Simply Jazz Vol 1
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FLEXIBLE
Band Series

with play-a-long CD
EASY BIG BAND
plus SMALL GROUP

Level 2+
PDF
$25.00 each
plus $2.50 GST
with MP3 attached

or

HARD COPY
$65 + $6GST

plus CD
(no GST on sales outside Australia)


Instrumentation
Conductor's Score
Alto Sax 1, 2
Tenor Sax 1, 2
Baritone Sax
Trumpets 1, 2, 3,4/F Horn
Trombones 1, 2, 3
Piano
Guitar + frames
Bass
Drums

Aux Percussion (opt)
Vibraphone (opt)
Flute/Violin (opt)
Clarinet (opt)
Scat Vocal (opt)

Due to popular demand the Simply Jazz titles are now available
to purchase as individual charts.
Each chart has two versions of the same song - back to back -
all with optional written solos.
BIG BAND on side 1 - SMALL GROUP (similar to Mix & Match) on side 2.
Each chart comes with a play-a-long CD which may be copied to use
for home practice and improvisation practice.
Additional CDs may be purchased for $3ea + GST
This series is ideal for elective music exams.  The student would
play version two and use the live band or the CD as a backing band.


EXTRA TITLES WILL BE ADDED TO THE FLEXIBLE BAND SERIES
SO KEEP CHECKING

Title
Description
Cat. No.
MP3
View both
versions
of Trumpet 1

PDF files

BEGUN THE
BEGUINE


From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 2

Level 2+

As the title suggests, this chart has a Latin, beguine feel.  The melodic theme is played by alto sax.  There are optional written solos for trumpet, alto sax & piano. 

WPF
005

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group




BLUEZY

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 1

Level 2

Also was Division 4 Set piece for GIJ 2007

Bluezy has and easy, groove feel.  It  features a touch of the counter point in the melody and has optional written solos for tenor sax, piano, alto sax & trumpet.  Each part has the Eb concert blues scale illustrated at the end of the piece, to encourage extra soloists.
WPF
001

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group




CHA CHA
CHOPS


From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 1

Level 2

This piece has a Cha Cha feel.  It features both the staccato & legato tonguing. Optional written solos for piano & tenor sax.  A great chart for your library if playing for dancers.


WPF
004

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

DOWNRIGHT DORIAN

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 1

Level 2

A good driving rock feel with simple chord changes.  The solo section features optional written solos for trombone & alto sax.  A good workout for the drummer.

WPF
006

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

 

GROOVE BOOGIE

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 1

Level 2

Groove Boogie has a catchy riff supported by a swing shuffle feel.  The solo section features tenor sax plus trombone.  The Bb blues scale is issustrated on each part - this is a good chance for students to start soloing.
WPF
007

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

 

I'D RATHER GO SURFIN'

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 1

Level 2
This rock chart requires high energy from start to finish.  There are optinal written solos for tenor sax & trumpet.  A key change to Em for the guitar solo.  Also a final key change to Fm as the band romps home with and exciting finish!
WPF
008

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

IN THE MODE

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 2

Level 2+
There is a funky riff going throughout this Latin/rock feel.  The legato theme contains some very tight harmonies.  Optional written solos for trumpet & alto sax.  Also a drum solo with some short "stabs" (hits) from the band.
WPF
009

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

I REMEMBER CLIFF

Division 4 Set piece for
GIJ 2009.

Level 2½

This is a Basie style groove feel.  Close harmonies & great variety of dynamics which make this chart really swing - plenty of punchy statements from the brass. This is dedicated to Cliff Goodchild who began the NSW Annual School Band Festival.
WPF
013

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

MIXOLYDIAN MADNESS

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 2

Level 2+
This is a real "head banger".  The melody contains quite a few time changes. There is an optional written guitar solo & a chance for the whole band to go beserk as they all solo together on the Mixolydian mode.
WPF
010

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

NO NEED TO SHOUT

Level 2½ plus Level 3

Division 4 Set piece for
GIJ 2010.

Bb blues written in a Count Basie groove setting. A simple riff builds throughout, climaxing with a key change to "C" then to "Eb" which really drives home.
WP
014
Big Band
recording

Listen
to MP3

Small group
recording

Listen
to MP3

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

NO SWEAT

Division 4 Set piece for
GIJ 2008.

Level 2½

An easy, Basie style, groove feel - melodic with close harmonies and counter lines.  Plenty of sax ensemble throughout.  Trumpet's registers are comfortable - the highest note "G".  Features alto sax optional written solo. Drummer has lots of solo fills towards the end.
WPF
011

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

SMOOTH GROOVE

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 2

Level 2+

This groovy chart has some nice ensemble work.  It features optional written solos for piano & tenor sax.  The band plays a shout chorus before returning to the theme to take the it out.
WPF
003

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

THAT FUNKY THING

Level 2½ plus Level 3

Division 4 Set piece for
GIJ 2011.

 

After a majestic opening the rhythm section settles into a funky groove feel. An easy "2" chord pattern sets the foundation for this catchy theme to groove on.  
Big Band
recording

Listen
to MP3

Small group
recording

Listen
to MP3

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group

WHISTLE DIXIE

From
SIMPLY JAZZ Vol. 2

Level 2+

This melody is made up of free flowing lines backed up by an easy 2 step Dixieland feel.  It also contains a punchy written Dixieland segment which lead to a tenor sax solo.
WPF
012

Trumpet 1

Easy Big Band
&
Small Group



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