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23°N 82°W - Bill Russo 3x3x2x2x2=72 - arr. Bob Curnow Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
Retail Price: $60.00
 This is one of the most creative, important big band compositions ever written by anyone! It is also a chart which has been in demand for many years.  This arrangement by Bob Curnow is based on Johnny Richards' original composition written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, which was part of the "Adventures In Time" album.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan
 Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist.  Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).  One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.
All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears.
America The Beautiful - arr. Bob Curnow An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ralph Carmichael
 A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key). A dramatic setting of three American songs. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow Artistry In Percussion - Pete Rugolo Artistry In Rhythm (short v.) - Stan Kenton
 This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra). As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" (and many other CDs).  There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song.
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus Beeline East - arr. Bob Curnow
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, and it is one of Lennie's wonderful charts on a great Broadway standard tune. Bob Curnow took Ken Hanna's wonderful, latin, medium-tempo tune and made it a bit more accessible for good bands.
Begin the Beguine - arr. Johnny Richards Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland
 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa (Capitol), Richards takes this great standard and turns it into a 6/8 latin and swinging screamer.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Blues Story, The - Gene Roland
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $70.00
As performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, here is one of the hippest charts from the Kenton book.  As recorded on the CD "Back to Balboa" (and many other albums), this sensational piece moves along at a fast tempo, featuring solo space (the blues) for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone and drums. Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.
Body and Soul - John Green / arr. by Marty Paich Bogota (edited) - Ken Hanna / edited by Bob Curnow Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
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As recorded by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra on the “7.5 On The Richter Scale” album, this all time great standard receives a fresh sound with the impeccable scoring talent of Marty Paich. This arrangement has it all…….a solo piano introduction, a variety of feels (ballad, rubato, swing, 12/8), and stunning ensemble passages. This chart is considered by many to be one of the finest big band arrangements ever written, and Sierra Music is proud to be able to make it available to you. (5-5-5-4)

This version is edited to be played with only 8 brass and a standard saxophone section. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “Live at Brigham Young University”, this is the thrilling latin Stan Kenton sound like that of “Malaga” and “Malaguena” that is sure to dazzle any crowd. Solo space is written for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums and congas along with wonderfully exciting ensemble writing making this a sure fire winner with your band. (5-4-4-4) As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “Live at Brigham Young University”, this is the thrilling Latin Stan Kenton sound like that of “Malaga” and “Malaguena” that is sure to dazzle any crowd. Solo space is written for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums and congas along with wonderfully exciting ensemble writing making this a sure fire winner with your band. (5-5-5-4) with the Kenton saxophone section instrumentation (alto, 2 tenor, 2 baritone)
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus Carl - Bill Holman
Carl - Bill Holman
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 Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and "Boop Boo Be Doop" is surely one of those charts.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.  When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.
Cherokee - Bill Holman Chiapas - Hank Levy Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Chiapas - Hank Levy
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  This was the first of many "time charts" that Hank wrote for the Kenton Band. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Merry Christmas", this chart has optional saxophone parts which nicely cover the french horn parts (originally written for only brass and rhythm section).
Collaboration - Pete Rugolo Concerto To End All Concertos - Stan Kenton Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding). One of Kenton's most important compositions.  Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan
Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards
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Contains all of the following charts:.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.
Day Dream - arr. Lennie Niehaus Decoupage - Hank Levy Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz
Decoupage - Hank Levy
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Jean Turner,  this is a superb Ellington ballad that will make you want to hear it over and over again.  Hank contributed so much to the Kenton book in the '70's, and this chart is one of the best of the bunch.  Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.
Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus El Congo Valiente - Johnny Richards
 A true Kenton Classic.  This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.  The 2nd movement of Richards' amazing Cuban Fire Suite.
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo
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From the Progressive Jazz period in the 1940's, this piece focused on the alto saxophone (originally played by George Weidler).
 A magnificent alto saxophone feature. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style.
Fanfare for the New - Hugo Montenegro Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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  One of the great pieces written for the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, founded and conducted by Stan Kenton. Exciting and challenging music.  Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes. There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.
First Child - Bob Curnow Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
First Child - Bob Curnow
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Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
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 One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.
Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) - Johnny Richards Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Get Out of Town - arr. Johnny Richards
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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Movement I (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  This is a great chart to feature your drummer and the entire ensemble! Starting out with a bombastic Eastern-sounding introduction (ala Genghis Khan), it then launches into a hard-driving minor blues stated by the trombone, trumpet and tenor saxophone.  Johnny Richards at his best! A very playable chart without a lot of range concerns for brass.
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ralph Carmichael Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ralph Carmichael
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
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 Stan Kenton had a certain touch in his arranging that stood out. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Another great chart. Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton
Hav-a-Havana - Bill Holman
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 A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  Any Kenton fan knows this piece very well, as it is one of the finest things ever written for Stan. This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.
Holly and the Ivy, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Home Journey - Gene Roland How Do I Look In Blue? - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Home Journey - Gene Roland
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The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Live at the Tropicana," this  slow, bluesy piece is a wonderfully understated chart that features an easy-to-play, written piano solo.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
I Concentrate on You - arr. Johnny Richards I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa, and it is a highly original, exciting chart (latin/swing) on a great standard tune.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he was able to capture the Kenton sound without a lot of high-range problems or difficult concerns for the players.  This is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.
I Remember You - arr. Lennie Niehaus I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Stan Kenton
 Here is a wonderful vocal chart by Lennie on this unforgettable standard.  This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD.  This is a rich, warm chart as arranged by Stan.
I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman I've Never Been In Love Before - arr. Lennie Niehaus Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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 This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  A lovely Broadway tune as scored for Kenton's dance book.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo
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In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
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Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
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Another amazingly futuristic piece from Rugolo's great mind.  Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.  Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.
Indra - Hank Levy Inner Crisis - arr. Bob Curnow Interlude - Pete Rugolo
Indra - Hank Levy
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Interlude - Pete Rugolo
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 This was one of the early charts of Hank's recorded by Kenton.  Exactly as recorded on the CD "Stan Kenton Plays Chicago," this chart is a great feature for alto saxophone set in a big band fusion style. Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).
Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman
 Finally, the up-to-date version that the Kenton Band played right up until the end.  This is the original version of the tune recorded in 1946, and also included in the Milestones LP.  Once used in the Blackboard Jungle movie, this piece is one of Holman's earliest compositions to be recorded by Kenton.
It Could Happen to You - arr. Lennie Niehaus It's All Right With Me - arr. Lennie Niehaus Kingfish - Bill Holman
Kingfish - Bill Holman
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures In Standards" CD, this is a wonderful, swinging chart on a great tune.  Here is another terrific chart as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards.  This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.
La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances) - Johnny Richards La Suerte De Los Tontos - Johnny Richards Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
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 Movement V (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite. Movement VI (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  As arranged for and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a wonderful setting that features the saxophone section and solos for trumpet and trombone.