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  • Cute

    Cute is one of the great tracks from the Hefti band of the 1950's & one of a series written & arranged for the band by Neil Hefti similar to that found on The Atomic Mr. Basie album. This is the original Hefti arrangement & not a transcription, & makes a nice show spot for your drummer. There is not a full score with this arrangement, though a Conductor lead sheet is included. A great tune. Listen to a live recording by Basie using link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb5jDWROk5k Learn More
  • Danny Boy

    Here is the lovely Danny Boy (Londenderry Air) as played by the Miller Band., this chart features Miller voiced saxes, beautifully balanced muted brass & some delicate piano work which is written out for your pianist in the places that matter.  The lead Trombone is the cameo-featured solo instrument & its range goes quite high - to top C#. Lead Alto is on Clarinet throughout. 2nd Alto doubles Clarinet & the Baritone doubles Bass Clarinet, though we have cued the passage with notes for the Bari in case a Bass Clarinet is unavailable. Learn More
  • Darktown Strutters Ball

    This version is a transcription of the Ken Moule chart which was written for the Ted Heath Orchestra as part of their Decca recording sessions. It is two minutes of pure joy, featuring some great tutti passages, & a Dixieland chorus too. The Dixie trio is ad-lib, & is written for your 1st Trumpet, 1st Trombone & Clarinet. The Clarinet also features with a solo following the Dixie passage. The Sax section has a slightly unusual make-up being written for Clarinet, Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone, though we have also included an extra Tenor part (a transposition of the Alto part) to give you more flexibility. Learn More
  • Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

    Marilyn Monroe Big Band Vocal Chart. This arrangement is a straight ahead Female swing vocal.The chart opens with a signature sax line and bass run-down into the first vocal chorus which starts with just rhythm backing.When you buy this arrangement you get two versions - the parts come with an Ab version on one side & an Eb version on the reverse, so it will suit both Alto and Soprano vocalists. The brass ranges are moderate, with the Eb version easiest on the Trumpets (lead to A) and the Ab version has the lead Trumpet reaching Db.There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Dickie's Dream

    Dickie's Dream named after Basie's outstanding Trombonist Dicky Wells, was first recorded in 1939 as a 7-piece featuring Wells, Buck Clayton & Lester Young, backed by the All American Rhythm section. The tune evolved over time until Basie recorded the version that we offer here. This chart features Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor & Piano, interspersed with backing phrases from the rest of the band. All four of the solos are written out as played by the Basie band, though we have included the chords should your players wish to improvise. No sax doubles. 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
  • Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

    This is Glenn Miller's version that was originally performed by the Modernaires, except that we have turned it into an instrumental, whilst keeping the form true to the original. The band intro is there, as are the correct modulations and fills behind the melody lines. The trombones are written quite high in places (lead to high Db). We also offer this chart as a vocal. Learn More
  • Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

    This was another of the Andrews Sisters big hits and sold very well, despite the success that the Glenn Miller band achieved with the same tune. The chart opens with a half tempo verse and picks up into fast swing for the first vocal chorus to the end of the piece. We have written the original vocal lines 'as-sung' by the Andrews Sisters, and adapted the band backings to bring it up to full big band sections. Lead Alto doubles Clarinet in the opening verse, and there are no other sax doubles. The vocal key is Eb. Learn More
  • Down for the Counts

    Down for the Counts is an original composition by the talented American arranger Dick Burlant. Written in Basie style, with some Hefti influences, this chart swings from top to tail, & makes a nice feature for your Trumpet soloist. The ranges are reasonable which makes it very playable & there is some lovely interplay between the sections as well as a cameo opening Piano solo & very clever little ending. No sax doubles. The chart also works well when taken at a more relaxed tempo. Learn More
  • Drum Boogie

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL CHART. Drum Boogie was a big hit for the Gene Krupa band, featuring Irene Daye on vocals. We have made a couple of minor changes to the original - reeds are now AATTB with A1 doubling Clarinet (the GK orig.was A,A,T/C,T) & the brass is 4/4 (expanded from the org.4/3) This chart features your drummer, & we have written the drum part to reflect Krupa's playing. You'll also need a good pianist to pull off the lefthand boogie woogie stride. The opening band combo is written on Alto 1, Tenor 1, Trumpet 1 & Trombone 1. These players take the Tenor & Trumpet solos too. All of the band backing vocals are written on the individual parts. Learn More
  • Duet

