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15 Step - Radiohead / arr. Matt Harris 2+2=5 - Radiohead / arr. Florian Ross 23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
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 Radiohead performed “15 Step” in 5/4 on the 2007 CD In Rainbows, and arranger Matt Harris has transformed the original meter into a series of infectious grooves in 11, 3, 5, and 7.  Radiohead released “2+2=5” on their sixth album Hail to the Thief in 2003.  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.
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson 5 M Calypso - David Baker 5-5-7 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
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5 M Calypso - David Baker
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As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  This is one happy chart!  It starts with the trombones laying down a nifty bass line, and then a great groove with a calypso pattern.  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.
After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky
 Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.  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.
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow Artistry In Rhythm (short v.) - Stan Kenton
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears. A dramatic setting of three American songs.  There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song.
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  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.
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman Begin the Beguine - arr. Johnny Richards Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  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.  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.
Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland Better Days Ahead - Pat Metheny / arr. Lindsay
  As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana. From the pen of one of the very best arrangers, this chart just SINGS with optimism (hence the title?) and joy.
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
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Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
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 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 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 the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific recording More Blues and the Abstract Truth.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Body and Soul - John Green / arr. by Marty Paich
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.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.
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)

Bogota (edited) - Ken Hanna / edited by Bob Curnow Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
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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)  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.
Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.  This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.
Certain Circles - Bill Holman Cherokee - Bill Holman Chiapas - Hank Levy
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
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Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Chiapas - Hank Levy
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 Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.  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.
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton Chrysalis - John Oddo
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
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Chrysalis - John Oddo
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 Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's 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).  From the pen of one of the best composers in the jazz field.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards
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 This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it. Contains all of the following charts:.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.
Dance of Life, The (10 brass) - Bob Curnow Dance of Life, The (8 brass) - Bob Curnow Decoupage - Hank Levy
Decoupage - Hank Levy
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Bob Curnow takes you on a sensational journey through 6/4 and 12/8 time with this new original composition. If you are a fan of “The First Circle”, or “Minuano” and are looking for something similar, this chart will fill that void with conviction. It is full of exciting contrapuntal lines and alluring dynamic contrast. It provides solo space for tenor, trumpet and drums. This piece is sure to become a modern classic that you will want to have in your library. (5-5-5-4)
Bob Curnow takes you on a sensational journey through 6/4 and 12/8 time with this new original composition. If you are a fan of “The First Circle”, or “Minuano” and are looking for something similar, this chart will fill that void with conviction. It is full of exciting contrapuntal lines and alluring dynamic contrast. It provides solo space for tenor, trumpet and drums. This piece is sure to become a modern classic that you will want to have in your library. (5-4-4-4)
 Hank contributed so much to the Kenton book in the '70's, and this chart is one of the best of the bunch.
Diva - Fred Sturm Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
Diva - Fred Sturm
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Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
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 Fred Sturm brings us another fresh, innovative arrangement.  This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.  This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.
Dorian Blue - Les Hooper El Congo Valiente - Johnny Richards Empty Ballroom  Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson
Dorian Blue - Les Hooper
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 A monumental piece of big band jazz.  The 2nd movement of Richards' amazing Cuban Fire Suite.  Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.
Fanfare for the New - Hugo Montenegro Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
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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.  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.
First Child - Bob Curnow First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton
First Child - Bob Curnow
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 One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) - Johnny Richards Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
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Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks. 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.
Git, The - Bill Holman Gladly - Don Sebesky Go East, Young Man - Slide Hampton
Git, The - Bill Holman
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Gladly - Don Sebesky
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This is movement 1 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson Gravy Waltz - arr. Willie Maiden Hamp's Boogie Woogie - arr. John Bambridge
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 Oliver Nelson delivers great arrangement after great arrangement, and this one is no exception! A quick, uptempo swing tune, "Gon Gong" is the perfect "opener" for any program.  This chart is a blast!  It is one of the more popular charts from Maynard's Birdland Dream Band.  This great chart is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume II " CD (Amherst Records).
Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Another great chart. Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
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.  If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.
Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton High and Dry - Radiohead / arr. Bob Washut Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio
Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio
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This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.  Released in 1995 on Radiohead’s second album The Bends, “High and Dry” remains one of the band’s most popular hits.  Talk about a Flag-Waver !!! The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Footpath Cafe CD.
Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman I Am - Omar Thomas I Concentrate on You - arr. Johnny Richards
I Am - Omar Thomas
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this bright, swinging chart is a blast !  Bill Holman is at his best, weaving descending unison lines with the tune stated by trumpet and tenor sax (both of which are given solo space).  In 2012 we introduced Omar Thomas to the list of Sierra composers and arrangers.  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.
