following charts are for smaller big band with the instrumentation:
Alto, Tenor and Bari Sax, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones,
Piano, Bass and Drums.
charts will work with some doubling and replacement of
parts - within reason. For example, Trombone 2 could
be replaced by another tenor saxophone, or tpt 2 could
be replaced by an another alto saxophone.
is not recommended to alter the instrumentation drastically
however. Doubling of parts is fine as long as too
much weight is not applied to any one particular instrument.
create a full big band from these small big band charts,
you could simply double saxes with another alto, a tenor,
and double the brass parts with one added player on each
part. Obviously you will not double up on the rhythm
to the charts below!