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.
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
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,...
This swinging saxophone ensemble chart on Over the Rainbow was arranged and recorded by Benny Carter in 1988. It's arranged for two alto saxophones, two tenor saxophones, and
The familiar bass line and melody riffs from this Mancini classic adapt perfectly for jazz combo in this easy arrangement by John Berry. It's flexibly scored for four-plus horns, 3 rhythm and optional
At a total of 468 pages, this set features 14 transcribed octet charts of west coast, "cool jazz" classics! It contains eight separate books, in one big binder, for Piano, Bass, Drums, Trombone, Trumpet,
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