Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble: A Step-by-Step Guide with Practical Exercises and Recorded Examples is a book that teaches you how to arrange your own charts for a jazz combo or small group. In each easy-to-understand chapter, author Robert Larson demonstrates the concepts of chord voicings, instrumentation and song form that every arranger needs to know. Practical examples illustrate each concepts, and the free, downloadable MP3 recordings allow the student to hear a professional group play each example. Everything you need is here in one book, so why not start Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble?
Robert Larson is the Director of Jazz Studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where he has taught jazz arranging for over twenty years. He has conducted extensive research into jazz style, and has published articles on teaching improvisation and on the early piano style of Bill Evans.