Young Jazz Classics

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  • Afternoon in Paris

    John Lewis (composer, pianist, and founder of the acclaimed Modern Jazz Quartet) penned Afternoon in Paris in the '50s and it has remained a jazz standard ever since. This nicely crafted version for younger bands opens with a small group on the head and drums on brushes. Solos for trumpet and tenor follow, along with full ensemble statements. Learn More
  • Artistry in Rhythm

    Composed and recorded by Stan Kenton in the 1940s, Artistry in Rhythm became his signature and a true classic from the big band era. Paul Murtha has skillfully adapted and truncated this chart for younger players while maintaining the flavor and energy of the original. Solo piano starts things off, followed by the iconic trombone solo in the medium Latin section. The exciting double-time swing section features the entire ensemble, then the “maestoso” theme returns to close things out. Impressive! Learn More
  • Doxy

    Jazz legend Sonny Rollins has given us so many fabulous jazz standards over the years. Mark Taylor has adapted one of Sonny's best tunes in this medium tempo chart for younger bands. Learn More
  • It Don't Mean a Thing

    Series: Young Jazz Classics Artist: Duke Ellington Composer: Duke Ellington Arranger: Mark Taylor Level: 3 This chart has it all. Featuring a great swing feel, solid scoring and dynamic contrasts, this arrangement is perfect for younger bands just learning to swing, or experienced bands showing that they can! Includes written or ad lib. solos for alto sax, trumpet and piano. Looking for more Music for Strings? Please see our String Orchestra section in "Arrangement Type" found on our home page. Learn More
  • My Funny Valentine

    Series: Young Jazz Classics Feature a trumpet or flugel on this creative arrangement of a timeless standard. Written in a ballad style, this chart also features nice ensemble scoring and a brief very easy section in 3/4. This terrific setting for younger groups deserves to be in every band's library. Learn More
  • Nice 'n' Easy

    Recorded by Frank Sinatra on his 1960 hit album by the same name, this tune has become a standard recorded by countless jazz artists. Rather than the swing style of the original, Mark Taylor beautifully crafts this version as a medium tempo Bossa. Cast primarily as a duet for trumpet and alto sax, there is skilled scoring for the entire ensemble throughout. Learn More
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    Series: Young Jazz (Jazz Ensemble) Creative use of unison will give young groups added confidence, and the polished ensemble writing adds just the right contrasts in this Basie-style masterpiece. Please note: this item will be printed at the time of ordering and will ship as soon as possible. Learn More
  • Sack of Woe

    Recorded originally by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, here's a classic jazz tune that works great for young ensembles. Arranged here in an attractive shuffle funk style, there's a nice balance between a small group flavor and riffs scored for the entire band. Solos are provided for alto sax and trumpet. Learn More
  • Straight no Chaser

    Required literature for the noble study of Monk, this arrangement of a jazz classic will delight young bands as well as experienced groups. You can play it as fast or slow as you like, and it will sound great either way Learn More
  • The Golden Striker

    Formed in 1952, the Modern Jazz Quartet influenced the landscape of contemporary jazz for over 40 years. With elements of classical music blended with cool jazz and blues, The Golden Striker epitomizes their elegant brand of jazz. This hard-swinging chart features the unique counterpoint of the original along with feature spots for the bass, saxes, and an optional open solo section. Learn More
  • Tiger of San Pedro

    Here is an exciting yet playable version of this great Latin chart by John La Barbera. Surprisingly true to the original as it employs some fiery, samba-like writing, this is sure to be a hit. Learn More
  • Viva Tirado

    From the acclaimed 1962 album Moment of Truth by the Gerald Wilson Big Band, Viva Tirado was the impressive lead off tune. This arrangement in a medium Latin style features the soaring melody of the saxes paired with the energetic drive of the rhythm section and punches from the brass. Solo space is also provided for alto sax and trumpet Learn More

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