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Lean Baby by Billy May. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Billy May. For big band. Swing. Medium Easy. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1221). Lean Baby was written by Billy May for his own orchestra, and first recorded in 1951. May then used the chart as the theme tune for the band. The arrangement is transcribed "as played" by the BM orchestra, and the tenor and piano solos have been written out in full, though your players can improvise from the chords if they prefer. The correct articulations in the saxes have been written out to help your players achieve the BM 'scooped' sound in the right places. Like most May charts, it is powerful, punchy, occasionally musically irreverent, but always good to play. There are no sax doubles.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Jumpin' At The Woodside by Count Basie. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1218). We are pleased to offer you the much requested Count Basie version of Jumpin at the Woodside. It's fast, it's furious and it's fun. We have written out all of the original solos "as-played", though your players can improvise their own from the chords if preferred. The order of solos is Piano (intro), Tenor, Piano, Trumpet and Tenor again, with the final Clarinet (on Alto 1) & Trombone call and response before the shout chorus. This chart is a great opportunity for your soloists to showcase their talents. Aside from Alto 1 on Clarinet there are no other sax doubles. Style: Swing @ 240+ b.p.m. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4: A5, C6, C5, C5Trombones 1-4: F4, Bb3, G3, G3.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Chloe by Ted Heath. Arranged by Alan Glasscock. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1213). Chloe was originally a chart made famous by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, thanks to a stunning arrangement by Bill Finegan. Structurally and harmonically it was probably ahead of its time, and certainly showed the sort of direction that the Sauter Finegan band was set to take later on. This is a transcription of the Ted Heath version which is essentially the same as the Dorsey / Finegan chart. There are solo features for baritone, piano, trumpet and tenor, with some great trombone and sax passages. The second alto doubles clarinet, to lead over the saxes in their soli and to solo over the band in the final chorus. All of the as-played solos are written out, though your tenor, trumpet & piano players can improvise from the chords if they wish. This is quite an exacting chart to play. Dynamics are crucial and the brass ranges are fairly high, hence this has been graded as advanced.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4 : Eb6, D6, G#5, G5 Trombones 1-4 : C5, A4, Ab4, E4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Lemon Drop by Woody Herman. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Shorty Rogers. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1209). This version of Lemon Drop is very closely based around the original Shorty Rogers chart for the Herman band. The form and structure is the same, though the scat band vocal lines have been replaced with unison saxes instead. There is solo space for baritone, trombone, trumpet, piano and alto, and all solos are to be improvised from the chords provided. Please be advised that this is a difficult chart, not least because of the tempo being so fast. The brass is written high too, with all trumpets needing to hit top C6 and trombones 1-3 reaching Bb4. The 4th trombone is a bass. There are no sax doubles. Style: Swing @ 250+ b.p.m.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: D6, C6, C6, C6Trombones 1-4: Bb4, Bb4, Bb4, Bb3.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
El Manisero (Peanut Vendor) by Stan Kenton. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1205). Transcribed from the 1956 recording, the Peanut Vendor remains one of Stan Kenton's most enduring hits, and is a feature chart for lead trombone (who solos for the first minute of the chart), the trumpet section with their screaming dissonances and for the pianist. The Kenton piano solo has been written out in full and the solo itself is a work of art, showing us what can be done when improvising over just a couple of chords. To add more interest and to build the rhythm backing to the chart, rhythm indications have been written on all the brass parts (except trombone 1) from the opening of the chart, so bring some wood blocks, claves, cabasas and cuicas along. The trumpet lines are not hard, but they are high, with 1 & 2 reaching high E and 3 & 4 reaching high D. If your players don't have this range, please order the 'El Manisero - LL-1229' chart. (It is essentially the same chart transposed down a major 3rd with a shortened piano solo, so the trumpet ranges are limited to high C). There are no sax doubles, the 4th trombone is bass (optional 5th trumpet & trombone parts have been included).
