J.W. Pepper Catalogs

2016 Fall Jazz

J.W. Pepper Music Catalog

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81 Order Toll Free! Call 1.800.345.6296 / w: jwpepper.com / e: satisfaction@jwpepper.com jazz ensemble Go to cart Pop Hits easy / medium-easy Puttin' on the RitzIrving Berlin/arr. John Berry. Irving Berlin's upbeat show tune has reached new heights in popularity with its appearance in Mel Brooks' movie and new Broadway show "Young Frankenstein." Here it's all done up in a cool swing style in an accessible chart for young jazz bands. Play it with full jazz band, or with as few as 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm. Also included are optional parts for flute, 2 clarinets, horn in F and tuba. Always an audience favorite, this solid swing arrangement will be easy to learn and fun to play! 10052552 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 Roararr. Victor Lopez. Here's a Katy Perry pop tune your jazz ensemble will enjoy playing and the audience will recognize and appreciate! The tempo is around 164 bpm, there are no solos, it's got a big ensemble sound, the trumpet 1 range is to written F top line, and the drum part has a solid back- beat. Optional parts are included for expanded instrumentations. It works great! 10452104 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 n Rock You Like a Hurricanearr. Paul Murtha. Recorded in 1984 by the German rock group Scorpions, this classic hard rock hit remains popular in today's culture thanks to sporting events, video games, TV and film. The features include a "shredding" introduction leading to a full ensemble statement and short written solos for alto sax, trombone and trumpet. This version for jazz band is easy to learn, yet remains true to the original and will sound great with young players. It's also playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations. A rock anthem! 10490305 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 Sanford and Son ThemeQuincy Jones/ arr. John Berry. John Berry has solidly arranged this very hip Quincy Jones TV theme for younger groups! Featuring solid scoring, funky riffs and a catchy melody, it's playable by full jazz band or will sound full and complete with only 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section. You can also add the optional parts for flute, 2 clarinets, horn in F and tuba for even more flavor! This is one of the most recognizable TV themes ever written! Highly recommended! 10052547 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 4 Shut Up and Dancearr. John Berry. Recorded by the American alternative rock band Walk the Moon, this contemporary rock hit features a driving pulse and catchy melodic lines. With the melody traded between the saxes and trumpets, this accessible chart also features plenty of solid, full-ensemble scoring. No solos are required, and a full band statement rounds out this infectious and instantly recognizable song. Playable with optional expanded or reduced instrumentations, this one will make a big splash with audiences and students! Highly recommended! 10556784 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 SkyfallAdkins & Epworth/arr. John Berry. Perfectly capturing the mood and style of earlier James Bond themes, Adele has worked her magic with the hit Skyfall. John Berry's easy version features a brief written alto sax solo, then solid scoring for the entire ensemble with the melody traded between the saxes and trumpets. Playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations, this is sure to be an audience favorite! Highly recommended! 10374178 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 Soul Bossa NovaQuincy Jones/arr. Rick Stitzel. This infectious and immediately recognizable Quincy Jones standard was popular long before Austin Powers introduced it to a brand-new generation of fans. Easy to learn and fun to play, this will quickly become a favorite of your young players and their audiences! Arranged for full jazz ensemble, it's also playable with as few as 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, bass and drums. Groovy baby! 10033706 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 H SuperstitionStevie Wonder/arr. Paul Murtha. Stevie Wonder helped bring funk to mainstream pop music in the '70s, and this is one of his most recognizable hits. This arrangement is easy to learn yet maintains the authentic groove of the original. Playable by standard jazz ensemble instrumentation, it will also sound full and complete with 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm. Optional parts included for flute, 2 clarinets, horn in F and tuba. Highly recommended! 10041752 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond/arr. Rick Stitzel. Even before the TV series Glee, this Neil Diamond classic, first recorded in 1969, had proven its popularity and staying power. Here is a solid, yet easy treatment for jazz ensemble that requires no solos. Sure to be a favorite with students and parents alike! Optional reduced or expanded instrumentations. 