Below you’ll find some additional links to public domain big band parts, which the NYJO MD team has matched to online recordings.
This comprehensive list will allow everyone to practise and play along to a real live big band. These pieces range in style and difficulty and feature links to the original recordings allowing you to study the phrasing, articulation and time of the band.
As with the NYJO Minus One tracks, gradual practise is recommended before attempting to play along with an entire recording. In doing so, you should be able to gain real insight into the heart of the big band tradition and the styles that make up its musical foundations.
Whether you prefer to download and print, or just display the chart on a device of your choosing, we advise that you use the associated playlists to provide you with some guidance.
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