As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their Basie Big Band album, this easy swing excursion for proficient players has all the ingredients you'd expect from a classic Basie chart, tasteful piano
This buoyant Brazilian samba for advancing groups juxtaposes the feel of an intimate ensemble with that of a big band by featuring alto sax and trumpet against the jazz ensemble backdrop. The drum solo at
Listed in Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz and recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra on their Central Park North album, this great collaboration between Jerome Richardson and Thad Jones
From the pen of Mike Tomaro comes a hard-charging swing chart that is spiced up with a bit of half-time funk. Great ensemble writing throughout is contrasted with two open solo sections with cued
Get your bop on with this straight-ahead swing chart that will be a winner with groups at many levels. While most charts that are based on the chord changes to I Got Rhythm are written for more
The Hip Monk returns to spread the good word about all that conveys the essence of being hip. This time the news is delivered in the form of a catchy rock shuffle that's perfect for young musicians at the
This swinging original for developing groups contains all the great features we've come to expect from this talented writer. A series of musical motives are layered to create an interesting
This exciting, up-tempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar chord changes to In a Mellow Tone or Rose Room. The trombones not
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
Originally written in 1920 by Tom Delaney and recorded over the years by Bix Beiderbecke, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and many others, this medium-advanced swing/Latin setting commissioned by IMEA for
Yep, here's a shuffle with snap! Juggernaut is a medium-tempo shuffle chart that begins with a big, flashy intro, transitioning to a hot sax soli and then a statement by the brass. Throughout
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.
Las Colinas is a medium-tempo salsa chart with the piano laying down an exciting montuno pattern throughout. It's exciting right from the top, all sections and the ensemble are highlighted,
A driving Latin feel is the foundation of this chart from Doug Beach. With a flowing melody, solid voicings and an open improvised or written solo section, this piece will be not only a great concert
Inspired by a YouTube video collage of jazz soloists playing a common sequence of notes, this piece uses "the lick" in a variety of unison and harmonized permutations. A medium swinger with a jazz intro, it
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,
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