New Charts at PDFjazzmusic.com

This page contains charts that have been added to the website in the last 30 days. The charts listed below can also be found on the respective composer’s pages. A variety of ensemble sizes will be listed here – from combo to big band.


Tyson Tunes Up

Price – $19.95

4 Horn Combo by Jim Martin

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.

PRICE: $7.95


 

 

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Big Band Charts by Jim Martin

Squiby McGhee

Composed and Arranged
by Jim Martin

Level 3 1/2

Squiby McGhee is a fun, straight ahead swing chart that is suitable for good high school bands and above.

The chart features the band as well as the saxophone section (soli). Trumpet 2 solos, but this chart could be opened up for others to blow on. Sample piano comp sheet and sample solos are included with this chart too!

PRICE $19.95

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Songs by Jean Laughlin arranged for big band by Jim Martin

A Work in Progress

(for female vocalist)
Composed by Jean Laughlin
Arranged by Jim Martin

This is another fun chart that was done for Jean Laughlin’s latest CD “Miracle of Life”. It’s an uptempo chart that features tenor sax.

This recording features Jean Laughlin along with solos by Tom Garling (trombone) and Mark Colby (tenor). Another fun chart to feature your female vocalist. Listen by clicking on the icon to the left.

PRICE – $17.95

Smile

(for female vocal)
Composed by Jean Laughlin
Arranged by Jim Martin

This is a chart that was done for Jean Laughlin’s latest CD “Miracle of Life”.

“Smile” combines both a nice easy Basie feel, along with sections of double X. These sections balance out nicely. Solo is in tenor sax 1. Take a listen via the player to the right.

PRICE – $17.95

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Big Band Charts by Joe d’Etienne

Gorgeous


This chart is a nice, easy bossa nova whose difficulty level is easy enough for young bands, but full of rich harmonic flavor that experienced bands will appreciate.

No lengthy solos, just nice ensemble sections that your band will enjoy.

Price – $19.95

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Winter Moments


A beautiful and easy bossa with flugelhorn and tenor on the melody. An improvised tenor solo is filled with subtle, colorful backgrounds. Following the tenor solo, the shout chorus takes the lead trumpet up to one written high D (C concert). The coda employs a hint of “Debussy” and the chart ends with a chorale with four trombones and flugelhorn. Trumpets use Harmon mutes for color on the introduction and final chord.

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Temporary Insanity


An aggressive high-energy samba based on the chord progression to 500 Miles High (half a step above the original key). Solos are by 1st alto sax, piano (or guitar) and an open drum solo, which can show off a drummer’s or percussionist’s creativity.

This chart can be played faster than the recording: as fast as your band can handle. In the shout chorus, the lead trumpet has the option of playing the highest notes up an octave if he wishes, bringing him to a double high A (G concert). Only the very strongest lead players can handle this challenge during the 8-bar climax (thus the title Temporary Insanity). The chart could be used as a closer for your concert performances. (Grade 4 ½ or 5; Difficult due to the tempo).

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Vintage Blues (Big Band) – by Franck Amsallem

Vintage Blues

Vintage Blues

is an uptempo blues with half -time section, the chart is challenging and has killing sax writing as well as an extraordinary shout chorus at medium (half-time) tempo.
Features tenor and trumpet.


Price – $19.99


Christmas Chart by Tony Guerrero

Christmas is My
Favorite Time of Year

(for big band and male vocalist)
by Tony Guerrero


This is an original chart arranged for big band and male vocal. Perfect for those Christmas gigs! It is a fun tune for band and vocalist. Feature your male vocalist on this one this holiday season.

PRICE – $19.95

New Big Band Charts by Jim Martin

The Count Steps Out

The Count Steps Out is in the style of Sammy Nestico. The chart features written solos, along with a key change from Bb Major to Db Major. Trumpets stay in the staff so a strong lead trumpet player is not necessary. This piece was commissioned by the University of Portland Jazz Festival HS sight reading. Recording is by the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra.

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Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder is a minor blues that features solos in trumpet, trombone along with a saxophone soli. After this chart was written, I was alerted that the first few bars of my melody is just like a certain Stanley Turentine tune. I must have heard that tune somewhere in my lifetime. I hate when that happens!

This piece was commissioned by the University of Portland Jazz Festival HS sight reading. Recording is by the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra.

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Silent Night Arranged by Jim Martin

Silent Night

Arranger: Jim Martin

This arrangement is a fresh look at an old tune. The time signature is 4/4 and the style is bossa nova. Lots of alternate chord changes in this one, so it is fun to solo over as well. Trumpet range is very conservative so this one can be played by younger bands too. Solo is in Trumpet. Key of C Major, modulates to Db Major.

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New Trombone Ensemble Chart by David Wilken

Palmetto’s Blues

“Palmetto’s Blues” was composed for Palmetto Posaunen, a trombone choir consisting of professional and amateur players based in Greenville, SC.

Written for two trombone soloists and a five part trombone choir, this fun piece will give your soloists an opportunity to improvise over blues changes. Your first soloist and first trombone choir players will have to play C above high B flat and the fifth choir part is written for bass trombone.

Price – $9.95

New Big Band Charts by David Wilken

The Rocket

“The Rocket” is a fun college level big band chart, with solo opportunities up front for a rhythm section player and in the middle for tenor sax 1, trumpet 2, or trombone 1. The changes are reminiscent of “St. Thomas” while the arranging has some Sammy Nestico and Thad Jones influences. Your lead trumpet should have an E above high C, with a couple optional higher notes.

Price – $19.95