Small Group Jazz Arrangements

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Add to CartVOLUME #PRICE
Volume 1$18.00
Volume 2$20.00
Volume 3$20.00
Volume 4$20.00
Any 2 Volumes$35.00
Any 3 Volumes$47.00
All 4 Volumes$55.00

JAZZ COMBO CHARTS:

These are all tunes written with novice improvisers in mind. They would also serve very well on jobs where gentle tunes, or "background music" is required. They are harmonized head charts requiring your improvisation to provide any substantive length.

Volume I
Each tune is scored for THREE horns and rhythm section. Parts will be included for multiple instrument combinations (not necessarily limited to the following):

PART 1: C Flute or Oboe, Bb Trumpet or Clarinet, or Eb Alto Sax
PART 2: C Flute or Oboe, Bb Trumpet or Clarinet, or Eb Alto Sax
PART 3: Trombone, Bb Tenor sax, or Eb Bari Sax
RHYTHM: Keyboard (Gtr/Vibes), Bass, and Drums

Volumes II, III, & IV
Each tune is scored for FOUR horns and rhythm section. Parts will be included for multiple instrument combinations (not necessarily limited to the following):

PART 1: C Flute or Oboe, Bb Trumpet or Clarinet, or Eb Alto Sax
PART 2: Bb Trumpet or Clarinet, Eb Alto Sax, or Bb Tenor Sax
PART 3: Eb Alto Sax, Bb Tenor Sax, Trombone, Euphonium, or Bassoon
PART 4: Trombone, Bb Tenor sax, or Eb Bari Sax
RHYTHM: Keyboard (Gtr/Vibes), Bass, and Drums

SAMPLE PART: Quiet Afternoons, part 1 in C

SAMPLE SCORE: Blues for Kruse, score

The six songs in volume I are original songs based on standards with somewhat simplified changes. The melodies sound similar to the original tune.

  1. Bossy Blues (from Blue Bossa)
  2. Satin Bossa (from Satin Doll)
  3. That's What (from So What?)
  4. Four Miles (from Four)
  5. A Silly Love (from My Foolish Heart)
  6. Just Friendly (from Just Friends)
The six songs in volume II are original songs that focus on the ii-V7-I progression.

  1. Minor 3rd Blues - a swing blues in Bb
  2. Playgrounds - a medium tempo swinger in Ab
  3. Quiet Afternoons - a gentle swing in Bb major
  4. Taking Time - a slow swing in A minor
  5. The Slide - a bossa nova in E minor
  6. Walks in the Sand - a bossa nova in C

The six songs in volume III are also original songs that focus on the ii-V7-I progression.

  1. Colored Shells - a bossa nova in G
  2. Daybreak - a medium swing in Eb
  3. Blues for Kruse - a medium-up swing blues in F
  4. Phat Chance - a rock tune in F
  5. Spring Rain - a bossa nova in C minor
  6. Temperate Waters - a easy swinger in Eb

The six songs in volume IV are again original songs that focus on the ii-V7-I progression.

  1. Three Friend Blues - medium up swing
  2. Hef Miner's Bossa
  3. Four Up, Four Down - medium swing
  4. Song for Bunny - slow swing
  5. Glider - bossa
  6. Swingin' into Gear - medium up swing

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