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(new) Play that funky music (Rob Parissi)   click for audio

A number one hit from the seventies by Rob Parissi, scored for funky big band and vocals.


Waters of March (Antonio Carlos Jobim)  click for audio  

Mainly three notes. That’s all Jobim needed for one of his most beautiful songs.


The Jody Grind  (Horace Silver) click for audio  

A Horace Silver classic with naughty lyrics.


Revelation (Russell Ferrante)   click for audio

A funky gospel-composition by Yellowjackets keyboard-player Russell Ferrante.


Can’t help lovin dat man (Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II)  click for audio  

This beautiful Jerome Kern song is from the musical ‘Show Boat’ .


Começar de novo (the Island) (Ivan Lins/Vitor Martins)  click for audio  

Ivan Lins' most successful song.


Come with me (Tania Maria)   click for audio  

Pah pah oohm bah oohm bah pah pah...   A great Tania Maria tune.


Everybody needs a best friend  (Walter Murphy/Seth MacFarlane)  click for audio  

Here is the very charming title-song of the successful motion-picture “Ted”, sung by Norah Jones.


I don’t need no doctor (Nick Ashford/Valerie Simpson/Jo Armstead)  click for audio  

Recently recorded by John Scofield featuring John Mayer.


Fifty ways to leave your lover (Paul Simon)  click for audio  

Paul Simon’s best song...? Funky.


Who can I turn to (Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley)  click for audio  

Leslie Bricusse gave us this wonderful example of how to unfold an ascending melody.


Fire (Bruce Springsteen)   click for audio  

Made famous by the Pointer Sisters.


Move to the Big Band (Ben Liebrand/Tony Scott)  click for audio  

I love the combination of hip-hop rap and big band.


Get your way (Jamie Cullum)   click for audio  

Another great Jamie Cullum song.


I just have to breathe (Burt Bacharach/Hal David)   click for audio  

A beautiful Bacharach ballad with soft trombones and harmon muted trumpets.


Voulez vous coucher avec moi (Bob Crewe/Kenny Nolan)  click for audio  

This song was first popularised in 1975 by the group Labelle and later sung by Christina Aguilera.


I’m checkin’ out, goombye (Billy Strayhorn/Duke Ellington)   click for audio  

A lovely Ellington tune.


I told ya I love ya now get out (Lou Carter/Herb Ellis/John Frigo)  click for audio  

I love this version song, sung by Cybill Shepherd.


East of the sun (and west of the moon (Brooks Bowman)   click for audio  

A wonderful Brooks Bowman-standard.


I Wish (Stevie Wonder)  click for audio    

I wish I had written this one back in the seventies.


Let's stay together (Al Green)   click for audio  

A vocal big band arrangement of Roberta Flack's great interpretation of this 70's soulfull song.  


Nine to five (both the Sheena Easton and Dolly Parton song)  click for audio

Vocal big band versions of these early eighties hits.    


Sister Sadie (Horace Silver)  click for audio  

One of Horace Silvers great tunes.


Can’t take my eyes off of you (Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio)   click for audio  

Frankie Valli was the first who had a mega succes back in1967 with this song.


Streetlife (Joe Sample/Will Jennings)  click for audio  

I have taken the extended version of the Crusaders lp from 1979 as the basic form for this arrangement.


That’s the way (I like it)  (Harry KC Wayne Casey/Richard Finch) click for audio  

A huge disco hit you cannot skip at your parties.


Twenty Something (Jamie Cullum) click for audio  

One of Jamie Cullum' hits.


Fine and Mellow (Billie Holiday)   click for audio  

Billie Holiday’s classic blues with a melodic twist.


With you I’m born again (David Shire/Carol Connors)  click for audio  

This male/female duet waltz was a hit in 1979 by Billy Preston and Syreeta.


You make me feel so young  (Josef Myrow/ Mack Gordon)   click for audio  

A transcription of the Frank Sinatra and Charles Aznavour version.


Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)  click for audio  

This arrangement is for a SATB vocal group with a standard big band.


de Wandelclub (Toon Hermans)  click for audio  

Especially for the lovers of Dutch cabaret here’s a song by Toon Hermans.


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