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“ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS”

A SOURCEBOOK

FOR A BASIC AND ESSENTIAL

BIG BAND REPERTOIRE

Introduction

3

The “A” List Basic and Essential Compositions

5

Count Basie (1904-1984)

5

All of Me

5

April in Paris

6

Basie Straight Ahead

6

Blues in Hoss’ Flat (Frankie’s Flat)

7

Corner Pocket

7

Down for the Count

8

Four Five Six

8

In a Mellow Tone

9

Lil’ Darlin’

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Moten Swing

10

One O’Clock Jump

10

Shiny Stockings

11

We Be Jammin

11

Wind Machine

12

“Choice of Repertoire”

12

Duke Ellington

(1899-1974)

13

Across the Track Blues

13

Black and Tan Fantasy

13

Boy Meets Horn

14

Caravan

14

Cottontail

15

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

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Half the Fun

16

Harlem Airshaft

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In A Mellotone

17

Prelude to a Kiss

17

Rockin’ In Rhythm

18

Solitude

18

Take the “A” Train

19

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

19

“Importance of Jazz History”

20

Thad Jones (1923-1996)/ Mel Lewis (1929-1990)

21

A

Child is Born

21

Big Dipper

 

21

Don’t Get Sassy

22

Groove Merchant

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Hello and Goodbye

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Little Pixie II

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Low Down

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Tip Toe

24

To You

25

Three In One

25

A

Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

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“Building a Better Solo”

27

Woody Herman

(1913-1987)

28

Central Park West

28

Early Autumn

28

Four Brothers

29

Pools

29

Woodchopper’s Ball

30

“Attitude Towards Soloists”

Collaboration

30

Stan Kenton (1911-1979)

31

31

Here’s That Rainy Day

31

Intermission Riff

32

A

Little Minor Booze

32

Malaguena

33

Peanut Vendor

33

“More Thoughts On The Rhythm Section”

34

Buddy Rich (1917-1981)

35

Basically Blues

35

Chelsea Bridge

35

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

36

“Melody and Rhythm”

36

Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929- )

37

Road Time Shuffle

37

Tuning Up

37

Rob McConnell (1935- )

38

Runaway Harmones

38

A

Tribute to Art Fern

38

“Simple, Beginning Steps To Improvisation”

39

Bill Holman (1927-)

40

Just Friends

40

Ruby, My Dear

40

Maynard Ferguson ( 1929 - )

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On Green Dolphin Street

41

Louis Bellson (1924-)

41

Groove Blues

41

“Don’t Stop”

42

Bob Mintzer (1953-)

42

Art of the Big Band

42

Dauphin (Dolphin) Dance

43

Incredible Journey

43

Latin Dance

44

Truth

44

“Harder-Higher-Faster”

45

Joe Henderson (1937-)

46

Recordame

46

McCoy Tyner (1938-)

46

Choices

46

Passion Dance

47

“A Correlation- The Spoken Word And The Language Of Jazz”

47

John Clayton Jr. (1952 - )

48

Come Sunday

48

Georgia

48

How Great Thou Art

49

RainCheck

49

T’Ain’t What You Do

50

“Know Your Instrument”

50

Robert Curnow

51

First Circle

51

Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

51

Boogie Stop Shuffle

51

Moanin’

52

“Open Ears VS. Closed Minds”

52

Michael Philip Mossman (1959-)

53

 

Cubauza

53

A

Night in Tunisia (Mambo)

53

Out of The Blue

54

Paz Profundo

54

A

Night In Tunisia

55

“Some Thoughts On Change, The Status Quo And Our Teaching”

55

Don Menza (1936-)

56

Dizzyland

56

Gil Evans (1912-1988)

56

La Nevada Blues

56

Maids of Cadiz

57

Jimmy Heath (1926-)

57

Gingerbread Boy

57

Trane Connections

58

“Humility…Reality…Possibilities”

59

Jim McNeely (1949-)

60

Finally

60

Paper Spoons

60

Skittish

61

Blue Note

61

“Develop A Positive Attitude To What You Hear “

62

GRP All-Stars

63

Airegin

63

Cookin’ at the Continental

63

Misterioso

64

Sister Sadie

64

“Play A Melody”

65

Carla Bley (1938-)

65

Who Will Rescue You

65

Exaltation/Religious Experience/Major

66

Simple Arrangement

66

“Speak! Sing! Play!”

67

Miscellaneous

67

Miss Fine

67

Sackbut City

68

Wrappin’ It Up

68

A SUPPLEMENTARY LIST:

Additional and Valuable Compositions/Arrangements

69

Count Basie (1904-1984)

69

Avenue “C”

69

Battle Royal

70

Booze Brothers

70

Bus Dust

71

CB Express

71

Cherry Point

72

Cute

72

Duet

73

Every Tub

73

Fantail

74

Flight of The Foo Birds

74

Fly Me To The Moon

75

Freckle Face

75

Front Burner

75

Hayburner

76

Jamie

76

Katy

76

Katy Do

77

Kid From Red Bank

77

Magic Flea

78

Miss Missouri

78

Misunderstood Blues

78

Queen Bee

79

Satin Doll

79

Second Time Around

80

Splanky

80

Texas Shuffle

81

Vine Street Rumble

81

Warm Breeze

81

Whirlybird

82

You Got It

82

“Body Language In Improvisation”

83

Duke Ellington

(1899-1974)

83

Agra

83

Ahmad

84

Blood Count

84

 

