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Try A Little Tenderness arranged by Deke Sharon. For jazz choir (SATB choir, a cappella). Blues. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1903). The slow build throughout this R&B classic makes for one of pop music's most electric climaxes and it's all built into this fun-to-sing arrangement. Great choice as a closer or encore. Soulful male solo that can be shared. Vocal percussion is optional. SATB a cappella.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
No More (Tears) by Cory Jones. For jazz choir (SATB choir, a cappella). Ballad, Scat, Blues. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1879). This original piece is perfect for the group looking to show off their jazz style and a soloist or two. The opening and closing of this chart are in a "crunchy chord" ballad style that soon opens into a 6/8 All Blues feel. This is definitely a feature piece that could be broken into more than one solo. The scat section could and should be opened up to more than one verse. This section was originally done three times through: First as written, Second with two simultaneous scats and Third as two scats with no backgrounds. Experiment and make it your own. SATB A cappella.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Red, White and Blues arranged by Jason Heald. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Jazz, Patriotic, Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1784). This exciting patriotic medley opens with a lush, a cappella SATB arrangement of the Mariners' Hymn and finishes with a smoking swing version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. The chart features a rousing baritone solo and a unison bop chorus ala Parker and Gillespie. Excellent for scat singing. A first-rate closer! SATB with rhythm.
$55.00

Genres: 4th of July, Blues, Memorial Day, Patriotic, Celebrations, Jazz & Blues, Folk
The Dance Of Love by Doug Bristol. For jazz choir and jazz ensemble (SSAA choir with rhythm section). Blues, Medium Tempo, Jazz. Level 2. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ130). (Level 2) An exciting blues chart that features on of your women on a wailin' solo. Arranged for UNC's Sus 4. SSAA with rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Confide in Me by Jennifer Barnes. For jazz choir (SSATB choir with rhythm section). Blues, Jazz, Medium Tempo, Swing. Jennifer Barnes Series. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1251). (Level III) Originally performed by the Manhattan Transfer on The Offbeat of Avenues, this is a bluesy, romping solo feature for one or several of your killer tenor soloists. Ensemble vocalists get to have fun in a mostly background vocal role throughout. This will sound especially strong with synthesized B-3 organ part and/or electric guitar. A great way to close a program! SSATB w/ rhythm section.
$50.00

Genres: Blues, Swing, Jazz & Blues
Blues Down To My Shoes by Kirby Shaw. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Ideal For Young Bands/Choirs, Blues, Jazz. Level 1. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1230). (Level 1) This original slow blues provides an easy introduction to vocal jazz savvy, blues form and inflections. Two-part harmony with written-out parts for piano, bass and drums. As Carmen McRae states so eloquently, "You can't lose when you sing the blues!" SATB with rhythm section.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town arranged by Deke Sharon. For jazz choir (SSATB choir, a cappella). Rock, Motown, Modern, Vocal Percussion, Jazz, Blues, Christmas. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1224). (Level 3) A blend of the Motown (Jackson 5) and rock (Bruce Springsteen) versions of this modern seasonal classic, this driving yet easy to sing arrangement makes for a perfect holiday closer or encore. Melody in soprano line which can be sung as a solo or section. Vocal percussion is optional. SSATB a cappella.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Christmas, Jazz & Blues, Rock, Miscellaneous
Spoonerisms by Keith Bishop. For big band (woodwind doubles). This edition: Trumpet range to A5. Bebop, Jazz, Blues. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.99). (4 Brass, 2 or 3 Sax) Original bebop head based on cycle (Bird) blues changes. Originally written as a feature for L.A. studio drummer John Spooner, and dedicated to him. Solo space for flute, trombone, and drums. Alto sax doubles clarinet, tenor doubles flute, optional bari doubles soprano. Also includes horn (or trombone) and optional vibes parts.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Road Daze by Keith Bishop. For big band (solos for alto saxophone and trumpet). This edition: Trumpet range to G6. Blues, Medium Shuffle Blues. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.98). (4 Brass, 2 or 3 Sax) Original shuffle blues with solos for alto and trumpet. Optional horn (interchangeable with trombone), bari sax, and vibes.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Nifty Fifties by Alan D. Neveu. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to C6. Blues, West Coast, Contemporary, Jazz, Up Tempo, Fast. Level 3. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.973). (Level IV) Nifty Fifties was composed for the University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble. The piece is blues oriented and contains sections that are reminiscent of the 1950's "West Coast" style as well as sections that are contemporary and unconventional. The entire band is able to solo over a blues progression, and trumpet 2, tenor 1, bari sax, and piano are given featured solos. This chart is designed to make an intermediate level band sound like a professional band, by allowing them to play adventuresome harmonies and extended techniques. 8 Brass.
$55.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Slinky by Chris Merz. For big band (optional piccolo). This edition: Trumpet range to D6. Blues. Level 3. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.940). (Level III) This medium-tempo blues features linear writing in all parts built over a slippery melody introduced by bass and piano. Dense writing in the shout section leads to a recap featuring an optional piccolo doubling of the bass melody. No doubles. 9 Brass, optional piccolo.
$55.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Blues by Vince Mendoza. For big band. This edition: Trumpet range to G6. Blues. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.900). (9 Brass) Medium, straight-ahead blues with Monk-ish melody. Two open solo sections with exciting shout ending. Great showcase for soloists.
$50.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Bernie's Autobahn Blues by Darmon Meader. For jazz ensemble (saxophone, trumpet and trombone solos). This edition: Trumpet range to Eb6. Blues Shuffle. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.896). (Level IV) This blues/shuffle features solos for sax, trumpet and trombone. Includes a great sax soli with soprano lead. Tenor and trombone take the head, and the band joins in for the rest of the chart. Trumpet Range Option: A6 8 Brass.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Finally by Jim McNeely. For jazz ensemble (guitar and drum solos). This edition: Trumpet range to D6. Up Tempo, Fast, Swing, Blues. Level 5. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.876). (Level V) This piece is the last movement of East Coast Blow Out (see Skittish). It's a free-wheeling, up-tempo "blues with bridge" which features guitar and drum solos. The drum solo section is enhanced by a number of collective backgrounds which can be brought in at will by the conductor, to spontaneously spur the drummer on. There are five trumpet parts. 9 Brass.
$75.00

