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SCM-1129-00 Gr. 3 'Hunk O Funk' Comp & Arr. By Carl Strommen NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Carl has composed a very groovy, straight forward Funky tune that has plenty of dialogue between the saxes and the brass complimented by some powerful ensemble writing. Solos are on two chords on which a blues scale may be used.

SCM-1122-00 Gr. 3 'Backstop' Comp & Arr. by Mike Carubia NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Backstop is a medium tempo Blues in F with moderate brass ranges with a unison saxophone line stating the melody followed by a soft ensemble and a strong ensemble leading to the solos. A great opener with minimal rehearsal time needed for this piece.

SCM-1124-00 Gr. 3.5 'Hopscotch' Comp & Arr. by Joe Schaefer NEW for 2016! JW Pepper Editors Choice!
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Joe Schaefer has written a great Hip/Hop feel into this composition using great funky lines and plenty of solid ensemble writing. One chord (Blues scales) for soloists. This ones is “Hot and Energetic” A real winner for your students.

SCM-1116-00 Gr. 4 'Barbeque Ribs' by Mike Carubia NEW for 2015!
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Based on slightly altered blues changes, Mike has created another winner to follow the success of his "Barbeque Wings" and "Barbeque Sauce." A real funky intro sets up this blues but strays occasionally with some creative transitional material. Solos are based on the blues in the key of C-concert. Rehearsal time is held to a minimum as much of the material presented in the beginning shows up at the end. Features solos spaced with cued backgrounds. Real hot big band funk.

SCM-1121-00 Gr. 3 'Canal Street Commotion' by Mike Carubia NEW for 2015!
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This chart features the sound of a New Orleans funeral marching band historically known as the "Second Line" behind the family and casket. It's a time for celebration coming after the intiail mourning period. Lots of fun to play in the style of a funky, marching Dixieland band. The harmonic form is the blues and there is room made for soloing both inside the ensemble and with individual featured solos.

SCM-1100-00 Gr. 3 'Blues For Miles' by Mike Carubia
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This new addition of Freddie Hubbard's music will light up many faces. Freddie describes this as "Hip Hop Funk" on the CD entitled "Blue for Miles". A very funky unison melody leads to a "stop time" chorus for the saxes for these slightly altered Bb Blues changes. Solos follow then a rock flavored Shout chorus takes us back to the head. A fun chart for all that your students will really enjoy playing. 12 Bar Blues Form in Bb.

SCM-1102-00 Gr. 3.5 'The Little Dipper' by Mike Carubia
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Mike wrote this piece in 1969 and modeled around the Thad Jones sound. This medium tempo Blues in B flat opens with a unison brass melody which is repeated with saxes playing the background harmonies. Following the solos, a quiet ensemble chorus builds to an exciting "Shout Chorus" (repeated) then back to the head. Very flexible for soloists in an easy Blues Key (Bb). Moderate high ranges with optional notes provided. (No written solos for this Bb blues form)

SCM-1085-00 Gr. 4 'Bad Ole' Blues' by Mike Carubia
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This one starts with a slow sax unison melody leading to a full sax soli restatement of the main theme. A change to "Double Time" sends the Tenor Sax on a 3 chorus romp followed by a Bass solo. A soft ensemble chorus leads to a chorus and a half in classic "shout chorus style". 12 bar blues form in Ab major. Written solos provided. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 ( Bb) , Trb. (Gb) , Alto (C)

SCM-1060-00 'Minor Yours?'' by Mike Carubia
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This Medium/Fast blues in Fm provides a solid big band ensemble study for your students. The writing contains plenty of call and response between sections and has ample room for solos. Moderate brass ranges make it very playable and this chart closes with a powerful 8 bar shout chorus that repeats. Solos are provided on a separate sheet.

SCM-1059-00 'Blues Dance' By Mike Carubia
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This 6/8 jazz groove is reiniscent of "A Walk on the Wild Side" which Mike arranged while he was staff arranger for the 3rd Army Band in Atlanta, GA. This Bb minor blues has a touch of Charles Mingus in it.

