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17 Order Toll Free! Call 1.800.345.6296 / w: jwpepper.com / e: satisfaction@jwpepper.com JAZZ ENSEMBLE Go to cart BLUES & SWING medium-easy / medium So What (Little Big Band)—Miles Davis/arr. Michael Philip Mossman. Here is the Miles Davis jazz standard skillfully and uniquely arranged for six horns and rhythm section. On the head, the saxes take the signature melody line answered by the brass. The open solo section features tasty background figures, followed by a tutti ensemble section before returning to the head. Instrumentation: six horns (ATB saxes, two trumpets, one trombone) plus four rhythm with optional additional parts for alto, tenor and trombone. Don't miss this chart on the iconic Miles Davis standard! 10556792 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Solar—Miles Davis/arr. Rick Stitzel. One of the most enduring compositions from Miles Davis' early career is this medium swing tune recorded on the 1954 album Walkin'. Rick Stitzel uses some nifty phrase extensions in the beginning, then alternates the full ensemble with statements by a small group in this terrific chart for younger players. The solo space is for trumpet and tenor sax with suggested solos and chord/scale sheets in all keys included. 10297515 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 4 South Side Shuffle—Doug Beach. With a driving groove from the rhythm section, a strong melody and blues-based harmonies, South Side Shuffle can be either a great opener or closer on any program. All the sections and the full ensemble have ample opportunities to get in on the action in this infectious shuffle chart. The solos are open with sample solos included for help with the improvisation, and a huge shout chorus leads to a dramatic conclusion. A swinging free-for-all, and highly recommended! 10882594 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 St. Thomas (Little Big Band)—Sonny Rollins/ arr. Mark Taylor. Plenty of solid tutti ensemble scoring is featured in this arrangement for small group of Sonny Rollins' familiar Latin standard. The solo section can be opened up for any player and a tasty unison ensemble chorus follows. Suggested solos and scale/chord sheets are included. Highly recommended! Instrumentation: 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone plus rhythm section. Optional additional parts are included for alto, tenor & trombone. 10098775 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 H The Star Spangled Banner—arr. Paul Clark. Although this piece is not usually associated with jazz bands, this arrangement works so well it can appropriately be included in any jazz concert. It's also invaluable to have in the files for those "emergency" situations where a jazz group is called upon to perform our National Anthem. It includes just the right elements to give it a jazz flavor, yet maintains the dignity and reverence of the original. While it is harmonically jazzy, it is rhythmically traditional and can serve as accompaniment for audience singing. It is also playable with reduced instrumentation. If your jazz ensemble plays for basketball games, this is perfect. A wise investment for all jazz programs! Highly recommended! 10050282 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess")— George Gershwin/arr. Michael Sweeney. Set in a distinctive medium swing/shuffle groove, Michael Sweeney's version for younger jazz bands presents a contemporary styling of this classic song from "Porgy and Bess." Mixing a variety of ensemble textures, a stop time solo section, and briefly slipping into a new key during the final chorus, this is sure to be a standout for festival or casual concert use. Suggested solos are included for tenor sax and trumpet and chord/scale sheets in all keys are available. Highly recommended! 10461398 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Sweet Home Chicago—Robert Johnson/ arr. Roger Holmes. Made famous by The Blues Brothers, this hard-hitting blues classic is sure to become an instant favorite with jazz bands and audiences. A driving shuffle groove and solid scoring for the entire ensemble are featured throughout in this great chart that will become a staple of your library! Highly recommended! 10343798 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Take Five—Dave Brubeck/arr. Mike Lewis. Take the most famous 5/4 jazz tune ever written and combine it with a flawless and playable arrangement for developing jazz band and you've got a chart that should be in everybody's library! Dave Brubeck managed to make the 5/4 meter sound like the most natural thing in the world, and that's the way it plays, too. Who would've thought that young players could experience Brubeck's "Third Stream" jazz? 2381705 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 That's Life—arr. John Berry. Composed in 1963, it wasn't until Frank Sinatra released his iconic version in 1966 that this familiar tune solidified its place in popular culture. In this medium-slow version for developing players, John Berry spreads the melody around to all sections starting with the trombones on the first statement. With skillful scoring throughout, there is a short solo for trumpet and a tutti ensemble shout for an appropriate finish. 