27.08.2013

Special thank you to Ilya Kogan for the great solo guitar chart of the great Django Reinhardt's "Belleville".

I also added (what I believe to be) the last chart sent to me by the Banda Filarmonica, a big band version of "Wedding March" by F. Mendelssohn.

Thank you so much and enjoy!

-M4M

26.08.2013

Thanks to Conner Duke (whose contact info I unfortunately do not have) for the great transcription of Chris Potter's "Pop Tune #1" off his Follow The Red Line: Live At The Village Vanguard album from 2007. Conner was kind enough to include charts in C, Bb and Eb for all of you horn players out there.

24.08.2013

Another Classical piece today, this time "Under The Double Eagle" arranged by John Philip Sousa (originally by Wagner). This was submitted anonymously to me (either that or the contact information was lost in the ether). A few more Classical pieces and I'm going to have to create a section devote to the style!

Also, I received a great lead sheet of George Gershwin's "Love Is Here To Stay", one of my favorite standards. Thanks a lot, keep them coming!

23.08.2013

More stuff!

Thanks again to the Banda Filarmonica for 2 more great big band charts: this time it's "Simona" by Vincenzo Boriga and "Pippo Non Lo Sa" by Gorni Kramer.

I've also added an anonymous submission of the great Jerome Kern's "Pick Yourself Up", from the movie Swing Time featuring the great Fred Astaire.

Also, I would like to thank Jamie Fee for letting me know that the song "I Am Not Forgotten" that I posted the other day was actually written by Israel Houghton, who I had not heard of prior to today.

Great work you guys, more stuff to come tomorrow!

21.08.2013

Mind For Music has it's first ever classical transcription! Special thanks to the Banda Filarmonica for Wagner's Lohengrin Marcia Nuziale (Wedding March). As of now, there aren't enough classical pieces to warrant a separate section on the website so I have it listed in the Big Band section for now. This might change in the future, depending on how many more classical pieces get uploaded.

Back in the Jazz world, a brand new chart of the great Benny Carter's "Only Trust Your Heart". Thanks so much to the anonymous submitted for that! If anyone knows which (if any) album or film that song comes from I'd really like to know, contact me if so.

Thanks!

20.08.2013

A special update today: Zdenko Ivanusic has submitted some great big band charts of a few of his original compositions. You can read more about Zdenko either on his website or on the original compositions feature page. In the meantime, check out these three of his original pieces:

"Free Fall" - A video of this is available on Youtube here.

"Light Hearted"

"Mellow"

Thanks a lot Zdenko, looking forward to more of your music!

-M4M

19.08.2013

Couple cool things today:

A new chart of Birdland arranged by Bob Lowden and submitted by Matteo Marnati.

Two great new Miles Davis charts from Claudio Pradò: "Dear Old Stockholm" (from 'Round About Midnight) and "Freddie Freeloader" (from Kind Of Blue). These two are arranged for a small combo.

Thanks a lot guys! More stuff soon!

-M4M

18.08.2013

A very special thanks to Thomas Mueller for submitting some amazing charts from some of the worlds greatest jazz artists:

"Waltz For Debby" - Bill Evans (this is Thomas' arrangement but I believe it is based on the 1956 New Jazz Conceptions recording).

"The Duke" - Dave Brubeck (his ode to the great Duke Ellington from his Brubeck Plays Brubeck album).

"Ballad To The East" and "Wheatland" - Oscar Peterson (both from the amazing album Canadiana Suite).

"Song Of The Wind" - Chick Corea (this is a great arrangement by Thomas).

"Prelude To A Kiss" - Duke Ellington

"The Silence Of A Candle" - Ralph Towner (from Diary).

Thanks so much Thomas!

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16.08.2013

A big update on the Big Band section of the site today. Bob Reed, a musician and arranger from Chicago has very graciously donated a few of his amazing arrangements to M4M:

Mack The Knife

Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - (Originally by Frankie Valli, but arranged by Bob).

Luck Be A Lady

Hey Big Spender

(These are all .zip files, so unzip them to get to the individual .pdf).

Thanks so much Bob! Check out some of his groups and projects:

August The Band -  www.augusttheband.com

95th Street Band - www.95thstreetband.com

Grand Avenue Big Band - www.grandavenuebigband.com

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15.08.2013

Some cool new stuff in this update:

"Ancestors" - Yellowjackets (from Run For Your Life).

And two new Big Band charts:

"Moon River" - Henry Mancini

"I Am Not Forgotten" - Lurch (not too sure where this from, if you know contact me!).

12.08.2013

More new stuff!

"The West Side" - Phil Collins (Tenor lead off Hello, I Must Be Going!).

And another Charlie Hunter tune! This time "Two For Bleu" off his amazing Steady Groovin' record.

That's all for today, more stuff (and some great news) really soon.

-M4M

11.08.2013

Some new stuff:

"The Return Of The Prodigal Son" - Freddie Hubbard (from Backlash).

"The Sorcerer" - Herbie Hancock (from Speak Like A Child).

"Thursday The 12th" - Charlie Hunter (from Ready...Set...Shango!).

I am still getting a lot of anonymous submissions which is fine but makes me think there may be some information getting lost in the upload process. So, if you see something you have submitted without your name on it contact me right away with your website/email and I'll fix it right up.

08.08.2012 - Update!

Thanks so much for all your submissions everyone, please bear with me while I get everything together. I am having to go through files one-by-one these days to watch out for certain file issues, which takes much longer than using the auto-upload I was using before.

In the meantime check these new uploads out:

"Over The Rainbow" - Keith Jarrett (from La Scala)

"Pennsylvania 6-5000" - The Glen Miller Orchestra

"Portrait Of Jennie" - Rosario Giuliani (from Luggage)
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