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3x3x2x2x2=72 - arr. Bob Curnow Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton
 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. Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
 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.  This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This great Sonny Rollins jazz standard features Holman's 1956 writing in a free-swinging, terrific chart.  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).
All I Need - Radiohead / arr. Sherisse Rogers All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky
 Radiohead recorded “All I Need” on their album In Rainbows in 2007.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.
Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus Alterior Motif - Les Hooper Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Alterior Motif - Les Hooper
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  This is about an 8-minute, multi-sectional composition.  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).
America The Beautiful - arr. Bob Curnow Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride Amoroso - Benny Carter
Amoroso - Benny Carter
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 A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key).  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.  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. Ralph Carmichael Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  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!  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman April in Paris - arr. John Bambridge Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
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Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
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 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).  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.
Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow Artist's Rightful Place, The (aka Patterns for Orchestra) - Oliver Nelson Artistry In Percussion - Pete Rugolo
 This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra). Also known as Patterns For Orchestra (as recorded on the Verve jazz masters 48 CD), this is one of Nelson's very interesting charts. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" (and many other CDs).
Aura - Bill Holman Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper
Aura - Bill Holman
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Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
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 This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.  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.
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson Badger Blues - Bob Curnow Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson
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Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
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 There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.  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.
Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus Bary Me Not - Bill Holman Beeline East - arr. Bob Curnow
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
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 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.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone. 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. Lennie Niehaus Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune. As performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, here is one of the hippest charts from the Kenton book.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Black Bottom Stomp - arr. Jackson Stock Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden / arr. James Miley
 This chart is destined to become a best-seller because of its unique and exciting format .    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From the same masterful pen that brought the music of Radiohead and Astor Piazzola, the late, great Fred Sturm wows us once again. Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), this rock-ish, heavy-shuffle tune provides hard hitting melody sections, plenty of room for improvisation (as you choose), and raucous ensemble interplay.  James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.
Black, Brown and Beautiful - Oliver Nelson Bleep Blop - Les Hooper Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
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 This chart is recorded by Oliver Nelson on the recording titled Black, Brown and Beautiful.  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.  This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.
Blue Daniel - arr. Bill Holman Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blue For You - Loran McClung
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
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Blue For You - Loran McClung
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 Frank Rosolino's jazz waltz is loved by all, and Holman's arrangement of it is superb.  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 wonderfully tasteful jazz waltz has been featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival, performed by many All-State Jazz Ensembles, and is played regularly by the U.
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
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Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
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Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
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This chart is the one that won Paul Ferguson the coveted IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship Award.  This could be called Newer Than New, because Don just wrote this for John Pizzarelli's new band in New York.  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 Bluezies - Shorty Rogers Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
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Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  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. “Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow Bright Eyes - Bill Holman But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
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Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
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 West Chester University, PA .  There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.
Carl - Bill Holman Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Carl - Bill Holman
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 When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.
Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Checkpoint Charlie (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.  Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.   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.
Chet's Call Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
Chet's Call
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Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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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 historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding).
Concerto To End All Concertos - Stan Kenton Consonata - Dee Barton Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Consonata - Dee Barton
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Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
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One of Kenton's most important compositions.  WOW! A sensational Dee Barton chart.  If you have three hot trumpet players, this will be a great chart for you.
Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson Cubajazz - Bill Holman Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.  Rarely does a piece turn up like this one. Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, "Cyclops" is one of those charts that will make your audiences bob their heads and tap their feet.
Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky Day Dream - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.  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.  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.
Daylie's Double - Oliver Nelson Dee Day - Dee Barton Dimples - Johnny Richards
Dee Day - Dee Barton
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Dimples - Johnny Richards
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 Oliver had a great feel for the funky jazz style which was so popular.  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.
Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me - arr. Tommy Newsom Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman
 This wonderful Ellington classic is scored by the great Tommy Newsom to feature alto sax throughout.   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.  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.
Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato, The - Ellen Rowe
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
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 Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.   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.
Down By The Riverside - arr. Oliver Nelson Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Easy Money - Benny Carter
Easy Money - Benny Carter
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 There has been an illegal lift of this chart available before, but this chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific L.  This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.  As recorded on the brilliant CD "The Legend "   by the Count Basie Orchestra, this medium  swing piece features solos for trumpet, trombone, piano and bass.
Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Bill Holman's arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" recording, is a wonderful medium-swing tune with solo space for piano, alto, and trumpet.  Bill Holman's arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" recording, is a wonderful medium-swing tune with solo space for piano, alto, and trumpet.  This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.
