Discovery Jazz

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  • April In Paris

    Here's an easy version of this big band favorite from the Count Basie Orchestra. Your audience is sure to recognize this one, and it's the perfect way to introduce young players to one of the great bands of all time. Enjoy great flexibility with the Discovery Jazz series! Playable with 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano and drums. Learn More
  • Blue'n' Moody

    Utilizing the Dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching swing. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords (two scales). Sure to become a favourite with your band Learn More
  • Don't Stop Believing

    Here's the rock classic from the group Journey,  and made famous recently in the TV series Glee,  in a terrific easy chart that will go together quickly. Trumpets are featured on the melody with plenty of solid full band accompaniment Learn More
  • Evil Ways

    One of the greatest rock grooves of all time from the group Santana. This easy chart features solid ensemble writing and the 2-chord vamp makes it easy for soloing! Written for: 5 Saxes, 3 Tpt, 3 Tbns, Rhythm - Playable with: 3 Saxes, 2 Tpt, 1 Tbn, Pno, Drums Learn More
  • Final Countdown

    Over the years this 1986 hit from the group Europe has become a popular rock classic. Trumpets are featured on the signature opening riff and saxes carry the main melody in this powerful chart for beginning bands. Sure to become an instant favorite! Learn More
  • Get Back

      Recorded by the Beatles on Let It Be, and notably performed on the roof of Apple Studios in London, here is a rockin' version for very young jazz bands Learn More

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  • I Heard It Through the Grapevine

    Motown artists have recorded it and the California Raisins have danced to it. The appeal of this great tune never gets old! Learn More
  • Living for the City

    Stevie Wonder's sultry medium rock tune first appeared on his landmark 1973 album Innervisions. Rick's authentic-sounding version for young players includes all the signature riffs, easy meter changes, and solo spots for alto or tenor sax. Learn More
  • Reunion Blues

    Milt Jackson recorded this classic jazz standard in 1971 with Oscar Peterson on an album by the same name, but over the years it been recorded by countless jazz artists. Set in a moderate straight 8th groove, this riff based blues tune is perfect for young players. Saxes are featured the first time through with answers provided by the brass. The solo section can be performed either as a trumpet section or by a single player. An easy ensemble tutti rounds things out in this attractive and well-written chart. Enjoy great flexibility with the Discovery Jazz series! Playable with 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano and drums; includes optional parts for flute, clarinet, F horn and tuba. Learn More
  • Sonnymoon for Two

    Riff-based blues tunes are always valuable when teaching young players to improvise, and here is one of the best! Arranged here for inexperienced players, this Sonny Rollins classic features a swing style in a moderate tempo, a simple melodic riff, and a flexible solo section for encouraging any player to give soloing a try using the blues scale. Learn More
  • Tequila

    Everybody knows it, and your students will want to play it! The simple chord progression is perfect for encouraging your inexperienced improvisers. Learn More
  • The Bare Necessities (from The Jungle Book)

    Series: Discovery Jazz Ever since The Bare Necessities was first introduced in the classic movie The Jungle Book, this catchy tune has remained a familiar favorite. Featured again in the 2016 movie, here is an easy arrangement that will make your young ensemble sound terrific. Learn More
  • Woodchopper's Ball

    Here is a very easy version of Woody Herman's trademark tune. Mike's solid-sounding arrangement features plenty of tutti rhythms along with melody for saxes and answering statements in the brass. The classic shout chorus starts soft but then brings the chart to a rousing finish. Enjoy great flexibility with the Discovery Jazz series! Playable with 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano and drums. Learn More
  • You Raise Me Up

    Most famously recorded by Josh Groban, here is a nicely scored version for beginning jazz groups that allows each section a chance to play the melody at some point. The arrangement builds to a modulation followed by a powerful statement from the full ensemble. A marvelous change of pace number for any group Learn More

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