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Jammin' at Rocco's
Level: Medium Style: Shuffle
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A tribute to an early teacher of mine, Rocco Sofo - this medium up-tempo shuffle features a tenor and trumpet soli, aggressive rhythm content, and an angular melodic line. You can just hear us jammin' away in Rocco's basement!.

PHB
Level: Medium Advanced Style: Bright Swing
A light-hearted swing chart based on a simple melodic premise played by the flugelhorn, this chart is exuberant from beginning to end!

Blue Chimes
Level: Medium Style: Bright Swing
Piano, vibes and guitar provide the backdrop for this unique composition. The orchestration features bell-like sonorities in the rhythm section and modal melodic content.

Bill Bailey
Level: Advanced Style: Funk
Featured on the 1986 Eastman Jazz Ensemble CD "Hot House". This Funk Chart was noted in an article in Instrumentalist magazine that listed
several high school band director's favorite charts. While the difficulty is advanced - the payoff is enormous!

Eddie's Cap
Level: Medium Style: Swing
Written in remembrance of high school friend and bari' sax man Ed Norris, this minor blues features a colorful chord extension and a final solo spot for the baritone sax.

Inner View
Level: Medium Style: Funk
This up tempo funk chart features a "hocket-like" development section and fresh sounding chord changes.

Easy Minor
Level: Medium Easy Style: Swing
This chart works great for all levels! A medium tempo modal swing tune that is accessible to middle school bands, yet sophisticated enough for high school students..

On Two Horizons
Level: Medium Style: Bright Latin
Inspired by an early morning run during which the sun could be seen glowing on one horizon while the moon was "setting" on the other. This bright Latin tune borrows orchestration and melodic elements from The Rippingtons.

Some Samba
Level: Medium Advanced Style: Bright Samba
An aggressive samba with strong trombone statements in the theme. This chart features a "techno-pop" coda that is very hip!.

The Colechester Cha Cha
Level: Medium Style: Bright Samba
Commissioned by the William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester
Connecticut, this samba finds it's strength in a tuneful melody and solid scoring. Playable by a wide range of musicians, you'll find this sophisticated sounding chart accessible to the skills of young musicians.

A Fond Farewell
Level: Medium Easy Style: Light Rock
Dedicated to the musicians of the Lyons High School Jazz Ensemble (1985-1991) - this tribute is a heart-warming gift to Caesar, Mike, Sarah, Joe - and all that made things happen in Lyons. An alto saxophone feature.

Heart Smiles
Level: Medium Easy Style: Light Rock
An Alto feature on the light rock side. The title was inspired by my son Matt's observation of the importance of music. When he was 5 years old he told me that good music made his "heart smile".
Jammin' at Rocco'sListen!
PHBListen!
Blue ChimesListen!
Bill Bailey
Eddie's Cap
Inner View
Easy Minor
On Two Horizons
Some Samba
The Colechester Cha Cha
A Fond Farewell
Heart Smiles

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