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Partin' Shots - Download PDF,<em> by Antonio Garcia</em> Hang Time - Download PDF,<em> by Antonio Garcia</em> Bones At The Ready - Download PDF,<em> by Antonio Garcia</em>


Partin' Shots - (Level V) Blues, quarter note = 112. Commissioned by the Rob Parton JazzTech Big Band for its debut compact disk (Sea Breeze SB CD-112), this Monk-ish blues begins with open piano and bass solos. Flute and muted trumpet carry the tune over a two-feel, repeated by the trombones as the ensemble answers. A four-voice trumpet soli swings into an open trombone solo. Backgrounds build to a shout, the piano recaps the quirky melody, and the band tags it to end. If you've got the players, this chart will excite the blues groove of your band. Alto I doubles on flute. 8 Brass

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Hang Time - (Level V) Get your trombone section to "hang out" in the practice room on this five-bone section feature. The trombones deliver the tune in harmony, play a brief soli, and the band sends off the soloists. Fourth trombone solos over G and Gm blues, third over G blues. Fifth trombone plays a "walking bass" written solo line under an A blues woodwind soli, then the first and second trombones trade fours over an A minor and G blues. The band briefly recaps, and the trombones close the tune with flair. Alto I doubles flute; Alto II and Tenors double clarinet; Bari doubles Bass Clarinet. An optional trumpet part extends the range to A6. 9 Brass

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(Level III) Bones At The Ready Composed for and premiered by the 2010 International Trombone Festival Jazz Choir, members ages 20 to 80. A Bb swing blues, playable by as few as four performers or as a larger choir. Everyone gets a piece of the melody at some point. Lead part rises only to Ab above the staff. The provided drum set part is optional. Solo space is provided for each chair; but the chart performs wonderfully even if no one solos, as the stop-times and riffs make for excellent passages on their own. It can easily be opened up for additional soloists, including non-trombone guests. Works as an opener or closer. This composition is dedicated to my older brother, José, who played trombone in high school and was a great example of musical interest, passion, dedication, hard work, and enjoyment. Trombone Choir plus Drums

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Extra Crispy - Download PDF,<em> by Eric Richards</em> Conversation With A Camel - Download PDF,<em> by Ben Markley</em> Blues for a Bad Hair Day - PDF Download,<em> by Eric Richards</em>
Extra Crispy (8 Brass) (Level 4) This swinging blues with a bridge features trumpet and trombone. The solo section is followed by a very hip layered sectional soli passage. Written for the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors appearance at the annual convention of the International Association of Jazz Educators.

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(Level II+) A straight 8ths funky groover that features a tenor and trumpet soli on the melody. The solo form is an extended blues. Originally written for the Kansas Music Educators Association Southwest High School Regional Jazz Ensemble. Level II+. 8 Brass

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Blue Moon - PDF Download Big Band with Vocalist - PDF Download This "tongue-in-cheek", rompin' blues caricature is a lot of fun! It features "crunch" guitar, baritone sax and trombone on the head with lots of solo space for all likely suspects. Tenor saxophone optionally doubles on piccolo, which adds a great deal to the piece, but is not critical. Guaranteed to keep your band and your audiences on their toes! Soprano saxophone lead.

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A Minor Excursion - PDF Downlad, by David Caffey Blue 16 - PDF Download,<em> by David Caffey</em> Groovish - PDF Download (1 of 2),<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em>


A Minor Excursion (Level IV) This swinging chart is especially fun for the trombone section! There are several good melodic lines for the trombones, including a chorus of minor blues in the middle with the main melody in an a cappella setting. Yes, it’s exposed, but very playable and rewarding for the performers. Solos are for piano and tenor sax. (8 Brass)

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(8 Brass) A 16-bar minor blues form is where this chart gets its name. The soloist featured is the guitarist, but it could be passed to other players as well. With several straight-ahead big band shouts and a contrapuntal treatment of the theme statement, this chart has a lot to offer the band. Especially rewarding is a virtuoso soli for flugelhorn, alto, tenor, bari and trombone. Written for 4 trumpets and 4 trombones. There is one double - flute on the 2nd tenor part (a melody part which could be optional).

