Here's one of Duke Ellington's iconic tunes in a swingin' chart scored for the little big band format. Mark Taylor really gets the most out of just six horn parts in this great-sounding chart! Solo space is
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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 Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, here is a marvelous adaptation for developing players by Paul Murtha! Following the opening chorus for piano, the trumpets state the main theme with answers
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
This chart has it all! A great swing feel, solid scoring, dynamic contrasts and more make it perfect both for younger and more experienced bands. Includes written and ad lib solos.
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
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