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
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
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
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
Richard Rodgers' familiar tune from the 1930s has become a favorite with jazzers over the years. Here's a wonderfully crafted arrangement in the six-horn format that begins as a relaxed jazz samba, then
Recorded by Weather Report on their landmark album Heavy Weather in 1977, Havona epitomizes the high-energy jazz fusion style of Jaco Pastorius. This version for little big band is a real showpiece
Mark Taylor has crafted a unique version, in the six-horn format, of this familiar Beatles classic. After a gentle ballad-like intro, the style shifts to jazz waltz featuring a tenor sax soloist. Along the
Nobody could swing like the Duke! Here is his medium swing standard In a Mellow Tone skillfully arranged for the six-horn format that also includes solos for trumpet and alto sax. Chord/scale
Originally composed for the 1963 film "The Pink Panther," this familiar tune has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to the energetic samba version recorded by Michael Buble. Mark Taylor's Little Big Band
Recorded by the acclaimed Cannonball Adderley Quintet in the 1960s, Jive Samba became one of Nat Adderley's best-known standards. Arranged here for little big band and in a moderate and relaxed
Similar to the style of the original recording by John Coltrane, Mike Tomaro's little big band arrangement for six horns is a smooth sounding up-tempo swing chart. Great scoring in the little big band
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 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
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