This big band chart for advancing groups features interesting material, development, and swinging motives. It also contains conversational exchanges between the ensemble and drummer. Solo sheets are
A solid rhythmic fanfare sets the mood for this burning samba. As the title suggests, the rhythmic pattern throughout mirrors the Morse code distress signal of 3 shorts, 3 longs and 3 shorts. An infectious
Los Angeles composer/arranger Jeff Jarvis has been involved in the salsa scene for many years, hence the title of this new original, which refers to a veteran salsa musician. This medium-advanced level
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
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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
Squares Be Gone is a well-crafted original for developing jazz bands. This bright swing chart employs a tuneful melody and is playable by as few as 9 players and expandable to full big band
This cookin' chart is tuneful, funky and is set in a half-time feel. A written or improvised solo is provided for alto saxophone with the accessible chord progression allowing the improviser
For developing groups, this moderate swing chart by master composer Lennie Niehaus features exciting bebop lines with the melody stated at first by a duet of alto sax and trumpet, an open written
Sammy Nestico wrote this classic chart for the Count Basie Orchestra and it was recorded on the album Basie - Straight Ahead. An approachable chart for advancing groups, this minor blues outing features
This beautiful ballad features alto saxophone with an emphasis on lyricism and rich harmonies. The solo may be improvised or played as written, and additional highlights include a double-time section, a
As the title suggests, successfully subdividing the triplet on all swing eighth note figures is the key to an exciting performance of this swinging original. The strong melody at first stated in unison
Undercover Bossa is an accessible Latin original written in bossa nova style, as well as elements of other popular Latin styles. It features moderate brass ranges and employs a tuneful melody
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