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Composing For The Jazz Orchestra

Composing for the Jazz Orchestra by William. Russo

A must get book bargain book at $10.00 or thereabouts, excellent succinct summary. Great tables on voicings.

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Jazz Arranging And Composing

Jazz Arranging and Composing : A Linear Approach/Compact Disc by Bill Dobbins

Bill Dobbins book is often used as a college text book. It has a nice progressive approach with all examples on CD

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Arranging Concepts Complete

Arranging Concepts Complete : The Ultimate Arranging Course for Today's Music (2718)
by Dick Grove, Joseph Csida (Editor)

Dick Grove was a great educator. His ability to teach and his musical abilities make this a book well worth getting.

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Inside The Score

Inside the Score : A Detailed Analysis of 8 Classic Jazz Ensemble Charts, Book & CD Set (191P)
by Rayburn Wright

This book and CD set is highly recommended. Rayburn Wright analyzes charts by Sammy Nestico, Thad Jones, and Bob Brookmeyer in a very easy-to-follow format. Complete scores are included, and most analysis is done in concert key. Wright also includes interviews with each arranger, and asks all the right questions.

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