Best of Belwin Jazz: First Year Charts Collection for Jazz Ensemble
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Series: First Year Charts Collection for Jazz Ensemble
Category: Jazz Ensemble Collection
Instrument: Trumpet
Instrumentation: 2nd B-Flat Trumpet
The Best of Belwin Jazz: First Year Charts for Jazz Ensemble is a collection of twelve outstanding jazz ensemble arrangements for the young player. Each chart is written by experienced educational arrangers and composers in various styles and tempos: swing, Latin, ballad, waltz, holiday and pop.

This collection is written for full instrumentation---five saxophones, three trumpets, three trombones, and four rhythm---but is designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of three saxes, two trumpets, one trombone and three rhythm. Optional parts are available for flute, clarinet, tuba, horn in F, and baritone T.C.

The rhythm section parts offer suggestions for rhythms, piano voicings, and guitar chord frames. All solos are written out in improvised sections. The conductor’s book includes full-length CD recordings of all titles.

Titles include:
"Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home," "Birth of the Blues," "Embraceable You," "First Time Around," "Gospel," "Hot Chocolate," "Jazzmin Tea," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Poco Loco," "Splanky," "Sunday Morning," "TMI" This title is available in SmartMusic.
TITLE COMPOSER
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home Ralph Ford (arranger)
Embraceable You (from "Girl Crazy") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
First Time Around Mike Lewis (composer)
Gospel Carl Strommen (composer)
Hot Chocolate (from "The Polar Express") Alan Silvestri (composer); Glen Ballard (composer)
Jazzmin Tea Vince Gassi (composer)
Jingle Bell Rock Joe Beal (composer); Jim Boothe (composer)
Poco Loco Carl Strommen (arranger)
Splanky Neal Hefti (composer)
Sunday Morning Neal Hefti (composer)
T.M.I. (Too Much Information) Ralph Ford (composer)
The Birth of the Blues (from "George White's Scandals") Lew Brown (lyricist); Buddy DeSylva (lyricist); Ray Henderson (composer)