Big Band Charts

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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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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Los Alti Bajos

A salsa-like Latin tune that features tenor sax and trombone.

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

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Munchin’ Cookies

Classic straight-ahead Basie style featuring the trombone section and a little improvisation for the pianist (but solo, voicings and bass lines are all written out).

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

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