2019-2020 Jazz Band Chart Recommendations from Mr. Burnett

NOTE: Chart titles link to the JW Pepper website where the music can be purchased and audio samples of the music are available. I believe all of the charts listed are representative of the state-of-the-art in composing and arranging large jazz ensemble music. Each has substantial educational value and many teaching opportunities will present themselves throughout the process of working any of these selections up. Every selection is also suitable for programing at your concerts and all are appropriate for contest or competition performances. Music is not listed in any particular ranking order. Check this page often for updates and additions.

All the best, Cb

Over the Rainbow

Harold Arlen/arr. Alan Baylock – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

How High the Moon

Morgan Lewis/arr. Dave Wolpe – Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Switch in Time 

Sammy Nestico – Kendor Music, Inc.

The Queen Bee 

Sammy Nestico – Kendor Music, Inc.

Alegria

Mike Tomaro – Kendor Music, Inc.

Back in Time

Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

Lush Life

Billy Strayhorn/arr. Mike Kamuf – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Blue Bossa

Kenny Dorham/arr. Mark Taylor – Hal Leonard Corporation

On Green Dolphin Street

Bronislau Kaper/arr. Dave Wolpe – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Morocco

Russ Freeman/arr. Gordon Goodwin – Hal Leonard Corporation

Sky Dive

Freddie Hubbard/arr. Erik Morales – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Overjoyed

Stevie Wonder/arr. Mark Taylor – Hal Leonard Corporation

I Mean You

Monk & Hawkins/arr. Mike Tomaro – Hal Leonard Corporation

True North

Mike Dana – Kendor Music, Inc.

Body and Soul

Johnny Green/arr. Dave Wolpe – Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Point, Counterpoint

Ellen Rowe – Kendor Music, Inc.

It’s Oh, So Nice

Sammy Nestico – Kendor Music, Inc.

Round Midnight

Monk & Williams/arr. Mike Tomaro – Hal Leonard Corporation

Move 

(from Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool

Denzil Best/arr. Mike Tomaro – Hal Leonard Corporation

Moten Swing

Buster & Benny Moten/arr. Ernie Wilkins – Sierra Music Publications

Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat

Charles Mingus/arr. Andrew Homzy – Hal Leonard Corporation

Blue Monk

Thelonious Monk/arr. Mark Taylor – Hal Leonard Corporation

Just Friends

John Klenner/arr. Scott Ragsdale – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Willow Weep for Me

Ann Ronell/arr. Kris Berg – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

My Foolish Heart

Victor Young/arr. Dave Rivello – Alfred Music Publishing

18th Circle

Dave Mills – Jalen Publishing

Boplicity

Davis & Evans/arr. Mike Tomaro – Hal Leonard Corporation

Wave

Antonio Carlos Jobim/arr. Michael Mossman – Hal Leonard Corporation

One O’Clock Jump

Count Basie/arr. Jeff Hest – Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Brother Mister

Christian McBride/arr. Mike Kamuf – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Back Burner

Carmine Pastore – C L Barnhouse Company

The Sweetest Sounds

Richard Rodgers/arr. Mark Taylor – Hal Leonard Corporation

Laura

arr. Lennie Niehaus – Sierra Music Publications

Unit 7

Sam Jones/arr. Greg Yasinitsky – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Alone Together

arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

The First Circle

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mayes/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

It’s Just Talk

Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

James

Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

In Her Family

Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

So May It Secretly Begin

Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow – Sierra Music Publications

Recorda Me (Remember Me

Joe Henderson/arr. Mike Kamuf – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Trouble in Taipei

Michael Philip Mossman – Hal Leonard Corporation

Santa Monica Stroll

Jeremy Levy – FJH Music Company Inc

Recorda me

Joe Henderson/arr. Eric Richards – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Triangle

James Witherite / James Witherite – James Witherite

Side Effects

Neil Slater – Kendor Music, Inc.

Places

Slater, N – Kendor Music, Inc.

Time Sensitive

Neil Slater – Kendor Music, Inc.

El Caborojeno

Bob Mintzer – Kendor Music, Inc.

Bird Count

Maria Schneider – Kendor Music, Inc.

Mood Indigo

Ellington, D / Clayton, J – Hal Leonard Corporation

Better Days Ahead

Pat Metheny/arr. Gary Lindsay – Sierra Music Publications

Prelude to Summer

Gene Thorne – Kendor Music, Inc.

Another Story

Mike Tomaro – Kendor Music, Inc.

Whisper Not

Benny Golson/arr. Vince Norman – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Begin the Beguine

Cole Porter/arr. Mike Crotty – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Sophisticated Lady

Duke Ellington/arr. Mike Crotty – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Whisper Not

Benny Golson/arr. Michael Abene – Sierra Music Publications

Look for the Silver Lining

Buddy Desylva & Jerome Kern/Abene – Hal Leonard Corporation

Body and Soul

Johnny Green/arr. Matt Harris – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

North Shore Evening

Matt Harris – Kendor Music, Inc.

The Ariztocrat

John Fedchock – Kendor Music, Inc.

Up and Running

John Fedchock – Kendor Music, Inc.

A Little Minor Setback

Rick Lawn – Kendor Music, Inc.

Mosaic

Bob Mintzer – Kendor Music, Inc.

My Little Suede Shoes

Charlie Parker/arr. Rich Sigler – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Lester Leaps In

Lester Young/arr. Rich Sigler – Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Inner Urge

Joe Henderson/arr. Mark Taylor – Hal Leonard Corporation

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