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Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
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.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / 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).  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.  Oliver Nelson wrote the most beautiful melodies! This is a clarinet feature (how about that?), and was recorded by Phil Woods and the Oliver Nelson's Jazz Interactions Orchestra (hear it on the Verve Jazz Masters 48 CD).  This is the chart that people have been wanting to see in print for years! Recorded by the Bill Holman Band on their album "Briliant Corners", this is the great Thelonious Monk tune set in a straight-eighth Latin feel.
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00
 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.  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.
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist. “Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.  Just what it sounds like .
Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Chicken Polo - Les Hooper Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $50.00
Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00
 Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.  A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos. This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $55.00
Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody.  Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
 Bob Curnow has created a marvelous modal piece that opens with a fanfare in 6/8 and then moves into a lilting 3-4 swing tempo.  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.
Foxy - Slide Hampton Goin' On - Benny Carter Groove - Oliver Nelson
Foxy - Slide Hampton
Retail Price: $55.00
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Groove - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print. Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.  Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.
Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow
 If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.  This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.  This arrangement of "I Hope In Time a Change Will Come" came about through a desire to hear/play more than one chorus of this stunningly beautiful melody by Oliver Nelson.
I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.  Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.
In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.  Exactly as recorded on the JVC Bill Holman Band CD, Stevie Wonder's great tune never sounded so good! Set in a medium-shuffle feel, this chart features tenor saxophone (a la Bob Cooper on the CD) and the wonderful gift of Bill Holman's imaginative arranging.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman Katy-Do - Benny Carter
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
Katy-Do - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.  This an absolutely amazing chart, demanding and exciting beyond belief!  The chart is extensive in length and packed full of the great writing for which Bill is known.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a slow Swing," not unlike "Li'l Darlin' " in effect.
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $65.00
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Retail Price: $50.00
 Composer Fred Sturm has written a wonderful and exciting shuffle tune which features tenor saxophone, trumpet and drums.  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.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.
Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden Love For Sale - arr. Pete Myers
Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.  This great Kenton classic, as recorded on the album "Live from Redlands University," is a swinging, happy chart which allows for lots of blowing space and is combined with great ensemble sections.  The Buddy Rich Band played this chart for years! A sensational arrangement of a great tune in an up-tempo setting.
Malaguena (Edited) arr. Holman/Curnow Meetin' Time - Benny Carter My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow
Meetin' Time - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, edited to be played with the following instrumentation:  2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone saxophone, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones,  piano, bass and drums.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium slow Swing with more than a tinge of Gospel flavor.  My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.
Next to Silence - Omar Thomas Norwegian Wood Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
Retail Price: $70.00
Norwegian Wood
Retail Price: $60.00
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
 Omar Thomas has written a stunning, contemporary piece reminiscent of the style of the Pat Metheny Group.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.
Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton
Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  Geoff has scored a very hip, musical easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form, using his incomparable melodic and harmonic sense of things.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow Summer of '42, Theme from the - arr. Tommy Newsom Things Ain't What They Used To Be - arr. Tommy Newsom
 Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.  This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.  This is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).
Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy Trot, The - Benny Carter Vine Street Rumble - Benny Carter
Trot, The - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $60.00
 This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band. Anyone familiar with Benny Carter's music knows what to expect .  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium-up Shuffle feel, with solos for tenor saxophone and piano.
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera Well, Git It - Sy Oliver / arr. Bob Curnow You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
Retail Price: $50.00
 Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.  Every band from Tommy Dorsey to the Tonight Show Band to Ted Heath seemed to have a version of this great Sy Oliver tune.  You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.