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Band Charts. Check back every couple of months to view the newer charts which are being offered.
COMBO CHARTS - $10.00 each
ALL OF ME -
Arr. by Clyde Grabski - This multi-combo chart works with 3 or 4 Horns. Alto Sax, Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Sax,
Eb Bari Sax, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar (Opt.), Bass, Drums, Piano -- A fun-to-play Dixie-Jazz style piece. The middle
chorus is open for solos.
Listen to: ALL OF ME clip
THE JACK – By James Reese Europe & Chris Smith – Arr. Clyde Grabski – Jazz Combo - Bb
Clarinet, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano - Ballin’ The Jack was written in 1913 by Chris
Smith and recorded by Prince’s Orchestra in 1914, reaching #1 on the charts for 3 weeks! This arrangement uses James
Reese Europe’s intro which has become traditionally connected with the tune.
Listen to BALLING THE JACK
JOINT IS JUMPIN, THE -
Arr. by Clyde Grabski - Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar (Opt.), Bass, Drums, Piano -- A
very exciting Dixie-Jump style piece.
Listen to JOINT IS JUMPIN - COMBO
ST. LOUIS BLUES by W. C. Handy – Arranged by Clyde Grabski -
Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, Drums, Piano - W. C. Handy (1873-1958) was known as “The Father
of the Blues”. His most famous hit “St. Louis Blues” was published in 1914. Some of his other standards
were Yellow Dog Blues (1914), Beale Street Blues (1916), and Hesitatin’ Blues (1921). This is a dixieland style
arrangement which includes a solo chorus with both written solos and optional ad lib solos.
Listen to ST. LOUIS BLUES
PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME HONEY – Albert Von Tilzer –
Arr. Clyde Grabski - Bb Clarinet, Bb Tenor Sax, Bb Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Score - Albert Von
Tilzer (1878-1956) wrote many successful songs including and “I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time” (1920)
and “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” (1908). “Put Your Arms Around Me Honey” (1910) reached #1 on the
recording charts when introduced by Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan. This chart is uptempo and cheerful.
Listen to PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
10 PIECE BAND CHARTS - $12.00 each
The numbers in the description designate the instruments in the chart. For instance, 3(ATB)214 means
3 saxes (Alto, Tenor, Bari), 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, 4 rhythm instruments.
THE THINGS YOU ARE - Jazz/Swing Band Arrangement – Arr. Clyde Grabski - 3(ATB)214
The second “open” chorus contains optional solos for every instrument.
Listen to ALL..THINGS YOU ARE 10pc
AUTUMN IN NEW YORK by Vernon Duke – Arr. by Clyde Grabski -
3(ATB)214 – This arrangement is designed for the medium sized dance band as a slow swing ballad. It features and Alto
Listen to: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
THE WATERFRONT– Arr. by Clyde Grabski - 3(ATB)214 – A swing-jazz ballad suitable for listening or
dancing. Solos for Trombone and Trumpet.
Listen to: I COVER THE WATERFRONT
GETS IN YOUR EYES by Jerome Kern – Arr. by Clyde Grabski - 3(ATB)214 – This arrangement is
designed for the medium sized dance band as a slow swing ballad. It includes solos for Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet,
Listen to SMOKE GETS IN..EYES 10pc
17 TO 19 PIECE BAND CHARTS - $15.00 each
ALL THE THINGS
YOU ARE by Jerome Kern – 19 Piece Jazz/Swing Band Arrangement – Arr. Grabski - 5554 The middle
three choruses contains solos for Alto, Tenor, and Trumpet.
LIsten to ALL..THINGS YOU ARE 19pc
BEGUINE MEDLEY - 5444
- A great arrangement which includes You Belong To My Heart, Perfidia, and Come Closer To Me.
Listen to BEGUINE MEDLEY
LOVIN’ THAT MAN - Arr. Clyde Grabski – 5444 - This classic song by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein
II features solos by the Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone section and Piano. The chart is a slow swing ballad suitable for a dance
Listen to CAN'T HELP LOVIN THAT MAN
CUBA LIBRE - 5444 - From the Tommy Dorsey band book this
quiet Latin tune features the Trombone section and a Tenor Sax solo.
Listen to: CUBA LIBRE
I COVER THE WATERFRONT (Grabski) 17Pc Big Band - A jazz-ballad
instrumental suitable for listening or dancing. Solos for Trombone section and Bb Trumpet.
Listen to: I COVER THE WATERFRONT
JOINT IS JUMPIN, THE -
Arr. by Clyde Grabski - Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Sax, 1st Bb Tenor Sax, 2nd Bb Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 1,2,3,4,Bb
Trumpets, 1,2,3,4,Trombones, Guitar (Opt.), Bass, Drums, Piano -- Fats Waller's 1937 exciting Jump style piece.
Listen to JOINT IS JUMPIN 17pc BB
JUST A MINUTE BOSSA NOVA (Grabski) - 17Pc Big Band - This
is a medium uptempo Latin instrumental with an energetic, happy melody. The third chorus is open for optional solos.
Listen to JUST A MINUTE BOSSA NOVA
LA MESA MAMBO - 5448 or less - Arr. Clyde Grabski - A lively
Salsa party song with an instrumental or vocal solo. Works with small and large bands.
Listen to LA MESA MAMBO Clip
OLD MAN RIVER by Jerome Kern – Arr. Clyde Grabski – 2006 - BIG BAND/JAZZ ENSEMBLE
5444 w/score & programs notes - The swinging fox trot chart offered here is perfect for the dance band of from 10 to 17
players. The Tenor solo is written out or can be improvised from the chord symbols. Tempo is from 120 to 140, the midi
file is played at 128.
Listen to OLD MAN RIVER
SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES by Jerome Kern - Arr. by Clyde Grabski – 5444
– This arrangement is designed for the dance band of 10 to 17 players as a slow swing ballad at a tempo of 74. It includes
solos for Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, and Piano.
Listen to SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES
SONG IS YOU, THE by Jerome Kern – Arr. by Clyde Grabski –
Full Big Band 5544 – A driving Jazz Chart for advanced players. It includes solos for Tenor Sax,
Trombone, Trumpet, Piano and Drums. It's 5 minutes long.
Listen to SONG IS YOU - Clip
ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME by Albert Von Tilzer – 1908 - Arranged by Clyde Grabski - 5444 - This arrangement of the old standard begins in ¾ but
after four measures it changes to 4/4 and alternates between a jazz swing style and a latin/rock style. Full of energy,
it is appropriate for band competitions or community concerts.
Listen to TAKE ME OUT...BALL GAME
by Jelly Roll Morton - 1923 - Arranged by Clyde Grabski - 7454+Score (Fl.,Clar.,AATB, Bass Sax, 4 Trumpets, Tuba, 4
Trombones, 4 rhythm) - A retro-Ragtime-Dixie swing chart designed to work with 10-piece to 20-piece bands. It's
a little challenging but fun to play.
Listen to WOLVERINE BLUES
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