I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman I'll Be Around - arr. Bill Holman I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman
I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman
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 Recorded on the A View From the Side CD by the Bill Holman Band, this chart is a slow blues, with Willis taking a VERY different approach.  Boy, you talk about a wonderful Trombone Feature .  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.
I.U. Swing Machine - David Baker Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
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 David Baker's music is wonderful to play because of its originality and sense of adventure.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman Indra - Hank Levy Inner Crisis - arr. Bob Curnow
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
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Indra - Hank Levy
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 Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.  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.
Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman Isn't She Lovely (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
 Finally, the up-to-date version that the Kenton Band played right up until the end.  Once used in the Blackboard Jungle movie, this piece is one of Holman's earliest compositions to be recorded by Kenton. Bill wrote a chart on this wonderful Stevie Wonder tune for his own band and also for the Tonight Show Band.
It's Glory - arr. Oliver Nelson Jumpin' at the Woodside - arr. Tommy Newsom Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman
 Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.  Count Basie's great tune gets a smashing treatment from the master arranger Tommy Newsom.  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.
Just Friends - arr. Tommy Newsom Kenton Kollage - arr. Bob Curnow Knarf - Michael Abene
Knarf - Michael Abene
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is one of Tommy's "classic" charts .  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this terrific collection of Kenton tunes contains Artistry In Rhythm, Eager Beaver, Sunset Tower, Intermission Riff, Concerto To End All Concertos, Interlude, Dynaflow and Loce For Sale.  Another great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.
Knives Out - Radiohead / arr. Dan Gailey La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances) - Johnny Richards La Suerte De Los Tontos - Johnny Richards
 Arranger Dan Gailey said that “Knives Out,” recorded on Radiohead’s 2001 CD Amnesiac, “had me hooked the first time I heard it based solely on its beautiful melody.  Movement V (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite. Movement VI (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
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 Composer Fred Sturm has written a wonderful and exciting shuffle tune which features tenor saxophone, trumpet and drums.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
Lonely Woman - arr. Bill Mathieu Love Story - arr. Willie Maiden Love Walked In - arr. Kim Richmond
 As recorded on the Standards in Silhouette CD, this is yet another of Bill Mathieu's classic arrangements of a great jazz standard ballad.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University,"  this may well be Willie's best chart done for Stan.  This chart is recorded on the sensational CD titled "Passages" by the Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra.
Machito - Pete Rugolo Madly - Don Sebesky Malaga - Bill Holman
Machito - Pete Rugolo
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Madly - Don Sebesky
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Malaga - Bill Holman
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This is one of the early, fantastic Latin charts recorded by the Kenton Band and played for years and years.  This is movement 3 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  Absolutely one of the all-time great big band charts! Tenor sax, drums and trumpet solos, interspersed with fabulous ensemble writing.
Malaguena (Edited) arr. Holman/Curnow Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman Matador - Fred Stride
Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman
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Matador - Fred Stride
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 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.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, with no editing.  An original by Fred Stride, "Matador" is a wonderful, unique addition to any concert or festival program! This arrangement is set in an even-eighth feel complete with the sounds of Spain.
Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger
Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger
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 This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle . A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.  If you're looking for something very different for a jazz history concert, this is it! Graettinger was a Third Stream composer in jazz long before the term was invented.
More About Thirds - Bill Holman My Old Flame - arr. Marty Paich Never Sleep (MM3 The Big Street)
 This amazing work was commissioned by the I.  Although this has been in the catalog for a while, it is now notated in Finale, and the new edition comes with a full score for the first time.  This is the third movement of the three-part suite titled "The Big Street" which was recorded on the album "The Fabulous Bill Holman" in 1957.
Newport - Slide Hampton Next to Silence - Omar Thomas Noseprints - Neil Slater
Newport - Slide Hampton
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Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
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Noseprints - Neil Slater
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Omar Thomas has written a stunning, contemporary piece reminiscent of the style of the Pat Metheny Group.  Written for and recorded by the North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band (Lab'99), this chart is a wonderful mix of an even-eighth feel and swing feel with the usual, wonderfully-interesting writing of Neil Slater.
Of Another Time - Bob Curnow Of Space and Time - Hank Levy Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way - arr. Bill Potts
Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
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Of Space and Time - Hank Levy
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 This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.  Hank Levy wrote this wonderful 5/4 chart in the early '70's (1973), and it was recorded on the "Birthday in Britain" CD.  The quintessential Flag-Waver (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band), this one is a real romp through a happy tune and a brilliant chart, arranged to feature everyone in the band.
Old Man River - arr. Willie Maiden On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Michael Abene On The Corner (MM2 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
 As recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra on the "Newport" album, this clever Willie Maiden arrangement is set in three sections - ballad, medium swing and fast swing.  This is a great, HOT chart from Maynard's Dream Band book.  On the Corner is a moderate tempoed blues .