10759344 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Things Ain't What They Used to Be—Mercer Ellington/arr. Rich Sigler. This is a jazz classic that every band should have in their library. The chart is a swing shuffle played at around 116 bpm and has a very familiar and catchy melody that flows smoothly from section to section. Also featured are written out solos for alto sax 1 and trumpet 2 and a lead trumpet range to written F-sharp top line. Optional parts are included for expanded instrumentation. A superb arrangement that is clever and effective in every way! 10355626 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 Touchin' All the Basses—Andy Clark. It's time to let your bass player get some of the spotlight! This cool chart is written in three parts, a funky rock, a slow triple blues, and a hot shuffle. Designed to showcase the bass player, the band parts complement the soloist, but allow the bass to be heard. Each of the sections can be opened for bass or other solos as desired, or it can be performed straight through, exactly as written. A very unique and useful chart! 2468262 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 The Way You Look Tonight—Jerome Kern/ arr. Mark Taylor. From the film "Swing Time" and originally performed by Fred Astaire, The Way You Look Tonight won the Academy Award for best original song in 1939. Since then it has remained a popular jazz standard, and here is a terrific moderately paced swing version for developing players. 10759342 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 4 What Is This Thing Called Love?—Cole Porter/ arr. Paul Baker. First of all, it's Cole Porter, and secondly it's Paul Baker! This swinger on the great Cole Porter standard features outstanding sectional interplay. Every section has solis, especially the saxes, and there are great tutti passages for the entire ensemble. Add written or ad lib solos for trumpet and tenor, a tempo around 160 bpm, and you have an exceptional chart. Our highest recommendation! 10867424 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 Whirly Bird—Neal Hefti/arr. Peter Blair. You may have heard Basie's band play this great Neal Hefti swinger, but this version is very accessible for younger players at around 166 bpm. The features include a written alto sax solo, a great sax soli, and well-notated rhythm section parts. Includes optional wind and vibes part, too! 10452088 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 4 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)—Fred Rogers/arr. Paul Murtha. One of the truly iconic songs for television, the opening to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood resonates with all generations. This is a terrific setting for aspiring jazz players in a moderate tempo swing style. This one works in any neighborhood! 10908992 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To—Cole Porter/arr. Paul Baker. Ah, yes, Cole Porter! Paul Baker has created a quality chart on this wonderful jazz standard from the Great American Songbook. It's a crafty swinger at around 168 bpm featuring appealing sections for the full ensemble, written or improvised solos for alto and trumpet, a great saxophone soli, and a very hip interlude that builds right to the end. The lead trumpet range is to written F-sharp and additional parts are included for optional expanded instrumentations. Quality writing in a fine chart that's highly recommended! 10756378 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 Blues & Swing Medium 125th Street Blues—Dave Mills. You, your band and your audiences will really enjoy this bright swing chart in a Basie jump-swing style. With a chance to feature your favorite soloists over F blues changes and some great ensemble choruses, this chart swings hard from start to finish. The intro is rhythm section with Basie-style piano fills and the melody is a catchy blues line. Nice chart! 10280567 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 17 Mile Drive—Matt Harris. This medium difficulty chart refers to the scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula in California, much of which hugs the coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions, and cypress forests. The composer's frequent use of suspended chords suggests the grandeur of the region. Set in a catchy rock shuffle and using contemporary harmonic techniques, this one grooves from start to finish. Sophisticated rhythmic content enhances the memorable melody and tenor sax has solo changes. A fairly accessible chart, it will definitely sustain the interest of medium to advanced players and soloists! 10455654 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 After You've Gone—Turner Layton/arr. Mark Taylor. Arranged here in a slow Basie style swing setting, this well-crafted chart is loaded with style! The band can really cut loose on the shout chorus! A solid choice for festival or concert. 2470793 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 Along Came Betty—Benny Golson/arr. Alan Baylock. A real jazz classic, this chart kicks! The features include a medium swing style, a written or improvised solo for tenor sax, meaningful ensemble passages, exceptional soli lines, superb phrases, and a lead trumpet range to written B-flat. An outstanding Benny Golson jazz standard arranged to perfection! Highly recommended! 