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  • 12th Street Rag

    BIG BAND. 12th Street Rag as you never imagined! It opens by imitating traffic along 12th Street, in a series of dissonant hoots before the band kicks in with the real intro. The chart uses a dixie band-in-band on three occasions, in a different historical jazz style - 20's, 40's and 60's. Interspersed with these are some blasting tutti passages. The whole piece goes through 5 modulations, building all the time. This is a very challenging chart in all sections. Also both Altos and Tenors double Clarinet, and the Bari doubles Alto for his solo (which can be played on Bari instead). Learn More
  • A Shade Of Jade

    This arrangement features a lengthy solo for a tenor saxophone soloist. Included are open solo sections so that any number of soloists may be featured. In addition, while there was no guitarist used during the recording sessions, we have included a guitar part as Joe had done in his arrangements. These arrangements will require significant time to work them up, but they would be a amazing for any competition or festival! This has been edited and egraved directly from Joe's original scores and parts - this is not a transcription. Learn More
  • AH-LEU CHA

    Supersax was a Charlie Parker tribute band formed by Med Flory and Buddy Clark that debuted in 1972. Their music consisted of harmonized arrangements of Charlie Parkers music played by a saxophone section (2 altos, 2 tenors, and a baritone), rhythm section, and frequently a brass instrument (trombone or trumpet). Notable brass soloists that recorded with the group included Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone) and Carl Fontana (trombone). Here is Med Flory's arrangement of Ah-Leu-Cha as recorded by Supersax. Charlie Parker's original solo was transcribed in full by Med Flory and then harmonized to be played by a standard big band sax section (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 baritone). This is a very difficult arrangement but well worth the workout. Med said that it took his band nearly a year to rehearse in advance of recording each of the Supersax records. Well, here's your chance to put your sax section to the test! Enjoy the workout! Learn More
  • Apple Honey

    This version follows the form of the Woody Herman original, though the solo spaces less cluttered.  Because of the speed this chart is rated advanced. Learn More
  • ARAB DANCE

    This has been published directly from the original manuscript, edited by Jeffrey Sultanof. This master edition comes with complete background and performance notes. This concert arrangement is scored for 7 reeds, 3 trumpets, 2 French horns, 2 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, and drums. See below for complete instrumentation including information on reed doubling. The two French horns have been scored into trumpet 4 and trombone 3 parts, so this piece may be played without them. Approximately 4:30 in length. Learn More
  • Big Time

    Linda Eder Big Band Vocal Chart. From the opening Sing Sing style drum solo this fast, punchy and very powerful chart will just knock your socks off. The reeds are scored CATTB, though we have included an extra Alto part - a transposition of Tenor 1 - which allows your section to be CAATB, giving you flexibility as to who plays the Clarinet line. Duration 3:40 Learn More
  • Bloomdido

    Here is Med Flory's arrangement of 'Bloomdido' as recorded by Supersax. Charlie Parker's original solo was transcribed in full by Med Flory and then harmonized to be played by a standard big band sax section (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 baritone) with a trumpet and rhythm section (piano, bass, and drums). This is not a transcription. The original, hand-written manuscript has been used to produce this arrangement. This has been published with the authorization of Med Flory. This arrangement, built around a B flat blues, features an open solo section. Learn More
  • Blue Moon

    This swinging Nelson Riddle arrangement comes from Frank Sinatra's "Swingin' Session and More" record. In typical Riddle fashion, the chart begins with a memorable introduction and then the vocals enter with great rhythmic figures in the sax section and a familiar baritone sax line. Then the brass enter for the second A section and the chart really gets going. There is a tenor sax solo (over the first two A sections) that has been written out in full. The chord changes have been included as well in the event that your player wants to improvise instead. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Blues For Alice

    Here is the Supersax version of 'Blues for Alice' as recorded on the 1980 'Dynamite' record. Like the other Supersax arrangements that we publish this is not a transcription. The original, hand-written manuscript has been used to produce this arrangement. This has been published with the authorization and full support of Med Flory. This is a very advanced chart exactly as-recorded by Supersax. This arrangement did feature a trumpet solo by Conte Candoli. There is no trumpet part however, he improvised over the changes. An open solo section is included. Learn More
  • Blues in the Night

    Billy May wrote many outstanding charts for the Miller band, and this is one of his finest. The writing is moody, sometimes dark, but harmonically rich and full. It contains little of the trademark Miller syrup sax sweetness, yet is full of tension and emotional energy. The chart is scored for boy & girl vocal with a 4 piece vocal backing group and it won't work without them. Both Altos double Clarinet, and the solo Trumpet fill-ins are written out in full too. This not an easy chart to get right, but if your band has the talent to do it, your audience will really appreciate the result. The vocal key is F throughout. Learn More
  • Blues On The Double

    Blues on the Double is a very rare Count Basie chart. Written by Buck Clayton & generally more associated with the Ellington band, this Basie version swings harder & offers more solo opportunities for Alto, Trumpet & Tenor. Perhaps unusually for a Basie chart there is no solo spot for Piano, though you could swap for a Sax solo if you wished. The chart is as per the recording sample, except that the Trumpet solo is swapped for a Clarinet solo instead. There are no written sax doubles. This is a driving up-temp swing dance chart. Learn More
  • BOP BOUNCE [AKA HARLEQUIN BOUNCE]