Eighteen - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo Emancipation Blues - Oliver Nelson
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo
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 Eighteen is a flat-out, rock n' roll chart based on a tune from one of Pat Metheny's earlier albums, "Offramp.

From the Progressive Jazz period in the 1940's, this piece focused on the alto saxophone (originally played by George Weidler).
 This chart is recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on the Afro-American Sketches (Prestige CD).
Emily - arr. Les Hooper End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Evening Thought, An - David Baker
Emily - arr. Les Hooper
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 This standard is made even more beautiful with this Hooper arrangement.  A magnificent alto saxophone feature.  David Baker's music is wonderful to play because of its originality and sense of adventure.
Every Summer Night - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
 This piece is the essence of the clever, unusual, unforgettable kind of tune that Pat and the Group come up with. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style.  Radiohead is an English alternative rock band.
Extensions - Patty Darling Falling - Les Hooper Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
Extensions - Patty Darling
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Falling - Les Hooper
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Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
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 Extensions is a funky, hip-hop fusion chart with nice mood changes throughout.  This is a very fresh sounding, interesting and fun piece .  Also part of the Message from Newport album, this chart features tenor, trombone, and great contrapuntal writing with great changes and a terrific straight-ahead, swinging feeling.
Fast Forward - Les Hooper Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman Fillings - Bill Holman
Fast Forward - Les Hooper
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Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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Fillings - Bill Holman
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 An up-tempo be-bop type chart, with the clever, interesting writing we have come to expect from Les Hooper. There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.  Recorded on the Hawthorne Nights LP (PABLO) by Zoot Sims, and a wonderful cast of players, this is a neat, medium swing tune which features tenor sax (naturally).
FM - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
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   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), the late, great Fred Sturm has given us another rock chart worthy of any band's library. In typical Sturm fashion, the beginning of "FM" is a kaleidoscope of independent fragments culminating with the original Steely Dan intro as it moves into the melody played by clarinets.  This Al Cohn arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" CD, is a wonderful medium-swing tune.  This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Four - arr. Willie Maiden Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
Four - arr. Willie Maiden
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Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
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 This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.  Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Another great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.
Foxy - Slide Hampton From The Top - Fred Stride Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
Foxy - Slide Hampton
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From The Top - Fred Stride
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Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  A hard-swinging, shuffle blues (a la the great Thad Jones) with a fresh, happy feeling.  This chart was originally included in the Full Nelson album and then the Jazz Masters 48: Oliver Nelson CD.
Gaucho - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins Get Out of Town - arr. Johnny Richards
   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! The late, great Fred Sturm originally arranged this for the HR Big Band (Germany), and Sierra is thrilled to add it to its catalog. Set as a slow rock/gospel, there is beautiful, lush ensemble writing througout the piece.  Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.  Johnny Richards at his best! A very playable chart without a lot of range concerns for brass.
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ralph Carmichael
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
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 Stan Kenton had a certain touch in his arranging that stood out. 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. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa Goin' On - Benny Carter Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ralph Carmichael
Goin' On - Benny Carter
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DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout. Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers Greensleeves - arr. Oliver Nelson
Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers
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   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From one of the masters of contemporary big band arranging, the late, great Fred Sturm completely captures the Steely Dan vibe in his arrangement of "The Goodbye Look." Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), Sturm gives the lead trombone (and section) Donald Fagan's voice of the melody.  Here is another terrific chart from Shorty Rogers (as recorded on the "Portrait of Shorty" album).  This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.
Groove - Oliver Nelson Groovemeister - Les Hooper Guy Noir's Brother - Les Hooper
Groove - Oliver Nelson
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Groovemeister - Les Hooper
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 Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.  Les comes up with another sensational showpiece for your band.  What a great , fun-filled piece this is! Les has created a mythical character (in this case, the lead trombone player) who runs through a number of "musician jokes" while referring to his "brother.
Happy Faces - Sonny Stitt / arr. Quincy Jones Have You Heard (edited v.) - Metheny / arr. Curnow Have You Heard (Pro) - Metheny / arr. Curnow
 As arranged by Quincy Jones for the album "Birth of a Band," this Sonny Stitt tune is a brilliant, straight-ahead chart that swings like crazy, featuring Q's outstanding ensemble writing.  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.
Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Hey There - arr. Willie Maiden
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
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 This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.   As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Heidi” is the 3rd movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout.  As recorded on "Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing" (Roulette), this may be the prettiest chart that Willie did for Maynard's band.
Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson Holly and the Ivy, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Home Journey - Gene Roland
Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson
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Home Journey - Gene Roland
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 This piece was taken from Nelson's original score. 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.
How Can You Lose - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow How Long Has This Been Going On - arr. Tommy Newsom Humbug - Don Sebesky
Humbug - Don Sebesky
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 Bob took the wonderful small group recording of this fun tune (on the CD "Jazz Giant" - Contemporary) and turned it into a very special big band arrangement.  This great chart, a magnificent ballad feature for trumpet,  is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume One " CD (Amherst Records).  This chart starts out in a blaze of excitement and never eases off.
I Can't Stop Loving You - arr. Quincy Jones I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - arr. Bill Potts I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow
It's hard to believe, but this quintessential big band arrangement is finally in print!!! As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie, Quincy Jones' arrangement of "I Can't Stop Loving You" will bring your audiences to their feet.  If you know the marvelous 1959 recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", as recorded by the Bill Potts Big Band (Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, "Sweets" Edison, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans and others), then you know this music.  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 Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - arr. Tommy Newsom I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Love You - arr. Les Hooper
I Love You - arr. Les Hooper
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 This wonderful, melodic Mercer Ellington tune is beautifully arranged by Tommy Newsom, and it is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).  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 Cole Porter tune has become a jazz standard because of a great melody and great changes.
I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert I Worship You - Cole Porter / arr. Oliver Nelson
 This is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.  This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.  This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone feature of Cole Porter's "I Worship You.
I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia Idioteque If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman
Idioteque
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 This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD.  “Idioteque” was recorded on Radiohead’s 2000 CD Kid A, and Patty Darling’s chart is a model for arranging contemporary pop/rock music for big band.  Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.
Impression of a Parade - Mike Suter Impressionism - Pete Rugolo In A Mellow Tone - arr. Oliver Nelson
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo
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 This is a new, "legit" piece based on the "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" theme. Another amazingly futuristic piece from Rugolo's great mind.  When the Buddy Rich Band played this chart, everyone loved it! Oliver Nelson takes this terrific Duke Ellington tune to another level.
Intersecting Lines - Les Hooper Introduction to an Ending - Bill Holman Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman
 This is a very fresh sounding, interesting and fun piece .   This straight-ahead blues tune features the saxophone section with a long, wonderful soli that grows for over 70 bars before ripping into the solo section.  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.
It Ain't Necessarily So - arr. Bill Potts It Could Happen To You (Edited) - arr. Willie Maiden It Could Happen To You (Pro) - arr. Willie Maiden
 If you know the marvelous 1959 recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" as recorded by the Bill Potts Big Band (Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Sweets Edison, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans and others), then you know this music.  It Could Happen To You is one of the best known standard tunes, and this arrangement certainly does it justice.  The Pro (original) version of "It Could Happen To You" is absolutely wonderful.
It Could Happen to You - arr. Lennie Niehaus It's All Right With Me - arr. Lennie Niehaus It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 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.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
J&B (Pro) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow Jackhammer - Bob Curnow Jackson County Jubilee - Benny Carter
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
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 This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group.  Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is an up- tempo swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano.
James - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Jazz Bug (big band v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Jazz Bug (small band v.) - Oliver Nelson
 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 is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).  This is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).
Joy to the World - arr. Rich DeRosa Just a Few - Shorty Rogers / arr. Curnow Just Sayin' - Bill Holman
Just Sayin' - Bill Holman
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  This traditional tune in a zydeco feel and provides an entertaining journey from beginning to end. Focusing entirely on the ensemble, there is no improvisation in this piece.  Bob Curnow has arranged one of Shorty Rogers' hippest tunes.   Celebrating his 90th birthday and still providing superb music for all of us to enjoy. Bill Holman's "Just Sayin'" proves that he is still in a league of his own!
Kansas City Suite Keep The Customer Satisfied - arr. Bill Holman Kenton Hits Medley - arr. Bob Curnow
Kansas City Suite
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The Kansas City Suite, composed by Benny Carter, was recorded by the Count.  Who will ever be able to forget the dynamic Buddy Rich Band? This chart was a staple in that library for a long time, spinning off of the 60's-70'slook at more contemporary music sources (rock, folk, etc.  Four wonderful tunes.
Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow Kid A - Radiohead / arr. Steve Owen Kissing Bug - arr. Bill Holman
Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow
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 A brand-new extended blues, commissioned by the Pennsylvania IAJE state unit for their All-State Jazz Ensemble (which Bob conducted).  “Kid A” is the title track on Radiohead’s 2000 album.  The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.
