Big Band Charts

A Little Minor Setback

A new, soon to be released chart from Kendor Music

This is a swinger in the Blue Note tradition and is based on an evolving minor blues progression. Just as the groove progresses from 2-beat swing to straight ahead 4, so does the harmonic progression which begins as a 16 bar extended minor blues. The chart builds to a solo send off for guitar, trombone or 2nd trumpet and the progression at this points has evolved to an altered blues style but now with a bridge. Backgrounds for the soloist can be introduced at will and the solo section can be opened up for multiple choruses. At this point the drummer could choose to use a shuffle feel. Audiences and musicians alike should enjoy this toe tapper.

Soon to be available from Kendor Music.

Grade Level: Medium

Instrumentation: 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums

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No Regrets

Composed on my 60th birthday, this retrospective ballad features the beautiful lyrical flugelhorn of George Rabbai on the Power of Ten CD Earth Tones. Ballad and double time bossa feels throughout. Piano is also featured briefly as a soloist.

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto & Flute, Tenor, Bari & bass clar., 2- Trumpets dbl flugel, trombone, vibes (opt), guitar, piano, bass, drums

DIFFICULTY: Medium

 

A big band version will soon be available from Kendor Music. Check their website for details. 

 

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NO Regrets is Now available in print form from eJazzLines

 

Amazing Grease

Chorale and funk tune with easy blues based changes for the beginning improvisor.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level:Easy

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Carousel

A jazz waltz with a solo section that is not too challenging for the beginning soloist.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium-Easy

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Public Domain

A nice moderate swing tune based on rhythm changes and some nice Thad-like ensemble voicings. A strong sax soli and open solo sections make this chart an excellent teaching tool and concert selection for high school and college big bands.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Incantation and Dance

Commissioned by the University of Northern Iowa in celebration of 50 years in jazz education, this chart is a challenging episodic work that begins with a somewhat dark, evolving incantation that can make use of extra percussion including tympani. An Afro-Latin groove takes over (that makes use of additional perc. including marimba) that eventually moves to a straight ahead groove for solos. Solos can be for alto sax, trombone and/or rhythm player.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 plus perc.
Grade Level: Difficult

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Be Bop Sha-Bam

A nice straight ahead blues shuffle in the Basie tradition that can be opened up for solos. This is one of those charts that is timeless. Alto, Trumpet and Trombone solos featured. Also fine training material for blues improvisation.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium-Easy

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Donna Lee

Featuring a Super Sax style sax soli based on Charlie Parker’s classic improvised solo, this chart is a challenging crowd pleaser and worth the effort. A piano/guitar solo is also featured. A slightly modified version to feature saxophonist Tony Campisi was recorded by the Third Coast Jazz Orchestra on “Unknown Soldiers” (Sea Breeze label)

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Difficult

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Lennies Pennies

This is an up-tempo burning arrangement of Lennie Tristano’s famous tune features a challenging sax soli and piano solo. It is available exclusively here from RickLawn.com

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 (gtr. optional)
Grade Level:Difficult

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(The cup muted trumpet playing the head with the saxes is entirely optional!)

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Motion Potion

This Bossa Nova features trombone and bari sax in duet style with solo space for trombone.
Once published by Phantom Music the chart is now being made available again as an exclusive only through RickLawn.com.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4
Grade Level: Medium

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