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Ed Puddick is seen by many as one of the best jazz composers and arrangers in the UK today. Ed has been commissioned to write music for many professional and educational groups around the country; including the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Orchestra, Greater Manchester Music Hub, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Marlborough College Big Band, National Youth Jazz Wales, Northwood College Jazz Band, NYJO, Steve Taylor Big Band, Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and Zephirus Saxophone Quartet. Ed teaches Jazz Arranging at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. 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 the files will be available to download as a .zip file. Each big band chart includes a full score and individual parts for 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass and drums. Other instrumentations may be available on request. If you’ve any questions regarding the music or would like to request a pre-printed copy of any score, please contact Ed through the contact page.
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Blues In ‘P’ Flat – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

This short and atmospheric chart gives provides an opportunity for creative improvisation by lead Tenor, with only three written notes appearing at the end of the music. This chart asks little of the lead trumpet and therefore makes an ideal contrast to the rest of your big band set. A video of the Ed Puddick Big Band performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 3 mins
Woodwind doubles: Alto 1 plays flute, Alto 2 plays clarinet and Bari plays bass clarinet.
Solos: Tenor sax.
Lead trumpet limit: B

Price: £29.99

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Comfortably Hot – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

Challenging but joyously funky original composition.

Duration: 6 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Guitar and Tenor sax.
Lead trumpet limit: C#

Price: £49.99

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Every Time We Say Goodbye – big band chart

Composed by Cole Porter. Arranged by Ed Puddick.

A swinging arrangement with a full sax section soli and plenty of room for improvising from tenor sax and trumpet, with drums featured around the ensemble.

Duration: 4 mins 30 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Drums, Trumpet and Tenor sax.
Lead trumpet limit: High F

Price: £39.99

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – big band chart

A traditional Christmas Carol arranged for big band by Ed Puddick.

This exciting arrangement of features a “Sing, Sing, Sing” style drum feel interspersed with swinging ensemble passages and features improvised solos for guitar, trumpet and drums.

Duration: 3 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Guitar, trumpet and drums
Lead trumpet limit: high A

Price: £29.99

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Golders Green Gambol – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

This energetic chart has a distinct Klezma flavour. Featuring Alto Sax and Flugelhorn there are also solo opportunities for Guitar and trombone. A video of the Ed Puddick Big Band performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 4 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Guitar, Alto Sax, Flugelhorn and Trombone
Lead trumpet limit: D

Price: £39.99

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Jerusalem – big band chart

Composed by Hubert Parry. Arranged by Ed Puddick.

Taken from Ed Puddick’s 2012 ‘Jubilee Suite’ this swinging arrangement of a British classic included the unusual feature of a bass solo melody at the beginning and a lead trumpet solo at the end.

Duration: 4 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Trumpet 3
Lead trumpet limit: E (solo)

Price: £34.99

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Jingle Bells – big band chart

Composed by James Pierpoint. Arranged by Ed Puddick.

This distinctive arrangement of a festive classic features a swinging shuffle feel with an open 12-bar blues section for improvisation.

Duration: 3 mins +
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Open for all
Lead trumpet limit: E

Price: £29.99

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Million Dollar Bill – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

Written as a tribute to Billy Strayhorn, this charts moves from a gentle ballad feel, through a double time swing section into a rousing pop ballad feel. A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 8 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Trumpet and Tenor sax.
Lead trumpet limit: D

Price: £49.99

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