THE REAL COOL BOOK


14 TRANSCRIBED OCTET CHARTS OF WEST COAST, 'COOL JAZZ' CLASSICS!

  EIGHT SEPARATE BOOKS, in one big binder, for each of the following players, transposed to their keys: Piano — Bass — Drums — Trombone — Trumpet — Alto Sax — Tenor Sax — Baritone Sax

  DOWNLOADABLE HORN PARTS in other keys, so that the charts can be played by groups with different instrumentation. See Downloads button to the right.

  COMPLETE SCORES for band directors also available for download. See Downloads button to the right.

  LISTEN FOR FREE! - Audio versions of at least a portion of each song are at the bottom of this page.





  AUDIENCE-FRIENDLY! - Even people unfamiliar with jazz get caught up in the happy, positive feeling of these swinging, 'cool jazz' arrangements.

  DON'T HAVE AN OCTET? - Start one! Perfect for professional-level, college, or good high school groups.

  468 pages total - $88 (The most fun you can have for $11 apiece!)



Tunes

THE REAL 'COOL' BOOK includes transcribed octet arrangements of the following tunes:

1. BERNIE'S TUNE - Super-Sax type arrangement of a classic Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan recording
2. BOPLICITY - transcribed from the classic Miles Davis recording Birth of the Cool
3. DANCE FOR DADDY - a wonderful Marty Paich arrangement, as recorded by the Dave Pell Octet
4. ELLINGTONESQUE - a gorgeous tribute to Duke, from the pen of Lennie Niehaus
5. JAVA JUNCTION - the quintessential cool jazz chart, as recorded by the Dave Pell Octet
6. MIKE'S PEAK - a swinging Shorty Rogers classic, as played by the Dave Pell Octet
7. ROCKER - transcribed from the classic Miles Davis recording Birth of the Cool
8. WALKIN' SHOES - one of Gerry Mulligan's most famous tunes, arranged for octet
9. WESTWOOD WALK - another happy, swinging Gerry Mulligan original
10. YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING - Marty Paich's ebullient arrangement of the Harry Warren standard

AND MORE!


Sample Part

Rocker - Alto Sax



Audio Files

Below please find excerpts of all the tunes in The Real 'Cool' Book. The "Buy Here" link will take you to one source for buying each complete song online.

Title

Artist

Album

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Bernie's Tune

Larry Dunlap Octet

(unreleased)

Boplicity

Miles Davis/Gil Evans

Birth of the Cool

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Dance For Daddy

The Dave Pell Octet

Young and Healthy

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Ellingtonesque

Saxpak

Saxuality

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Java Junction

The Dave Pell Octet

Harry Warren Songbook

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Jazz Goes To Siwash

The Dave Pell Octet

Cameo - A Pell of a Time

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Mike's Peak

The Dave Pell Octet

The Les Brown All Stars

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Rocker

Miles Davis/Gil Evans

Birth of the Cool

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Sandy Shoes

The Dave Pell Octet

Cameo - A Pell of a Time

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Theme For An Angel

Larry Dunlap Octet

(unreleased)

Walkin' Shoes

Gerry Mulligan

The Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Quartet

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Westwood Walk

Gerry Mulligan

The Original Gerry Mulligan Tentet and Quartet

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You're My Everything

The Dave Pell Octet

Harry Warren Songbook

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Blues Dance

Larry Dunlap Octet

(unreleased)






The Larry Dunlap Octet

  • Larry Dunlap, piano
  • John Wiitala, bass
  • Leon Joyce, drums
  • Fil Lorentz, baritone sax
  • Alex Mursyn, tenor sax
  • Gene Burkert, alto sax
  • Jeff Cressman, trombone
  • Mike Olmos, trumpet