Instrumental Big Band Charts (R)

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Title Vocal Key Arranger/Composer Style Notes Instrumentation

Ragtime Cowboy Joe Ab > Bb Dale, Jimmy Swing Vocal Trio Option / Optional Instrumental 4/3/2/3 (S)

Rainbow Connection, The Nowak, Jerry Jazz Waltz A Paul Williams & Kenneth Ascher Composition 5/3/3/4

Rainbow Connection, The Stuart, Walt Waltz 5/4/4/4

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head G Dentato, John Burt Bacharach / Optional Instrumental 5/4/4/4

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head Stuart, Walt 5/4/4/4

Rainy Sunday DeCamp, Carroll Ballad Baritone Sax Feature 5/4/4/4

Raise My Rent Goodwin, Gordon Shuffle 5/4/4/4

Raisin’ The Roof Hooper, Les Funky R&B / Shuffle 5/4/4/4

Rambo Johnson, J.J. As Played by Count Basie and his Orchestra 5/4/4/4

Ran Kan Kan Mossman, Michael Philip Mambo Tito Puente 5/4/4/4

Ran Kan Kan Puente, Tito Latin As Edited by G. Di Lorenzo 5/5/5/4

Randi Woods, Phil Jazz Ballad 5/4/4/4

Rare Moment Nestico, Sammy Disco Optional SATB Vocals (Eb) 5/4/4/4

Raven Speaks, The Stapleton, Bill Funk Keith Jarrett / Woody Herman / As Recorded on THE RAVEN SPEAKS album 5/5/4/4

Raw Bones Wolpe, Dave Swing Trombone Duet 5/4/4/4

Ray’s Guaguanco Davis, Ron Latin Jazz 5/2/1/4

Razor Chesky, David Rock 5/4/4/4

Razzamajazz Stuart, Walt Swing A Walt Stuart Composition for Concert Opener in Las Vegas 1969 5/4/4/4

Reachin’ For A Rainbow Nestico, Sammy Jazz 5/4/4/4

Reachin’ Out Nestico, Sammy 5/5/4/4

Read It And Wail Wolking, Henry Bossa Nova 5/5/4/4

Readymix Holman, Bill Swing As Recorded by Buddy Rich on “Swingin’ New Big Band” 5/4/4/4

Recordame Mossman, Michael Philip Jazz Joe Henderson / Solo Tenor Sax Feature 6/5/4/3

Red Bank Boogie Clayton, Buck Boogie Woogie Count Basie 5/3/2/4

Red Lips Barreto, Don Marino Rumba 5/3/2/4 (S)

Red Roses Stuart, Walt 5/3/3/4

Red Roses For A Blue Lady Davis, Ralph Master Rhythm Sheet 5/4/4/4

Red Roses For A Blue Lady C Warrington, Johnny Optional Instrumental 5/3/3/4 (S)

Red Roses For A Blue Lady Miller Reeds Voicing 5/4/4/4

Red Snapper, The Menza, Don Bobby Shew / Solo Trumpet Feature 5/5/5/4

Red Sweaters Wolpe, Dave Swing 5/4/4/4

Red Top Taylor, Mark Swing 5/4/4/4

Red-Hot Blues Cooke, Chas L. A Wendell W. Hall Composition / Optional Vocals (F) 5/2/1/2 (S)

Redskin Rhumba Barnet, Charlie Bluebird Record No. 10944 5/3/3/4

Reed Rhapsody Niehaus, Lennie Ballad 5/4/4/4

Reelin’ And Rockin’ Lally, Jimmy Shuffle Chuck Berry 5/3/2/4

Reggae Blues Freeman, Gary Reggae Rock 5/4/4/4

Rehearsin’ For A Nervous Breakdown Warrington, Johnny Swing A Charles Shavers Composition 4/3/3/4 (S)

Re-lax-in’ Eberhart, Bob 5/4/4/3

Reminiscing Stuart, Walt Jazz Rock Alto Sax & Trumpet Solo Duo 5/4/4/4

Rendezvous At Sunset Richards, Johnny Ballad As Recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra 5/5/4/4

Resolution White, Paul Ballad The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors 5/4/4/3

Respect Comstock, Frank Rock Otis Redding 5/3/3/4

Re-Stringing The Pearls Gray, Jerry Bounce 5/4/4/4 (S)