    Duet is one of the great tracks done for the Basie band by Neil Hefti, from The Atomic Mr Basie album. This is a wonderfully laid back chart featuring two of your trumpet players.Hence the title of the piece. This is a transcription of the original Hefti arrangment, & includes fully transcribed Joe Newman & Thad Jones' solos, scored on Trumper 2 & Trumpet 4, plus the Piano solo & fill-ins. There are no sax doubles. Listen using the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpziGDB8V-4 Learn More
  • Easy Does It

    Another classic but underplayed chart from the Tommy Dorsey book.  This chart is a medium tempo bouncy swing chart with a 2-beat feel that dancers might describe as a Shag tempo. As the title suggests, it glides effortlessly along if taken at the right tempo. The chart features your lead Trombone & Tenor 1. We have cross-cued the Trombone lead onto the 3rd Trumpet part, should the range prove too high for your player, & we have transcribed fully the original Tenor solo, though he can improvise from the chords if desired. Both Altos double Clarinets. Learn More
  • El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)

    Adapted from the 1956 recording. El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor) remains one of Stan Kenton's most enduring hits and is a feature chart for lead Trombone, the Trumpet section with their screaming dissonances and for the Pianist. This arrangement is virtually the same, but transposeddown a major 3rd and with a shortened Piano solo. Learn More
  • Elmer's Tune

    This chart is an absolute vocal classic from Ray Eberie and the Modernaires with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Learn More
  • Estrellita

    Some of Benny Goodmans finest works remain in relative obscurity.  Estrellita can be counted in this category, yet it is an absolutely beautiful piece, with a flowing melody that once heard makes you want to hum it for hours. Learn More
  • Every Tub

    Another flat-out swing chart from the earlier days of the Count Basie band.  Every Tub is a quick swing chart featuring Tenor sax, Trumpet & Piano, with loads of visual possibilities too, as much of the Brass ensemble work uses plungers/fan  hats. We have written out all of the original solos, though your players can improvise over the chords if they wish. The brass ranges are moderate & there are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Flight of the Foo Birds

    Flight of the Foo Birds is one of the great tracks from the Basie band of the 1950's & one of a series done for the band by Neil Hefti, to be found on The Atomic Mr Basie album. This is a transcription of the original arrangement, & includes fully transcribed Trumpet, Alto & Tenor solos, plus the Piano fill-ins & even the 2 bar drum solo leading into the shout chorus. This chart really swings. Listen using the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIMg8an9Erg Learn More

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  • Flying Home

    Written by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, this tune was a mainstay of the Goodman Sextet, featuring Charlie Christian. The version that we offer you here is transcribed from the Ted Heath album "Swing is King", recorded in 1968, and it swings really hard and fast from start to finish. Because of the tempo, the unison sax lines and the high range of the Trumpet solo we have graded the chart at the advanced level. The Trumpet solo is written on the fiirst part but cued on 2, 3 and 4. The same is true for the short 4 measure Trombone solo in the middle of the first chorus. The Piano solo in the intro is written out in full. Alto 1 is written on Soprano for the first chorus, though is equally effective played on Clarinet. Aside from this there are no other sax doubles. This chart is classic Ted Heath. Learn More
  • Four or Five Times

    This charming swing chart was scored by Sy Oliver for the Jimmie Lunceford band and later re-used by Oliver for his own outfit. Our transcription is taken from the latter. The instrumental chorus of the chart is in the key of D, featuring an ad-lib Trumpet solo, before modulating to F for a half chorus and bridge modulation to the vocal choruses in Ab. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Frankie & Johnnie

    Frankie and Johnnie is a lovely solo feature for Clarinet, Tenor & Trumpet.  This particular version is as played by members of the Goodman orchestra an it bounces from start to finish. Learn More

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