This up-tempo swing chart is the perfect way to start any concert with a bang. The brass and saxes have some really exciting ensemble choruses between the written or improvised solo sections featuring
Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and Back in Time is no exception. Featuring a flugelhorn or trumpet soloist throughout on a written-out solo with chords included for improvisation,
Featuring a contemporary-sounding groove utilizing even eighth notes, this familiar standard is given a unique treatment in the skilled hands of Mike Tomaro. A trio of tenor sax, trombone and guitar take
A jazz waltz that swings at around 170 bpm, this chart features an infectious melody hook by the great Charles Mingus that reaches out and grabs you! There are written solos for alto sax and trombone 1, and
Here's a great chart on Freddie Hubbard's Blues for Miles that really cooks! Freddie describes this tune as "hip hop funk" on the original CD also entitled Blues for Miles. This solid arrangement
Respected composer and arranger Bob Washut brings us this terrific swing/shuffle chart scored for bands programming medium-level repertoire. Grade-level-appropriate brass ranges and solid orchestration
This original, easy going, Basie style swinger cooks with some great ensemble big band writing sandwiched around plenty of opportunities for your soloists to showcase their chops on the blues in F.
Yep, you guessed it...it's a funk chart! "The Chicken" tradition continues at about 136 bpm. The funk groove is deep, the solos are written out for tenor and/or guitar, and the lead trumpet
A great title and great chart! Chili Today, Hot Tamale is set in a samba groove in cut-time at around 90 bpm. It's accessible for a solid easy to medium grade level, there are written
You know this great Mancini standard, but check out how the chart goes back and forth from F to A-flat. The swing feel is around 148 bpm, the solos are written for trumpet 2 and alto, the lead trumpet hits
This original funk chart hits the sweet spot of grooviness that's just right for high school jazz ensembles. The solo section includes space for a tenor sax soloist with a written or improvised
Gordon Goodwin wrote this funky chart at the medium grade level to showcase trumpet 1 and trombone 1. Everything is written out, including the melody duet, the solos, and the featured trades. The
This lovely, slow swing chart written by Benny Carter is designed to feature an alto saxophone soloist with the ensemble playing more than just backgrounds for the soloist. The solo includes both written
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