Charts - Lil' Big Band (10 pc)

JIM MARTIN

The following charts are for smaller big band with the instrumentation: Alto, Tenor and Bari Sax, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, Piano, Bass and Drums.

These 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.

It 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.

To 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 section!

Small Band Charts
(11 piece)

SUNY Triangle

SUNY Triangle is an original composition and was commissioned by the State University of New York at Oswego jazz program.  It is a latin samba loosely based on the changes to the tune Triste.  Solos are for tenor sax, or open section for others to blow.  SUNY Triangle is a fun one for all the players.

Price: $17.95

SUNY Triangle - Jim Martin
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In Times Shadow

Commissioned by the State University of New York at Oswego jazz program, this chart begins as an unaccompanied contrapunctal section for the horn players.  Solo section goes to double time and then back to ballad tempo for a quiet ending. Solo section is for trumpet 2 with a short solo for piano as well.

Price: $17.95

In Times Shadow - Jim Martin
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Sweet Georgia Brown

This is a fun, uptempo chart on the old classic Sweet Georgia Brown. There is plenty of room for soloing for any, or all, players in the band. Tempo is variably, although the faster it is the more fun it can be!

Price: $17.95

Sweet Georgia Brown - Arr. Jim Martin
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Silent Night

This is a bossa nova version of the classic Christmas tune. Features trumpet solo. Chart is based on same form as the big band version but revoiced for 10 piece band. NOTE: The recording below is a big band recording, but the chart here is for 11 piece band.

Price: $17.95

Silent Night - Arr. Jim Martin
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You Make Me Feel So Young

Fun uptempo swing tune that is fun for all players. Features a written tenor solo, but changes are provided for those that improvise. 

Price: $17.95

You Make Me Feel So Young - 10 Piece
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Lover Man

This is an alto feature on the popular ballad. Features some hard swinging sections and plenty of space for your alto player to improvise.

Price: $17.95

Lover Man - 10 Piece Band
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Honey and Tea ( w/ female vocalist)

This tune was written by Tony Guerrero and was original scored for 2 horns, rhythm and female vocalist. I expanded the chart for 10 piece band and female vocalist.

Price: $17.95

Honey and Tea - 10 Piece Band & Vocalist
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