Made famous by The Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised
Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
There is no better style for young players to emulate than that of the Count Basie Orchestra. This famous swing tune is nicely arranged here by Mark Taylor in a very playable version that still sounds
This chart is way up on the "fun meter"! Mike's playable arrangement doesn't sacrifice any of that classic swing era sound and style. The trumpet section is the primary featured section; however, the saxes
Originally a hit back in 1941 for the Andrews Sisters, this classic has stood the test of time and is hard to beat for its entertainment value. This updated version has all the excitement of the original
Made famous by Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, here is a fun chart from the early swing era. The saxes do most of the heavy lifting, supported by punches and backgrounds in the brass. Also featured are
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:
Here's a distinctive arrangement for beginning jazz groups on one of Duke Ellington's most recognizable tunes. One of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash," it combines the styles of Latin and big
Everyone will recognize this Duke Ellington classic! It was one of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash" and uses interesting textures and alternates between a Latin groove and swing.
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
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
What better way to introduce the music of Duke Ellington to your young jazzers than with this wonderfully scored arrangement by Michael Sweeney! Even at this easy level, this chart really swings and
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
Here is the hot version of this big band standard arranged by Jeff Tyzik as recorded by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band. With a dressed up feel and solos for alto, tenor and trumpet, this
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.
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