Combo Charts Charts by Jim Martin

Combo Charts

The combo charts or small big band charts are written for: tpt, alto, tenor, bone, pn/bs/drms.

Many of these charts are original tunes written over changes to standards.  These are perfect for the young improviser who can read new charts over changes that are somewhat familiar.

Having four horns rather than 3 allows for more flexibility in voicings and a bigger and fuller sound.  They are fun to play and fun to blow over too.

For a bigger set of horns, but still shy of a full big band, be sure to check out the small big band charts here also.

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Combo Charts by Jim Martin

Bye, Bye Blackbird

Arranged by Jim Martin

This 4 horn combo chart is based on the timeless jazz classic. Features written solo for
tenor sax as well as some fun ensemble parts for all players to enjoy.

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Another 3 Putt?!

Composed and Arranged by Jim Martin

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.

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Autumn Returns

Composed and Arranged by Jim Martin

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.

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Don’t Take the B Train

Composed and Arranged by Jim Martin

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.

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Sweet Georgia Brown

Arranged by Jim Martin

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.

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Curious George

Composed & Arranged by Jim Martin

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.

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