As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy-level swinger has it
Whether your jazz band has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this medium-tempo swingin' blues chart is suitable for all performance situations. All sections have
The blues form is essential to jazz, and this very easy swing chart is a perfect way to introduce developing players to this form. The melody consists of just five notes that may also be used as the
Kool Kat Blues is an effective medium-tempo minor blues chart. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all performance situations.
A Little Minor Setback is a slower swing chart built on an extended 16-bar minor blues. This relaxed original shifts between two and four feels to create subtle contrasts within the swing style,
This tribute to Thelonious Monk is a wonderful way to expose young players to one of the icons of jazz history. Blues-based changes and a swing style help to make this chart accessible to young
This chart is the opening movement of a suite written in memory of music educator Bill Carroll. Bristling with excitement from beginning to end, this blues-based swing journey for medium level groups is
Mike Tomaro just takes his time in unfolding this outstanding study on the blues for big band! At around 60 bpm, it begins with a laidback solo piano introduction joined by a trumpet soloist leading to the
Good time swingin' is the best way to describe this medium-easy chart set at around 138 bpm. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all
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