10098793 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 n Uptown Funk!arr. Michael Sweeney. From Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, this monster hit is the perfect throwback to a funky R&B style! This arrangement for younger players features modest ranges and repetitive yet authentic-sounding rhythms. This outstanding chart is playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations, and the bass lines and piano voicings are written. No solos are required, just a little attitude! Our highest recommendation! 10522944 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 Who Are You?Peter Townshend/arr. Mike Story. Who Are You is a terrific rock classic by The Who that will have audiences singing along. This chart has solos for drum set and piano (or guitar), and the trumpet 1 range is to written F, top line. Additional features include well-notated rhythm section parts, easy ensemble rhythms throughout, and optional flute, clarinet, vibes, horn in F, baritone horn, and tuba parts to expand your jazz band's instrumentation. At a vibrant tempo of 142 bpm, this chart will provide effective programming for any performance. Also playable with optional reduced instrumentation. Rock on! 10424929 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 42.00 YesterdayLennon & McCartney/arr. Rick Stitzel. One of the all-time great songs from the Beatles, Yesterday truly has become a modern day standard! This well scored arrangement for young jazz ensembles features a brief tenor solo, beautiful counterlines, and an overall rich sound that will be impressive in concert or as a change of pace chart for festivals. Suggested solo and scale/ chord sheet provided. Optional reduced or expanded instrumentations. Includes CD. Highly recommended! 10188524 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 n You Are the Sunshine of My LifeStevie Wonder/arr. Paul Murtha. This is one of Stevie Wonder's signature hits from the 1970s, and here is a masterfully arranged easy version in a light bossa style. The trombones grab the spotlight in the beginning and again at the end. In between, the saxes and trumpets take turns with the melody, and there are short written or ad lib solos for trumpet and alto sax. Playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations, this one also includes bass lines and piano voicings that are completely written. It's great for programming variety, and it's highly recommended! 10522946 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 40.00 You're Still a Young Manarr. Mike Story. Here's a soulful yet accessible treatment of this Tower of Power hit song. This chart is played at about 128 bpm in 3/4 time, and the trumpet 1 range is to written E top space. Including a written tenor sax 1 melody solo, it's a superb chart in every respect. Playable with optional reduced or expanded instrumentations. Highly recommended! 10452082 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 42.00 Pop Hits Medium-Easy AfricaPaich & Porcaro/arr. Ralph Ford. Here's a wonderful take on the group Toto's classic rock tune from the '80s. It's solidly scored throughout and sounds amazingly like the original while remaining accessible for developing jazz bands. With nice dynamic contrasts, an uncomplicated melodic line, and a medium rock groove, this chart is one that younger players can really dig into, yet it will sound mature when performed by a more advanced group. More features include: half-note tempo of 90 bpm; written or ad lib solos for alto sax 1 and trombone 1; trumpet 1 range to written G on top of the staff; and optional parts for flute, clarinet and vibes. Great tune, fine chart! 10513875 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 H Ain't No SunshineBill Withers/arr. Rick Stitzel. Originally recorded in the 1970s, Bill Withers' distinctive slow rocker has become a classic. The minor mode adds to the flavor, and this version for younger players skillfully passes the melody from section to section. Also included is a solo for tenor sax. A suggested solo is included along with chord/ scale sheets in all keys. Soulful groove! 10283144 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 All About That Bassarr. Victor Lopez. You know it, you love it! This Meghan Trainor megahit is set at around 136 bpm with a solid rock groove, has no solos, and will be a favorite with students and audiences. This Victor Lopez arrangement bounces the melody from section to section, features very easy trumpet ranges, and includes optional parts for expanded instrumentations. The rhythm section, trombone 4 and bari sax carry the bass line while the ensemble rocks along. Hey, it's all about this chart! 