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Recorded in 1994 (the CD is still available through Sierra Music and elsewhere), Bob Curnow revolutionized big band writing as we knew it. Fusing the amazing music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays with a big band setting has created wonderful musical experiences previously unimagined by bands and audiences alike. Curnow's charts remain as fresh and relevant as they were when originally written.
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5-5-7 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart is another superb Curnow arrangement of the music created by the Pat Metheny Group. Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow And Then I Knew  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This beautiful ballad is featured on Pat's newest recording Secret Story, and has been scored to highlight solo statements by flugelhorn, guitar or alto saxophone (your choice).  Bob Curnow continues to add to his catalog of arrangements of Metheny & Mays compositions.  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.
Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
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 This is Lyle at his wildest!! A funk/rock, quirky tune that just burns with energy and excitement! Listen to the Curnow Big Band CD.  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.  Bob Curnow is well known for his orchestrations of Pat Metheny's music, and this arrangement will fit right in with The First Circle and Minuano.
Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow Better Days Ahead - Pat Metheny / arr. Lindsay Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
 Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception. From the pen of one of the very best arrangers, this chart just SINGS with optimism (hence the title?) and joy. Sierra Music publishes 10 of the Metheny/Mays charts on this sensational CD!
Chet's Call Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Chet's Call
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 This piece was never  recorded by the Pat Metheny Group.  Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.  This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.
Eighteen - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow Every Summer Night - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Eighteen is a flat-out, rock n' roll chart based on a tune from one of Pat Metheny's earlier albums, "Offramp. Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.  This piece is the essence of the clever, unusual, unforgettable kind of tune that Pat and the Group come up with.
First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Gathering Sky, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
 The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.  This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.  Bob Curnow brings you yet another epic Metheny/Mays masterpiece.
Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Have You Heard (edited v.) - Metheny / arr. Curnow Have You Heard (Pro) - Metheny / arr. Curnow
Another great chart to add to the ever-growing Pat Metheny Series, Bob Curnow has arranged this down-right funk tune originally recorded on the PMG album We Live Here.  This arrangement is a bit easier than the Pro version because it does not change keys (to C# minor).  This is a TERRIFIC tune, full of the happy, spirited, hip melodic and harmonic stuff that we've all come to love about Pat's music.
Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Here to Stay - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow If I Could (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.   Set as an easy-going rock feel, this Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays composition is sure to be a band and audience favorite.  This arrangement is easier than the Pro version.
If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.  This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
James - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Letter From Home (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Bob Curnow does his usual stellar job of arranging Pat Metheny's very popular tune "James," and he manages to add a lot of his own ideas to the arrangement.  This arrangement does not include brass or drums.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.
Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Not to Be Forgotten (Short ver.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle .  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is an extended arrangement based on a gorgeous melody by Pat Metheny.  Pat Metheny writes superb ballads.
Phase Dance - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow See The World - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Set in a genre all their own, this Latin/Fusion style piece has exciting ensemble passages that light up the tune, rich harmonies that add tremendous depth, and exciting rhythms that propel this chart forward.  Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart surely belongs to that wonderful "new" big band literature he has created with such pieces as "The First Circle" and "Minuano.  This arrangement features tenor saxophone and guitar, and the chart captures the excitement of this marvelous tune from Pat's Secret Story CD.
So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
 This piece was originally recorded on the Still Life (Talking) CD and is a lovely bossa nova-ish style of chart.  Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.  Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.
Stranger In Town - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Sunlight - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow The Bob Curnow Big Band Plays the Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays - Volume 2
 Another amazing, exciting chart has been added to the Pat Metheny Series! Bob Curnow's arrangement of Metheny/Mays' composition "Stranger In Town" hits you in the face right from the start and ends in the same manner.  Bob Curnow has a way of picking out the Metheny tunes that work so well in a big band setting. Sierra Music publishes all 11 charts on this fantastic CD!
Too Soon Tomorrow - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow We've Got A World That Swings - arr. Willie Maiden Wherever You Go - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
 Pat Metheny is the master at composing moving, gorgeous ballads, and Too Soon Tomorrow is no exception.  As recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra on "New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson," This Willie Maiden arrangement takes a great tune and puts it in an up-tempo swing setting.  Here is another marvelous collaboration of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays music as arranged for big band by Bob Curnow.
You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.