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Groovish - (Level III) is a bluesy medium swing chart, inspired by John Clayton’s writing. It is suitable for advanced high school bands as well as college and professional groups. It features solos for piano, guitar, and second tenor saxophone. These solos could easily be extended. Groovish includes a number of ensemble shout sections util-izing call and response between brass and winds. This chart also features a soli scored for trumpet 2, guitar, alto sax 2, tenor sax 1, and trombone 1. This is an exciting chart which combines the big band tradition with a few unexpected twists. (8 Brass)

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Hey Momma Blues - PDF Download (1 of 2) PDF,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Mean Meat Blues,<em> by Eero Koivistoinen</em> El Vino,<em> Composed: Michael Waldrop, Arr: Jack Cooper</em>



(Level III) Hey Momma’ Blues - PDF Download is a medium swing blues, written to capture to essence of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra, is appropriate for high school groups as well as college and professional bands. It features solos for piano, lead alto, and lead trombone. This chart could easily be opened up for extended solos. Hey Momma’ Blues includes a sax soli and contrast-ing ensemble shout sections which build to an exciting finish. (8 Brass)

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(Level IV) MEAN MEAT BLUES This funky number is challenging for rhythm section because it’s unusual 3/2 rhythm. It has many solo possiblities on a modified minor blues structure. Afters solos comes an ochestral tutti with drum breaks and a drum solo. MP3 by Oulu All Star Big Band. 8 Brass

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(Level IV) Cool and Blusey 8 Brass

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Conversation With A Camel,<em> by Ben Markley</em> One For Two,<em> by Paul McKee</em> L' Homard Bleu,<em> by Steve Haines</em>


(Level II+) A straight 8ths funky groover that features a tenor and trumpet soli on the melody. The solo form is an extended blues. Originally written for the Kansas Music Educators Association Southwest High School Regional Jazz Ensemble. Level II+. 8 Brass

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(Level IV) This contemporary medium-swing tunes features a front line of tenor and trombone and the challenging changes will give your players something to dig into. The engaging opening gives the drummer a chance to show his skills on the brushes. This chart will allow the band to showcase musical concepts of blend, intonation and independent section work as it slowly builds in intensity to the end. 8 Brass

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(Level III) L' Homard Bleu's is a perfect choice for a high school big band who wants to focus on an exciting, riff based, medium Bb blues. Written in the Count Basie Orchestra style, it features both tenor players, along with trombone, although anyone can solo on this very flexible chart. The guitar player has specific instructions on how to propel the band forward with a Freddie Green style. The climax featuring both tenor saxophonists, as they solo back and forth from one another. The Cobequid Educational Center Jazz Ensemble in Turo, Nova Scotia ,Canada commissioned this chart. No doubles. 7 Brass

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La Verne City Blues,<em> by Brian Owen</em> Where's My Hasenpfeffer?,<em> by Vince Norman</em> Skippin',<em> by Jack Petersen</em>
(Level III) La Verne City Blues, by Brian Owen, is an excellent blues vehicle for younger band. Intended as a chart for Middle and Junior High School bands, it provides a chance to feature the soloists of the band. A great little march section leads into the solo section where your tenor 1, trumpet 1, and trombone 1 can be featured. A challenging but rewarding shout section follows the solos. Lots of opportunity to provide excitement throughout this chart! 8 Brass - Rhythm Section parts written out.

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(9 Brass) (Level 4) A medium "Thadish" blues dedicated to a particular Warner Brothers cartoon. There are solos for bari sax, bass trombone and trumpet.

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(10 Brass ) (Level 4) Medium-tempo blues shuffle. Solo feature for trumpet, tenor, piano and trombone plus a sax soli and several ensemble shout choruses.

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Blues for a Bad Hair Day,<em> by Eric Richards</em> Extra Crispy,<em> by Eric Richards</em> A Blues Is A Terrible Thing To Waste,<em> by Dave Rivello</em>
Blues for a Bad Hair Day (9 Brass) (Level 4) This "tongue-in-cheek", rompin' blues caricature is a lot of fun! It features "crunch" guitar, baritone sax and trombone on the head with lots of solo space for all likely suspects. Tenor saxophone optionally doubles on piccolo, which adds a great deal to the piece, but is not critical. Guaranteed to keep your band and your audiences on their toes! Soprano saxophone lead.

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Extra Crispy (8 Brass) (Level 4) This swinging blues with a bridge features trumpet and trombone. The solo section is followed by a very hip layered sectional soli passage. Written for the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors appearance at the annual convention of the International Association of Jazz Educators.

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(8 Brass) This medium-tempo blues was commissioned by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. Written to feature the trombone section, this piece has solo space for alto sax and trombone soli. Fun to play.

