In this flexible instrumentation setting for six horns and rhythm, Michael Mossman uses a moderate swing style to fashion a classy version of this familiar standard. The scoring style is largely tutti, but
As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, the instrumentation is tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, and drums. This one is a funky shuffle and the tempo is around 170 bpm
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
Here's a fresh take on the bebop blues classic by Charlie Parker. In the little big band format, it starts out in a funk style then alternates with swing. The soloists have an opportunity to improvise in
Joe Zawinul and Weather Report turned the jazz world on its ear with this iconic fusion composition from their 1977 album Heavy Weather. Arranged here for six horns and rhythm section, this version retains
As recorded by Cannonball Musical Instruments, this is a brilliant Gordon Goodwin chart written for five saxes (SATTB), plus four rhythm instruments and percussion! This brisk samba at around
This Ellington favorite adapts beautifully to the little big band format in the skilled hands of Michael Mossman. The classic tune is still there, but with a contemporary twist. Instrumentation:
Similar to Lee Morgan's Sidewinder, this tune is written in a moderate soul/jazz style. This funky arrangement for six horns and rhythm section is sprinkled with stop-time breaks and catchy
Funky, with a very hip piano intro, this small group chart is for tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. This chart includes solo space for all players.
Arranged here in a brisk up-tempo swing style, this Sammy Cahn classic is set with much of the first chorus in unison for all the horns. After a solo section featuring alto sax and then trumpet, a brief
An Elusive Man is a medium swing chart at around 136 bpm for a small group consisting of tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums. Solo space is included for
In this Little Big Band format, Michael Mossman carefully maintains the medium swing style and flavor of the Miles Davis version, but then adds creative touches with counterlines and harmonic wrinkles. Also
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