Big Band Arrangements

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Compleet programs:

Horace Silver (instrumental program)

The Blues (instrumental program, songs of W.C Handy, Mingus, Silver and IR)

Moacir Santos and an Brasilian Affair (Brasilian with vocalist)

Popular music from Soul to R&B (with vocalist)

Shirma Rousse and Kim Hoorweg (with vocalists)

Chinese songs by Teresa Teng (with vocalist)

Christmas program (with vocalists), from Sinatra to Hatheway and Chris Rea


•  And the winner is, (R v/d Berg), samba, baritone sax solo

•  Another World (athmospheric piece for trumpet and tenor solo in the section)

•  Bahnhof der seele (Soulstation-like IR original, swing, long sax special)

•  Besame Mucho (cool 7/4 version of Cuban classic, Cm)

•  Blues for Jay (great, slow blues of Rob Pronk, in 2 keys, G/Bb)

•  Body and soul (straight ahead arrangement)

•  Bolero, bigband version of famous Ravel piece

•  Brother Julian (Marius Beets, modern Boogaloo, groovy/easy special)

•  Christmas Medley, 6 minutes more than 8 christmas songs

•  Cape Verdean Blues, fast 24-bars minor blues, jazz version (H. Silver)

•  Changing, (Perigoj), tenor sax feature, modern jazz

•  Changing City (modern uptempo band feature, IR)

•  Christmas Medley (instrumental, jazzy and soulful medley)

•  Coisa nr 6, Moacir Santos, 6/4 brasil

•  Conjubial Joy, 80th Scofield style, funk (IR)

•  English heart, folk 6/8 with bluesy ending, soprano-sax feature (IR)

•  Eyes to Wonder (folky ballad for tenor sax, trumpet or trombone solo) (IR)

•  Fables of Faubus (Mingus, arrangement in original form)

•  Forel for all (AKA Arhus blus) (7/4 slow funky blues)

•  Franken Global, (Frank Mobus), jazzrock/avant garde, guitar feature

•  Funky Powwow (Marc Scholten) boogaloo

•  Gods of the Yoruba, Horace Silver, 4/4 version, latin, 32 bars minor blues-scheme

•  Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Mingus, classic bluesy arrangement)

•  Gregory is here, 7/4 funky version with extended bridge (Horace Silver)

•  Hippy, Horace Silver; 2nd line/swing, easy to play, happening score

•  I'm shouting again, Count Basie, up tempo swing, band feature

•  Just for my lady (med swing Basie style, Toots Thielemans, F)

•  Kathy, Moacir Santos, 5/4 brasil

•  Mindless (Simon Richter) Body&Soul changes, med swing, sax-feature  

•  Mr DJ, (Tom Beek) modern straight eights Jazz, tenor sax feature 

•  New arrival (modern ¾ even eights) (IR)

•  Newborn (Maurice Smit) souljazz

•  Nica's Dream, Horace Silver, nice groovy 5/4 in Gmin, trombone solo

•  Nice Mess, bluesy ballad, trombone feature (IR)
•  Nice Simple Mess, bluesy ballad, medium level, trombone feature (IR)

•  No substitute (Monk Award winning title) (IR)

•  OP (fast Mingus band piece)

•  Old folks (ballad for tenor sax)

•  Para Luego Estarde, latinjazz

•  Peace, Silver, jazz-ballad, counterpoint special, tpt and bass solo s

•  Perfidia (Cuban classic, Salsa, F)

•  Peter Gunn, modern boogaloo version with interesting harmonies

•  Pocket Soldiers (Marc Scholtem) modern latinjazz

•  Portia, Marcus Miller, arrangement of Miles Davis recording

•  Screw, jungle up tempo modern groove. (IR)

•  63rd street west (jungle beat for bigband) (IR)

•  Sheriff's jail chain gang detail (with and without strings) (IR)

•  Sister Sadie, Horace Silver; funky/swing, 2 nice specials

•  Slang of Tang (Mingus style minor-blues 24 bars, dedicated to Guus Tangelder) 

•  Smile (bossa nova)

•  Song of the untamed world (heavy arrangement) (IR)

•  Speedball, hip blues, version Stanley Turrentine.

