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A medium Latin number with long solos for piano and trumpet.
This chart has a groove feel with solos for any of the horn players. Suggest 2 soloists in all. Listen to this arrangement on youtube here, about 5.16 minutes from the start.
An alto or tenor feature plus bass solo.
Fairly tricky ensemble passage. Straight 8's and swing feel. Alto and trumpet solos. Listen to the whole arrangement on youtube here
This is a live performance by the Straight No Chaser big band, featuring Graham Snell on tenor.
Long solos for trombone and tenor or soprano. Contains short free passage which can be omitted.
This arrangement gives anyone a chance to solo. There are only afew ensemble choruses which are not too difficult but attention needs to be paid to dynamics. The Bb riffs need to be copied 6 times, the Eb ones 3 times and the concert ones 4 times.
The opening trumpet solo can be extended for chase choruses, as here, , recorded by the Sussex Jazz Orchestra at a concert in 2007.
Needs a bit of rehearsing, as did the band which recorded this! Solos for tenor, trumpet and bass.
A funky Latin arrangement with a bit of swing too. First alto feature. Additional parts for flute, maracas and cowbell.
Not too difficult an arrangement with tenor, trombone and bass solos. Extra flute part which could be played by the second tenor.
Also known as - O Tauro, Berto - this tune is named after a drummer friend of mine. Samba, with solos for piano or guitar, and tenor with lots of space for the drummer. Additional flute part included.
Reflective sort of piece with long trumpet solo and lots of broken-up passages for the rhythm secion.
Funky number with African overtones featuring solos for tenor and trombone (or harmonica). The arrangement differs slightly from the sound bite. Hear the whole arrangement, slightly modified here.
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