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Perspectives

THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND FROM WASHINGTON, DC

Perspectives LogoThe Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band proudly brings you Perspectives: Resources for Jazz Education. Perspectives includes original sheet music for jazz ensemble (ranging in difficulty from middle school to professional level), corresponding downloadable recordings by the Jazz Ambassadors, discographies, Pro Tips videos, promotional material, and much more. All Perspectives resources are free. Please continue to check the website to see what new things we have added. As longtime supporters of jazz education in America, the members of the Jazz Ambassadors hope you find Perspectives to be an invaluable resource.

Perspectives Music

ROYALTY FREE BIG BAND CHARTS (select grade level to reveal charts)


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Annapolis Sail - SSG Daniel Jamieson Moderate (December 2019)
NEW ChartMedium Swing - Inspired by the beautiful waters of Annapolis, this medium swing contrafact on Autumn Leaves offers solo opportunities for flugelhorn (or trumpet), tenor sax, and trombone. This arrangment has a few complex triplet rhythms. Focusing on the subtle dynamics will help bring this piece to life!
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It Wasn’t You - SFC Paul White Moderate (December 2019)
NEW Chart3/4 Jazz Waltz - contrafact for Intermediate Band featuring the lead Alto Saxophone with chord changes for improvisation inspired by the jazz standard My Romance. Medium brass ranges with Trumpet 1 up to written A and Trombone 1 up to a written G above the staff. Special emphasis on syncopation and dividing the 3/4 measure into 2 dotted quarter notes. Brief Saxophone Soli followed by a full ensemble Shout Chorus.
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A New Standard - MSG Vince Norman MODERATE (December 19, 2013)
NEW ChartMedium tempo bossa nova with solos in alto saxophone and trombone. Solo parts include chord changes for improvised solos, as well as printed suggested solos. Trumpets double on flugelhorn (optional); piano and bass include both written parts and chord changes. Highest trumpet note is printed Ab.
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Celestial Swingin’ Blues - MSG Vince Norman MODERATE (Original album release)
Medium swing/shuffle blues in Bb based on the first four bars of the verse to “Swinging on a Star.” Sax soli between solos in trumpet 2 and tenor sax 1. Top lead trumpet note is A above the staff (section unison).
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Chris - SGM Gene Thorne MODERATE (Original album release)
This floating 3/4 straight eighth ballad is a tenor feature. Blend and balance is very important throughout, particularly for the instruments playing in bars 51 through 57. Top trumpet note is D above high C.
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Infernal Jamnation - SGM Jeffrey Lopez MODERATE (Original album release)
Jazz Shuffle with a 12/8 feel B section. Baritone sax solo and piano solo, no woodwind doubles. Top trumpet note is high C.
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Lili’s Song - SFC Paul White MODERATE (Original album release)
Progressive medium swing/groove composition featuring Tenor Sax 1 and Piano. Trumpet section doubles on Flugel Horn. Melodic duet played between Tenor Sax 1 and Flugel Horn 2. Brief ensemble shout with independence of sections. Top trumpet note is Bb.
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Mr. Timmons - SGM Gene Thorne MODERATE (December 23, 2014)
A medium swing chart written in the style of pianist Bobby Timmons. Improvised solo for tenor saxophone (suggested solo included). Moderate brass ranges with a high note of concert F above the staff for both trombone and trumpet. Guitar, piano, and bass include both written parts and chord changes.
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Prime Sus-pect - SGM Darryl Brenzel MODERATE (Original album release)
A medium tempo swing tune with a bluesy/mysterioso vibe akin to “Killer Joe.” Sax solo for either alto 1 or tenor 1 and for trumpet (optional guitar). Top trumpet note is G on top of the staff.
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Together Houses - MSG Vince Norman MODERATE (October 18, 2013)
Medium ballad featuring alto sax. Moderate brass ranges, with Trumpet 1 up to a printed G (optional B) above the staff and Trombone 1 up to F above the staff. Piano and Bass parts include both chord symbols and printed voicings/bass lines. Guitar part consists of chord symbols only. Alto Sax solo part includes chord symbols only, but solo pages include both a transcribed solo and an easier solo.
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MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES

Pro Tips PRO TIPS ONLINE VIDEO SERIES
PRO TIPS is a series of educational videos by members of The U.S. Army Field Band, answering students’ and educators’ frequently asked questions. Dealing with such topics as breathing, instrument maintenance, practice techniques, embouchure, and much more, new Pro Tips videos are released bi-weekly.
Educational Reference Recordings EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE RECORDINGS
The United States Army Field Band has produced a series of EDUCATIONAL REFERENCE RECORDINGS on compact disc. These recordings were painstakingly researched to authenticate standard performance practices and reflect the original intent of the composers. The enclosed booklets include historical background on the composers, detailed program notes on each selection, and vintage photographs.
Inside the Big Band INSIDE THE BIG BAND
The United States Army Field Band has produced a series of instructional videos for distribution to music educators nationwide. These videos cover a wide range of topics, including a brief history of each instrument and methods for improving tone, technique, intonation, and ensemble.

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