Stateside and Latin Collections

All of these graded charts are fully scored for 8 brass, 5 saxes and 4 rhythm. They will also work with a reduced instrumentation of 2 altos, tenor, 2 trumpets, trombone and 3 rhythm.

The parts and scores are all printed (not manuscript copies).

Optional high/low trumpet notation as appropriate. On intermediate level charts 1st Trumpet no higher than written C and 1st Trombone no higher than G. All except Despojo have written out very playable jazz solos.

Trombone and baritone sax solos are always cued onto treble clef parts to give maximum flexibility.

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  • A Night Like This

    Caro Emerald Big Band Girl Vocal. A laid back steady Latin number with a real warm Mediterranean late night style. The essential Latin percussion part is included. Learn More
  • Azulito

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL. Recorded by the Cuban band leader Mario Bauza and featured on the 1994 CD "Latin Jazz". Nascente NSCD008. Bring the excitement of this lively instrumental salsa to your next concert or club date. Plenty of section work, plus written out trumpet, tenor and trombone solos with riff backings and an open montuno section with a proper Cuban piano part. Top notes Bb for lead trumpet and G for trombone. The original album recording is in Bb. We have taken it down to F to keep brass ranges within an Intermediate Level. This chart will also work with 4 front line, 3 rhythm and 2 percussion Learn More
  • Blues for moderns

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL.Recorded by Don Lusher with the Ted Heath Band. This superb slow blues trombone feature has been tr. by Jerry Sheppard. Top note for trombone solo: G above middle C. The steadily building full band backing is well within the ability of the developing school band. Alternative B flat treble clef solo part included, suitable for trumpet or tenor sax. Key G. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Chips n Salsa

    Phil Collins Big Band Instrumental Chart. Get into that Latin groove with Harry Kim's alto sax feature big band arrangement - just add a good portion of Latin percussion for a really tasty mix. From the album A Hot Night in Paris Key Dm NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Despojo

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL.From the 1997 recording "Paquito D'Rivera and the UN Orchestra Live at MCG". Jazz MCG 1003. The mysterious energy created by employing the Afro-Cuban 6/8 rhythm starting pp with the rhythm and percussion sections, joined by 'sotto voce' saxes and gradually building, provides a wonderful vehicle for solos. There is also plenty of work in this arrangement for the whole band. Separate Latin percussion part included. Top note C for lead trumpet. Key Eb. Learn More
  • Dindi

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL. A superb Medium Easy slow bossa arranged by Jerry Sheppard as a feature for two Fugelhorns (or Bb clarinets) with full band backing and a specially written Latin bass line. The piece is introduced by two flutes (cued on saxes) with 'free' Afro-Brazillian percussion designed to create an atmosphere of mystery and anticipation. (A useful percussion guide is the instructional video 'Rhythms and Colours' by Airto Moreira Produced by DCI - VH0158). Two Latin percussion parts included. Key Eb. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Have I told you lately

    BIG BAND. One of the finest modern ballads re-created here as an alto sax feature, plus lyrics for optional girl vocal (keys C/ Eb). Includes the extended classical style intro. from the Van Morrison album "Avalon Sunset". Fully scored for big band, plus two optional French horns and flutes. Trombones cued onto treble clef instruments. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • In a mellow tone

    BIG BAND. From the album "Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott's". This Ellington standard is always a great vehicle for solos. The chart has very playable written out solos for Tenor Sax and Trumpet and also includes driving sax and brass feature sections and a powerful last chorus with drum breaks. Originally in Ab but taken down to F to bring within an Intermediate Level. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Mi Tierra

    The title track from one of the most successful Latin albums of all time. Includes 3 additional percussion parts to help create the vibrant Cuban rhythms. Transcribed from the official music video on YouTube. A really great concert number. Learn More
  • Moon river

    BIG BAND. A relaxed 4/4 arrangement, based on the Quincy Jones version from the album "This Time by Basie" recently re-released on the Reprise label. Mainly featuring the sax section but including muted trumpet and piano solos. A popular standard well within the range of most school bands. Top note A for lead trumpet. Key F. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Moondance

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. A chart by Jerry Sheppard presenting this great modern standard in a big band format. This is a really effective, but not difficult, mid tempo number. All sections are featured, plus written suggested piano and alto solos. Top note A for lead trumpet. Key G. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Nice 'n easy

    BIG BAND. Based on the laid back Quincy Jones arrangement on the album "This Time by Basie" and very much in the style of Neil Hefti's "L'il Darlin'." Includes a written out very playable lyrical trumpet solo. This is an intermediate level version. Learn More
  • Night train

    BIG BAND. Jimmy Forrest took the 12 bar blues based 'Happy Go Lucky Local' created by Duke Ellington and turned it into this incredibly effective jazz standard popularised by Jimmy Smith and many others. With optional high/low trumpets our chart by Jerry Sheppard can be played with trumpet 1 no higher than E on the stave. Baritone solo cued on Alto 1, plus an open section with a blues scale. This is the perfect mid tempo number for developing jazz improvisation. Key Bb. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • No more blues

    BIG BAND LATIN. This great arrangement penned by Jerry Sheppard opens with a Rio Carnival parade style fanfare, leading into a smooth modern samba rhythm with the lead shared between flugel / trombone and the sax section. Lively written solos are followed by fiery full band sections with Latin percussion breaks and an optional half tempo play off ending. Top note Bb for lead trumpet. Key F minor. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Oye Como Va

    Big Band Instrumental (with optional vocal) based on the original Tito Puente version, from the album "Party with Puente". A very effective but not difficult chart. Top note A for 1st trumpet. Includes optional flute or piccolo. Key Eb. Learn More
  • People

    BIG BAND. This Easy Grade medium beat instrumental arrangement is based on the vocal version by the 60's soul group The Tymes. No jazz solos, but a very effective number for student bands. Top note G for lead trumpet. Key G. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Satin doll

    BIG BAND. We have found that this standard is as popular as ever with student bands. Our arrangement includes the classic Ellington four bar piano introduction, with saxes then taking the lead. Written out solos for piano and trombone (cued on first tenor) and a dynamic full band ending. Top note low E for lead trumpet. Key Bb. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Shaft (theme from)

    Big Band Instrumental. The funky disco groove 1970's film theme (featured on the album Dicso Classics) for full Big Band. A really effective but not difficult chart. Key G Learn More
  • Take Five (salsa band)

    Vibrant salsa (mambo)version from the album "Party with Puente", CCD-4924-2.Arranged by Tito Puente. Transcribed by Shaun Byrne. Learn More
  • This could be the start of something big

    Based on the real flag waving Quincy Jones/Count Basie version from "This Time by Basie" transcribed by Jerry Sheppard. Basie took this at a cracking 250 beats per minute. However it works equally well at a steadier 184. Written solos for piano, tenor and baritone (cued on first alto). High/low trumpet parts mean that it can be played with a lead trumpet no higher than A. Key F. Taken down a Minor 3rd and simplified to suit Amateur/School bands. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More

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