Samples from Big Band Arrangements (click on title to watch video):
- The Obama Suite – A three movement suite that features your entire band. Excellent show piece!
- En Passant – A hard bop killer that features tenor & trumpet & drums. Very difficult ensemble shout section.
- Three Thing – A hip ?swing tune reminiscent of Wayne Shorter. Features blowing on minor blues, trombone soli and drum solo.
- Suburban Bourbon / Buy CD – Here’s an all out funk thang that features an organ or guitar. A true crowd pleaser! Features Jeff Lorber.
- Maxine / Buy CD – The classic Donald Fagen tune in a big band setting featurind piano. Some tough changes here. Features Jeff Lorber.
- Bridge By Candlelight / view chart – A medium tempo modern jazz tune featuring very difficult solis for saxes and brass. Very difficult. Click watch to see the West Valley Jazz Orchestra play”Bridge By Candlelight”.
- One For Mike / view chart – Funk a la the Brecker Brothers for the whole big band! A tribute to Michael Brecker. Features some difficult solis and ensemble work.. Click watch to see the West Valley Jazz Orchestra playing “One For Mike”.
- Mirembe / view chart – African jazz groove that features two flugelhorns or trumpets. Medium difficult and requires WW doubles. Click to see the West Valley Jazz Orchestra playing”Mirembe”.
- Tribute 2001 / view chart – A ballad that can feature any instrument. Solo parts in C, Bb, Eb and bass clef are included. Also features a sax soli. Medium difficult. Click to see the West Valley Jazz Orchestra playing “Mirembe”.
- September in the Rain
September in the Rain / Encore
The great standard arranged for big band as a trumpet feature. Also features and A capella horn section. Middle School to College level. Click listen to hear the West Valley Jazz Orchestra play “September in the Rain”. Click encore to hear the Buchser Middle School Jazz Band play “September in the Rain”.
- Bob’s Song / view chart
A funky ballad that features Alto Sax in a Dave Sanborn style. High School or college level. Click listen to hear the West Valley Jazz Orchestra play “Bob’s Song”.
- I Know I’m Thinking / view chart
A swing/shuffle/funk piece that features Trumpet, Alto and Tenor A la The Brecker Brothers. High School or College level. Click listen to hear the West Valley Jazz Orchestra play “I know……I’m Thinking”.