This Oliver Nelson chart features alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody. Lengthy solo sections with exciting backgrounds are featured for both those players. The band also has their turn to
This blues composition recorded on the Consummation album in 1970 will give players a chance to experience performing in 5/4 meter. Lots of unison voicings give jazz bands a powerful sound in this
This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. It was recorded on Live at Peacock Lane, and is a bright swing tune that features solos for alto saxophone, tenor
Los Angeles-based jazz composer Jeff Jarvis composed this tuneful funk chart entitled Backdraft. This medium-level chart has all the characteristics of Jarvis' best-selling funk charts such as
James Miley presents a very hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune. Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun is masterfully scored for the modern big band, making great use of interesting
Blue Tiger is a hard swingin' chart that pays sparkling homage to the great Henry Mancini. It's a wonderful way to feature your tenor sax and trumpet soloists, as well as your entire sax section in
This swinging extended blues has an infectious gospel feel with a surprise bridge that changes things up with a slick bebop melody. Trumpet and tenor have written changes, but it can be opened up for
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Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and Boop Boo Be Doop is surely one of those charts. At around 220 bpm, this is a bright swinger that is a Holman
As recorded by Cannonball Musical Instruments, this is a brilliant Gordon Goodwin chart written for five saxes (SATTB), plus four rhythm instruments and percussion! This brisk samba at around
This medium-swing minor blues chart puts the focus on the foundation of your band's brass section... the bass trombone. A solid melody set below the staff and into the pedal register is offset by dramatic
Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays. It begins with a written piano solo and moves into a lush ensemble setting. There is a short, improvised Tenor solo
Much like Neal Hefti's Li'l Darlin', this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest. There is also the contrast of a strong shout section before returning to the
Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, Cyclops is one of those infectious charts that will make your audiences bob their heads, tap their feet, and snap their fingers!
In the style of Sammy Nestico and Count Basie, this medium swing chart is full of nuances. Included is solo space for all saxes, trumpet 4, and trombone 1. At about 110 bpm, this is truly a wonderful chart
From the group Tower of Power, this funky chart hits the mark at 180 bpm. It includes solos for tenor, trombone, or guitar, with a lead trumpet range to written high C. There's lots of hot
Here is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter standard Easy to Love. This short and quite danceable chart exemplifies the Kenton band's warm and rich ensemble sound
Commissioned as part of a project to recognize the late Bill Carroll and his contributions to music education, this burning Latin original will be a favorite of musicians and audiences alike. With a strong
Commissioned by the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, this Eric Richards chart shines new light on the beauty and depth of this classic Beatles hit. An up-tempo Brazilian groove gives way to hints of samba and
Here's a tasty chart on this Gershwin classic from the Great American Songbook! With a medium swing feel at about 120 bpm, it features optional flugelhorns to add to the rich textures, a written
Featured on Woody Herman's 1986 Grammy-nominated album 50th Anniversary Tour, this John Fedchock arrangement captures the unique elements of Thelonious Monk's composition and couples it with the exciting
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