When you need some new material for your advanced jazz ensemble, “The Jazz Guy” suggests that you reach for one of these new pieces from Belwin Jazz:
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arr. Mike Crotty, Premier Jazz Series Gr.4
Saw the title, wasn’t excited. Heard the chart… IT’S FANTASTIC! This is a tenor sax feature, arranged for “The Airmen of Note,” as a ballad moving into a straight-eighth groove at around 160 BPM. There are some great solis with tight harmonies, lush chords in the introduction and interesting lines all through this exciting chart!
arr. George Stone, Premier Jazz Series Gr.5
This Louis Bellson chart is a swinger with a samba bridge that will challenge the band. Features include solo space for tenor, trumpet and obviously, drums!