Path Well Chosen, The - Bob Curnow Peanut Vendor, The - arr. Pete Rugolo Pennies From Heaven - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 A high-energy, quick-paced jazz piece featuring a trio of trumpet, alto and tenor with optional solos on each part.  The original chart as played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This was the first chart arranged by Lennie to be recorded by Stan's band.
People - arr. Don Sebesky Petaluma Lu - Bill Holman Poor Butterfly - arr. John Bambridge
People - arr. Don Sebesky
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Petaluma Lu - Bill Holman
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 Here is another fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player.  A really delightful samba! 339 measures of pure delight! Features soprano sax and flugelhorn, as well as drums and bass.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), John's arrangement (to quote Doc Severinsen), is a "masterpiece.
Portrait Of A Count - Bill Russo Pueblo de Taos - arr. Fred Sturm Quien Sabe? (Who Knows?) - Johnny Richards
 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.   Based on a traditional Native American song, Fred Sturm has created a truly amazing masterpiece capturing the beauty of the melody with the intricacies and creativity of a big band.  Movement IV (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Quintessence - Hank Levy Resisting Arrest (MM4 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Rhapsody In Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Quintessence - Hank Levy
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 Of all the pieces Hank wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is arguably the best one.  The finale to this wonderful suite is set at a fast pace, with a great theme (unison trombones and tenors to start) and lots of solo spaces for tenor sax, trumpet and drums.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University",  this is a rare baritone saxophone solo feature throughout.
Rise And Fall of a Short Fugue, The - Bob Curnow Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow Rooms for Tourists - Paul Ferguson
Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was recorded on the Stan Kenton Plays Chicago CD ( available from Sierra Music).  The chart everyone has been waiting for!! Eight minutes of amazing, dynamic, exciting sounds! This arrangement was commissioned and recorded by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany.  This is a wonderful chart by the recent winner of the Gil Evans Fellowship sponsored by the IAJE.
Round Robin - Shorty Rogers Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman Ruby, My Dear - arr. Bill Holman
Round Robin - Shorty Rogers
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Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
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 This amazing chart was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and released on the By Request-Volume One album.  Bill Holman's compositions in the library of the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most exciting pieces ever conceived for jazz orchestra.  The new CD Brilliant Corners, as recorded by Bill Holman's Band, is taking the jazz world by storm! Here is one of the ballads on the recording, which contains all Thelonious Monk compositions as arranged by Holman.
Sadly - Don Sebesky Samba Siete - Hank Levy Shades (MM1 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
Sadly - Don Sebesky
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Samba Siete - Hank Levy
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 This is movement 2 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  A samba in 7/4 .  Shades opens with a drum solo (brushes on snare) in a medium tempo and swings on from there.
Sing, Sing, Sing - arr. Tommy Newsom Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman Some Links for Brother Ted - David Baker
Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
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 Tommy takes this old tune and turns it on its head.  Buddy Childers, that is! Willis wrote this for Buddy in 1954, and it is recorded on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.  This is a great blues chart, and there are never enough of those!  Lots of blowing space for lots of players makes this a fun-filled romp through the blues.
Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra - Oliver Nelson Spanish Banks - Fred Stride Speak Low - arr. Johnny Richards
Spanish Banks - Fred Stride
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 This is a magnificent, three-movement work which, when written, redefined big band scoring.  Fred captures the samba feel beautifully in this one.  Recorded on the Back To Balboa LP by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a typical Richards chart in that it contains exciting ensemble blowing and lots of solo space for trombone, tenor sax, trumpet and alto sax.
Special Interests - Neil Slater Spring Wind - Geoff Keezer St. Louis Blues (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Spring Wind - Geoff Keezer
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 As recorded on the Lab 2011 CD by the North Texas One O'clock Lab Band, this is one of Neil Slaters newest compositions. This is a drum set feature which really shows off your drummer.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), Holman takes a fresh look at this wonderful old jazz standard.
St. Thomas - arr. Bill Holman Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow
St. Thomas - arr. Bill Holman
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 Sonny Rollins and Bill Holman.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.  There have been SO many requests for the ORIGINAL arrangement as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, that Curnow has made it available for the first time.
Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy Step Right Up - Oliver Nelson Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy
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Step Right Up - Oliver Nelson
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Live at Brigham Young University was the CD on which this chart was recorded.  As recorded on the brilliant CD Afrique, by the Count Basie Orchestra, and also (in another form) by the Buddy Rich Band on the CD Swingin' New Big Band.  This, of course, is Oliver Nelson's best known jazz standard.
