Rock, rock and more rock! This straight ahead rocker is an interesting change of pace from the usual funk charts. The driving, repeated bass part is relatively easy to play and drummers can use their
Johann Sebastian Bach might be doing a few turns, but this is actually his tune, originally composed in 1725, rewritten almost 300 years later as a cool jazz waltz with a bluesy twist. The suggested or
Here's a lighthearted jazz waltz version of the holiday favorite Jingle Bells that will be wonderful change-of-pace programming for any holiday jazz performance! Played at around 168 bpm, it
This chart on John Coltrane's standard features plenty of tutti ensemble playing within the little big band format. A solo for tenor sax is followed by a swingin' shout chorus for the entire group.
The wonderfully familiar Monk's Dream is arranged here in a flexible small group format. Instrumentation: Part 1 - Trumpet, Alto Sax, or C Treble; Part 2 - Alto Sax or Tenor Sax; Part 3 -
Featuring a completely flexible instrumentation of 4, 5 or 6 winds and rhythm section, Monte Carlo is a quintessential bossa nova with smooth and relaxed melodic and rhythmic elements. This
The flowing melody and lush harmonies of this Ellington favorite are set in a medium samba style in this creative arrangement that takes full advantage of the little big band format. In addition
Opening with bass, adding drums and then keyboard, and then horns, this flexible instrumentation funk chart can be played with a 4, 5 or 6 instrument horn section. Many extra parts are included to mix and
Do you ever have requests for your group to play some New Orleans music? Or maybe you simply want to introduce your students to this traditional and fun style. This accessible collection of ten favorite and
Wow! This beautiful swing ballad features alto sax throughout and includes written parts for the solo sections, fills and a cadenza at the end of the chart, or you can just let the soloist wail. Also
This medium swing standard by jazz master Charlie Parker gives even young players a great opportunity to learn style and an introduction to improvising. Inexperienced combo performers will have fun and
This American popular tune is a "must know" in the standard jazz repertoire. Set here in a smooth samba groove, Mike Tomaro takes full advantage of the six horn format. The solo space is flexible for any
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Here's a Horace Silver standard blues piece set in a small band format. It's joyful and subtle at the same time, with a specific eighth-note feel, without which the chart will sound overly bouncy. But with
In this medium swing setting for little big band, Rick Stitzel divides the ensemble between upper and lower voices as they trade phrases back and forth. This helps create the effect of a much larger
This small group chart is a slow swinger and was featured on the 1957 Dizzy Gillespie album The Greatest Trumpet of Them All. It opens with trumpet presenting the melody, then trombone,...
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