The charts below are original charts written for small "combo", either for 3 or 4 horns and rhythm section. Instrumentation is Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums.
4 Horn Combo Charts
Another 3 Putt?
This combo chart is an original uptempo tune based on the changes to “There Will Never be Another You”. Its a fun chart to play and blow solos on.
Solos are open for as many choruses as you’d like. Click on the play button to listen.
Don't Take the "B" Train
This is a fun “riff” tune based on the changes to…you guessed it…”Take the ‘A’ Train”. Set in an uptempo swing style, it is a good chart to learn and blow over the changes to this Ellington classic.
Click on the link to listen to some members of the Roosevelt University jazz ensemble read this chart.
Autumn Returns is a latin original tune based on the changes to Autumn Leaves in the key of Bb. Changes are nice to play solos over, especially in the latin feel of “2”.
Solos are open and everyone can get their cookies off blowing over these pretty simple changes to a classic tune. Click to listen to some young college players read this one down.
Sweet Georgia Brown
This 4 horn combo chart is a fun arrangement of the old tune Sweet Georgia Brown. Includes alternate parts for mixing up instrumentation to the needs of your group. Piano chord comping sheet and sample solos included as well.
Solos are open for as many choruses as you’d like. Click graphic to view the score and to listen to a Finale generated sound file.
This is an uptempo bebop chart for 4 horns that is based on the changes to the classic standard Georgia on My Mind. Features individual solos, as well as an open solo section.
Piano voicings are included through the head, and comping throughout the rest of the chart.
This tune can either be played as an instrumental, or as a vocal chart, if you have one. If you’d like to feature the vocalist completely, the horn players can layout on the melody portions of the form, then play solos, and bring the vocalist back in after solos. Any written bass lines should be player “as is”, even though there are chord changes. Chart comes complete with Finale and Sibelius files, MP3, score and parts, including alternate horn parts.
Bye, Bye Blackbird
This 4 horn combo chart is based on the timeless jazz classic. Features a written solo for tenor sax as well as some fun ensemble parts for all players to enjoy. This chart can be opened up for others to blow solos over. Take a listen via the player below, or watch the score go by using the video player adjacent to this description.
Chart comes complete with Finale and Sibelius files, MP3, score and parts, including alternate horn parts.
If I Only Had a Brain 4 Horns
This classic tune is set in a samba style, with nice changes for blowing. Includes written solo and plenty of written notes for piano and bass in case you have inexperienced players. Includes Finale, Sibelius files, and alternate parts.
Emily - 4 Horns & Rhythm
This tune is set for 4 horns and rhythm, Tpt, Alto, Tenor and Trombone. It's a jazz ballad for the head going into a jazz waltz type feel for the written (or improvised) alto solo. Solos can be mixed and matched between players. This chart includes the Finale and Sibelius files, as well as PDF score, parts and mp3 file. Also includes 4 alternate parts for groups with varying instrumentation.