    This brilliant bebop arrangement was written by Benny in 1948 for a broadcast on Armed Forces Radio. The big band featured tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. This arrangement is much in the syle of the charts that were recorded by the bebop big bands of Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine. Sometime after it was recorded Benny changed the title to Harlequin Bounce. It was then recorded in part for a video short, put together with Carter's arrangement of Congero. The reeds are featured playing the melody with the brass providing punching accents. This chart showcases some intricate unison lines in both reeds and brass. These sections will take a considerable amount of work to get it right. If your band can put it together this would make a great festival or concert piece. Solos are for piano, trombone, tenor saxophone, and the solo alto. Learn More
  • Bugle Call Rag

    This arrangement of Bugle Call Rag, originally scored for the band by Jimmy Mundy, was one of the charts that helped launch the Benny Goodman Orchestra into the swing era that fateful August day at the Palomar Ballroom in 1935.  This is a transcription of the 1936 studio recording, but adapted up to 8 brass whilst maintaining the feel and flair of the original chart. All of the solos are written out in full - Clarinet, Trombone, Tenor & Trumpet - plus Gene Krupa's little drum licks behind the solo breaks too. The reeds are scored for CAATT, and both Altos double on Clarinet. This is a fast challenging chart, and highly rewarding to play. Duration 3'00". Learn More
  • Can't Buy Me Love

    A Michael Buble Big Band Chart. Based on the Michael Buble's recording, transcribed and adapted by Cy Payne. This is a no holds barred arrangement. Learn More
  • Chasing The Bird

    Here is Med Flory's arrangement of 'Chasing the Bird' as recorded by Supersax on the 1977 record of the same name. Charlie Parker's original solo was transcribed in full by Med Flory and then harmonized to be played by a standard big band sax section (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 baritone) with a trumpet, trombone, and rhythm section (piano, bass, and drums). This arrangement also features an open solo section ('rhythm changes'). This is not a transcription. The original, hand-written manuscript has been used to produce this arrangement. This has been published with the authorization of Med Flory. Learn More
  • Chi Chi

    This Supersax arrangement, from the album 'Supersax with the L.A. Voices, Vol. 3' features the usual saxophone lineup of 2 altos, 2 tenors, 1 baritone with trumpet and the addition of 5 voices [Soprano, 2 altos, tenor and baritone). Like the other Supersax charts, this arrangement features an original Charlie Parker solo transcribed in full and harmonized to be played by a sax section with rhythm accompaniment. The original recording featured a trumpet solo by Conte Candoli as well as bass and piano solos. There is also an open solo section. The vocal parts are optional and have been cued into the sax parts so that they may be played instead. The arrangement plays fine without using the vocal parts altogether. This is not a transcription. The original, hand-written manuscript has been used to produce this arrangement. This has been published with the authorization of Med Flory. Learn More
  • Chicago

    A Tommy Dorsey/Sy Oliver classic, beautifully transcribed by Alan Glasscock from the 1945 Dorsey/Oliver/Sentimentalists recording. This chart features Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Tenor & of course your male vocalist and backing group, although it is perfectly singable with just a solo vocal instead. We have noted the chart "as played" by the Dorsey band, the brass ranges are fairly high Trumpets 123 to at least Bb, with option to high D, & 1st Trombone to high C. Alto 2 is written to double Clarinet & takes the solos. The Tenor solo is written on Tenor 1, & trumpet solos on Trumpet 2.   Learn More
  • Ciribiribin

    The solo Trumpet chart by which all others are measured. Though it can also be used as a solo vehicle for Clarinet or Soprano Sax instead. This transription is the 1939 classic in full, from the classically inspired intro, the Mediterranean waltz section, the little Baroque bridge, the Trumpet Cadenza and the fast swing second half.   Duration 2'30". Learn More
  • Clarinade

    Mel Powell wrote this piece for Benny Goodman. The chart is full of rich, flowing texture and has a superb harmonic structure, yet is still a thumping swing number. Aside from an 8 measure Piano solo the chart is an out and out Clarinet feature. However, it is not easy. Your Clarinet player will need to be very nimble figured to get it right, as playing in the keys of E and F# at 240 beats a minute is quite a challenge,and the band will need to be tight and have good intonation too. The arrangement is scored for 8 Brass and 5 reeds - Clarinet, Alto, 2 Tenors and Baritone. Tenor 1 doubles Clarinet.  Duration 2'40". Learn More
  • Clarinet a la King

    A fab. chart from the Goodman band written by Eddie Sauter. The chart is harmonically very innovative, & shows glimpses of the sort of writing that Eddie Sauter produced later on in collaboration with Bill Finegan. The Clarinet & Piano solos are written out in full & all dynamics & articulations have been included on all the parts, because of this is one chart that simply won't work if played at the same volume throughout! We have augmented the Brass to 4+4 & the reeds are scored C/A/T/T/B. There are a couple of quick sax doubles - Baritone on Alto & 2nd Alto on Clarinet. Learn More

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