Big Band Charts

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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Once and For All

A real swinger that reminds one of the Buddy Rich Band in the late 1960s. The chart starts in 3/4 but moves to 4/4 for the tenor sax solo.

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

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Scirocco

Contemporary fusion with rich harmonies and exotic melodies. Features tenor sax.

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

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Unknown Soldiers

This unusual big band chart is a somber, introspective hymn with a Spanish flavor, drawing influences from David Sanborn, Gil Evans, and classical styles. Saxes need to double on flute or clarinet. An extra percussionist is also desirable. Solos for Alto, trumpet, and guitar. As recorded by 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra Plays the music of Rick Lawn on Sea Breeze Jazz. See master Otter CD catalog .

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

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Passing Time

Light Latin style for easy medium level bands with smaller brass sections. Trumpet to G#, trombone to F.

Instrumentation: 5/3/3/4/gtr, optional
Grade Level: Easy-Medium

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Mother Nature

As the title indicates, this chart depicts the many changing and unpredictable moods associated with Mother Nature. It is influenced by Kenny Wheeler, Jim McNeely, and Vince Mendoza. Lengthy solos are for Trumpet and Tenor while the soprano sax gets a brief solo. The percussion part (marimba & vibes) is important, however, guitar is optional. Woodwind doubles are easy. Lead alto dbls on flute & soprano, baritone dbls on bass clarinet. As recorded by 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra Plays the music of Rick Lawn on Sea Breeze Jazz. See master Otter CD catalog.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4/(2 keyboards)
Grade Level: Difficult

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Hard Core

Gospel style up-temp funky tune that features trombone and synth solos.

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

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Seeds

This beautifully orchestrated composition serves as the introductory movement to a four episode jazz dance suite entitled Mirrors: Four Reflections in Jazz and Dance. Traditional West African motives and Duke Ellington’s influence predominate as the piece moves from a chant-like introduction into a smooth African 9/8 feel. Percussion is essential as are two soprano saxes to interpret the free form written out duet complete with multiphonics. Alto I-sop./fl., Alto II-sop. /Fl./clar., Ten. I & II-clar., and Tpts II & IV-flugel.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 (additional perc.)

Grade Level: Difficult

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Zephyr

An exciting Latin piece that features soprano sax and flugelhorn chart that was inspired by early Chuck Mangione and written for Gerry Niewood. This chart never gets dated and is a great closer.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 (guitar is optional)
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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