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,
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 modern straight-eighth feel chart for advancing groups will showcase the ability of your band to sustain a strong sense of time throughout. The lengthy solo section vamps on two chords for an
Reminiscent of the music of Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini in the 1960s, this catchy boogaloo for advancing groups is a fun-loving fusion of Brazilian, Afro/Cuban and American funk influences. The easy solo
This moving, lyrical ballad features solo flugelhorn or trumpet throughout with written and improvised sections, a double-time bossa in the midsection, and a strong, dramatic finish. The saxophone section
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
Sure to delight audiences with an abundance of interesting original material and surprise interludes, the superior orchestration techniques in this chart will make advancing jazz bands sound
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