SCM-1002-00 Gr. 4 'Back Bone' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
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Medium tempo Blues in F that really drives. Very player friendly with written solos a solid Shout Chorus and an ending drum solo.

SCM-1010-00 Gr. 3 'Who Me' by Frank Foster/Arr. by Carubia
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Re-scored a fourth lower to F containing all of the skillfully penned structure written for the Count Basie band by Frank Foster in the early 60's.

SCM-1014-00 Gr. 4+ 'Second Race'
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia

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Constructed to highlight the tenor sax solo, Thad has once again created a masterpiece from the time honored blues in F major.

SCM-1032-00 Gr. 2+ 'Time Out' NEW! Composed and Arranged by Carl Strommen
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Remember "Moanin"? Carl has done a great job with this at the HS, Middle School or Jr. High Level. Blues in F (Playable with a smaller group).


SCM-1001-00 Gr. 3 'Don't Get Sassy' in F by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
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Thad Jones composition re-scored for high school & Jr. high bands. Technical and range requirements have been reduced without compromising the "Thad Jones sound." Easier of the 2 "Sassy" arrangements. Solos, piano voicings and bass parts written out. 8 brass, 5 saxes 4 rhythm , Opt. Flute (Playable/w 4 Sx., 3 Trp., 2 Trb., 3 Rhy.)

SCM-1024-00 Gr. 3 'A Night at the Blue Note' Best Seller by Carl Strommen
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This tune will remind you of all those Blue note records you bought over the years. Moderate in tempo, difficulty level and full of surprises. Not quite a Blues in F---better!

SCM-1038-00 Gr. 3+ 'Big League Blues' NEW! Composed and Arranged by Steve Barbieri
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Great medium tempo blues in Bb that captures the small group feel of the Blue Note recordings from the 1950's & 60's for the full jazz ensemble. Medium tempo Bb blues.

SCM-1042-00 Gr. 3+ 'Blues for JD and the Gang' NEW! Composed and Arranged by Mike Carubia
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Commissioned by Jim Dragovitch, director of the GW Hewlett HS Jazz Ens., this 16 bar tune features a unison melody carried by the trombones & tenors and plenty of Full Ens with short stop time before the solo sections. Medium tempo jazz in Bb.

SCM-1043-00 Gr. 3 'Traces of Blue' NEW! by Mike Carubia
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Relaxed cool jazz feel.

SCM-1048-00 Gr. 3 'Nasty Blues' NEW! by Mike Carubia
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Med. Fast Blues in Bb.

SCM-1050-00 Gr. 4 'It Is What It Is ' by Andy Farber
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Med. tempo 12 bar Blues in C written in a “Classic” Count Basie style that can get your band in a groove quickly.

SCM-1006-00 Gr. 3 'You Can Count On It' by Paul Lee
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A nice medium tempo blues in Bb with the shout chorus in Eb . This composition captures some of the "cool school" style that was popular on the West & East coasts in the 50's. Written solos, piano voicings playable by full jazz ens. or smaller 4 saxes, 3 trps., 2 trbs., 3 rhy.

SCM-1018-00 Gr. 4 '2 Hip 2 B Blues' by Rich Iacona
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Extended blues form shifts from a Swing Shuffle to a Funk bridge then back again. Optional lead trumpet notes save chops but won't take the energy away from this chart.

SCM-1020-00 Gr. 3 'Busy Woman Blues' by Siebert, Smith, Stewart & Berger
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The only vocal selection in our catalogue, this is a swinging blues arranged by Duke Ellington expert Dave Berger.

SCM-1027-00 Gr. 4 'Full House' by Dave LaLama
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This swingin' minor blues features a unison sax melody and plenty of call & response between brass and saxes. Solo sections can be opened up and it ends with a spot for your drummer.