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Carioca by Artie Shaw. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1200). This is one of Artie Shaw's most memorable charts, and simply a joy to play. Opening with a short 6 measure half time statement, the drums then double the tempo and away we go. The arrangement has great sectional interplay, plenty of plunger action in the brass, and several rousing shout choruses at the end, culminating in a final clarinet flourish. The Shaw & Pastor solos (for clarinet & tenor) are written out in full, and there are no sax doubles. The reeds are scored for CAATT. An extra Baritone part has been included, making the section CAATB and giving you more flexibility in deciding which player takes the clarinet solo line.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Apple Honey by Ted Heath. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Roland Shaw. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1197). Transcribed from Ted Heath's "Swing is King Vol. 2" album, this version of Apple Honey closely follows the form of the Woody Herman original, though the solo spaces are less cluttered, allowing for more improvisational freedom. The order of the solos is Tenor 1 (as written, or improvised - full chorus), Trombone (improvised from chords on all parts - full chorus), Piano (improvised - half chorus) and Clarinet twice (as written - half chorus and improvised half chorus). The Clarinet line is written on the Alto 1 part, and the saxes are AATTB. The final flourishing Trumpet solo is written on Trumpet 2. Because of the tempo and the need for players to improvise at this speed we have rated this chart as advanced.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: C6, D6 (F6), C6, C6Trombones 1-4: Bb4, F4, Eb4, C4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Flying Home by Ted Heath. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1196). Written by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, this tune was a mainstay of the Goodman Sextet, featuring Charlie Christian. The version that we offer you here is transcribed from the Ted Heath album " Swing is King ", recorded in 1968, and it swings really hard and fast from start to finish. Because of the tempo, the unison sax lines and the high range of the Trumpet solo we have graded the chart at the advanced level. The Trumpet solo is written on the fiirst part but cued on 2, 3 and 4. The same is true for the short 4 measure Trombone solo in the middle of the first chorus. The Piano solo in the intro is written out in full. Alto 1 is written on Soprano for the first chorus, though is equally effective played on Clarinet. Aside from this there are no other sax doubles. This chart is classic Ted Heath. Style: . Swing @ 200-220 b.p.m.Ranges: Trumpets . 1-4 . Eb6 (F6), Db 6, Bb5, G5 Trombones . 1-4 . B4, G4, F4, C4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Bugle Call Rag by Benny Goodman. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1194). This arrangement of Bugle Call Rag, originally scored for the band by Jimmy Mundy, was one of the charts that helped launch the Benny Goodman Orchestra into the swing era that fateful August day at the Palomar Ballroom in 1935. The 1936 studio recording has been transcribed here, and it has been adapted to 8 brass whilst maintaining the feel and flair of the original chart. All of the solos are written out in full - clarinet, trombone, tenor & trumpet - and Gene Krupa's little drum licks behind the solo breaks have been included as well. The reeds are scored for CAATT, and both altos double on clarinet. This is a fast, challenging chart, and highly rewarding to play.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Strictly Instrumental by Harry James. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1182). A hit for the Harry James Orchestra, this transcription is taken from James' 1955 studio recording. It is a medium tempo trumpet & tenor feature that just grooves along at a relaxed pace, with a bluesy laid-back feel. James' trumpet solo has been written out in full (including the scream up to super G), but the tenor solo has been left open for improvisation by your player. The brass ranges call for trumpets 3 & 4 to reach high Bb and trombones to reach high A in the unison pasages, though the feel of the chart will not be lost if some of the players drop down an octave. There are no sax doubles.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
All The Cats Join In by Benny Goodman. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Johnny Thompson. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1180). Benny Goodman recorded this chart as an instrumental feature, to which a vocal overlay was added before it became part of the soundtrack for Disney's 1946 Make Mine Music cartoon cinema release. It's a hot swing chart that features clarinet, piano, trombone, trumpet and tenor, and it works equally well as a concert or swing dance chart. Aside from the piano solos, all the others are written out in full "as played" by the BG orchestra. The piano solo chords have been cued into the clarinet part, should you wish to make this number an extended clarinet feature. The reeds are scored CAATT and the brass has been augmented up to 8 voices. Style: Swing @ 185 b.p.m.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: C#6, E6, G5, Eb5Trombones 1-4: C5, FG4, F4, B3.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Russian Patrol by Glenn Miller. Edited by Alan Glasscock. Arranged by Jerry Gray. For big band. Swing. Advanced. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1178). Russian Patrol, also known as the Red Cavalry March and Meadowlands, was arranged by Jerry Gray for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and later played under the title of Meadowlands by Tex Beneke's band. Miller himself probably never heard his band play this chart, but he would have been rightfully proud of the boys in the band. At over 8 minutes, Russian Patrol is a long chart, and is quite demanding both in terms of the playing stamina that is required and the musical precision necessary to carry it off. The brass ranges are high (lead trumpet to E6 and trombones 1-3 to Bb4) and all saxes are required to double clarinets (bari on bass clarinet). The solo spots are for trumpet 1, piano, tenor, clarinet (alto 1), trumpet 2 and drums. All of the solos are written out as-played.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: E6, C#6, B5, G5Trombones 1-4:Bb4, Bb4, Bb4, E4.
