Jazz pianist Errol Garner wrote this classic ballad. Everyone will recognize this unforgettable melody as you show off your lead alto sax and first trumpet in the solo spotlight. Designed for younger groups, this chart has easy ranges and rhythms, but a powerful ensemble sound makes the big band sound come alive. Mike Lewis´s fine arrangement is the perfect way to expose your young players to phrasing, style and a timeless jazz standard. Works with reduced instrumentation and optional parts.
Here is a swinging jazz vocal quartet (or vocal solo) chart that is just what you need. Vocals are in F and include SATB, SSAA, and solo vocal all set in an outstanding Mike Carubia arrangement. If you´ve got vocal jazzers to show off, this chart is for you. An up-tempo swinger that will bring out the best in the vocalists and the band. Flexible voicings allow various combinations of male and female voices.
Gordon´s tour-de-force, tongue-in-cheek tribute to cartoons is stellar! The mixing of legit and powerhouse swing makes this chart a show stopper. Soprano sax lead for the saxes throughout and some feisty a cappella sections will keep any experienced band on the edge of its seats. Solo space for soprano, tenor, trumpet, and trombone along with percussion parts and an optional synth part for the keyboard. As recorded on the Silverline Records album XXL (CD and DVD Audio) by Gordon Goodwin´s Big Phat Band.
Show off the sensitive side of your ensemble with this ballad with no featured soloist. There is a brief 4-bar written trumpet melody; otherwise, it´s all ensemble blend with a lush texture, a double-time section and lead trumpet range is to written G on top of the staff. The drummer plays brushes and sticks, the band emotes and everybody sounds great. Arranged by Craig Skeffington, you´ll fall in love with this excellent chart. (3:40)
This is one gorgeous ballad for female vocalist and big band. Educator/arranger/bandleader Frank Mantooth has a knack for picking wonderful songs, and this is one of his personal favorites. From the 1954 film Love Me or Leave Me, originally sung by the legendary Doris Day, this song will give you goose bumps with its beautiful melody and lyrics. A lush flugelhorn solo with simple backgrounds and beautifully voiced saxophone scoring provide just a few ingredients for this great chart. Your female vocalist will stop the show with this arrangement, the perfect choice for concert or dance. Truly superb.
Wow! This is a show-stopping chart by arranger Alan Baylock of the Ellington/Tizol classic. The groove moves logically between an up-tempo swing, a ?Maiden Voyage? feel, a double time swing and a 12/8 Afro-Cuban feel. Features include plenty of solo space for tenor saxophone, brief written melody lines for various instruments, and lots of moving lines and sax solis. Lead trumpet range is to written D above the staff. Caravan is nothing short of spectacular.
We are proud to offer a special Dave Wolpe arrangement of this sultry Ellington classic to celebrate the Duke´s centennial year. Dave´s writing for jazz ensemble and solo vocalist will really show off your best singer. An ensemble shout in the middle is a nice contrast to the solo sections of the chart. Beautiful scoring by Dave Wolpe, as always. Jazz Ensemble with Solo Vocalist - Medium Easy (3:06)
Slow and bluesy! The title chart as recorded on Gordon Goodwin´s newest CD, The Phat Pack. Things to enjoy: it´s kind of greasy, it´s full of twists and turns, calls for brass plunger mutes and optional bass clarinet for bari sax, and the lead trumpet range goes up to written E with a few G´s. There is solo space for all saxes, trumpet 4 and trombone 1. Show stopping!
A show-stopping tour de force! Dave Brubeck´s fabulous tune from his classic quartet album Time Out. Arranger Kris Berg worked hard on this chart to capture the essence of Brubeck. The meter changes from 9/8 to 12/8 Afro-Cuban groove with the Brubeck rhythm patterns. Solo space for alto 1, trumpet 2 and drums. Lead trumpet goes up to high C. This is an exceptional chart for concert or festival! (5:03)