•  The Sweetest Dreams, easy, atmospherical warm pop-ballad (IR)

•  The Vine (Mike Stern) modern boogaloo/funky 2nd line

•  True Sparrow, second line New Orleans groovy and full tutti (IR)

•  Tutu, Marcus Miller, arrangement like Miles Davis performance. 

•  Why certainly (modern latinjazz) (IR)

•  Welcome Home, bossa nova/bolero, trombone feature (IR)

•  Yemaya, Cuban 12/8 Latinjazz

•  You and the night and the music (latin jazz version)

•  Young and fine (steps ahead related version)


Bigband with vocalist:


•  A Li Shan De Gu Niang (jungle, drums solo, heavy rock finale, D min)

•  Als de hemel valt, original by Dutch vocalist Typhoon

•  All about the bass no treble, Meghan Trainer, in a latin cha cha version

•  Angelina, key Ab

•  April Child, brasil, (Moacir Santos), key C

•  Atardi (nice 6/8 Latin original in Papiamento by Rudi Plaate, D)

•  Baby it’s cold outside (with two vocalists), key C

•  Boogie Wonderland, cha cha version of EW&F hit, D minor)

•  Bumaye, original by Dutch vocalist Typhoon

•  Bridge over Troubled water, G, nice rock ballad with alternative chords

•  Cheeck to cheeck, key F

•  Daquilo Que eu sei, modern brasil/fusion (Ivan Lins), key Eb

•  De vrijheid is zo mooi (ballad, original Dutch song for jazzband, Fm).

•  Dedicated to you (bossa, Db)

•  Driving home for Christmas (Db)

•  Fascinating Rhythm (Ab to Bb, tempo changes, nice straight ahead Jazz)  

•  Feliz ano novo (Moacir Santos), key F/Dm 

•  For all we know (ballad, Db)

•  Get Away, salsa/rocky version of EW&F hit, Gminor

•  Happy, Pharrell Williams, combined with Young and Fine (Zawinul) Fm

•  I can’t give you anything but love, key G

•  I'm going to Jackson (groovy version of Johnny Cash classic, C)

•  I'm beginning to see the light (advanced version in odd meter

•  I've got my love to keep me warm (Bb)

•  It came upon a midnight clear (G)

•  It's the most wonderful time of the year (G)

•  La bicyclette (French original by Yves Montand, F)

•  Laat me (ballad/bolero version of Ramses Shaffy, C#m)

•  Lonely town, lonely street (funky version of Bill Withers song, Em)

•  Mack the knife (for one or two vocalists) key E, F, Gb, G

•  Mi So Den Boso (Latin, Salsa, Celia Cruz version, Gb)

•  Misty (medium swing Sarah Vuaghan version, Bb)

•  Mr Sandman, key G

•  Nana, brasil boogaloo, (Moacir Santos), key Fm

•   Ni Zhi Dao Wo Zai Deng Ni Ma (jazz-ballad, F)

•   Nv Ren Hua (solid rock/boogaloo, F)

•  Omdat ik zoveel van je hou (cha cha version of Dutch classic, duo, Bb)

•  Saterday Nite, songo: groovy latin version of EW&F hit, Bb  

•  Smile (with and without vocalist), key C to Db

•  So Eu, samba/brasil (Moacir Santos), key A to Bb) 

•  Speak low (Latin/bossa version, Am)

•  Tenderly (straight ahead ballad version, Ab)

•  This Christmas (F, Donna Hatheway)

•  This one is from the heart, key Eb

•  Tian Mi Mi (med up bossa nova/latin groove, D)

•  Wake me up, exciting boogaloo version of Avici hit, F

•  We zijn er, original by Dutch vocalist Typhoon
•  What a difference a day makes (boogaloo version), key G

•   Wan Qiu (afro beat 12/8, Amin)

•   Wan Wan De Yue Liang (smooth boogaloo/latin, C)

•  Winter wonderland (Db)

•   Wo Zhi Zai Hu Ni (pop ballad, tenor sax solo, F)

•   Ye Lai Xiang (bossa nova, G)

•  Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (med popgroove, rich harmonies, Bb)