Return Journey Jones, Thad Bossa Nova 5/5/4/4

Return Of The Diver Harris, Matt Funk 5/4/4/4

Reuben’s Blues Roland, Gene Stan Kenton / Transcribed by Bob Eberhart 5/5/5/3

Reuben’s Blues 5/4/4/4

Reunion At Newport Broadbent, Alan Jazz As Recorded by Woody Herman & his Orchestra on The Raven Speaks 5/5/4/4

Reunion, The Haines, Ryan 5/4/4/4

Reverend Bob Beach, Doug Swing 5/4/4/4

Reverie Tomaro, Mike Ballad Solo Tenor Sax Feature 5/5/4/4

Reza Florence, Bob Bossa Nova As Recorded by Les Brown and his Band Of Renown 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody For Trumpet La Porta, John Written for & Dedicated to Doc Severinsen / Solo Trumpet Feature 5/5/4/4

Rhapsody In Blue Collins, Myles Jazz Ballad George Gershwin 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody In Blue Eberhart, Bob Ballad Glenn Miller Version / Master Rhythm Sheet 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody In Blue Goodwin, Gordon As Recorded by Gordon Goodwin’s BIG PHAT BAND 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody In Blue Keyser Gershwin 4/3/2/3

Rhapsody In Blue Nestico, Sammy Ballad Gershwin 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody In Blue Stuart, Walt Disco 5/4/4/4

Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini 5/3/3/4

Rhizopus Lewis, Eddie Samba 5/5/5/3

Rhumbolo Dedrick, Art Rhumba Alto Sax Solo / Optional Vibes 5/4/4/4

Rhumbolo Rhumba 5/4/4/4

Rhumboogie F Schoen, Vic Boogie Woogie Optional Instrumental 4/3/3/4

Rhythm Is Our Business Whibley, Burnell Quickstep Jimmie Lunceford, Sammy Cahn & Saul Kaplan / Optional Vocal Chorus (Eb) 5/3/2/4

Rhythm Is Our Business Whibley, Burnell Quickstep Jimmie Lunceford, Sammy Cahn & Saul Kaplan / Optional Vocal Chorus (Eb) 5/4/4/4

Rhythm Machine, The Kubis, Tom Shuffle 5/4/4/3

Richard Rodgers Medley Stuart, Walt Swing Medley: Isn’t It Romantic, You Took Advantage Of Me & Thou Swell 5/4/4/4

Ricochet Eb Warrington, Johnny Bounce Optional Instrumental 5/3/3/4 (S)

Ride Through The Night, A 5/4/4/4

Ridin’ High C Mason, Jack Fox-Trot Cole Porter / “RED, HOT AND BLUE” Musical / Optional Instrumental 4/3/2/4 (S)

Riff In Peace Mantooth, Frank Swing Commissioned by the Phi Mu Alpha Chapter of Southwestern Oklahoma St. Univ. 5/4/4/4

Riffette Livingston, Fud Jump 4/3/2/4 (S)

Rigamarole Osser, Glenn A Harold Mooney Composition 5/4/4/4

Ring Of Fire Warrington, Johnny A Merle Kilgore & June Carter Composition 5/4/4/4

Ringin’ “N Swingin’ Nestico, Sammy Swing 5/4/4/3

Rio Stuart, Walt Latin 4/3/1/3

Rise Holmes, Roger Recorded by Herb Alpert 5/4/4/4

Rise Stuart, Walt Disco Solo Trumpet Feature 5/4/4/4

Rise Wolpe, Dave Disco Rock An Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Composition / Herb Alpert 5/4/3/4

Rise And Fall Of A Short Fugue, The Curnow, Bob 5/5/4/3

River Deep, Mountain High Price, S.P. Tina Turner 5/4/4/4

Riverdance Curnow, Bob Celtic As Recorded on the CD “TOWEDNACK” with the SWR Big Band 5/4/4/4

Road Time Shuffle Akiyoshi, Toshiko Shuffle Tenor Sax Feature 5/4/4/4

Robbins Good Night Medley Skinner, Frank Medley: A Thousand Good Nights, Home Sweet Home, Good Night Ladies, etc. 4/3/2/4 (S)

Robbins International Waltz Medley Skinner, Frank Waltz Medley: O Sole Mio, Dark Eyes, Blue Danube, Cielito Lindo, etc. 4/3/2/4 (S)

