QUESTION: How do I find good jazz music arrangements for a small group?

  1. Unless someone has already created sheet music for a specific combo and shared it, the best you'll probably find online are lead sheets. For a lot of tunes a lead sheet is probably enough. Everyone just plays the head, takes some solos, plays the head again and you're done. For tunes with more involved arrangements, hard bop tunes especially, having written parts for each player can be useful.

  2. I don’t know of any arrangements specifically for a two horn combo. Usually when I see groups that small they just play the head and then improvise.

  3. Check out two horn groups like Horace Silver/Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, some of Wayne Shorters records like Speak No Evil. Make sure both horns arent just playing the melody at the same time. Trade off at the bridge, play guide tones etc

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