Ku-Damm - Oliver Nelson Lassus Trombone - arr. Mike Suter Legend, The - Benny Carter
Ku-Damm - Oliver Nelson
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Legend, The - Benny Carter
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  Based on the blues, as so much of Oliver’s music was, this bright swing (waltz feel) starts with an aggressive line for woodwind doubles and adds to its intensity with the entrance of the trumpets a short while later.  When Henry Fillmore wrote this tune in the late 1800's, he could never have imagined what the National Slide Quartet would do with it.  As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "The Legend," Benny Carter has created a marvelous, quiet, smoky sounding tune .
Leilani's Mirror - Geoff Keezer Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow Libertango - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow
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 This one is destined to be a classic in a short time.  Bob has written a fun-filled, high-energy blues chart that swings hard.  As recorded on "Libertango ! Hommage to Astor Piazzolla" by the HR Big Band (Germany), this arrangement will surely lift your audiences out of their seats.
Lightnin' - Bill Holman Limelight - Gerry Mulligan Linebacker, The - Shorty Rogers
Lightnin' - Bill Holman
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Limelight - Gerry Mulligan
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 A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.   Another terrific chart from Stan Kenton's Contemporary Concepts album. It features trombone throughout this fast-paced, Cool Bop chart in the unmistakable style of the late, great Gerry Mulligan.  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 and tenor saxophones, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums.
Live and Let Die - Paul & Linda McCartney / arr. Curnow Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - arr. Bob Curnow Loco Motion - Fred Stride
Loco Motion - Fred Stride
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A great arrangement of the great tune written by the ex-Beatle. If you're looking for a contemporary chart, written for this great band and based on a well known tune, this is the one.
 With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.  It is a real delight to see a new Fred Stride piece in print, and it has been well worth the wait.
Long Ago and Far Away - arr. Lennie Niehaus Loose - Bill Holman Lot of Livin' To Do - arr. Bill Holman
Loose - Bill Holman
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 Not every Niehaus dance chart was recorded by the Kenton Band, but this chart was played all the time by the band.  Written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD, this wonderful chart features trumpet (a la Bobby Shew on the CD) and alto saxophone (a la Quinn Davis on the CD).  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Jean Turner,  this chart used to be Jean's opener when she sang with the Kenton Band.
Love For Sale - arr. Pete Myers Love For Sale - arr. Pete Rugolo Love Walked In - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 The Buddy Rich Band played this chart for years! A sensational arrangement of a great tune in an up-tempo setting.  Kenton had many hits over the years, and this very creative arrangement by Pete was one of them.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Lullaby of Birdland - arr. Lennie Niehaus Lullaby of Broadway - arr. Lennie Niehaus Machine - Bill Reddie
Machine - Bill Reddie
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 Lennie wrote a magnificent dance book for Stan in the early '60's.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on both their albums "Big Swing Face" and "The New One," this great Bill Reddie chart is one of the most dynamic tunes Buddy every played.
Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper Make My Day - Bill Holman Man I Love, The - arr. Bill Holman
Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper
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Make My Day - Bill Holman
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 This is a great swingin' blues chart that is playable by most any band.  Bill's wonderful melodic ideas find a home in a humorous setting featuring swinging tenor sax and trombone solos.  As recorded by the Bill Holman Band on In A Jazz Orbit, here is his chart on the wonderful Gershwin melody.
Meaning of the Blues, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Michelangelo - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm Miss Fine - Oliver Nelson
Miss Fine - Oliver Nelson
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 An absolutely gorgeous Bobby Troup ballad which features trumpet and tenor sax.  Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.  This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.
Misty - arr. Gene Roland Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa Momentum - Les Hooper
Misty - arr. Gene Roland
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Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
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Momentum - Les Hooper
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 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz.   Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive melody of “Mixed Emotions.” Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges  Les has come up with another new, wonderful, medium-up-swing chart that will surely be a best-seller.
Movin' On - Dan Haerle Mulligan Tawny (for Woody Herman) - Bill Holman Mumuki - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm
Movin' On - Dan Haerle
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 This is a great drum set feature, but it also has room for solos for Tenor Sax, Trumpet and Guitar (or Piano).  As written for and recorded by the Woody Herman Orchestra (Columbia), here is a great chart fashioned with a nod to Gerry Mulligan's groups.  Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.
Munchy the Mouse - Les Hooper My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman
Munchy the Mouse - Les Hooper
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 This chart is a play on Minnie the Mooch and somewhat set in that era.  My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.