Genres: Blues, Swing, Jazz & Blues
Turkey Toes by Rich Matteson. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to Eb6. Blues, Straight-Ahead, Slow. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.840). (Level IV) Straight-ahead blues. Features each section of the band. Open section for solos. 8 Brass.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Mikki's Blues by Rich Matteson. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to G6. Swing, Blues, Up Tempo, Fast. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.837). (Level IV) Up-tempo blues swing. Solo feature for any chair in the band. Soloist is featured from beginning to end with open sections for stretching out, plus cued backgrounds. More than one soloist can be featured. 10 Brass.
$40.00

Genres: Blues, Swing, Jazz & Blues
Blues For Punkin by Rich Matteson. For jazz ensemble (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet and trombone solos). This edition: Trumpet range to G5. Blues, Medium, Rock. Level 2. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.824). Medium tempo blues in rock style. Written solos for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone.
$35.00

Genres: Blues, Rock, Jazz & Blues
Weird Like That? by Tom Matta. For jazz combo (alto saxophone, trombone and rhythm). Blues. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.817). You wanted seven-bar blues with a ten-bar bridge, so here it is! Irregular phrase lengths and unexpected harmonies will keep you on your toes! Alto sax, trombone and rhythm.
$25.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
The Intimacy Of The Blues by Tom Matta. For big band (solos for piano, tenor saxophone, and trumpet). This edition: Trumpet range to Eb6. Blues, Straight-Ahead. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.814). (5 Brass, 4 Sax) Straight-ahead blues chart the blends traditional riff-blues with contemporary harmony. Solos for piano, tenor sax, and trumpet.
$35.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Blue Trane by John Coltrane. Arranged by Bart Marantz. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to D6. Blues. Level 3. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.748). (Level III) Written by John Coltrane, this minor blues is taken out of its original small group setting and arranged for big band, still keeping the melody in a combo format. Open for solos including drums. A must for all big band books. 9 Brass.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Storm Warning by Jeff Beal. For jazz ensemble (flugelhorn soli). This edition: Trumpet range to Eb6. Blues. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.74). (Level IV) An inventive use of blues gives this chart its ominous title. Complete with flugelhorn soli. 10 Brass.
$40.00

Genres: Classical, Blues, Jazz & Blues
Bebopper's Blues by Jim Linahon. For jazz ensemble (solos for tenor saxophone and trumpet). This edition: Trumpet range to F#6. Blues. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.707). (Level IV) Medium-tempo, Woody Herman-style big band blues with solo spots for tenor and trumpet. Can be opened for other solos. Unaccompanied shout chorus and excellent sax soli. Selected by Down Beat Magazine in the Outstanding Composition category and recorded on the album, Let There Be Jazz, Hemet High School, Jeff Tower, Director. 10 Brass.
$45.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Stevie Played The Blues by Bert Ligon. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to D6. 12/8 Groove, Jazz, Shuffle. Level 4. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.705). (Level IV) A 12/8 shuffle with a touch of R & B and jazz. The "Stevie" is Steve Ray Vaughn, from whom the groove was borrowed. The solo section could feature guitar or tenor saxophone with backgrounds in the style. After the solos, there is an exciting ensemble section without rhythm section, where the horns are pitted against the baritone sax. The ranges are all within a high school level, with optional 8va sections cued in the lead trumpet. 8 Brass.
$60.00

Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
South Carolina Blue Law by Bert Ligon. For jazz ensemble. This edition: Trumpet range to D6. Blues, Up Tempo, Jazz, Swing, Medium. Level 3. Score and set of parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.702). (Level III) I often joke about the law that requires a jazz band to play at least one blues tune per concert (in F or Bb), in order for it to officially be a jazz concert. Here's the chart needed to round out a concert. Plenty of room for solos with options for backgrounds. Works at just about any tempo from medium to fast. 8 Brass.
$55.00

Genres: Blues, Swing, Jazz & Blues