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(My Little) Margie ♫ arranged for jazz quintet by Rich Willey
Did you know that this 1920 song has been recorded by such greats as Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and even by Fats Domino?
Here’s a quintet version of that old chestnut that lets your group relax and enjoy themselves in a nice groove over a fairly easy set of chord changes.
And Another Thing ♫ jazz quintet composed & arranged by Rich Willey
Want a fun, up-tempo chart for your jazz quintet? Something with standard changes everybody ought to know, anyway?
This chart is designed to make you sound good without being too terribly difficult—with an a cappella soli section in the middle to put your audience on the edge of its seat!
Eyes All For You ♫ jazz quintet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Does your jazz quintet enjoy playing standard chord sequences in a totally out-of-context setting?
Now is your chance to play Body and Soul chords as a brisk jazz waltz that lets you seriously dig into these changes and stretch out, which jazz musicians rarely get to do over a typical ballad tempo.
Gone With The Wind ♫ arranged for jazz quintet by Rich Willey
Do you like to see your jazz audience smile when they recognize a too-seldom-played classic from the Great American Songbook?
Here is a mellow treatment of the 1936 gem as recorded on the Rich Willey Quintet Gone With The Piggies CD in 2001 for Consolidated Artists Productions.
I Know, Y’Know ♫ jazz quintet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Do you keep you ears open for tunes for your group that will really grab the audience’s attention and make your group sound like the real-deal straight-ahead jazz quintet?
If so, then this tune is for you. Its melody, form, and range of dynamics make audiences stop everything and pay attention to every note.
Little Treasures ♫ jazz quintet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Does your jazz quintet shine with an Afro-Cuban 6/8 beat? Would you like to feature them on a fairly modern-sounding original composition that lets everybody dig deep?
Little Treasures has stirred audiences all over the country and has been played by jazz greats such as Chris Potter and the late Kenny Drew Jr.
Sonny Boy ♫ jazz quintet arranged by Rich Willey
Did you know Al Jolson’s black face performances were a protest against banning blacks from performing on stage? He fought against discrimination on Broadway and introduced African-American music to white audiences.
Al Jolson’s 1928 recording of Sonny Boy was a million seller hit that stayed at #1 on the charts for 12 weeks.
Squeetz ♫ jazz quintet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Frank Zappa famously asked, “Does humor belong in music?” If your answer is yes, then you might give this tune a listen. ♫
Complete with some Coltrane changes in the bridge, this challenging-to-play chord sequence will keep things interesting both on the bandstand and in the audience.