Stompin' at the Savoy (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman Stop-Go (MM3 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
  The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end. This is one of Bill Holman's best early charts, and he turned everyone on their ear with it.  If there is one chart which seems to capture the essence of Stan's mid-fifties bands, this is the one! The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end.  As the title implies, this chart does not rest for a moment.
Stranger In Town - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow String of Pearls - arr. Gene Roland Sunshinola - Bill Holman
Sunshinola - Bill Holman
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 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.  This is NOT the Glenn Miller version of this tune.   As recorded on the new CD "Hommage", Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled "fantasy" on the well-known American tune (as in "You are my.
Swing House - Gerry Mulligan Swizzle, The - Benny Carter Take the "A" Train - arr. Bill Holman
Swing House - Gerry Mulligan
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Swizzle, The - Benny Carter
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 Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality. Sierra Music is pleased to announce the addition of another great Benny Carter composition recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their incredible album The Legend! "The Swizzle" is an uptempo, fast-swing tune that starts with a bang and swings hard all the way to the end.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Take the "A" Train - arr. Rich DeRosa Tennessee Waltz - arr. Bill Holman Theme and Variations - Bill Holman
  Ever heard of "Take the A Train?" Not like this you haven't! Another ingenious arrangement from the towering Rich DeRosa, this up-tempo swing chart is a journey through creative waters from beginning to end and will not disappoint.  This chart is a sensational version of the old standard, all dressed up with a new look only Holman could create.  Recorded in 1953 on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.
There's A Small Hotel - arr. Bill Russo Three Thoughts - Dee Barton Thrill Is Gone, The - arr. Bill Mathieu
Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sketches on Standards, this is a wonderful, creative arrangement of a great standard. What a dynamic chart this is! It is included on the CD recording The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton (1967).  Many think that Standards in Silhouette was the most beautiful ballad album (available on CD from Sierra Music) ever recorded by the Kenton Band.
Tiare - Ken Hanna Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman Time For A Change - Hank Levy
Tiare - Ken Hanna
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Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
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Time For A Change - Hank Levy
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 This is arguably the most beautiful piece ever written by Ken Hanna.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra (Creative World CD) on  " Live at Redlands University",   this chart is a rip-roaring latin and swing chart that just flies along.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this wonderful composition.
Too Soon Tomorrow - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Towednack (home parish) - Bob Curnow Tree Frog - Bill Holman
Tree Frog - Bill Holman
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 Pat Metheny is the master at composing moving, gorgeous ballads, and Too Soon Tomorrow is no exception.  Bob has created an absolutely thrilling 12 minute work, inspired by his Celtic roots (Towednack is a small area in Cornwall, England).  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Tres Corazones - Johnny Richards Turtle Talk - Dee Barton Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo
Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
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Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo
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   Movement VII (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.    As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz" (and elsewhere), this may be the best thing Dee ever wrote for Stan.    This chart has appeared on a couple of different albums over the years (Kenton Classics and Hits).
Values - Neil Slater Waltz for Debby - arr. Don Sebesky Waltz of the Prophets - Dee Barton
Values - Neil Slater
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 Neil Slater has created a marvelous composition.  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.  There are quite a few charts in the Kenton Library that stand out because of their extreme originality.
We've Got A World That Swings - arr. Willie Maiden West Side (MM 1 The Big Street) What Is This Thing Called Love - arr. Tommy Newsom
 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.  This is the first movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.  As recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records), this chart is one of the "hippest" that Tommy ever wrote for that band.
Where's Teddy (pro v.) - Willie Maiden Wherever You Go - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Willow Weep For Me - arr. Bill Mathieu
This is the original chart as played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band.  Here is another marvelous collaboration of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays music as arranged for big band by Bob Curnow.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.
Wink - Neil Slater Woodrow - Bill Holman World is Waiting for the Sunrise, The - arr. Bill Holman
Wink - Neil Slater
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Woodrow - Bill Holman
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 Neil Slater, the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, is a superb composer.  Bill Holman has created a rollicking, swinging, wonderful tribute to Woody Herman with this great chart.  This wonderful chart is recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman Yesterdays - arr. Johnny Richards You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
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 This is a wonderful feature for tenor saxophone (as recorded by Bill Perkins).   Originally arranged for George Roberts and the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Johnny Richards' treatment of the beautiful ballad "Yesterdays" is a bass trombone feature throughout.  You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.
Zamboni - Bill Holman Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman Zoot - Bill Holman
Zamboni - Bill Holman
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Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman
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Zoot - Bill Holman
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 What a marvelous chart this is! The "engine" which keeps on going is a 4-bar vamp in the rhythm section.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart features two tenor saxophone players throughout, playing together and separately.  Holman wrote this to feature (of course) Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone.