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
Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble
Here is the perfect combination of an infectious melody, great scoring and many of the swing figures that are essential for younger players to learn. With flexible scoring, this
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
The combination of a medium swing groove, essential swing figures and blues-based harmonies all add up to make Blue Q an ideal chart for young jazzers to learn the basics of big-band ensemble
This laid-back bossa nova features a smooth and relaxed feel, nice section exchanges, effective full ensemble passages, and an open solo section with chord changes offered for 1st tenor sax. The
Feature any melodic instrument with this Doug Beach and George Shutack swing composition at the very easy grade level. The infectious melody and the gospel-flavored harmonies combine to create a chart
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This trendy George Shutack original features a funky rock groove that students will love to play over and over. Add to that a strong melody with solid ensemble voicings, and you have a chart that's ideal
This infectious islands chart is sure to light up any holiday concert! Caribbean Christmas is a medley featuring Joy to the World, Good King Wenceslas and We Wish
This swinging jazz waltz for developing big bands will showcase the precision of ensembles with its compelling melody, solos for tenor and trumpet, and an engaging shout chorus. Though written solos are
At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed at the easy grade level! Set in a driving tempo at about 176 bpm, this exciting chart makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to younger
The blues form is essential to jazz, and this very easy swing chart is a perfect way to introduce developing players to this form. The melody consists of just five notes that may also be used as the
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
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
Kool Kat Blues is an effective medium-tempo minor blues chart. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all performance situations.
A driving Latin feel is the foundation of this chart from Doug Beach. With a flowing melody, solid voicings and an open improvised or written solo section, this piece will be not only a great concert
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