Medium-Difficult

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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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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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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Sax-O-Doodle

Rudy Wiedoeft was one of the most important early American saxophonists. Popular during the days of early radio vaudevillian times, Wiedoeft was a widely recognized soloist who created a flashy, virtuosic solo repertoire. He was of significant influence on many early jazz saxophonists, though he was not classified as a jazz player.

Rick Lawn’s fun arrangement of Wiedoeft’s classic Sax-O-Doodle can be purchased here after previewing the recording on Outside the Box and downloading the PDF score.

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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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Homage

This arrangement of Gerry Niewood’s tribute to Coltrane and his modal style features an alto (or tenor) soloist in addition to a full sax section. Other soloists could include trombone or rhythm. The bass clarinet double on bari chair is optional. Tempo is somewhat flexible and the demo recording is a bit fast. The chart is as much a tribute to Gerry, who passed away tragically in a plane crash outside Buffalo, NY in 2009, as it is Gerry’s homage to John Coltrane. It was recorded on his first solo album.

Instrumentation: 5/4/4/4 (alto 2 and tenor 2 dbl on flute; bari dbls. bs. clar.)
Grade Level: Medium-Difficult

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Never Too Late

This original was composed for the Power of Ten and is featured as the ear opening first track on their CD Earth Tones. The strong chromatic intro makes one wonder where the chart is going, but once things settle down, the chart becomes a moody straight ahead tune with numerous dynamic contrasts and reoccurring Latin sections in a 12/8-feel. Solos can be for guitar/piano, trumpet, tenor, and drums – in other words there is lots of flexibility.

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Instrumentation: Alto,Ten,Bari, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone & Rhythm
Grade Level: Medium – Difficult

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