Publications

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.

Sleigh Ride – big band chart

Composed by Leroy Anderson, arranged for big band by Ed Puddick.

This challenging arrangement is created in the style of Charlie Christian’s famous tune “Seven Come Eleven”, featuring guitar and clarinet for whom there are extensive opportunities for improvisation.

Duration: 5 mins
Woodwind doubles: Tenor 1 (opt. Alto 2) plays clarinet. Baritone play bass clarinet (opt.)
Solos: Guitar and clarinet
Lead trumpet limit: D

Price: £29.99

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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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Sussex Carol – big band chart

Composed by Luke Wadding. Arranged for big band by Ed Puddick.

This arrangement of features a stop-time setting for the melody of this ancient Christmas carol with modal improvisation opportunities for trumpet 2, trombone 1 and alto 1. These solos are followed by a swinging sax soli.

Duration: 3 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Trumpet, trombone and alto sax
Lead trumpet limit: Bb

Price: £29.99

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The Twisted Wheel – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

Soulful and funky saxophone feature dedicated to the birth place of Northern Soul. Originally composed for Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and released on the album “Live @ 40” with US saxophonist Eric Marienthal. This chart provides the ideal platform for the saxophone soloist in your band!

Duration: 5 mins
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Saxophone (either Eb Alto/Baritone, or Bb Tenor/Soprano)
Lead trumpet limit: D

Price: £49.99

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This Is How We Roll – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

A swinging bluesy chart with a slow tempo but with double-time sections. Key changes take you from a blues in F to a blues in Bb for the open solo section, concluding with a shout chorus over a blues in B! The ending includes a “Mel Lewis” style drum solo.

Duration: 5 mins 30 secs (min)
Woodwind doubles: Soprano Sax for Alto 1
Solos: Open blues in Bb.
Lead trumpet limit: E

Price: £39.99

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Thornhill Bop – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

“Thornhill Bop” is the first movement of Ed Puddick’s “Gil Evans Suite” which was commissioned by the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2012. This is a classic be-bop inspired swing chart featuring the ‘Bird’ and ‘Dizzy’ duo of Alto sax and Trumpet. A video of the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra performing this chart is available on YouTube.

Duration: 3 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: none
Solos: Alto Sax and Trumpet
Lead trumpet limit: G

Price: £49.99

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Warm Wishes – big band chart

Composed and arranged by Ed Puddick

A gentle straight 8s groove gives this chart a modern but romantic feel.

Duration: 6 mins 30 secs
Woodwind doubles: n/a
Solos: Flugelhorn and Alto Sax.
Lead trumpet limit: Bb

Price: £49.99

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