Ben Markley Big Band
Modal medium-up blues.
Big Band Chart adapted from the Scott Turpen Quintet recording. Features soprano and bass solos with optional solos for tenor and trumpet. The chart begins with a piano ostinato that sets the stage for a solo soprano melody. The chart slowly builds to a full ensemble section before going into a funky groove the features two solo spots as well as fun and challenging unison ensemble passages for the saxophone section.
Educational Grade Big Band Charts
Grade III+ medium swinger drum feature. A Markley original that is a mashup of the chord changes to On a Misty Night and I Hear a Rhapsody.
Straight 8th modal tune that features flugel and tenor melody. The chart includes 3 different blowing sections. A fun chart your group is sure to enjoy. Grade III+
A straight 8ths funky groover that features a tenor and trumpet soli on the melody. The solo form is an extended blues. Originally written for the Kansas Music Educators Association Southwest High School Regional Jazz Ensemble. Level II+.
An excellent choice for the young high school jazz ensemble. This minor shuffle features many unison passages within the sections as well as commonly found jazz rhythms. A playable piece with musical interest.
Written for the 2015 Wyoming Jazz Ensemble. Modal straight eights tune that features a two solo sections (one minor, one dominant). Grade III