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  • Down For Double

    Another up tempo swinger from the Basie Band of the early 1940's. The original arrangement was by Spud Murphy and we have taken his original concept and expanded the brass to 8 voices to suit a standard 5444 band line up. The structure of the chart is essentially intro; chorus; bridge; piano solo; trombone solo; modulation; chorus featuring solo Tenor, then a final shout flourish which includes a Bass solo. Aside from the Piano solo which is written out "as played" by Basie, the other instrumental solos are to be improvised from the chords provided. There are no sax doubles Learn More
  • Drum Boogie

    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 Glen 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
  • Fascinatin Rhythm

    This chart has been transcribed and adapted from the original Nelson Riddle arrangement written for Ella's Gershwin Songbook album. We have removed the string lines and written the chart for a standard 5444 band line-up. Ella's vocal lines have been notated "as sung", and we have even included the drum licks and fills that add so much flavor to the arrangement. There are no sax doubles and the vocal key is Ab throughout. 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
  • Frenesi

    Frenesi was a tune popularised & played by many of the well known bands of the late 30's & early 40's. Our version is an adaptation of the Artie Shaw version,  but rescored for a regular big band line-up. We have kept the structure of the original & have transcribed all of the solos (Clarinet, Tenor, Trumpet & Piano). The re-voicing of the chart means that the saxes (written C, A, T, T, B have plenty of instrument doubles. The Alto doubles Clarinet & Fluet, both Tenors double Clarinet & the Bari doubles Alto. The chart also floats between Swing & Rumba feels. Learn More
  • Glen Island Special

    Glen Island Special is a very quick swing chart written by Eddie Durham for the Glenn Miller band, & on first hearing it you could be forgiven for thinking it to be a Basie chart. At 240 beats per minute this chart rips from start to finish. It features ad-lib solos for 2nd Trumpet & 1st Tenor & has plenty of visual appeal too, with much plunger / hat work in the Brass. The Saxes are scored for 3 Altos & 2 Tenors. The Trumpet ranges are very moderate, with lead only reaching a G. The Sax parts do require very nimble fingers. If you play to a dance crown the dancers will need a rest afterwards. Learn More
  • Golden Wedding

    What can we say about Golden Wedding, other than it is a stunning concert vehicle to show off the talents of your Clarinettist, lead Trumpet & Drummer. A classic chart from the Herman band, & in many ways is Hermans' answer to Sing Sing Sing.The music was written in 1887 by Gabriel Marie, orginally entitled "La Cinquantaine" & arranged by James Noble in 1940 & reused for the 1942 Andrews Sisters film "What's Cookin". The Clarinet part is written to reach high A, but we've added a couple of extra measures, at the end. Saxes are scored for CATTB.  Learn More
  • Good Earth, The

    Written by Neal Hefti for the Woody Herman Orchestra, this is a blistering swing chart. This transcription is taken from the 1963 Basin Street West studio session in Hollywood and adapted for the usual 4 trumpets and 4 trombones. The reeds stay "as recorded", though we have included an extra Alto part which can be substituted for the 2nd Tenor part, making the section CTATB. Herman's solo is written out, but the Tenor solo is improvised. This is quite a challenging chart to play and it needs energy and good musicianship to do it justice. However, it is really rewarding for band and audiences alike. Learn More
  • Goodbye

    Goodbye was Benny Goodman's closing theme. A slow, hauntingly beautiful composition from Gordon Jenkins, rich in musical colour and tonality and a fine testament to Benny. We have faithfully reproduced the original here, though have expanded the brass to a full 4/4 section to suit a standard big band line-up. The chart features Clarinet and 2nd Trumpet, with some cameo spots for Baritone & Guitar and plenty of flowing Piano runs. The reeds are scored for Clarinet, Alto, 2 Tenors and Baritone. Not a difficult chart to play, but plenty of dynamic discipline is required to make it sound right. Learn More
  • Hallelujah Time

    If you have a couple of sax players to show off, this is the vehicle. We have classified it as "Advanced" not because of the tempo or the difficulty of the notes. Both are quite straightforward once the band has the feel of the arrangement. The classification is because "hallelujah Time" depends heavily on having two good sax soloists who are comfortable at speed and who can work off each other. Learn More
  • Happiness is a Thing Called Joe

    Transcribed from Ralph Burns' original chart written for Frances Wayne/Woody Herman. A lush swing ballad for female vocal. We have adapted the chart to suit a standard 5,4,4,4 line-up with a regular Sax section, though Woody's Clarinet line is taken by Alto 1 on Clarinet throughout. The 1st Trumpet is written to high G in the bridge, but this is cross-cued onto the Clarinet part if your lead can't reach this high. Learn More
  • Hard Hearted Hannah

    Hard Hearted Hannah is a showstopper of a female vocal. Big, brassy & with real punch, this chart has been exquisitely transcribed & adopted by Jon Harpin from the Julie London original. Although not long, at two minutes, it is as long as it needs to be. The brass ranges are reasonable, though the lead trumpet does hit a high E, but this is an octave double from the rest of the section & could be taken down. The string lines are re-scored into the saxes with Alto 1 doubling Clarinet. Learn More
  • Hawaiian War Chant

    A classic chart from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Hawaiian War Chant is a punchy swinger which features Tenor, Trumpet and Drums. We have written all of the original solos out in full, though your players can improvise fromthe chords provided if they wish. The reeds are scored for AATTB, with all players doubling Clarinet and the Bari doubling Alto. We have added Alto cue notes to the Baritone part in the Clarinet doubling passages, in case your Bari player is not a Clarinet player. The brass ranges are not too demanding, with the lead Trumpet only reaching top C and the lead Trombone going to A. Learn More
  • Heading North

    A rare & unusual song from the Ted Heath book, Heading North is a 1957 composition & is a medium tempo (at 130 bpm) minor blues chart. It kicks off with a solo piano 12 bar lick (written), joined after by unison bones with sax answerbacks. Saxes then take the  soli, answered by the trombones leading to a 24 bar muted trumpet solo (chord based - scored on all 4 trumpet parts) with sax & bone backing figures. Piano comes back in & the chart finishes off with a big tutti shout chorus.  No sax doubles. Learn More

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