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(new) Dat Dere (Bobby Timmons)

One of Bobby Timmons amazing melodies with lyrics written from a child's perspective.

Wake me up before you go go (George Michael)

An inviting pop song in uptempo shuffle with a jazzy flavour.

Play that funky music (Rob Parissi)

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

Waters of March (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

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

The Jody Grind  (Horace Silver)

A Horace Silver classic with naughty lyrics.

Revelation (Russell Ferrante)

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

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

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

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

Ivan Lins' most successful song.

Come with me (Tania Maria)

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

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

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)

Recently recorded by John Scofield featuring John Mayer.

Fifty ways to leave your lover (Paul Simon)

Paul Simon’s best song...? Funky.

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

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

Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

Made famous by the Pointer Sisters.

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

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

Get your way (Jamie Cullum)

Another great Jamie Cullum song.

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

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

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

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)

A lovely Ellington tune.

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

I love this version song, sung by Cybill Shepherd.

East of the sun (and west of the moon (Brooks Bowman)

A wonderful Brooks Bowman-standard.

I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

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

Let's stay together (Al Green)

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)

Vocal big band versions of these early eighties hits.    

Sister Sadie (Horace Silver)

One of Horace Silvers great tunes.

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

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

Streetlife (Joe Sample/Will Jennings)

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)

A huge disco hit you cannot skip at your parties.

Twenty Something (Jamie Cullum)

One of Jamie Cullum' hits.

Fine and Mellow (Billie Holiday)

Billie Holiday’s classic blues with a melodic twist.

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

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)

A transcription of the Frank Sinatra and Charles Aznavour version.

Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael)

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

de Wandelclub (Toon Hermans)

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

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