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Concert Band

Download List for Concert Band

Ensemble Performances

Listening Assignments

Master Musicians

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Brian Bowman, Steven Meade (euph), Patrick Sheridan, Sam Pilafian (tuba)

Hermann Baumann, Dennis Brain, Barry Tuckwell.

Christian Lindberg, Joseph Alessi, Ian Bousfield

Allison Balsom, Sergei Nakariakov, Jens Lindemann.

Christopher Millard, Sophie Dartigalongue, Milan Turkovic

John Mack, Albrecht Mayer, Alex Klein, Heinz Holliger

Eugene Rousseau, Fred Hemke, John Harle

Julian Bliss, James Campbell, Stanley Drucker, Michael Portal (bass clarinet)

James Galway, Emmanuel Pahud,  Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jazz Band

Download List for Jazz Band

Ensemble Performances

Recommended Listening

Here is a very short list of what to listen to. I have given a few examples of recordings that I really liked. Listen and find out what you dig and go from there!

Big Band Leaders

Count Basie – April in Paris, or anything,
Duke Ellington – Best of … or just about anything. (Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra playing Ellington music)
Mingus Big Band, Dave Holland Big Band, Marie Schneider Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Woody Herrman, Maynard Ferguson, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Boss Brass


Frank Sinatra – with Basie Big Band among others,
Nancy Wilson – Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderly
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Diane Krall, Billie Holiday, Norah Jones

Soprano Sax:

Wayne Shorter, Jane Bunnett, Branford Marsalis, Dave Liebmen

Alto Sax:

Charlie Parker – Now’s the Time, Jazz at Massey Hall, The Verve Years
Cannonball Adderley – Something Else, Takes Charge
Ornett Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come
Kenny Garret, Phil Woods, David Sanborn

Tenor Sax:

John Coltrane – Blue Train, Giant Steps, A Love Supreme, Crescent
Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus, Tenor Madness, Sonny Rollins w/ John Coltrane
Micheal Brecker – self titled, Tales From the Hudson, Brecker Bros. stuff
Joe Lavono – Time On My Hands (John Scofield), solo recordings
Wayne Shorter – Speak No Evil, JuJu, Footprints Live!
Sonny Sitt – Constellation
Lestor Young – Ken Burns Jazz
Joshua Redman, Joe Henderson, Chris Potter, Branford Marsalis


J.J. Johnson – The Eminent JJ Johnson Vol. 1 and 2
Curtis Fuller, Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Hugh Fraser, Bob Brookmeyer, Slide Hampton, Wycliffe Gordon


Miles Davis – Kind of Blue, Relaxin’, Miles Smiles, Live at Nickle … so much stuff from every era
Dizzy Gillespie – Sunny Side Up or anything with C. Parker
Freddie Hubbard – Hub Tones, Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock
Clifford Brown – Study in Brown, Brown and Roach Inc.
Wynton Marsalis – Standard Time, Live at Blues Alley
Dave Douglus, Roy Hargrove, Clark Terry, Randy Brecker


Thelonious Monk – Monk and Trane
Keith Jarret – Standards Live
Bill Evans – The Village Vanguard Sessions
Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage
Chick Corea – Light as a Feather, Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Horce Silver – Blowin’ the Blues Away
Bud Powell – The Geniuos of Bud Powell,


Freddie Green – Basie recordings
Charlie Christian – Solo Flight
Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Jim Hall, John Scofield, Pat Methany, Bill Frisell, Alan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson


Jaco Pastorious – Jaco Pastorious, Word of Mouth, Weather Report’s Heavy Weather
Ray Brown – popular side man with Miles Davis and others
Ron Carter – popular sideman with Miles Davis and others
Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um
Dave Holland – Extended Play
Christian McBride, Scott LaFarro(with Bill Evans), John Patitucci, Steve Swallow, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooton


Any Basie, Ellington, Miles Davis, recordings
Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJonette, Philly Joe Jones, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, Dave Weckel, Brian Blade, Jeff “Tain” Watts

Modern sounds:

Metalwood, Soulive, MMW, The Bad Plus, Brecker Brothers, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, Chick Corea Electric Band, Tribal Tech, Steve Coleman