the amazing talent of the great trombonist Urbie Green. This chart is an easygoing bossa nova with accessible parts for
This one has a funky rock groove with a hip chord progression, yet it's very easy to play. It Is What It Is has plenty of unison harmony, no solos, easy ranges, and is very effective for the young
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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
Here's Alan Baylock's contemporary treatment of this wonderful jazz standard in a half-time funk feel played with the half note equaling about 96 bpm. The lead trumpet range is to written B flat,
It's the Gospel is a driving gospel-style swing chart that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Played at around 160 bpm, it includes ad lib solos for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone, and features
Bob Carleton's Ja-Da is one of America's great jazz standards. Here, Jim Mahaffey has set it in a moderate Basie groove at about 76-90 bpm with optional flugelhorn sections that provide a
Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have a Nice Day, this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a
Jazz Hero is an accessible Latin/rock chart that will do your band proud. A minor-sounding introduction brings the band in on the major chord melody, then the sections trade back and forth. There
This early jazz standard receives a unique treatment with its inclusion of a small Dixieland group within the ensemble. The small group is comprised of soprano sax or clarinet, trumpet and
Here's a very hip jazz/rock adaptation of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band chart for developing jazz ensembles. It's true to the original style and concept, but made accessible for the real world. The driving
You'll want to play this superb holiday medley featuring Joy to the World; Silent Night; Deck the Halls and Greensleeves for sure! This chart can be performed with each tune
Yes, this is Jingle Bells! Check out this very clever swing arrangement that is sure to please. This very easy chart is easy to rehearse with a catchy hook, very modest brass ranges, and plenty of
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