Bob Martin

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  • Bizet Has His Day

    Made famous by the Les Brown Orchestra, this tune is one in a series of numbers where a classical theme is given the swing treatment. From a piano opening phrase, echoed by trombones, the lower Saxes enter with the fugue, the altos vary it, & trumpets are layered on top, to arrive at the full swing phrase. Solos for Alto 2, Trombone 2 & Piano. Lead alto doubles clarinet, Baritone doubles Alto. Learn More
  • Disc Jockey Jump

    This chart is very clever in its concept, as it is both big band & an 8-piece bebop all rolled into one. The front line is a quartet of Alto, Tenor, Trumpet & Trombone taking the unison melody line, with the rest of the blowers providing the backing support. Each of the quartet have solos. This chart in a way reflects its time in history, with the shift from the big band format of the 1940's to much smaller outfits in the 1950's. Learn More
  • Let's Dance

    Benny Goodman"s famous opening number has been faithfully re-created for you here and comes complete with the original Clarinet and Alto solos fully written out. Transcribed from his 1939 session, we have modified the original to lift the brass to 8 voices (from the original 6 used in the studio recording). The saxes are scored for 2 Altos, 2 Tenors and the Clarinet soloist. Let"s Dance makes a great concert piece, but is even better when used to open a set or a dance. Enjoy!! Learn More
  • Stardust

    Stardust is one of the great Hoagy Carmichael tunes, & deserves a place in the library of every band. Bob Martin has done a truly excellent job of transcription & modification of this Ted Heath version, which is a two-trumpet feature from start to finish. The key change in the middle of the piece has been brought down a fourth from the original, so bringing it into range of most players. Bob described this as a process of 'mortalisation' so that us mortals can play it!! A rich, big, big chart. Learn More
  • Tenderly

    Tenderly has been a standard for trumpet players for a long time. This is the Ray Anthony version from his huge-selling album, 'Dream Dancing', from the early 50's & is in 4.4 time. Ray played a little bit with the Miller band &, when he formed his own outfit after WWII, he kept the clarinet lead. Ray is not a high-note artist & has a powerful low range, & in this chart the solo lead is given to the 3rd trumpet. Saxes are Miller voices, with Baritone on Alto. Learn More
  • That's Where It Is

    A ripsnorter of a number, based on the original Woody Herman version. A brief punchy start introduces a piano solo. The sequence is repeated, & then the band's in, with Saxes taking the tune & brass backing. Solo's for tenor & trumpet, followed by a very fluid & yet punchy tutti passage, leading to a re-statement of the theme & light ending. Difficult to describe, so why not listed to a Herman recording and you'll get the idea!! Bob's Chart is written for 5 trumpets, but is equally playable with 4. Learn More

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