I have a wide number of original arrangements for big band for sale. I can provide these as PDF downloads. I’m unfortunately not able to send printed sets at present. Prices range from £50 – £75 for these: please email me for more details.
Here is a sample list (by no means exhaustive) of what I have done already:
Lady Be Good – medium/up tempo swing – homage to Tadd Dameron/Dizzy Gillespie
St Louis Blues – medium/up swing and afro with Ellington-style pep section
Body and Soul – ballad – solo feature for flugelhorn with alternative solo parts provided
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – medium swing Thad Jones/Mel Lewis style arrangement
The Man I Love – medium-up Swing/Latin
I Loves You Porgy – ballad feature for Alto Saxophone: Gil Evans style arrangement
Round Midnight – Flugelhorn ballad feature with dense ensemble writing and reharmonisation video here.
Polkadots and Moonbeams – another Flugelhorn ballad (!) with feature for the saxophone section
James Bond Theme – exact transcription of the original version of the theme (well as exact as I could get..)
Feeling Good – funk groove. Video of this.
Lullaby of Broadway – medium swing (on latest NYJO album: NYJO FIFTY)
A Foggy Day – fast swing
That Old Devil Called Love – based on the Billie Holiday version
Midnight Sun – transcription/adaption of the Ella Fitzgerald version
Goldfinger – transcription of the Bond theme as sung by Shirley Bassey
Get Happy – transcription of the Judy Garland version
I Left My Heart In San Francisco – ballad plus “Girl Talk” slow swing ensemble section
Teenage Kicks – “Rock Swings” style arrangement of the Undertones song
And I Love Her – Latin version of the Beatles song
It’s De-Lovely – fast swing, also available as a duet.
Mac The Knife – swing, rising in semitones à la Bobby Darin, also available as a duet
See above, also:
Autumn In New York – based on the Ella/Louis version with the same keys and a trumpet feature
I’ve Got A Crush On You – mash-up of the Sands version plus the Streisand duets version
Dream – Billy May style arrangement for 4-part vocals
Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B – based on the Bette Midler version
…and many more!
Please contact me if you are interested in any of these.
Free download of a PDF of Lady Be Good here. This arrangement as played by the Ronnie Scott Jazz Orchestra and NYJO