Full-sized Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
★ Rich has hired some of the best arrangers in the business to arrange his original tunes for jazz ensemble (big band)—Gordon Goodwin, Michael Abene, Wally Minko and Chris Walden. You can hear sample recordings of many of these as played by Rich’s stellar L.A. big band, recorded in January 2019.
★ Written for professional-level bands, standard doubles include flute, piccolo, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet (for baritone sax players), flugelhorn.
★ Our big band charts only come one way, and that is as follows:
• parts are 9″ x 12″ (folded and/or taped) printed on 80 lb. text stock
• scores are 11″ x 17″ on 24 lb. stock comb-bound with 10 ml mylar front sheet and 15-pt. black vinyl back.
♫ = Sound clip of arrangement available for you to preview.
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Boogie Beast by Rich Willey arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Want a fun, playful tune to pull your audience in?
Between Rich’s catchy melody and Gordon Goodwin’s clever and ingenious arranging, this chart is a sure winner with your audience and with your band.
But For The Grace Of God by Rich Willey arranged by Michael Abene
The legendary Michael Abene has arranged this beautiful tune by Rich Willey for full big band plus optional strings and French horns.
Used as a closer, this chart sends your audience home having had a serene, peaceful, emotional, and deeply meaningful experience.
Dancing Hippo by Rich Willey arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Dancing Hippo is a relaxed funk tune written by Rich Willey & arranged by Gordon Goodwin.
This chart has ample solo opportunities and a written soli for your bass player and your featured soloist.
Down & Dirty by Rich Willey arranged by Wally Minko
Looking for a smoking chart to dazzle your audiences and work out your musicians?
Rich’s infectious melody and Wally Minko’s ridiculously creative arranging make this chart a great opener or closer for your jazz band and gives you a chance to feature your finest orchestral trumpeter as well.
Ed Zachary Meets Gregory Peccary by Rich Willey arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Rich Willey & Gordon Goodwin immortalize the moment when Ed Zachary Meets Gregory Peccary.
This is a driving jazz/rock tune with ample solo space for your soloists that is fun for the audience and the band.
Eyes All For You by Rich Willey arranged by Chris Walden
The great Chris Walden (Germany’s loss is America’s gain) arranged this bright jazz waltz for Rich with no guidance or suggestions from Rich whatsoever and knocked it clean out of the park.
This is a perfect feature for your jazz tenor player and jazz trumpet (or bass trumpet) player.
Funk Heap by Rich Willey arranged by Wally Minko
Rich’s melody plus Wally Minko’s arranging add up to this challenging epic arrangement that will wow your audiences and give your band a solid workout.
You can get funky with integrity if your band can pull off this chart.
How ’Bout That? by Rich Willey arranged by Wally Minko
Wally Minko’s arrangement of this Rich Willey original sounds so good, yet it sounds better every time you hear it.
This is the perfect tune for that moment in your concert when you want to relax a little without putting your audience to sleep.
Little Treasures by Rich Willey arranged by Wally Minko
Rich’s tribute to his baby daughters combined with Wally Minko’s virtuoso arranging ability has yielded this amazing chart that will excite and delight your listeners.
If you want to really push your band beyond their comfort zone, this chart will reward their hard work mightily.
Not So Fast! by Rich Willey arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Rich Willey & Gordon Goodwin take you to a fun setting in the Caribbean Islands with Not So Fast!
This relaxed yet slightly quirky jazz-reggae gets everybody in the mood to not worry and just be happy.
Rich Willey’s Boptism Big Band – Down & Dirty CD
Hear the best musicians in Los Angeles (and that means the best musicians in the world) play arrangements by the best big band arrangers in the business.
Michael Abene, Gordon Goodwin, Wally Minko, Chris Walden plus original tunes by Rich Willey adds up to an exceptionally enjoyable listening experience.
Walter The Ferret by Rich Willey arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Rich Willey’s tune plus Gordon Goodwin’s magic touch showcase the horns in a chorale-like melody followed by a tasteful smooth-jazz groove.
The solo section gives your players a chance to blow over some Coltrane changes. Heads will nod and feet will tap.