From the desk of...
When I think about how privileged we have been to be able to print all of this fabulous music for the past 42 years, I am truly amazed and very grateful. Think about it. Dozens of charts from each of the bands of Stan Kenton, Oliver Nelson, Bill Holman, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinsen, Les Hooper, Charlie Barnet, Quincy Jones, the One O’Clock Lab Band from UNT, Don Sebesky, Shorty Rogers, and many others, and the contemporary compositions from Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Radiohead, Steely Dan, Yellowjackets, Soundgarden, Riverdance, Rich DeRosa, and …… well, over 90 composers and arrangers ……. These are the sources for all of the superb music in print at Sierra. And I’ve even been able to crank out more than 100 pieces of my own while dealing with the nuts and bolts of the biz world.
Now, when I started to think about the history of this company, I really didn’t have a good recollection of all of this. So, it has been good for me to think about it all and also do some well-overdue listening. It’s all on the website if you want to take a shot at it.
BTW, I continue to receive wonderful responses from folks who seem to be enjoying this. I appreciate every one of them. I will keep doing this for a while.