One of the classic trademark tunes from the Duke Ellington library, this familiar jazz standard is solidly scored for younger players by Mark Taylor. When it comes to accessible charts in a medium swing
This Peter Blair chart on the Neal Hefti/Count Basie classic is a wonderful adaptation for younger jazz groups. It does its Basie thing with a light and cool swing feel, includes nice changes in
Made famous by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band, this accessible version has a gospel rock groove that fits perfectly. Played at about 132 bpm with straight eighths, this chart is packed with goodies
Smooth Jazz Funk meets Swing! Arranged for little big band+ but can be easily performed by full big band. Duration ca. 4:00.Written to feature guitar (as on the audio example) but also includes an optional
Here's a perfect touch of swing era nostalgia with this signature tune from the Glenn Miller Orchestra. All the elements of the original are here in this more accessible version including the famous
Sammy's unparalleled craftsmanship is evident in this masterpiece for younger jazz groups. In one tempo throughout, there's a hint of "march style" and more than a hint of solid ensemble writing.
This chart proves that great tunes never die! W. C. Handy wrote this classic blues tune in 1914, and it remains a powerhouse of the jazz repertoire even today. Artists like Glenn Miller and Herbie
Yep, this is the Sing, Sing, Sing you know and love, made famous by Gene Krupa and the Benny Goodman Orchestra, only arranged for young players by Victor Lopez. The classic drum solo that can be
At the peak of the big band era, saxophonist, composer and band leader Charlie Barnet recorded his famous version of Cherokee followed shortly by this second big hit. Treated here in a samba style,
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