Robbin’s Nest Comstock, Frank Bounce A Sir Charles Thompson & Illinois Jacquet Composition 5/4/4/4

Robbin’s Nest Nestico, Sammy Swing A Sir Charles Thompson & Illinois Jacquet Composition 5/4/4/4

Robbin’s Nest Stuart, Walt Swing 5/4/4/4

Robbin’s Nest Stuart, Walt Swing 5/4/4/4

Robbins Viennese Waltz Medley Skinner, Frank Waltz Melodies by Johann Strauss 5/3/2/4 (S)

Robbins World Famous Waltz Medley Skinner, Frank Waltz Medley: Liebestraum, Vilia, La Golondrina, Drigo’s Serenade & Chiribiribee 4/3/2/4 (S)

Rock & Roll #5 Stuart, Walt 5/4/4/4

Rock Around The Clock Knox, Bob Rock 5/4/4/4

Rock Around The Clock Nowak, Jerry Rock A Max Freedman Composition 5/4/4/4 (S)

Rock Around The Clock Pemberton, Roger Rock & Roll Bill Haley & His Comets 5/4/4/4

Rock Around The Clock Spencer, Richard Shuffle Bill Haley & The Comets 5/4/4/4

Rock Around The Clock Stuart, Walt 5/3/2/3

Rock Bottom Brown, Marshall As Recorded by Marshall Brown on Coral Record 5/4/4/4

Rock Fugue Florence, Bob 5/4/4/4

Rock House Ojeda, Bob 5/4/4/4

Rock In Fourths Feldstein, Sandy Rock 4/2/2/4

Rock Odyssey (Thus Spake Zarathustra) Holcombe, Bill Jazz Rock Richard Strauss 5/4/4/4

Rock Skippin” Strayhorn, Billy Shuffle Clark Terry / Solo Trumpet 5/4/4/4

Rock That Marcel Rock Earth, Wind & Fire 2/3/1/4

Rock This Town Murtha, Paul Swing Recorded by Brian Setzer 5/4/4/4

Rock This Town Story, Mike Swing As Recorded by the Brian Setzer Orchestra 5/3/3/4

Rock This Town Wolpe, Dave Rock Swing Brian Setzer 5/4/4/4

Rock Your Baby Michaels, Gary Rock A Casey & Finch Composition 5/4/4/4

Rockabye Basie Hathaway, Charlie Bounce Count Basie 4/3/2/4

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) F Wolpe, Dave Substitute Tenor Sax Solo 5/4/4/4

Rockford Files, The 5/4/4/4

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Comstock, Frank Rock 5/3/3/4

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Nowak, Jerry Swing 5/3/3/4

Rockin’ Chair Krupa Roy Eldridge Trumpet Solo 5/4/4/4

Rockin’ Robin’ Burger, Eric Rock Shuffle A Jim Thomas Composition 5/4/4/4

Rockin’ Thru’ The Rye Phillips, Sid Shuffle 5/4/4/4

Rockman Chattaway, Jay Rock 5/4/4/4

Rocky (Theme From) Stuart, Walt Disco 5/4/4/4

Rocky II … Knockout! Lowden, Robert Disco Adapted from the Original Maynard Ferguson Recording / Solo Trumpet 5/4/4/4

Rocky Top Lowden, Bob Country A Bouleaux & Felice Bryant Composition 5/4/4/3

Roll ‘Em Mundy, James Swing 4/3/2/4 (S)

Roll ‘Em Mundy, James Swing 5/3/2/4

Rollin’ Home Dorsey, Tommy & Mastren, Carmen Swing From New World Symphony by Anton Dvorak 4/3/2/4 (S)

Rolling Stones Medley (Rock Suite For Stage Band) Barduhn, Dave Rock Medley: Gimme Shelter, Ruby Tuesday & Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No) 5/5/5/4

Room 608 LaBarbera, John Swing Horace Silver 5/4/4/4

Rosa Mae Armstrong, Paul As Recorded by the Jazz Ambassadors / Mary Lou Williams 5/4/4/4

Rosalie Db Lally, Jimmy Cole Porter / Optional Instrumental 5/3/2/4

Rosanna Jennings, Paul Shuffle Recorded by TOTO 5/4/4/4

Rose Is A Rose, A Stone, Harry Jazz Waltz 5/4/4/4

Rose Room Baker, Jim A Harry Williams & Art Hickman Composition 5/3/3/4

Rose Room Ab Clinton, Larry Vocal Trio Option / Optional Instrumental 4/3/2/4 (S)

