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The Music of Thad Jones
The Thad Jones re-scorings reflect my total respect for Thad's genius. This includes his compositional, orchestrational and arranging skills which ultimately influenced several generations of composers, arrangers and musicians. These re-scored versions were carefully crafted and orchestrated for student Jazz Ensembles, while retaining the rich qualities of his melodies, harmonies and form. By lowering ranges, keys and simplifying the difficult passages, I believe that young musicians can now fully experience the joy of his music.

      - Mike Carubia


Note: While printed with the full compliment of 5 Saxes, 8 Brass & 4 Rhythm, these charts have been scored to sound complete with the following reduced combination: A-A-T-B , Trps 1,2,3, Trb 1,2, Piano, Bass & Drum.

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SCM-1098-00 Gr. 4 'Tip Toe' by Thad Jones/Mike Carubia NEW for 2014!
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From the 1970 Album "Consummation" this Med Tempo "Rhythm" tune has been re-scored by Mike Carubia capturing the essence of this Thad Jones Classic. Great sax section soli to open this one up with a simplified unison Trombone soli give all sections a chance to shine. The shortened version will please both students and audiences with familiar "I've Got Rhythm" chord changes. Med Swing Tempo (Written solos are provided on the parts.)

SCM-1108-00 Gr. 4 'Ahunk Ahunk' by Thad Jones/Mike Carubia NEW for 2014!
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This 5/4 blues composition recorded on the "Consummation" album in 1970 will give your students a chance to experience playing in an odd meter. Lots of unison will help hold your students together in this moderately scored version of Thad's original. Open solo sections on Blues in Bb chord changes with 2 exciting shout choruses for the band to wail on. Fun to play! Re-scored to a playable level. Optional High and Low 1st Trumpet Parts.

SCM-1093-00 Gr. 3.5 'Rhoda Map' by Thad Jones/Mike Carubia NEW for 2013!
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Named after jazz organist Rhoda Scott, this was a fovorite of the Mel Lewis Orchestra and displays the classic Thad Jones harmonic and melodic approach to writing for a big band. Not as well known as "Don't Get Sassy" or "Tip Toe", but it is a great one. You can hear the Mel Lewis Orchestra perform it on a cd titled "The Definitive Thad Jones" from 1988. Written solos. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 (A) , Trb. (G) , Alto (D)

SCM-1078-00 Gr. 3.5 'Big Dipper' Comp. by Thad Jones/Arr. by Mike Carubia
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One of Thad Jones' most recognizable compositions re-scored in the key if F concert. (Original was in G). This friendly 16 measure blues form is very playable and features plenty of mid-range full ensemble sections. Written solos for Tenor Sax and Trumpet are provided. Written Ranges: Trp. 1 ( Bb) , Trb. (F) , Alto (C)

SCM-1084-00 Gr. 4 'Two As One' Comp. by Thad Jones/Arr. by Mike Carubia
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This beautiful Ballad was one chart Thad wrote in the 1970's and never recorded until Mel Lewis recorded it in 1978 on "Naturally" (Tel-Arc Records) A feature for your Alto/Soprano player, this chart went under the radar for too long. A beautiful melody, sophisticated harmonies and an awesome 16 bar "Shout Chorus" make this one a must in your library. Just 2-1/2 minutes of sheer beauty and power. Written Ranges: Trp. 1( A) ,Trb 1, (F) , Alto 1 (E)

SCM-1073-00 Gr. 2+ 'Ah-That's Freedom' Comp. by Thad Jones/Arr. by Mike Carubia
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This never before published Thad composition is a interesting Med - Swing tune with a touch of Bennie Golson's "Blues March" feel. First recorded "live" at the Village Vanguard in 1967, this very playable chart feature a great double shout chorus separated by a 4 bar drum. With 16 bar Blues changes to work with, Thads' simple muted melody turns into a roaring masterpiece of ensemble before returning to the simple muted them. (Written solos provided) (This chart features two 1st Trumpet parts - High / Low)

SCM-1075-00 Gr. 2.5 'A Child is Born' Comp. by Thad Jones/Arr. by Mike Carubia
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Thad's unforgettable composition will provide your students with a great Ballad playing experience while playing one of his most often played melody. Mike Carubia has taken the liberty of adding counter melodies, and a written Piano/ Opt Flute melody to start the 2nd chorus. "A Child Is Born" will capture the hearts of the audience and the musicians who play this soulful tune. Get really for another surprise ending on this one.

SCM-1046-00 Gr. 3 'Meeting Place' by Thad Jones
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
Slow Funk - Part of Thad's "Suite For Pops"

SCM-1047-00 Gr. 3 'Walkin' About' by Thad Jones
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
"Thad" in a Basie Groove.

SCM-1002-00 Gr. 4 'Back Bone' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
Medium tempo Blues in F that really drives. Very player friendly with written solos a solid Shout Chorus and an ending drum solo.

SCM-1003-00 Gr. 3+ 'Greetings & Salutations' by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia Best Seller
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
Jazz Rock style re-scored to be performed by high school and college jazz ensembles. Range demands reduced while maintaining the "Thad Jones sound".

SCM-1004-00 Gr. 3.5 - 4 'Central Park North' by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
This driving Rock/ Funk/ Ballad/ Blues is Thad's' tour de force which captures the essence of life in a part of New York City in the 1970's. Carefully re-scored to be playable by high school and developing college bands.

SCM-1005-00 Gr. 4 'Don't Get Sassy' in Bb Best Seller by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
The second and more difficult of the two "Sassy's". This one mirrors Thad's original in form and style. Slightly richer voicings than SCM-001 but not an overly high lead trumpet part.

SCM-1009-00 Gr. 3 'The Farewell'
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
This is the third part of Thad's "Suite for Pops". This movement reflects the joyous retreat associated with funerals typical in New Orleans.

SCM-1011-00 Gr. 3+ 'Us' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
A wonderful Gospel/Rock composition a perfect 4th below Thad's, making it accessible to younger players.

SCM-1014-00 Gr. 4+ 'Second Race'
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia

Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
Constructed to highlight the tenor sax solo, Thad has once again created a masterpiece from the time honored blues in F major.

SCM-1025-00 Gr. 4 'Low Down'
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia

Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
This tune is based on the changes to "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" but at a medium swing tempo.

SCM-1026-00 Gr. 3+ 'Tow Away Zone' Best Seller
by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
A hip, funky rock chart. Thad at his peak re-scored for today's young stars.

SCM-1029-00 Gr. 3 'It Only Happens Every Time' Best Seller by Thad Jones/Arranged by M. Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
This beautiful Bossa Nova shows us Thad's sensitive side

SCM-1030-00 Gr. 4+ 'Three and One' by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
A real Thad Classic made accessible by Mike Carubia. Higher brass notes removed, sax soli re-scored & it still sounds like Thad.

SCM-1001-00 Gr. 3 'Don't Get Sassy' in F by Thad Jones/Arranged by Mike Carubia
Trumpet 1  |  Sax 1  |  Tromb 1  |  Right Click To Download MP3
Thad Jones composition re-scored for high school & Jr. high bands. Technical and range requirements have been reduced without compromising the "Thad Jones sound." Easier of the 2 "Sassy" arrangements. Solos, piano voicings and bass parts written out. 8 brass, 5 saxes 4 rhythm , Opt. Flute (Playable/w 4 Sx., 3 Trp., 2 Trb., 3 Rhy.)