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The Best Of Easy Jazz

Hal Leonard Corp.

REVIEW 11/2010

Hal Leonard
The Best Of Easy Jazz

The Best of Easy Jazz -Hal Leonard Corp. 2005 – $19.95 for full score, $9.95 for piano, $4.95 for parts and $14.95 for CD. II. MS. III. 15 Jazz band charts. VI. Individual.

The Best Of Easy Jazz is an outstanding collection of 15 jazz ensemble charts for the young jazz ensemble (grade 2 primarily and some grade 3). Playable with 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section. The 15 jazz tunes respect classics that will never go out-of-date with such selections as “All Blues,”, All of Me,” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,”, Freddie Freeloader,’ “Green Onions, “Hey Jude,” Sidewinder” and others. Ranges are modest and are well scored for ensemble efficiency. Instrumentation is certainly a plus for incomplete instrumentation with optional parts for tenor 2, trumpet 4, trombone 4 and guitar. Arrangers for this collection are Michael Sweeney, Roger Holmes, John Berry, Paul Murtha and Peter Blair which provides some interesting arrangements when compared to just one arranger. The score is spiral bounded with a strong cardboard cover.

Hal Leonard
7777 Bluemound Road, P.O. Box 13819, Milwaukee, WI 53213

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