Three’s A Crowd (Free chart)

Product code:



Jazz Waltz






3 mins 30 secs

Trumpets 1-4:

F6, D6, C6, B5

Trombones 1-4:

C5, F#4, D#4, B3

Arranged by:

Myles Collins

PDF Score sample:


Three's A Crowd makes for a refreshing addition to your library, and is quite challenging to play well. Lead trumpet ranges to high F, with second trumpet to high D. Second alto doubles on soprano and your bass player will need some dexterity to play the written quaver patterns. All that aside, this is a tightly scored piece that builds from start to finish. It begins with just bass and drums, and the 8 bar phrase builds in layers, adding piano/guitar, then an implied brass triplet-over two bars figure which introduces the first 'theme' on soprano, repeated as a tutti phrase. Then into a tone-up keychange, and onwards we go! If you like some bite and dissonance in your arrangements, then Three's A Crowd is for you. If you like it sweet, it's not!  This arrangement is offered as a free pdf big band chart. Please feel free to play and perform the music at any time, in any venue. If you should ever wish to use this chart as a part of a commercial enterprise, such as a recorded track on a CD / mp3 compilation which is subsequently sold for profit, please respect our Copyright in the work and seek our prior permission. Depending on the size and scale of your project we may or may not ask for a small royalty fee. In any event, please do ask us first. Thank you. The 'PDF Score sample' (above) is the complete arrangement - all 17 parts plus score. Just click on the link to download it. Enjoy!