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Bill Holman has composed and arranged for Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Doc Severinsen, Buddy Rich, Terry Gibbs, Count Basie, Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band and others. He formed his own California-based band in 1975 and continues to perform with it in the U.S. and worldwide. He received his honorary doctorate through Elmhurst College of Illinois.


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After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $75.00

 Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.
After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Bill Holman's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.
Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
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.
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
Aura - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.
Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00

   Bob Curnow provides yet another great arrangement of one of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays' biggest hits. Originally recorded on their album Letter From Home, "Beat 70" is an exciting up-tempo Latin/fusion tune that will leave your band and audiences humming this catchy melody for the rest of the day! Ranges are mostly modest and rhythmic concerns are minimal. There is solo space for tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano and drums. This chart is a must-have! 5-4-4-4
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 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.
Blue Daniel - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 Frank Rosolino's jazz waltz is loved by all, and Holman's arrangement of it is superb.
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00

 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.
Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.
But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.
C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.
C Jam Blues - Download
Retail Price: $70.00

 This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.
Carl - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.
Cherokee - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - Download
Retail Price: $65.00

This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.
Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Cubajazz - Download
Retail Price: $55.00

 Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $75.00

 The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.
Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.
Fillings - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00

 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).
Git, The - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.
Another great chart.
Hav-a-Havana - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 Any Kenton fan knows this piece very well, as it is one of the finest things ever written for Stan.
Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00

 This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.
Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 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).
I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 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.
I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 This is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.
I'll Be Around - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 Boy, you talk about a wonderful Trombone Feature .
I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.
If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.
In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.
Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Once used in the Blackboard Jungle movie, this piece is one of Holman's earliest compositions to be recorded by Kenton.
Isn't She Lovely (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 Bill wrote a chart on this wonderful Stevie Wonder tune for his own band and also for the Tonight Show Band.
Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $80.00

 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 Sayin' - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

  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!
Keep The Customer Satisfied - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Keep The Customer Satisfied - Download
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Kingfish - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.
Kissing Bug - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.
Lightnin' - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.
Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Loose - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 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).
Lot of Livin' To Do - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00

 This chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Make My Day - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Bill's wonderful melodic ideas find a home in a humorous setting featuring swinging tenor sax and trombone solos.
Malaga - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 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
Retail Price: $75.00

 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, edited to be played with the following instrumentation:  2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone saxophone, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones,  piano, bass and drums.
Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $75.00

 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, with no editing.
Man I Love, The - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 As recorded by the Bill Holman Band on In A Jazz Orbit, here is his chart on the wonderful Gershwin melody.
More About Thirds - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $85.00

 This amazing work was commissioned by the I.
Mulligan Tawny (for Woody Herman) - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.
Never Sleep (MM3 The Big Street)
Retail Price: $50.00

 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.
No Heat - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.
No Joy In Mudville - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 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.
Norwegian Wood - Download
Retail Price: $60.00

 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Of All Things - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Holman originally wrote this chart to feature Charlie Parker with the Kenton Band in the early '50's.
Ol' Man River - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion.
On The Corner (MM2 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 On the Corner is a moderate tempoed blues .
Only The Greatest - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.