NEW Big Band Charts
If I Only Had a Brain
This is a big band setting of a terrific tune that I always wanted to score out for big band. The style was made somewhat famous by Carl Fontana in a concert on YouTube with just rhythm section. This chart emulates that style but is set for big band with tenor sax soloist.
NEW Combo Charts
Honeysuckle Rose - 4 horns & rhythm section
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.
Groove Merchant - 4 Horns
Fun and swingin' tune that is also a blast to blow solos over. Includes a written solo for alto sax, then open sections for other players. 4 Horns and rhythm section that includes PDF score and parts, Finale file, Sibelius file and alternate parts to mix and match instrumentation.
Come Fly With Me - 4 Horns
The nice swingin' tune made famous by Frank Sinatra is set her for trumpet, alto, tenor saxes, and trombone. Chart includes some written solos, some written piano and bass, as well as areas for individual comping and bass line creation via chord changes. Includes 4 alternate parts in case you need to mix and max instrumentation.
Little Big Band Charts (10 Pieces)
Instrumentation for the following charts are: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 2 Tpts, 1 Trombone, Gtr, Piano, Bass, and Drums. These charts can be expanded to full big band if needed.
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. The recording below is for big band, the accompanying score is for 10 piece band.
Cool Hicks, Hot Licks
Features Piano &/or Bb Instrument (Sop. Sax). Very fun piece! Smooth Jazz-Funk. Appropriate for College and High School jazz bands. "Excellent chart with a great feel! Nice job! Very good choice of an even 1/8, 1/16 feel for a piano player. He/she can get the feel because it's not that different from playing Bach! Best!” – Dan Haerle (UNT, well-known Jazz Pianist-Educator).
Female Vocal & Big Band
Honey and Tea (w/ big band)
Arranged by Jim Martin
This chart was original written for vocalist, 2 horns, and rhythm. Jim Martin has arranged it for big band here. Includes score and parts, including vocal lead sheet. Listen to the original below, then the finale-generated below the score on the right side of this listing.