My Man's Gone Now - arr. Bill Potts My Old Flame - arr. Tommy Newsom My One and Only Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 This is surely one of Gershwin's most beautiful melodies," and Potts arranged it to feature trumpet throughout (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band) .  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is a lovely, warm ballad setting of this great standard tune.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Nerkmobile - Neal Finn New Suit for Zoot - Les Hooper Nighthawks - Paul Ferguson
Nerkmobile - Neal Finn
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Nighthawks - Paul Ferguson
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 An IAJE composition contest winner, this tune is best described as a Basie-type swinger.  Les has created another techno-swing chart that has overtones of the old swing band style, but it is set very much in modern day fashion.  This is the second movement of the suite Paul wrote as a result of his winning the Gil Evans Fellowship sponsored by IAJE.
No Heat - Bill Holman No Joy In Mudville - Bill Holman Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow
No Heat - Bill Holman
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Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow
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 You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.  Scintillating big band music at its best!! Holman does it again! Lots of blowing space for trombone and baritone sax, and a romp-stompin' trip through Holman's present-day ideas about the modern big band.  A funky, contemporary tune designed for the young band.
Norwegian Wood Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Not to Be Forgotten (Short ver.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Norwegian Wood
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 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  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.
O Holy Night - arr. Ralph Carmichael O Sole Mio (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow
O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.   If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.  If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.
O, Tannenbaum - arr. Ralph Carmichael Oblivion (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.   Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.
Of All Things -  Bill Holman Ol' Man River - arr. Bill Holman On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Les Hooper
Of All Things - Bill Holman
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 Holman originally wrote this chart to feature Charlie Parker with the Kenton Band in the early '50's.  Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion.
This is a dazzling arrangement of the great jazz standard. With a mix of Latin and swing, Les has created a special setting of this favorite of jazz players.
On The Street Where You Live Once In Royal David's City - arr. Ralph Carmichael Only The Greatest - Bill Holman
On The Street Where You Live
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 The album Stage Door Swings, by the Stan Kenton Band, was one of the most popular recordings done by Kenton.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  As written for and performed by the Buddy Rich Big Band, here is the long-missing chart that Holman wrote to feature The Great One.
Oolitic Stomp - David Jones Opals - arr. Rob Pronk Opener, The - Bill Holman
Oolitic Stomp - David Jones
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Opals - arr. Rob Pronk
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Opener, The - Bill Holman
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Written for and dedicated to the Bob Curnow Big Band, here is one of the most refreshing charts written in years!! David Jones has created a chart with a character all its own.  Bill Perkins recorded this stunning, swinging arrangement with the Metropole Orchestra.  There are a few charts from this library which are very playable by any reasonably well developed jazz ensemble.
Opening - Bill Holman Optimistic - Radiohead / arr. Patty Darling Opus III - Les Hooper
Opening - Bill Holman
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Opus III - Les Hooper
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Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.    This chart is a great addition to a growing collection of Radiohead charts that has provided bands throughout the world with wonderful, unique choices for their jazz band programs. Patty Darling has a lock on Radiohead after providing her exquisite chart on "Idioteque," a best-selling arrangement.  This is Hooper at his best .
Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton Out of Nowhere (Edited) - arr. Holman Out of Nowhere - arr. Bill Holman
Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
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 The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.   Set as an up-tempo swing, the tenor saxophone is featured throughout and has lots of solo space to make this tune its own.  Holman wrote this to feature Bill Perkins in the mid '50's.
Over The Rainbow - arr. Bill Russo Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box - Radiohead / arr. Dan Cavanagh Paprika (MM1 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow
 In 1953, Kenton recorded an album titled Sketches on Standards.  Dan Cavanagh’s arrangement of “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box” is a powerful big band techno-rock chart that your audience will love as much as your band will.  This is a fast-paced, swinging opening movement, with lots of solo space for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet and drums.
Paranoid Android - Radiohead / arr. Ken Schaphorst Party's Over, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Party's Over, The - arr. Willie Maiden
 Radiohead released “Paranoid Android” as a single in April 1997 and as a track on their studio album OK Computer the same year.  This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and is included in "The Complete Roulette Recordings” (Mosaic).
Pay the Piper - Shorty Rogers Peacocks, The - arr. Bill Holman Pegasus - Hank Levy
Pay the Piper - Shorty Rogers
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Pegasus - Hank Levy
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 As recorded on the BMG CD The Big Shorty Rogers Express, this is a wonderful West Coast chart which features optional clarinet with trumpet on the melody (as played by Jimmy Giuffre and Shorty) for a neat sound.  This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.  This may well be the most popular of Hank Levy's scores for the Kenton Band.