Rose Room Houghton, Ernie (Transcribed) Artie Shaw Record Copy / Solo Clarinet Feature 5/4/4/4

Rose Waltz Medley Stuart, Walt Waltz Solo Clarinet Feature 6/4/3/4

Roseland Shuffle Hudson, Will Count Basie 5/3/3/4

Roseland Shuffle Hudson, Will Count Basie 5/4/4/4

Rosetta Gordon, Ralph Swing Earl Hines & Henri Wood / Optional Vocals (F) / No Drums Part 4/3/2/3

Rosita Lally, Jimmy Tango Optional Vocals (iDm) 5/3/2/4 (S)

Rotten Kid, The Greco, Buddy Buddy Shuffle As Recorded by Buddy Rich 5/4/3/4

Round Midnight Barduhn, Dave Ballad Trumpet or Flugelhorn Solo 5/4/4/4

Round Midnight Hampton, Slide Thelonious Monk / As Recorded by Maynard Ferguson / Trumpet Solo 5/5/4/4

Round Midnight McDougall, Ian Jazz Ballad 5/4/4/4

Round Midnight Phillips, Herb Ballad Solo Trumpet Feature 5/5/4/3

Round Midnight Am Stuart, Walt Ballad Lyrics Sheet / Substitute Clarinet or Bb Instrument Solo 5/4/4/4

Round Midnight Stuart, Walt Solo Tenor Sax Feature 6/4/3/4

Round Midnight Washut, Bob Thelonious Monk / Solo Soprano or Alto Sax Feature 5/4/4/4

Round Midnight Wolpe, Dave Ballad Trombone Feature 5/4/4/4

Round Trip Stuart, Walt Extended Version 5/4/4/3

Round Trip Stuart, Walt 5/4/4/3

Route 66 Blair, Peter Swing Recorded by the Brian Setzer Orchestra 5/4/4/4

Route 66 Lowden, Bob Swing Bobby Troup 5/3/3/4

Route 66 Lowden, Bob Swing Bobby Troup 5/4/4/4

Route 66 Sweeney, Michael Swing Bobby Troup 5/4/4/4

Roxbury Vinci, Al Solo Alto Sax, Tenor Sax or Trumpet Feature 5/4/4/4

Royal Flush Basie, Count Jump As Recorded by the Metronome All Star Band / Columbia Record No. 36499 4/3/3/4 (S)

Royal Garden Blues Barone, Mike Dixie Jazz Clarence & Spencer Williams / Recorded by The Dukes Of Dixieland 5/4/4/4

Royal Garden Blues Holman, Bill Doc Severinson / Tonight Show Band / Solo Trumpet 5/5/4/4

Roy’s Blues Devoe, Dale Stan Kenton / Solo Baritone Sax Feature 5/5/5/3

Ruben’s Blues Katherman, Wes (Transcribed) Stan Kenton / Mellophonium Moods 5/4/5/4

Ruben’s Blues Roland, Gene 5/5/5/4

Ruby Maltby, Richard Theme Melody from the Motion Picture “RUBY GENTRY” 5/4/4/4

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Comstock, Frank Swing 5/3/3/4

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Sharp, Chris Swing / Rock / Salsa 5/4/4/4

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Warrington, Johnny Fox-Trot Optional Vocals (C) 5/3/3/4 (S)

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Wolpe, Dave Swing 5/4/4/4

Rum And Coca-Cola Alexander, Van Samba Optional Vocals (Eb) 5/3/3/4 (S)

Runaround Sue Di Mucci, D. & Maresca, E. Shuffle 5/4/4/4

Runaway Baby Murtha, Paul Soul Recorded by Bruno Mars 5/4/4/4

Runaway Hormones McConnell, Rob 5/5/4/4

Rustlin’ The Herd Stuart, Walt Swing 5/4/4/4

Ruth Holman, Bill Rock Buddy Rich Big Band 5/5/5/4


5/4/4/4 = 5 woodwinds/4 trumpets/4 trombones/4 rhythm

5/5/4/3 = 5 woodwinds/5 trumpets/4 trombones/3 rhythm

4/3/2/4 (S) = 4 woodwinds/3 trumpets/2 trombones/4 rhythm (optional strings)

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