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Henhouse,<em> by Bruce Wermuth</em> Blues for Twister,<em> by Gregg Akkerman</em> Blue 16,<em> by David Caffey</em>
Blue 16, by David Caffey
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(Level III) Medium tempo, swinging blues in C with a bridge after intro (which includes trumpets crowing, then "clucking" with plunger mutes), catchy riff-like melody is stated in saxes, with written piano (could be ad-lib answers for more experienced players), then brass responses--leading to a center solo section. Changes are printed in tenor 1, trombone 2, and trumpet 2, with cued notes in each part to be played if not soloing. Driving thematic tutti writing provides a good opportunity to develop swing ensemble playing. A subsequent breakdown section provides another solo opportunity (changes provided in trumpet 2 and piano, with "clucking" and "fluttering" brass and sax background figures respectively), into a solo drum break and building to a big finish. Designed to knock the barn doors down among poultry frivolity. Sample piano comp voicing in the solo section and a written bass line throughout make this piece suitable for high school and college bands with less experienced rhythm sections as well as more advanced groups wanting a fun piece that swings hard. 8 Brass

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(8 Brass) As a tribute to a cat with serious equilibrium problems, this medium-swing blues tune features a simple yet rhythmically interesting melody and programs equally well as an opener or in the middle of a set. The arrangement is for eight brass, five saxes (no doubles) and rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar and piano). There are solo changes in all the parts and the rhythm section parts have lots of written notes as well as chord symbols to accommodate various skill levels.

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(8 Brass) A 16-bar minor blues form is where this chart gets its name. The soloist featured is the guitarist, but it could be passed to other players as well. With several straight-ahead big band shouts and a contrapuntal treatment of the theme statement, this chart has a lot to offer the band. Especially rewarding is a virtuoso soli for flugelhorn, alto, tenor, bari and trombone. Written for 4 trumpets and 4 trombones. There is one double - flute on the 2nd tenor part (a melody part which could be optional).

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Blue Reflections,<em> by Timothy Clarke</em> Blues For Stephanie,<em> by John Clayton, Jr.</em> 15 Minutes,<em> by John Clayton, Jr.</em>
A minor blues with an eight-bar bridge, this medium- tempo swinger features tight, tense harmonies and brash bluesy lines. In the style of Oliver Nelson, it is orchestrated for trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums.

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(Level IV) As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra as well as by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, this medium-swing blues features piano and trumpet. A screaming shout chorus leads back to the melody and a surprise (false) ending. 8 Brass

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(8 Brass) This John Clayton original is a medium-swing minor blues that ranges from soft subtle harmonies to full blowin' shouts! Solos for tenor and trumpet.

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Thrazz,<em> by Chris Culver</em> Blue Units,<em> by Chuck Dotas</em> Hubtones,<em> by Larry Engstrom</em>
Thrazz, by Chris Culver
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(8 Brass) Kind of a wacky tune based on an extended blues with a melody more or less inspired by Coltrane. It starts with even eighth notes and then switches to a straight-ahead swinger. Even though the saxes are definitely the featured section on this one, the bones have their moments also. Alto I on soprano throughout. Solo changes in soprano and tenor I.

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(8 Brass) Blue Units was commissioned by John Harmon and the Wisconsin State High School Honors Jazz Ensemble. Plenty of Bb blues solo space is available for any instrument, and an optional guitar solo over a G7 vamp provides an opportunity for those guitarists more experienced in rock environments to solo comfortably. The arrangement, written in a contrapuntal style reminiscent of Bill Holman, features some unusual formal twists, as well as a fake ending. This piece works well with high school and young university groups.

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(10 Brass) A tour de force that will challenge any band. Fast Bb blues features a Freddie Hubbard transcription arranged for all the horns, but particularly trumpets. Requires an outstanding trumpet section, but will most definitely show them off if you've got them! Solos for trumpet and alto. Recorded on North Texas State University's Live in Montreux '83 album and UNC's Alive XV.

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T'was Only Yesterday,<em> by Clare Fischer</em> Hang Time, <em> by Antonio Garcia</em> Partin' Shots,<em> by Antonio Garcia</em>


(10 Brass) A recollection of music from two eras that goes back and forth between a medium tempo, 12/8ish blues and a fast shuffle.

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Hang Time - (Level V) Get your trombone section to "hang out" in the practice room on this five-bone section feature. The trombones deliver the tune in harmony, play a brief soli, and the band sends off the soloists. Fourth trombone solos over G and Gm blues, third over G blues. Fifth trombone plays a "walking bass" written solo line under an A blues woodwind soli, then the first and second trombones trade fours over an A minor and G blues. The band briefly recaps, and the trombones close the tune with flair. Alto I doubles flute; Alto II and Tenors double clarinet; Bari doubles Bass Clarinet. An optional trumpet part extends the range to A6. 9 Brass

