★ The instrumentation for Jazz Sextet charts is Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone, Piano/Guitar, Bass, and Drums. Most of these arrangements have one arrangement of the melody at the beginning with a different arrangement of the melody at the end plus an ensemble soli section in the middle to break up the soloist sections. All of these arrangements have been played and edited and have been road-tested and gig-proven.
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🎺 = Trumpeter as Vocalist (trumpet player can either play or sing the melody).
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All Of Me by Marks & Simons ♫ arranged by Rich Willey for jazz sextet
Of the over 2,000 different recordings (including four by Frank Sinatra), who recorded this song first in December of 1931? Was it Paul Whiteman or was it Ruth Etting?
Few songs have stood the test of time as well as All Of Me by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons. Here is yet another way to play it.
Boogie Beast ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Imagine you’re playing a tune at Birdland in New York City, and Lionel Hampton comes in and listens to you. And imagine that his favorite tune is one that you wrote, and he even asks you if you would make it into a big band chart for him.
That’s exactly what happened with Rich and Boogie Beast. 😊
Brand “X” Blues ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Do you enjoy a blues that is way more than a blues? This one sounds very plain if you just play the melody, but when you add the chords you get a delightful way to hear and play the blues.
Many audiences and groups have enjoyed this tune since Rich wrote it in 1986. Now you can, too.
Down ‘n’ Dirty ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
In the mood for a hard-driving and hard-hitting Afro-Cuban 12/8 minor tune that is a perfect set closer?
Down ‘n’ Dirty is the often-cited favorite tune of the night, particularly when it’s the last thing people hear before they leave the theater. A great vehicle to permit your entire sextet to strut their stuff!
Gone with the Wind ♫ for Jazz Sextet arranged by Rich Willey
From Number 1 in 1937 (made famous by Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers ) to hundreds of recordings performances including Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle) singing to Miss Piggy on the Muppet Show.
This great old tune can now be an exciting part of your jazz sextet’s program and will keep audience members on the edge of their seats. They might even be blown away! 😉
I Know, Y’Know ♫ jazz sextet 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 sextet?
If so, then this hard-driving jazz waltz is for you. Its melody, form, and range of dynamics make audiences stop everything and pay attention to every note.
It Had To Be You by Jones & Kahn 🎺 ♫ arranged for jazz sextet by Rich Willey
Thanks in part to a somewhat recent movie, many people know and love this song even if they aren’t from Seattle (or New York City, for that matter).
Combining elements of Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder and Charlie Parker’s Billie’s Bounce with a great old classic, you and your audience are certain to enjoy this fun and relaxed presentation of It Had To Be You.
It’s Worth A Try ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Would you like your sextet to play something that sounds fresh and modern but isn’t too far out? Does your sax player or your pianist crave those snazzy chords with an abundance of alterations and “suss and plus” polytonalities?
If you answered “yes” then this arrangement might be right down your alley.
Little Treasures ♫ jazz sextet composed and arranged by Rich Willey
Does your jazz sextet 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.