Phase Dance - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Pink Squirrel - Shorty Rogers Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Pink Squirrel - Shorty Rogers
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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.  As recorded on Shorty's CD Blues Express, this is a wonderful West Coast chart which features unison saxophone son the melody, solo space for alto sax, trumpet, trombone and a short solo for bass.  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.
Plain Brown Wrapper - Bill Holman Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman Porgy and Bess Medley - arr. Bill Potts
 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.  Bill Potts' arrangements for the recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" are legendary.
Poultry Guest - Les Hooper Press One - Bill Holman Pretty Little Nieda - Rolf Ericson / arr. Don Sebesky
Poultry Guest - Les Hooper
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Press One - Bill Holman
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 Les calls this funky, fire-spitting rock! This is another off the Hooper chicken rock charts.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart is a vibrant, clever, swinging original.    As recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (and included in the Mosaic CDs The Complete Roulette Recordings of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra), this is one of those charts that escaped notice for many, many years. Don Sebesky, one of the world's premier arrangers, took a magnificant Rolf Ericson tune and created an arrangement unlike anything you've heard before.
Promise of Dreams - Bob Curnow Quintile (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
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 This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale. Here is another one of Johnny Richards' great latin tunes as written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.    Rich DeRosa has created a marvelous Latin composition in a baião feel that is recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band. It comes out of the gate roaring. The very hip melody is stated by flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet and piano.
Readymix - Bill Holman Real You, The - Bill Holman Recuerdos (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow & Fred Stride
Readymix - Bill Holman
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Real You, The - Bill Holman
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 This chart was a staple in the Buddy Rich Big Band library for a long time, spinning off of the incredible excitement of that band.  A kind of quirky approach in a medium groove. Johnny Richards wrote this gorgeous melody as part of the incomparable Stan Kenton "Cuban Fire" CD, and now this version allows the music to be performed without all of the usual high trumpet and complex rhythms of the Stan Kenton Orchestra recording.
Recuerdos - Johnny Richards Red Dog Play - Shorty Rogers Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
Recuerdos - Johnny Richards
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Red Dog Play - Shorty Rogers
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Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
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 Movement III (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  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 isa medium tempo Swing chart that has a very unique, catchy sound to it.  We are proud to publish another one of Stan Kenton's ground-breaking saxophone section features.
Rendezvous At Sunset - Johnny Richards Ride the Wind - Les Hooper Rompin' at the Reno - Benny Carter
Ride the Wind - Les Hooper
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 One of the things Johnny Richards did best was write gorgeous melodies (many just think of him as bombastic and obsessed with odd-meter things).  If you're looking for variety of style, this wonderful chart should fit your needs.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a fast Swinger that will be a lot of fun for your band.
Rooster Parade - Les Hooper Roseland (MM2 The Big Street) Rotten Kid, The - Buddy Greco / arr. Dick Grove
Rooster Parade - Les Hooper
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Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
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 Lots of strutting, plucking and general good feeling in this one.  This is the second movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.  As recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on their album "The New One," this great arrangement is full of fire and energy.
Ruth - Bill Holman Saffron (MM2 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Sail to the Moon - Radiohead / arr. Omar Thomas
Ruth - Bill Holman
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 This is one of the most original big band rock/fusion charts ever written.  This piece is a feature for solo flugelhorn (written for Fred Berry).  This arrangement continues the Radiohead Jazz Project and adds another wonderful talent to the list of outstanding RJP writers.
Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week - arr. Billy Byers Saturnian Sleigh Ride - Shorty Rogers
 The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.    Set as a medium swing in the inimitable style of the Basie band, this arrangement features the flute (doubled by the tenor saxophone) and trumpets on the catchy melody.  Boy are we proud to finally get a Shorty Rogers big band chart into print .
Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow Search - Neil Slater Secret of the Blues, The - Bob Curnow
Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow
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Search - Neil Slater
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  An exciting, contemporary funk/rock piece which has been played on national television by the McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band.  Neil Slater, the former director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, is a superb composer. Sierra Music is excited to provide another original from Bob Curnow! This sultry, swinging, screaming blues arrangement is perfect for featuring many soloists.