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Partin' Shots - (Level V) Blues, quarter note = 112. Commissioned by the Rob Parton JazzTech Big Band for its debut compact disk (Sea Breeze SB CD-112), this Monk-ish blues begins with open piano and bass solos. Flute and muted trumpet carry the tune over a two-feel, repeated by the trombones as the ensemble answers. A four-voice trumpet soli swings into an open trombone solo. Backgrounds build to a shout, the piano recaps the quirky melody, and the band tags it to end. If you've got the players, this chart will excite the blues groove of your band. Alto I doubles on flute. 8 Brass

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At 9:30,<em> by Pete Hankinson</em> Red With Blue Accents,<em> by Bert Ligon</em> Bebopper's Blues,<em> by Jim Linahon</em>
It's a hard driving unconventional blues with lots of counterpoint and unique chord progressions. Ad-lib solos (with background) for guitars four and five. Momentum is generated by the high energy bass part. Written for six guitars, bass and drums.

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(Level V) This is what you get when you mix blues with a Latin feel. The fast waltz begins and ends in 4/4, yet feels just right. Trombone and trumpet play the line in octaves. Two choruses of ensemble build to a rhythmically exciting kick off to the trombone solo. The ensemble returns as a transition to the trumpet solo. The band metrically modulates to a slower 4/4 as a change of pace from the fast 3/4 and shifts back to the fast waltz in the middle of the trumpet solo. Then, the band overlaps the last trumpet solo and returns to the original theme. The two soloists trade eights at the end before a climax in 4/4. A final chord is like an afterglow, hangover heat remaining after the burning chart. 8 Brass

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(Level IV) Medium-tempo, Woody Herman-style big band blues with solo spots for tenor and trumpet. Can be opened for other solos. Unaccompanied shout chorus and excellent sax soli. Selected by Down Beat Magazine in the Outstanding Composition category and recorded on the album, Let There Be Jazz, Hemet High School, Jeff Tower, Director.   10 Brass

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Blue Trane,<em> by Bart Marantz</em> Blues For Punkin,<em> by Rich Matteson</em> Bernie's Autobahn Blues,<em> by Darmon Meader</em>
(Level III) Written by John Coltrane, this minor blues is taken out of its original small group setting and arranged for big band, still keeping the melody in a combo format. Open for solos including drums. A must for all big band books. 9 Brass

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Medium tempo blues in rock style. Written solos for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone.

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(Level IV) This blues/shuffle features solos for sax, trumpet and trombone. Includes a great sax soli with soprano lead. Tenor and trombone take the head, and the band joins in for the rest of the chart. Trumpet Range Option: A6 8 Brass

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Slinky,<em> by Chris Merz</em> Road Daze,<em> by Keith Bishop</em> Blues for R.C.,<em> by Adam Bartczak</em>
Slinky, by Chris Merz
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(Level III) This medium-tempo blues features linear writing in all parts built over a slippery melody introduced by bass and piano. Dense writing in the shout section leads to a recap featuring an optional piccolo doubling of the bass melody. No doubles. 9 Brass, optional piccolo

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(4 Brass, 2 or 3 Sax) Original shuffle blues with solos for alto and trumpet. Optional horn (interchangeable with trombone), bari sax, and vibes.

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(Level IV) Medium swing. Written as a tribute to (and in the style of) a good friend and excellent pianist, Ronneka Cox. This chart features lead tenor and piano solos, as well as a short drum solo. Changes alternate between a harmonically rich textured "12-tone blues" and a straight-ahead minor blues. 9 Brass
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A Minor Excursion, by David Caffey Hey Momma Blues,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Groovish,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em>


A Minor Excursion (Level IV) This swinging chart is especially fun for the trombone section! There are several good melodic lines for the trombones, including a chorus of minor blues in the middle with the main melody in an a cappella setting. Yes, it’s exposed, but very playable and rewarding for the performers. Solos are for piano and tenor sax. (8 Brass)

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Hey Momma’ Blues - (Level III) is a medium swing blues, written to capture to essence of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra, is appropriate for high school groups as well as college and professional bands. It features solos for piano, lead alto, and lead trombone. This chart could easily be opened up for extended solos. Hey Momma’ Blues includes a sax soli and contrasting ensemble shout sections which build to an exciting finish. (8 Brass)

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Groovish - (Level III) is a bluesy medium swing chart, inspired by John Clayton’s writing. It is suitable for advanced high school bands as well as college and professional groups. It features solos for piano, guitar, and second tenor saxophone. These solos could easily be extended. Groovish includes a number of ensemble shout sections util-izing call and response between brass and winds. This chart also features a soli scored for trumpet 2, guitar, alto sax 2, tenor sax 1, and trombone 1. This is an exciting chart which combines the big band tradition with a few unexpected twists. (8 Brass)

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