As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy-level swinger has it
Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version
Don't miss this swinging, shuffle blues chart for developing groups that cooks right off the top! Set at about 132 bpm, it features a full and hot saxophone section soli, a stop-time section leading
This bright swinger kicks right from the start at around 180 bpm! Based on a blues form, this chart is very melodic and simply cooks in an uncomplicated fashion, with tasty unison riffs balancing the
Whether your jazz band has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this medium-tempo swingin' blues chart is suitable for all performance situations. All sections have
Yes! Feature your guitar or vibes player on this cookin' blues shuffle in F with a nod to the late, great B.B. King! The bari sax part takes a prominent blues band role within the rhythm section. The
Young jazzers deserve their chance to be in the spotlight, and here's a perfect vehicle for aspiring young stars. This bluesy swing chart features the saxes on the melody with commentary from the brass
Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues. Equally suited to any program, it's
Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for young jazzers. With a moderate tempo, a riff-based melody, and
Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
The title says it all! This bright, accessible swinger features hip unison riffs, cool sax solis and powerhouse ensemble sections. Built on the blues form, this is a great chart for teaching the swing
Here is truly one "blooz" you will want to "chooz!" Featuring a catchy melody, a totally hip set of chord changes, and a tempo around 144 bpm, this chart really swings and lays right in the groove
Based on a twelve-bar blues and built on syncopated melodic ideas that build in intensity when layered on top of each other, Crank It Up is a riff-based swing chart designed for young
The minor blues is an essential song form in the jazz language, and Doctor Minor's Blues provides a perfect vehicle to introduce this form to young players. The features include a strong melody,
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