$85.00

Genres: Russian, Swing, World, Jazz & Blues
One O'Clock Jump arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1167). Here is our version of Basie's timeless One O'Clock Jump which opens and closes in the style of the Basie original, with loads of solo space in between. All of the recognizeable elements are there, including the Count's classic opening solo, that great sax riff following the central Piano solo and the final big shout choruses. There are ad-lib solos for Tenor (with chords cued on Alto), Trombone (any), Alto, Trumpet (any) and Piano. This chart swings hard from top to toe and will go down a storm with any audience. Ranges:Trumpets . 1-4: . Eb6, C6, F5, Db5Trombones . 1-4: . Gb4, E4, Db4, B3.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Manhattan Spiritual by Ted Heath. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1166). Manhattan Spiritual is a wonderfully uplifting swing chart, as its name might suggest. Originally scored in the late 50s by Reg Owen for the Ted Heath band, this chart was also a feature for Owen's own outfit, and that of Jack Parnell too. The arrangement starts and ends with a chorale-style fanfare, and swings like crazy in between. Plenty of hand claps from all sections of the band add to the rousing nature. We have scored this chart for a regular big band and a timpanist, though the timp notes are cued onto the Piano and Drum parts and the chart works equally well without the kettles. The last few bars are a bit of a scream for the Trumpets (with lead up to high F and second to high D) but the section can be taken down the octave if needs be. Both Altos double Clarinets.Swing @ 200 b.p.m.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: F6, Db6, Bb5, F5 Trombones 1-4: Cb4, Bb4, Ab4, C4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Intermission Riff by Ted Heath. Edited by Jon Harpin. Arranged by Ron Roullier. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1163). When you say Intermission Riff, the first name that pops up is usually Stan Kenton. However, other bands also covered this Ray Wetzel tune, and we offer you the Ted Heath version here, originally arranged by Ron Roullier and transcribed by Jon Harpin. We have written out the opening Piano solo chorus, and have left the other sax and trombone solos for your players to improvise. The first sax solo chords are scored onto the Alto 1 chair, and cued on the Tenor 1 part. The Trombone solo chords are written on all Trombone parts, leaving you free to share the solo space amongst your section. As per the Kenton chart, the Trumpets scream very high towards the end - lead to high G and second to high Eb. If your lead doesn't have the range, he can drop this little 3 measure section down an octave, though hell still have to hit high Eb on the final chord. There are no sax doubles.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: G6(Eb6), Eb6, C6, Bb5Trombones 1-4: F4, F4, F4, F4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
The Fox by Ray Anthony. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1145). The Fox is a real beauty of a swing-dance chart, perfect for the Jitterbug and Lindy dance crowd. This tune has a totally infectious bounce to it, and swings like crazy from start to finish. The arrangement is nearly all ensemble work, aside from a screaming 2nd Trumpet cameo solo, and there is a lot of plunger work in the Brass, with the sections answering each other behind the Sax lines, so it will have a lot of visual appeal in performance too. The Fox is not a hard chart to play, though it relies on your players being relaxed into the feel and not pushing the beat. The drum part is fully notated with the necessary licks, and the Trumpet solo can be played as written or from the chords provided. A rare and elegant swing chart from the Ray Anthony orchestra. Trumpets 1-4: C6, C6 (G6 opt), G5, F5 Trombones 1-4: Ab4, Ab4, Ab4, Ab4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Blues On The Double by Count Basie. Arranged by Myles Collins. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1138). Blues on the Double is a very rare Count Basie chart. Written by Buck Clayton and generally more associated with the Ellington band, this Basie version swings harder and offers more solo opportunities for alto, trumpet and tenor. Perhaps unusually for a Basie chart there is no solo spot for piano, though you could swap for a sax solo if you wished. The chart is as per the recording sample, except that the trumpet solo has been swapped for the clarinet solo. There are no written sax doubles. This is a driving up-tempo swing dance chart.