10513907 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 4 America, the Beautiful—Samuel A. Ward/ arr. Chris Sharp. Here is the familiar America, the Beautiful reimagined as an energetic shuffle. An a cappella sax soli chorale introduction gives way to a driving shuffle that continues for the remainder of the chart. Harmon-muted trumpets provide extra color in spots. The ranges and rhythmic responsibilities are moderate, and there's written or improvised solo space for tenor sax. This arrangement is appropriate for civic events, patriotic celebrations or as an interesting change-up for festival/adjudication program. This one is really nice! 10910610 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 55.00 April in Paris—Vernon Duke/trans. Jeff Hest. This chart is simply about style! And with style is exactly how Count Basie and his orchestra played it! From the silky smooth sax soli on the head to the Pop Goes The Weasel trumpet solo to the "...one more time..." repeat of the last phrase, every detail of this jazz standard has been transcribed and reconstructed by Jeff Hest. A remarkable, authentic way to tell your audience what swing is really all about! 2422855 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 60.00 The Art of the Matter—David Springfield. Inspired by the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, this medium swing original features a combo style melody and a hard-driving rhythmic feel. The written or ad lib solo section can be played by any player, and there is plenty of space for drum fills throughout. Notated piano voicings and bass lines are provided along with a guitar chord chart. 10682767 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Back Alley Shuffle—Doug Beach. Featuring killer ensemble work, a strong melody, a wonderful sax soli, an open solo section with written or ad lib solos, and a memorable finish, this hard-driving shuffle will ignite any program! It swings hard, has an infectious groove, and is fun to hear and play. A great workout for everyone in the band, this one is highly recommended! 10499217 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Back Bone—Thad Jones/arr. Mike Carubia. This medium-tempo blues tune in F is a more accessible version of the famous Thad Jones chart that features suggested or improvised solos for trombone and can be opened up for more! It's scored for standard instrumentation with optional flute, but can be played with 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and 3 rhythm. A solid shout chorus and an ending drum solo puts the crown on this one! 2481231 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 Back Burner—Carmine Pastore. This swinger cooks all the way through! It's the kind of chart that perks right along so your jazzers can really dig in and nail it! A suggested solo for trumpet is included. You're going to love that shout chorus! 2468288 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Basie-Straight Ahead (Simplified Educational Version)—Sammy Nestico. In this educational edition of the classic Basie - Straight Ahead, the ranges and technical demands have been modified, but you'll still hear and feel all the excitement of the original chart recorded by Count Basie in 1968 which is also available. 543157 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Bebop Ballgame—arr. George Shutack. George Shutack has taken one of the most famous tunes in sports, Take Me Out To The Ballgame, and scored it for big band with a heavy dose of bebop influence. Written at the medium level, this swinging chart features great melodic lines, an open solo section with written or improvised solos, and plenty of ensemble work. Perfect as an opener or as a closer! 10568029 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Bernie's Tune—Bernie Miller/arr. Dave Wolpe. This swinger features tenor sax 1 and muted trumpet 2 and is arranged by one of the best, Dave Wolpe. Featured are excellent written-out solos for both horns, a superb shout chorus, and a lead trumpet range hitting a written high B above the staff. This great chart also features optional parts for expanded instrumentations. You'll want this outstanding chart! Highly recommended! 10355576 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 52.00 Better Get Hit in Your Soul (Better Get It in Your Soul)—Charles Mingus/arr. Ralph Ford. A jazz waltz that swings at around 170 bpm, this chart features an infectious melody hook by the great Charles Mingus that reaches out and grabs you! There are written solos for alto sax and trombone 1, and the trumpet 1 range is to written G top space. All the ingredients you need for a fine chart, plus it includes optional parts for expanded instrumentation! 10452110 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 H Better Get Hit in Your Soul (Better Get It in Your Soul)—Charles Mingus/arr. Andrew Homzy. Written in a fast 3/4, this gospel-inspired burner is as fun to play as it is to listen to. There's great interplay between sections of the band as layers of sound move in and out. Also included are hand claps and some "play any note you want" opportunities to really liven things up. The flexible solo section allows you to customize this to fit the strengths of your band. Also included are optional parts for flute, clarinet and French horn. Highly recommended! 10034434 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 55.00

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