10513887 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 4 The Bare Necessities (from "The Jungle Book") arr. John Wasson. From "The Jungle Book," this timeless classic appeared in the original movie as well as the latest blockbuster hit. With a jaunty 2-beat swing style and well-known melody, this one is impossible not to like. This carefully crafted arrangement requires no solos, but features every section of the band with the trombones first, followed by the saxes and finally trumpets. Smart, stylish and pure fun! 10617908 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 n Beat ItMichael Jackson/arr. Dallas Burke. From the best-selling album of all time, Thriller, this rock classic from Michael Jackson makes a superb jazz band tune your students and audiences will enjoy. The brass get a chance to shine in a range that's right in the pocket and there are short written or ad- lib solos to feature alto sax, tenor sax and trumpet. Don't miss the short, but effective a cappella section. Bass trombone and bari sax players will dig playing this bass line! 10456814 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 65.00 The Best of Sly & The Family Stonearr. John Wasson. Sly and the Family Stone was a pivotal funk band of the late 1960s pioneering a fusion of funk, rock and soul. Who can forget their landmark performance at Woodstock in 1969? This exciting medley of hits includes Dance to the Music, I Want to Take You Higher, Sing a Simple Song, and Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again). 10343802 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 n BirdlandJosef Zawinul/arr. John Higgins. Here's a solid, very playable arrangement of the modern jazz classic made famous by Weather Report and Manhattan Transfer. It includes a written solo for alto sax. The strong groove and carefully notated articulation and style markings make this a great piece to teach the jazz-rock style! 2086064 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 H Brick Housearr. Paul Murtha. It is absolutely impossible to find a funkier tune than this R&B hit from the 1970s courtesy of The Commodores. This chart has it all, from the trademark bass riff to the ensemble punches and melodic hooks. Bring down the house as you groove on this one! 2479363 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 n Bridge Over Troubled WaterPaul Simon/ arr. Paul Baker. Paul Simon's soulful rock ballad is set here at 88 bpm, and as arranged by Paul Baker is sure to please! The melody is first stated by trumpet 2 and tenor sax, there are no improvised solos, and the trumpet 1 range is to written G on top of the staff. This chart also features great dynamic contrasts and a satisfying vamp toward the end. Optional wind and vibes parts are included for expanded instrumentations. Highly recommended! 10452102 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 48.00 n Car Washarr. Paul Murtha. Originally recorded by Rose Royce in 1977, this well-known funky hit as recorded by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott is enjoying new life in the hit movie "Shark Tale." Authentic-sounding, it cooks right along in an up- tempo groove! Our highest recommendation! 2702641 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 Cissy Strutarr. Roger Holmes. Few people remember The Meters and this recording from 1969; however, over the years Cissy Strut has become a model of funky drumming and simmering grooves, and has been recorded by countless rock and jazz artists. Captured here is the unique sound of the original with a flexible solo section along with hot sounds for the entire group. Suggested solos are included along with scale/chord sheets in all keys. 10297520 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Clocksarr. John Wasson. One of Coldplay's most popular hits, Clocks won Record of the Year at the 2004 Grammy Awards. Instantly recognizable and solidly scored, here is an excellent version for developing jazz ensembles that will prove to be a favorite with audiences everywhere! 10283146 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 H Cool (from "West Side Story")Leonard Bernstein/arr. Mark Taylor. From one of the most famous musicals of all time, here is the swinging and aptly titled Cool. Mark Taylor's version for developing players remains true to the original but adds a touch of contemporary flair with the melody passed from section to section and written or improvised solo space for trumpet. Timeless! 10083826 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Dancing in the Streetarr. John Wasson. Recorded in 1964 by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, this moderate tempo rocker became a signature of the Motown sound. John Wasson's soulful version for jazz ensemble stays true to the original feel while adding a bit of contemporary flare. 10317279 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00 Day TripperLennon & McCartney/arr. John Wasson. Featuring one of the most recognizable bass licks recorded by the Beatles, John Wasson brings us a fresh and creative setting for younger jazz groups. With a hint of Latin style and smooth harmonies, this will be an attractive addition to any program. 10427412 Jazz Ensemble . . . . . . . . . . 45.00

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