$65.00

Genres: Blues, Swing, Jazz & Blues
Contrasts by Jimmy Dorsey. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Freddie Slack. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1131). Contrasts was Jimmy Dorsey's theme tune and, as you might expect, it is a big alto sax feature. The title reflects the two moods of the song: the opening slow swing ballad featuring alto, the almost double-time shift to rhythmic swing in the middle, and the revesion to the ballad theme for the close. The band backings behind the soloist are subdued, yet rich with harmonic texture, providing a perfect counterfoil to the soaring solo line. The Dorsey solo has been written out in full, though your soloist can be allowed some freedom of expression with the chromatic and apreggio runs. There are no sax doubles. Duration: . 3 minutes, Style: . Swing @ 70 b.p.m.Ranges:Trumpets . 1-4: C6, A5, F5, Db5Trombones . 1-4: . C5, Ab4, E4, Db4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
South Of The Border by Benny Goodman. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Fletcher Henderson. For big band. Swing. Medium. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1127). This chart has been transcribed from the recording that Benny Goodman made with his Orchestra in April 1951 for the Columbia label. The band consisted of Goodman, 5 reeds, 7 brass and 4 rhythm. The arrangement has been modified to 8 brass and 5 saxes (AAATT) with the 1st Alto taking the clarinet lines. All of the original solos are written out in full, and we have written the trumpet solo on the trumpet 3 part. This is a great Goodman chart and a fine musical evolution in the Fletcher Henderson style, and it swings hard from start to finish. Swing @ 150 b.p.m. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4 : D6, Bb5, C6, Bb5 Trombones 1-4 : Cb5, Ab4, Ab4, C4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
March Of The Toys by Tommy Dorsey. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Dean Kincaide. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1126). March of the Toys is a rarely heard, yet exquisite chart, originally scored by Dean Kincaide for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. The tune itself is from the second act of Victor Herbert's "Babes In Toyland" operetta of 1903. Swinging the classics was fairly common during the Swing Era, but no one ever did it better than Dorsey. This chart calls for all your reed players to double Clarinet - AATT on Clari, and Bari on Bass Clari. However, we have written cue notes on the Bari part which avoid having to double, and both Tenors can play up an octave to avoid the double. The original flavour will be somewhat lost, but the result will be acceptable. The original Trumpet & TD's Trombone solos are written out in full, and the phrasing and articulation markings are all there, to allow you to reproduce an authentic performance.Ranges:Trumpets . 1-4: . C6, B5, B5, F#5Trombones . 1-4: . C5, A4, F4, E4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Chicken Reel by Glenn Miller. Edited by Alan Glasscock. Arranged by Bill Finegan. For big band. Swing. Medium Easy. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1123). Chicken Reel is a rare chart from the Glenn Miller band, originally penned by Bill Finegan. The arrangement opens with a unison rhythm riff, backed by band calls, and from there it builds in layers - Saxes, Trombones then Trumpets, leading into a bouncy Trumpet solo (written out in full). The chart fills and builds to a rousing climax. All saxes are written to double Clarinets for the final shout, though we have cued the Alto 3 part to be able to stay on Alto at this point, and both Tenors can play 8va. However, Altos 1 & 2 need to double. This is a great little chart and is good for dancers too.Ranges:Trumpets . 1-4: . C6, Ab5, F5, Eb5Trombones . 1-4: . G4, Eb4, C4, Bb3.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
April In Paris by Count Basie. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Wild Bill Davis. For big band. Swing. Medium Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1119). This version of April in Paris has been lovingly assembled from a number of recordings done by the Basie band of this fabulous Wild Bill Davis chart, and has a richer, lusher, more authentic feel than previous / current offerings published by other companies. We have taken down the Henderson Chambers' trombone solo (on bass bone, but cross cued on the other parts), and the stunning Phil Guilbeau trumpet solo (written out), both from Basie's Sept.1965 London concert. The trumpet solo in particular is in a different league to Basie's early "pop goes the weasel" version, though your player can improvise from the chords provied too. Also included is the "one more time" ending too, should you wish to tease the crowds. This chart will not disappoint.Ranges:Trumpets . 1-4: . D6(E6), D6, G5, E5Trombones . 1-4: . Bb4, A4, A4, F4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
You're Driving Me Crazy by Billy May. Edited by Jon Harpin. Arranged by Billy May. For big band. Swing. Difficult. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1109). Here is the quirky Billy May version of You're Driving Me Crazy from 1950, full of wonderfully humourous musical invention. The arrangement seems to be moving along at a nice steady 2-in-the-bar pace, when all of a sudden something completely different crops up, blasts away for a bar or two, and then normality is restored. Whether it be the Saxes bending their notes, the Trumpets coming in with phrases that could be taken from a Looney Tunes cartoon, or dissonant Trombones playing off the beat, this chart is certainly unusual, and NOT for the dancers! If you want a special arrangement for a special occasion, this is it. There are no Sax doubles, and we have rated it as Medium / Advanced as the Brass ranges are quite high. Trumpets 1-4: E6, C#6, C6, C6 Trombones 1-4: C5, A4, G4, G4.
$65.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Henry Mancini. For big band. Swing. Medium Easy. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1107). Just like the original studio version as scored by the composer. We have faithfully transcribed Plas Johnson's original solo, and have scored the string section lines behind the sax solo onto the electric piano part too. If your player has a synth with a good string sample, this will sound just right behind the sax. Mancini's version originally had Flute and Alto Flute taking the lead after the Tenor solo. We have scored our chart for Alto 1 & 2 on Flutes, with Tenor & Bari staying on their horns. However, the four non-solo sax parts (AATB) are all printed double sided - with and without Flute doubles - giving your section as much flexibility as we could at this point. The audio is courtesy of the FCJO. Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: A5, F#5, D#5, C#5Trombones 1-4: G4, Eb4, C4, A3.
$65.00

Genres: Film & TV, Swing, Jazz & Blues