Jazz Ensemble Library

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  • Bewitched

    Here's a great old standard in the hands of a great arranger who really understands how to use the colors of the jazz ensemble. The style is relaxed swing and a trombone solo is featured. Please note: this item will be printed at the time of ordering and will ship as soon as possible. Learn More
  • Blackbird

    Perhaps one of the Beatles' lesser known tunes, Blackbird remains one of their most creative and memorable. Mike Tomaro's smooth setting uses a blend of light funk along with a brief samba section to create a truly outstanding effect. The theme is stated simply in the beginning on trumpet, followed by an array of orchestrational textures and harmonies Learn More
  • Come Together

    Mike Tomaro has taken this Beatles favorite and converted it into a unique setting for jazz ensemble. He kept the slow funky groove intact, but went a little nuts harmonically! Includes an optional guitar solo. This is a great chart for something a little different. Learn More
  • Compared To What

    Composed by Gene McDaniels in the '60s, this soulful funk tune has been recorded by a number of artists, notably Les McCann & Eddie Harris, Ray Charles, and Al Jarreau. John Wasson's version for big band features a churning groove and nice interplay between various sections of the band. Suggested soloist is alto sax. However, the solo section can be adapted for any instrument. Learn More
  • Dance To The Music

    Sly & the Family Stone became a household name in the late '60s, and this up-tempo rock tune typifies this group's energetic and funky style. This one will be a blast for your students to play and a “blast from the past” for their parents to hear! Learn More
  • Django

    Feature vibes or piano on this terrific arrangement of the classic jazz standard by John Lewis.  great scoring for the whole ensemble ! Learn More
  • Europa

    One of Carlos Santana's more memorable compositions is this instrumental hit from 1976. Along with Santana's own recording, the version by saxophonist Gato Barbieri also became a hit that year. The haunting melody and sensual style of the original is authentically recreated in this version for full jazz ensemble that features a tenor sax soloist. Learn More
  • Fantasy

    One of the most recognizable tunes from mega-group Earth, Wind & Fire. This exciting production number opens with the slow chorale then launches into one of the best funk grooves ever written! Features a small ensemble on the head, powerful ensemble writing on the choruses and solo space for tenor sax. Hot! Learn More
  • Fields of gold

    Although a “pop” songwriter/singer by trade, Sting is anything but ordinary. His diverse and unique style draws from jazz as much as pop and this infectious tune is a tribute to his creativity. Mike's smooth rock style arrangement is a great programming change of pace. Learn More
  • Fly Me to the Moon

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series Big Band Girl Vocal of the Frank Sinatra classic Learn More
  • Fool On The Hill / Blackbird

    Turn the creative forces of Frank Mantooth loose on a couple of Beatle favorites and you never know what you might get! Here Frank uses a New Orleans style street beat creating a wonderful effect with these well-known classics. Requiring no solos, this chart is a study in unique ensemble stylings. Learn More
  • Getaway

    Recorded by the funkmeisters of the 1970s – Earth, Wind & Fire – this is one of their most energetic tunes in a tightly-written and hot-sounding chart. Includes a flexible solo section and solid ensemble scoring. Learn More
  • Ginger Bread Boy

    Written in a funky "second" line New Orleans groove, the familiar riff-like melody is traded between sections of the band. Learn More
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    The unlikely treatment in a swing style sets this arrangement apart as Mark Taylor takes Elton John's familiar hit in a completely new direction. The style alternates between a “2” feel and straight ahead swing, and there are solos for tenor and trombone in addition to solid writing for the entire ensemble. Very effective! Learn More
  • Gravy Waltz

    In the skilled hands of Mark Taylor, here is a swingin' arrangement of this classic Ray Brown jazz waltz that features the saxes and plenty of great-sounding ensemble writing. This offers a nice style change for festivals or concerts. Please note: this item will be printed at the time of ordering and will ship as soon as possible. Learn More
  • Guantanamera

    This well-known Cuban song has been recorded by countless artists through the years, and receives a standout contemporary setting for full jazz ensemble from Latin master Michael Mossman. Arranged in a moderate “Guajira” style, this chart features classy harmonizations and smooth ensemble passages. The solo section (optional for any instrument) is followed by an out chorus that is built up in layers starting with the rhythm section. Beautifully and effectively arranged. Learn More
  • High and Flighty

    Written in a medium hop style, here's a terrific arrangement of the Hank Mobley standard.   A joyful up-tempo romp Learn More
  • Higher Ground

    From Stevie Wonder's acclaimed Innervisions album from 1973, this infectious funk tune has been covered by a variety of artists over the years and found its way into several movies. With a distinctive rock shuffle groove and memorable riffs, Mike Tomaro has transformed this into a sizzling version for jazz ensemble. Learn More
  • Highlights From The Dreamgirls

    From one of the hottest movie musicals to come along in a long time, here is a dynamic medley of production numbers from the show. Including “Hard to Say Goodbye, My Love,” “Move (You're Stepping on My Heart)” and “Fake Your Way to the Top,” this arrangement has plenty of energy and drive. Learn More
  • Hold On I'm Coming

    Drawing inspiration from the hot version recorded by Aretha Franklin, Roger Holmes takes this Motown favorite (originally recorded by Sam & Dave) and creates a sizzling chart for big band. A driving rock groove and powerful ensemble lines help to make this one a winner. Learn More

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