To engage your ensemble and your audiences, “The Jazz Guy” at Stanton’s recommends these new charts from Kendor Music:
Bob Mintzer, Jazz Summit Series Gr.5
The ensemble writing of this chart will challenge the wind section and should be played with good, clean and vibrant attacks on each note. The horn section is the rhythm section on this tune! Familiarity with Brazilian music is a must for success!
Mike Dana, Jazz Summit Series Gr.5
Mike Dana’s chart is the perfect concert or festival opener for your advanced band! Plenty of open solo space, section solis and driving rhythm section writing make for a solid chart.
Sammy Nestico, Premier Jazz Series Gr.4
Recorded on the SWR Big Band CD Fun Time and adapted from the tune Blue Daniel, this chart romps along in “four” instead of “three” and sounds harder than it is. It features a sax chorus and solos by alto sax, tenor sax and trombone. Sammy also writes some powerful ensemble choruses between solos.