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3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson 50 and Counting - Vern Sielert Ace of Hearts - Patty Darling
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Ace of Hearts - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00
As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra. Written for the 50th Anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (2017), this chart will get your band and your audience up and swingin'!  There is plenty of solo space for Tenor Saxophone, Piano and Guitar with fantastic ensemble shouts and look for a surprise at the end!  (5-4-4-4) Written with the younger band in mind, this fun, easy-to-play chart can be performed as written or used as a tool to reinforce ear training and improvising. There is ample solo space for alto saxophone, trumpet, and guitar and can be played with a swing or hip hop feel. The reasonable brass ranges and flexibility of this chart make it a must have for the younger band! (5-4-4-4)
After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene
 Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.  Bill Holman's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.  The Maynard Ferguson Band performed a lot of Abene's charts over the years.
Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.  This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.  This great Sonny Rollins jazz standard features Holman's 1956 writing in a free-swinging, terrific chart.
All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky
 Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.
Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus Amoroso - Benny Carter
Amoroso - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) The Legend,  this is an up-tempo latin and swing chart.
Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman April in Paris - arr. John Bambridge
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Set as a bright swing, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard On High" is an adventure from beginning to end!  A happy, cookin, shuffle tune in the best Holman tradition!  Very reasonable ranges and figures which just swing like crazy! Solo space for alto and baritone saxes and drums.  This great chart is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume II " CD(Amherst Records).
Artist's Rightful Place, The (aka Patterns for Orchestra) - Oliver Nelson Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton Aura - Bill Holman
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $55.00
Aura - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Also known as Patterns For Orchestra (as recorded on the Verve jazz masters 48 CD), this is one of Nelson's very interesting charts.  Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.
Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper Back Woods - Oliver Nelson
Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 Your audiences will love this clever baroque flavored chart.  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this hot, blues shuffle is full of energy and good ol' down-home funky blues.  There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.
Badger Blues - Bob Curnow Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 A blues chart to end all blues charts! A very playable arrangement featuring as many soloists as you see fit.   Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an energetic unison saxophone line, punctuated with brass hits.  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.
Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo
Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo
Retail Price: $45.00
 Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting.  A wonderful, easy, swinging chart which is the centerpiece of the CD Shorty Rogers Courts the Count, a terrific big band tribute to Count Basie.  In the Basie Tradition.
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune.   As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $70.00
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00
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.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky Black Bottom Stomp - arr. Jackson Stock Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
 This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This chart is destined to become a best-seller because of its unique and exciting format .  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
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Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
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Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a medium tempo Swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano. This chart is the one that won Paul Ferguson the coveted IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship Award.  Here is a really nice blues chart with fresh, interesting lines and great ensemble passages.
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
 This could be called Newer Than New, because Don just wrote this for John Pizzarelli's new band in New York.  This chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific recording More Blues and the Abstract Truth.  As recorded on the BMG CD The Big Shorty Rogers Express, this is a terrific romp through a fast Swing, featuring solos by Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari.
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman Blues For Hayden - Matso Limtiaco Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
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Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  Everyone who hears this tune loves it! It has a neat, unique feel to it, and it is a wonderful teaching tool for young players.  Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? Well, that just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this chart is.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $60.00
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.  Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.  As recorded on Portrait of Shorty, (including the best of West Coast jazz musicians such as Herb Geller, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli and others) this is a great, up-tempo, swinging chart with lots of solo space for alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano and drums.
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman Boss Talks, The - Bob Curnow
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
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Boss Talks, The - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $60.00
 West Chester University, PA .  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.

This new chart from Bob Curnow is sure to electrify your players and your audience! It has all the elements…up tempo swing, tenor/trumpet melody with solo space for each, drum solo, clever stop-time figures for the rhythm section, engaging ensemble rhythmic passages, and dramatic dynamic climaxes. If you are looking for a show-stopping closer for your next performance, this chart will not disappoint. (5-4-4-4)

Bright Eyes - Bill Holman Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
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Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  Just what it sounds like .
C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman Carl - Bill Holman Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba
Carl - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
 This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.  When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful. Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.
Cat from Caracas, The - Dan Haerle Certain Circles - Bill Holman Checkpoint Charlie (Edited) - Edited by Bob Curnow
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip latin chart with a great melody.  Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.   Full of up-tempo energy, Oliver masterfully intertwines the melody in the saxophones with counter-lines from the brass to create an incredible tapestry of sound.
Checkpoint Charlie (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Cherokee - Bill Holman Chet's Call
Cherokee - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Chet's Call
Retail Price: $70.00
  Full of up-tempo energy, Oliver masterfully intertwines the melody in the saxophones with counter-lines from the brass to create an incredible tapestry of sound.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  This piece was never  recorded by the Pat Metheny Group.
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Circumvent - Les Hooper Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
Retail Price: $65.00
Circumvent - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band.  There is always room for a jazz waltz, and you will love this one.  This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.
Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Consonata - Dee Barton Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Consonata - Dee Barton
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Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $55.00
 The Count Basie Orchestra performed the music of Billy Byers for many, many years. His arrangement of "Come Fly With Me" is recorded on the Basie album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra. Set in an up-tempo swing feel, Byers hits it hard from bar 1 and doesn't let up until the end of the chart.  WOW! A sensational Dee Barton chart.  If you have three hot trumpet players, this will be a great chart for you.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers
 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.
Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
 Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.
Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.  Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  If you've ever heard Maynard's recording of this world famous melody (Londonderry Air), you probably never forgot it! Sebesky's chart is superb, and this publication includes practical alternate choices for the trumpet feature.
Dee Day - Dee Barton Dimples - Johnny Richards Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me - arr. Tommy Newsom
Dee Day - Dee Barton
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Dimples - Johnny Richards
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 Dee Barton's reputation as a composer for the Kenton band is superb.  Johnny Richards is perhaps best known for his work with the Kenton band.  This wonderful Ellington classic is scored by the great Tommy Newsom to feature alto sax throughout.
Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman
  Set as a medium-up swing feel, this chart features trumpet throughout and is exciting from beginning to end, including a great shout chorus to highlight the entire ensemble.  This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.  Arranged by Bill Holman and originally recorded by the Woody Herman Orchestra, featuring Stan Getz, on their album Live at the Concord Jazz Festival, "The Dolphin (El Delfrin)" is written in a beautiful Bossa Nova setting and features tenor saxophone throughout.
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato, The - Ellen Rowe
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
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Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00
 This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.   In usual Basie fashion, this chart swings its tail off with incredible ensemble passages, and provides for plenty of solo space for both tenor saxophonists to dual it out.  Ellen has created a wild, fun-filled chart which moves seamlessly from an afro style 12/8 feel to a romp-stompin' swing feel.