Publications

From the online shop here at edpuddick.com you can purchase big band charts composed and arranged by Ed Puddick. Secure payment is made via PayPal and files will be available to download. Each big band chart includes a full score and individual parts for 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass and drums. Other instrumentation may be available on request. If you’ve any questions or special requests please contact Ed through the contact page.

Prorogation – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick.

As recorded by the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra in January 2021, this chart evolves from quiet beginnings to huge crescendos. Improvised solos are for Piano, Flugelhorn and Alto Sax. There is also a moment of free improvisation for the whole ensemble. The main groove consists of two bars of 3/4 followed by two bars of 4/4 so keeping track of the time can be a challenge!

Duration: 7 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Piano, Trumpet 4 and Alto 1
Lead trumpet limit: Double A

Price: £49.99

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Ramapolo – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

A tribute to Hugh Masekela – A gentle swing composition that moves from 3/4 to 4/4 and briefly into 5/4.

Duration: 6 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Flugelhorn and Alto Sax.
Lead trumpet limit: C#

Price: £49.99

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Saratoga Springs – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

A simple but rewarding funk chart with a gentle feel and modal harmony. Originally performed with Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, there is an optional part for a guest soloist. A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart with James is available on YouTube.

 

Duration: 4 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Tenor sax, Guitar and optional Trumpet.
Lead trumpet limit: D

Price: £39.99

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Sink Or Samba – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

An energetic chart with a traditional samba feel. Achievable ensemble sections contrast a challenging solo section which will suit strong improvisers. A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart with soloists Andy Greenwood (trumpet) and Dean Masser (tenor sax) is available on YouTube.

Duration: 5 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Trumpet and Tenor sax.
Lead trumpet limit: Bb

Price: £49.99

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Sketchings – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

“Sketchings” is the second movement of Ed Puddick’s “Gil Evans Suite” which was commissioned by the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2012. This reflective ballad, inspired by Gil’s work with Miles Davis, takes the listener on a journey through a Spanish lanscape. A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 5 mins
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Trumpet and Guitar
Lead trumpet limit: Eb

Price: £49.99

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Slow News Day – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick.

As recorded by the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra in January 2021, this grooving chart includes improvised solos for Guitar, Alto Sax and Trombone. Inspired by the Mike Gibbs composition “And On The Third Day”, this piece features a colourful melody over a slow-building, bluesy chord sequence.

Duration: 7 mins 30 secs approx.
Woodwind doubles: Alto flute (sub. C Flute or Bb Clarinet parts provided), Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Sax, Bb Tenor Sax and Bb Bass-Clarinet
Solos: Guitar, Alto Sax and Trombone
Lead trumpet limit: F#

Price: £49.99

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Something Cool Would Be Nice – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

A medium tempo chart with a feel that moves through Pop, Heavy Rock and a gentle 6/4 sections, with easy opportunities for improvising.

Duration: 5 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Trombone.
Lead trumpet limit: C

Price: £49.99

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Sting In The Tail – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

“Sting in the tail” is the third and final movement of Ed Puddick’s “Gil Evans Suite” which was commissioned by the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2012. This funky chart was inspired by Gil’s later with pop artist such as the singer Sting in the 1980s.  A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 4 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Tenor Sax and Trombone
Lead trumpet limit: C

Price: £49.99

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