As recorded on the great Basie-Straight Ahead album of 1968 by Count Basie, this swing outing features solid section and full ensemble writing, brass buckets, sax scoops, drum fills, and piano in the solo
A great jazz standard played around 178 bpm, this swing chart features alto sax with a suggested written solo provided, and a drum solo played in between band hits. The lead trumpet range is to written
This great Kenton classic, as recorded on the album Live from Redlands University, is a swinging, happy chart which allows for lots of blowing space and is combined with great ensemble sections. This chart
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
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album This Time by Basie, Billy Byers arranged a wonderful, easy-swinging masterpiece. Cleverly, he set this Mancini classic in 4/4 to accommodate
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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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