10 Piece Ensemble Charts

Ease It!

Based on the Paul Chambers/Cannonball Adderley blues head, this charts is arranged in a style reminiscent of Gil Evans’ imaginative early orchestrations. Solo sections for bass and just about any other instrument abound. Solo backgrounds help to propel things forward to an exciting shout chorus. Alto doubles on flute. This chart challenges your bassist to step up.

Instrumentation: Alto dbl flute; ten; bari; 2-tpts, 1 bone, Piano/Vibes, Bass, Guitar & Drums

Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Eleven

Rhythmically speaking this chart is very challenging at first reading as would be expected of something that served as Gil Evans theme song in his latter years. Gil’s close relationship with Miles lasted for years after their landmark collaborations and this tune confirms it as it is the same as Miles’ Petits Machins (Little Stuff) from his Filles de Kilimanjaro recording. Bands will need a stout lead trumpet player and sturdy rhythm section to make this arrangement work.  There is plenty of solo space for second trumpet and alto sax.

Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Baritone, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm
Grade Level: Difficult

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With a Little Help…

This chart is based loosely on the famous Beatles tune, but with a significant face lift! Soloists featured are soprano sax (on alto chair) and guitar. Audiences have found this inventive chart to be captivating.

Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Baritone, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm
Grade Level: Medium – Difficult

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(10P-010)


Naima

Another arrangement of this Coltrane classic, but in this not a ballad but an up tempo version. The chart begins with a free section that eludes to the tune before the tempo is established. Solos for 2nd trumpet and or tenor and drums. All things considered, a very different take on this classic Trane tune.

Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Baritone, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm and optional violin
Grade Level:Difficult

 

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Giant Steps

Yes, believe it or not yet another take on “Giant Steps,” John Coltrane’s signature piece along with several others. This was the first completed in a trilogy tribute to Trane (check out Naima also available for 10 piece band). Lots of re-harmonizations, changing meters and challenging ensemble sections present rewarding moments for the band and audience. Solos are for guitar or piano, tenor sax and drums.

Instrumentation: alto, tenor, bari sax, 2 tpts, T-bone, piano, guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level:Difficult

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Peculiar

An arrangement of John Scofield’s second line style tune that appear on his CD Groove Elation. The ostinato bass line and drum groove keeps this chart moving right along and the horns evoke a modern Gil Evans sound with doubles on alto (flute) and tenor (soprano). The groove works best when the keyboard player uses an organ/synth sound. Extended solo space for guitar, keyboard and horns if desired. The groove might be challenging for some to achieve but the horn parts are not particularly difficult.

Instrumentation: alto/flute, tenor/soprano, bari sax, 2 tpts, T-bone w/plunger, piano (synth preferred), guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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(10P-009)

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You’re Under Arrest

This arrangement of John Scofield’s title track from the late Miles Davis Album is based losely on rhythm changes with a few twists and in a funky modern style. Gil Evans late style can be heard as influences in this very contemporary chart.  Lots of solo flexability includes space for keyboard, guitar, alto and tenor saxophone.

Instrumentation: alto/soprano, tenor, bari sax, 2 tpts , T-bone, piano (synth preferred), guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level: Difficult

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Chasing After Dreams (10 Piece Chart)

This is a scaled down version of the big band chart that can also be found on Rick Lawn.com (listen to big band chart recorded on Unknown Soldiers by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra). The chart is essentially the same and serves as a beautiful ballad feature for tenor sax throughout. Alto doubles on flute.

Instrumentation: alto/flute, tenor, bari sax, 2 tpts (dbl flugel), T-bone, piano, vibes, guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Quiet Please!

As the title implies, this is a laid back soprano feature with added solo space for bass and drums. Bass clarinet is on the usual bari sax chair throughout. A challenging shout chorus is also featured in this introspective original that will make people stop and listen. This chart is featured on Power of Ten’s CD Earth Tones.

Instrumentation: soprano/alto, tenor, bass clarinet, 2 tpts, T-bone, piano, guitar, bass, drums
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Tapestry

Those of us from the “Boomer” generation couldn’t get enough of Carole King’s Tapestry album (there…I’m dating myself!). I couldn’t resist the temptation to take a second look at the title tune from this landmark recording, giving it a fresh new sound. Ample solo space is provided for piano, guitar, and choices between trumpet, alto and tenor. Power of Ten recorded this on their CD Earth Tones.

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto, Tenor, (Sop. opt), Bari, 2-Trumpets, trombone, vibes (opt), guitar, piano, bass, drums

DIFFICULTY: Medium

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