Jon Burr's Big Band Sheet Music is here!


Scores $5 each
Parts $70 per tune (for all instruments, 17 piece big band)
PDFs are formatted 11x17. Parts are 2-up (requiring less taping of sheets).
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Arrival

Arrival


This upbeat latin tune features front-phrased melody over Baion rhythm, with percussion, tenor sax, and collective rhythm section solos.
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Blue-in-Your-Face-SCORE

Blue in Your Face


A romping, bluesy number with a twist. Traditional in feel, but derived from the "Scale of A. Tcherepnin" according to Nicolas Slonimsky.
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Crying of the Cats


Written for Chet Baker, and now scored for big band, this is moody, edgy, and ecstatic.
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Haiku

Inspired by Kabuki and Miles, this moody ballad features flute and harmon trumpet.
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Light and Dark


Based on the Tcherepnin scale, this tune rocks ominously with great joy. Featuring guitar and soprano sax, it can open up for the band.
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Moebius - Bass Melody


A haunting, mysterious and moody piece that builds to ecstatic climax, with overtones of Miles and the Russian romantics. Derived from the Tcherepnin scale, this version of Moebius features arco bass playing the melody.
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Moebius


This haunting, mysterious and moody piece builds to ecstatic climax, with overtones of Miles and the Russian romantics. Derived from the Tcherepnin scale.
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Nobody Score

Nobody Said It Was Easy


The most popular selection of the Jon Burr Band project, this is a romping swing number in the Thad and Basie tradition featuring bass and soprano sax.
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Rainbow Over Harlem


First recorded on "In My Own Words" (Jon Burr Quartet) and again by Sir Roland Hanna, this piece is evocative of Miles and Herbie, features trumpet in harmon mute, with bass trombone and bari prominent in ensemble.
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Smokin' O.P's


Originally from "In My Own Words" (Jon Burr Quartet), this challenging "Rhythm" head is a bass and soprano feature, in the Thad tradition.
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The Last Goodbye


Reminiscent of the loft music of the 60's, this piece features a chorale continuo of horns and piano against free improvisation by bass, drums, and tenor saxes.
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Transcendant


Inspired by Trane and featuring trumpet and saxophones this piece has a series of evolving 7/8 transitions, presenting a challenging contrast to the Elvin-like groove.
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