Publications For Jazz Ensemble


To You

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Category: Blues and Swing
Jalen JJZ099 -- $50.00 -- Easy
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This laid back swing tune fits right "in the pocket". The bluesy opening melody features the trombones before the intensity builds. Next it's time for a sax soli before the soloists get a chance to blow. This chart provides the perfect opportunity to switch up the feel at your next concert.


Bluesberry Pie

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Category:: Blues and Swing
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This Basie style laid back swing tune oozes with coolness. Alto Saxes and 2nd Trumpet are featured on the melody at the top as the rest of the band plays some swingin' backgrounds to set the mood. 1st Tenor sax is featured on a short solo followed by a recap of the melody by all the saxes leading into an extended written or improvised solo from 1st Tenor Sax. The Trumpets and Saxes take the melody next with some stop time feels in the rhythm section and trombones. Next it's time for your 1st Trombone to get his solo on with a written or improvised chorus. Saxes and Brass bring us to the end with the melody once more.


Blues Ya'

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Category:: Blues and Swing
Jalen JJZ068 -- $50.00 -- Medium Easy
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This laid back swing tune has a really mellow groove as the trombones soli on the melody to start us out. The trumpet join the fun, then the saxes as the rhythm section provides some nice stop time feels. A sax soli section over the bridge leads into the solo section featuring written or improvised solos for 1st Alto Sax, 2nd Trumpet and 1st Trombone. The rhythm section drops out as the brass is featured on a laid back blow section. It's back to the opening theme as the tune closes out.


Blue Star

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Shuffle-Blues in Bb
Plenty of room for improv
Jalen JJZ001 -- $45.00 -- Grade 2
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This hip shuffle swings from start to finish. Includes a written Alto Sax solo, tasty piano solo and a stop time chorus to feature the sax section.


She Got The Benz, I Got The Blooze

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Blues in F with a written piano intro, a middle section open for improv, and an exciting "shout chorus" to close.
Jalen JJZ040 $45.00 -- Grade 2
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The title paints a picture of this nice chart! It's a medium shuffle chart that's embedded in the blues all the way. It's in the style of the great Count Basie Band and begins with the rhythm section setting the groove followed by a swinging sax soli. The trumpets and trombones are playing down and dirty backgrounds with wah-wah"" and cup mutes behind the saxes. There's an open solo section over blues changes, or your soloists can play from the included suggested solos. A rhythm section break sets up the whole ensemble for a rousing shout chorus to the finale. Highly recommended!


Silent Night

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

Category:: Christmas & Holiday
Jalen JJZ076 -- $50.00 -- Medium Easy
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This eloquent treatment of the Christmas classic is easy to work up for any holiday concert. The tune is first set to a serene 3/4 feel as the winds carry the melody with lots of lush chords. A Tenor Sax solo plays the last phrase of the melody as the feel switches to a laid back bossa nova style providing more room for an extended written or improvised Tenor solo followed by a piano solo. The chart ends with a short recap of the serene feel from the beginning of the piece.


Sometimes It Be's That WaY

Jalen Jazz Publications Composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey

A medium tempo swing tune with a laid-back feel your students will love...
Jalen JJZ061 $50.00 -- Grade 2
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This medium tempo swing tune starts with a laid back feel set up by a piano solo before the saxes lay down the melody. The solo section includes a 2nd written piano solo before the tune ends with an old school big blow section featuring the entire ensemble.