Over the years, I have arranged numerous 6-piece (and in some cases, 7-piece) charts for various ensembles to play and perform. They all celebrate different jazz composers and are written in varying degrees of difficulty.
Arrangements by featured composers/groups are: Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Theloniuous Monk, Cannonball Adderly, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Tom Harrell, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Benny Goodman, and McCoy Tyner. Composers to be featured soon are: Bill Evans, Duke Pearson, Andrew Hill, and Kenny Garrett.
All of these charts contain the following parts:
Horn I in Bb for trumpet, soprano sax, or clarinet
Horn I in Eb for alto sax
Horn II in Bb for trumpet or clarinet
Horn II in Eb for alto sax
Horn II in Bb for tenor sax (8va)
Horn III in Bass Clef for trombone or euphonium
Horn III in Bb for tenor sax (8va)
*Horn IV in Eb for baritone sax (8va)
*Horn IV in Bass Clef for trombone or euphonium
*Horn IV in Bb for tenor sax (8va)
Piano (with chords for guitar)- Piano voicings are also written out
Bass (with written bass lines and chords)
Drum Set (slashes and hits- no pitched percussion)
* only on select 4-horn charts
Horn parts can be transposed to other keys by special request (for Baritone Sax, French Horn, Flute, etc.)
The procedure for purchasing:
1. Contact through website if you have any questions. Please be as descriptive as possible.
2. After deciding upon a chart, confirm. After confirmation, you can purchase it through paypal on the site or by sending a check or money order. Keep in mind that PayPal purchases carry a $5 processing fee per order.
3. After confirmation of payment, a pdf packet will be emailed to the address you provide. There are no refunds once the pdf packet is sent. Hard copies are not distributed.
4. There is 10% off total orders of $50 or more. 15% off of total orders over $100.
5. For an extra charge, parts can be transposed for other instruments.
Charts are graded between 1 and 5:
1: Beginner- Medium tempos, limited syncopation, with reduced range in horns. Only one or a couple solo chords. Good for middle school or beginning high school student combos.
2: Beginner / Intermediate- Varying tempos and styles with moderate horn ranges. Easy solo chord changes. Ideal for high school or beginning college groups.
3: Intermediate- These arrangements start to feature more instrumental solis and feel changes within the chart. The solo changes are longer in form and slightly more complex. These are good performance tunes for more experienced high school groups, mid-level college and pro groups.
4: Intermediate / Advanced- These charts are designed to challenge high school and college groups. More is expected out of the soloists, are usually longer charts, and built over more complex chord changes. Tempos and time signatures may be more extreme.
5: Advanced- These arrangements are the most challenging in the catalog. They require not only good instrumentalists to perform, but good jazz chops. These are among the most difficult, but also most rewarding charts for groups that can play them. Talented college and pro bands are the best suited groups for these.
What kind of groups can this catalog apply to?
POSSIBLE 3 HORN COMBOS (with parts provided)
The 4th horn parts provided can fit:
Trombone (or Euphonium)
Other instruments that can be special ordered:
Any horn, wind, or string instrument!
The catalog is ever-increasing in size, but if there is a chart that is not listed that you want arranged for a 3 or 4 horn combo, let's discuss the possibility of a commissioned work for you.