See The World - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Self Help Is Needed - Oliver Nelson Serenade in Blue - arr. Bill Holman
 This arrangement features tenor saxophone and guitar, and the chart captures the excitement of this marvelous tune from Pat's Secret Story CD.  Here is a great blend of swing and Latin, done in the inimitable style of Oliver Nelson.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Shadrack - arr. Bill Holman Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper Sidewalks of New York, The - arr. Oliver Nelson
Shadrack - arr. Bill Holman
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Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper
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 Bill Holman's Great Big Band was a sensational ensemble! That album has just been re-issued on Mosaic Records.  Here is a great swing/shuffle chart by Les.  Oliver's arrangement of this tune (also know as "East Side, West Side") is playful in its ensemble writing as it alludes to the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Sizzler - Bill Holman Skintone - Les Hooper Slide Show - Bob Curnow
Sizzler - Bill Holman
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Skintone - Les Hooper
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Slide Show - Bob Curnow
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 Recorded on the Vic Lewis West Coast All-Stars play the music of Bill Holman (MOLE JAZZ CD 14) by an exciting lineup of L.  This up-dated issue of the former Creative World chart is Hooper at his best .  A great Trombone Section feature in the mold of the very popular Writer's Cramp.
Slide's Derangement - Slide Hampton Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Undoubtedly one of the best big band charts EVER written! This was recorded by Maynard's incredible band on the Message from Newport LP.  This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.  This piece was originally recorded on the Still Life (Talking) CD and is a lovely bossa nova-ish style of chart.
Solos (edited) - Bill Holman / arr. Curnow Something for Ernie (Nothing for Bert) Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
 A straight-ahead, swinging chart based on “rhythm changes,” this is a hip, angular melody that sets up some powerful ensemble passages.  A great title and an even better chart! Fred has created a tune which is hard to forget, along with a terrific arrangement that has very reasonable ranges for all (1st trpt.  Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) - arr. Billy Byers South Of The Border - Tommy Pederson
 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.    Originally recorded on the album Frankly Basie, “South of the Border” has it all – Basie piano solos (written out), roaring ensemble passages, a swinging saxophone soli, and some compelling key changes.  This is Part One (the 1st three movements) of a six-movement suite by Tommy.
Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow Spring Is Here - arr. Joe Coccia Spring Is Here - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow
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 As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart was inspired by the birth of the Curnows' newest grandchild.  This wonderful, medium-tempo,  swinging version of this great classic is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra "Sketches On Standards" CD. This is another one of those absolutely wonderful charts that Lennie did for Stan Kenton for what was known as the dance book.
Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow Stardust - arr. Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
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Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
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 Bob Curnow has done a re-scoring of his original arrangement done for Stan Kenton.  This is a great chart on a great standard, originally recorded by the Terry Gibbs Band on the Dream Band CD.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman Stella By Starlight - arr. Johnny Richards Street Scene - arr. Gene Roland
 A great alto saxophone feature.  This is the bass trombone solo, as recorded (The Kenton Era) by George Roberts with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is the exact arrangement as played on the "Live at the Tropicana" by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Suddenly It's Spring (big band) - arr. Lennie Niehaus Summertime - arr. Bill Potts Sunlight - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Summertime - arr. Bill Potts
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 Arranged by Lennie Niehaus and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing.  This is the Opener on the 1959 "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" album, and it is a great opener for any live concert as well.  Bob Curnow has a way of picking out the Metheny tunes that work so well in a big band setting.
Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton Swee' Pea - Bill Holman Sweetie Pie (Edited) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky
Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton
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Swee' Pea - Bill Holman
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 This is one of the amazing stories of finding what was thought to be a long-lost chart.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.
Sweetie Pie (Pro) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky Sweetlumps - Bob Curnow Swing State - James Miley
Sweetlumps - Bob Curnow
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Swing State - James Miley
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 This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this lovely bossa nova tune.  James Miley brings us an original, fresh and fun-to-play composition titled "Swing State.
Sword - Bob Curnow Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow Taking a Chance on Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Sword - Bob Curnow
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Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow
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 Here is a most unusual chart, set in a celtic style, with shades of bag pipes and Scottish overtones.  Written for and recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Birdland Dream Band, this chart by Willie Maiden is uncharacteristically easy to play for the band due to very reasonable brass ranges.  This is one of those marvelous "dance" charts that Lennie Niehaus wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Temple Street - Dale Wilson That's a Plenty - arr. Les Hooper Theme and Variations #2 - Bill Holman
Temple Street - Dale Wilson
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 This composer won the Gil Evans Fellowship with this composition.   This is a delightful piece that would provide some energy and variety to any concert program!  Holman's writing is legendary, and this chart will just add to the legend.
