To arrange jazz music successfully, it is imperative that you become an expert in jazz chord symbol notation. There seems to have been alot of confusion over the years on the correct way to notate jazz chord symbols. Many of us learned this notation from older fake books. These books always had funky ways of writing Major 7ths, minor 7ths and other chords. You still find many of these methods for writing jazz chords symbols in older stock and hand written big band charts and transcriptions.
Modern day jazz chord symbol notation has become much more standardized these days, but I find that some people still write them incorrectly, or just have no idea how to write them in the first place. Granted, music notation programs can do much of the work for you on this, but its still best to have a good grasp of how to write and interpret proper chord symbol notation.
This video focuses on how to notate jazz chord symbols – from the simple to complex. Let me know if you have any questions by posting them in the comments below.