Concerto For Cootie

84

Isfahan

85

Koko

85

Mainstem

86

Mood Indigo

86

Old Circus Train Turnaround Blues

87

Thad Jones (1923-1996)/ Mel Lewis (1929-1990)

87

All of Me

87

Ambience

88

Central Park North

88

Cherry Juice

89

Consummation

89

Dearly Beloved

90

Ding Dong Ding

90

The Farewell

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Fingers

91

A

Good Time Was Had

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The Great One

92

Mean What You Say

92

Meetin’ Place

93

Once Around

93

Skylark

94

This Bass Was Made For Walkin

94

US

94

Willow Weep For Me

95

“Listen…Listen…Listen”

95

Woody Herman

(1913-1987)

96

Blues for Poland

96

Blues for Red

96

Come Rain or Come Shine

97

Fried Buzzard

97

Greasy Sack Blues

97

Great Escape

98

I Got News For You

98

It

Don’t Mean A Thing

99

Reunion At Newport

99

Woody’s Gold Star

99

Stan Kenton (1911-1979)

100

Artistry In Rhythm

100

Granada Smoothie

100

La Suerta De Los Tontos

101

Malaga

101

My Old Flame

101

Opus In Pastels

102

Stella By Starlight

102

Stompin’ At The Savoy

102

What’s New

103

Buddy Rich (1917-1981)

103

Groovin Hard

103

Lush Life

104

Nutville

104

Time Check

105

Sr. Mark’s Square

105

“A Better Rhythm Section”

Studio J

106

Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929- )

107

107

Hangin’ Loose

107

Rob McConnell (1935- )

108

Blue Tag

108

Countless Blues

108

Even Canadians Get The Blues

109

Just Friends

109

The Shuffle Boogie Swamp Groove Blues

110

Bill Holman (1927-)

110

Any Dude’ll Do

110

No Joy in Mudville

111

Petaluma Lu

111

St. Thomas

112

Told You So

112

Maynard Ferguson ( 1929 - )

113

Brazil

113

Blue Birdland

113

Footpath Café

114

It’s The Gospel Truth

114

Mira Mira

115

Slide’s Derangement

115

You Got It

116

Louis Bellson (1924-)

116

E. J. Express

116

Phil Woods (1931-)

117

Charles Christopher

117

Julian

117

Paul

118

Randi

118

Sweet Willie

119

Les Hooper

119

Bunch of Blues

119

El Improvo Grande

120

Midnight Bells

120

On Green Dolphin Street

120

Bob Mintzer (1953-)

121

Eye Of the Hurricane

121

Hanky Panky

121

The Happy Song

122

Lazy Day

122

A Long Time Ago

123

Papa Lips

123

Techno-Pop

124

Slo Funk

124

Tribute

125

“Programming The Concert (And Rehearsal) … Jazz Should Be Fun”

126

Bobby Watson

(1953-)

127

Conservation

127

Ms. BC (For Betty Carter)

127

Old Time Ways

128

McCoy Tyner (1938-)

128

Blues On The Corner

128

John Clayton Jr. (1952 - )

129

Blues Blower’s Blues

129

Blues For Stephanie

129

Brush This

130

Easy Money

130

I Be Serious About Dem Blues

131

Night Train

131

Soup Bone

132

Take The A Train

132

Bob Florence (1932 - )

133

Oceanography

 

133

Party Hearty

133

Trash Can City

134

Wide Open Spaces

134

Bob Curnow

135

First Child

135

Charles Mingus (1922-1979)

135

Tijuana Gift Shop

135

Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love

136

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

136

Hatian Love Song

136

Gunslinging Bird

137

Nostalgia In Times Square

137

Paul Lopez

138

Floriando

138

Sylvia

138

Una Mas

139

Tom Kubis

139

Alexander’s Big Time Band

139

Exactly Like This

140

Honey’s Buckled Hose

140

On Purple Porpoise Parkway

141

Jimmy Heath (1926-)

141

CTA

141

Ellington’s Strayhorn

142

Forever Sonny

142

Jim McNeely (1949-)

143

Off The Cuff

143

Paquito D’Rivera (1948-)

143

Snow Samba

143

GRP All-Stars

144

Oleo

144

Round Midnight

144

All Blues

145

Don Ellis (1934-1978)

145

Indian Lady

145

Turkish Bath

146

Miscellaneous

146

Blue Bossa

146

Filthy McNasty

147

Ladybird

147

Lady With The Pretty Legs

147

New Skies

148

Silverado

148

What A Wonderful World

148

Tiger of San Pedro

149

Kansas City Shout

149

Know The Melody…Play With A Vocalist’s Legato”

150

“The Sax Section” – Dr. John Mills

151

“Playing In A Trumpet Section” – Pat Murray

157

“Playing Trombone In A Big Band” – Paul McKee

161

“Comments On Rhythm Section Parts In Afro-Cuban Arrangements “ – Michael Philip Mossman

168

“The Jazz Ensemble Rhythm Section” Jeff Hellmer

170

Music and Materials- Publishers and Jobbers - Educational MaterialsAnd Methods (eg., The Aebersold Materials) A List of Representative Jazz Education Videos and Movies

172

A List of Important of Jazz Artists and Recordings

189

Saxophones

189

Trumpets

196

Trombones and Tubas

203

Piano and Vibes

205

Guitar

211

Bass

213

Vocalists

217

Big Bands

221

Historically Significant Recordings

230