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York - arr. Bill Potts There, There - Radiohead / arr. James Miley Things Ain't What They Used To Be - arr. Tommy Newsom
 As recorded on the album The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess (featuring the Bill Potts Big Band), this chart swings hard, but it isn't hard to play.  “There, There” (subtitled “The Boney King of Nowhere") was recorded on Radiohead’s 2003 album Hail to the Thief.  This is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).
Ticker - Bill Holman Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy Tippin' In - arr. by Tommy Newsom
Ticker - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.  Recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Volume One, The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen," this is a great chart on a classic jazz standard.
Told You So - Bill Holman Told You So - Bill Holman Too Close for Comfort - arr. Bill Holman
Told You So - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
Told You So - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  Great charts often require editing to maintain their freshness and relevance. We put this classic chart into Finale, reduced it to 8 brass, and are now providing a full score. This wonderful piece is on the Count Basie Orchestra CD "I Told You So."  Count Basie recorded this on the wonderful CD "I Told You So.
Too Much Coffee - Les Hooper Trombania Suite - Bob Curnow Trot, The - Benny Carter
Too Much Coffee - Les Hooper
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Trombania Suite - Bob Curnow
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Trot, The - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $60.00
 This is a fast, swing chart that is a feature for tenor saxophone.  A four movement suite (Anthem, Dance, Lullaby, March) for unaccompanied trombone quartet. Anyone familiar with Benny Carter's music knows what to expect .
Tuxedo Junction - arr. Gene Roland Twelve Days of Christmas, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Two Cultures - Johnny Richards
 This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD "Live at the Tropicana. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Richards wrote this piece some years after writing the Cuban Fire Suite, but it is written very much in that vein (although it is much easier to play).
Two Shades Of Autumn - Joe Coccia Urban Strut - Patty Darling View From The Side, A - Bill Holman
Urban Strut - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $60.00
 This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.  This great piece could easily be a theme song for the next "cops and robbers" TV show! A wonderful, contemporary fusion piece in 3/4, Patty Darling's composition focuses a fair amount on the piano.  Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.
Vine Street Rumble - Benny Carter Walkin' By the River - arr. Joe Coccia Walkin' Shoes - Gerry Mulligan
 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.  Joe Coccia added a lot of wonderful music to the Stan Kenton Library.  This is one of those charts that can be played by any reasonably accomplished big band (including high school players).
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera We Three Kings - arr. Ralph Carmichael We'll Be Together Again - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
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 Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Written by Stan in the late 50's, this chart is wonderful in its simplicity and melodic content.
Well, Git It - Sy Oliver / arr. Bob Curnow What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Whatever Lola Wants - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Every band from Tommy Dorsey to the Tonight Show Band to Ted Heath seemed to have a version of this great Sy Oliver tune.  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this medium-up swing chart comes roaring out of the chute with a brass pop and leads into the piano stating the melody.
When You Go - arr. Geoff Keezer Where or When - arr. Gerry Mulligan Where's Teddy (edited v.) - arr. Bob Curnow
 An absolutely stunning feature for flugelhorn and piano!! The great bassist Ray Brown wrote this gorgeous bossa/ballad, and Geoff Keezer gave it his special, inventive touch.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library,and they are all classics.  This "edited" version of "Where's Teddy" (as played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band) is much more playable for the trumpet section as a whole than the original "pro" version (which is also available).
Whisper Not - arr. Michael Abene Winning the West - Bill Holman Works - Bill Holman
Works - Bill Holman
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 The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Come Blow Your Horn LP.  As written for and performed by the Buddy Rich Big Band, here is the long-missing chart that Holman wrote to feature Buddy on Drums and Pat LaBarbera on Tenor Sax.  Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s.
Writer's Cramp - Bob Curnow You and I - arr. Bill Holman You Go To My Head - arr. Bob Graettinger
Writer's Cramp - Bob Curnow
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You and I - arr. Bill Holman
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 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this feature for the trombone section.  Holman has a wonderful knack of taking just about any tune and making it swing like crazy.  It is hard to explain the characteristic of this arrangement except to say that, even though Graettinger writes some very adventurous and futuristic textures and lines, you always know where and what the melody is.
You Must Believe in Spring (Edited) - arr. Vern Sielert You Must Believe in Spring (Pro) - arr. Vern Sielert Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
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 Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.    Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality.
Younger Than Springtime - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).