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Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper Bleep Blop - Les Hooper Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.  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.
Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
 Here is a really nice blues chart with fresh, interesting lines and great ensemble passages.  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 Blues For Hayden - Matso Limtiaco Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00
 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  Everyone who hears this tune loves it! It has a neat, unique feel to it, and it is a wonderful teaching tool for young players.  Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? Well, that just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this chart is.
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Bluezies - Shorty Rogers Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $60.00
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.  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.  Just what it sounds like .
C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $55.00
 This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody.  Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.
Down By The Riverside - arr. Oliver Nelson Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer Emancipation Blues - Oliver Nelson
Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  An easy-to-play blues with a very unique melody.  This chart is recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on the Afro-American Sketches (Prestige CD).
Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson Goin' On - Benny Carter
Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  This chart was originally included in the Full Nelson album and then the Jazz Masters 48: Oliver Nelson CD. Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.
Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson Jackson County Jubilee - Benny Carter Kingfish - Bill Holman
Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Kingfish - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 As recorded on the brilliant CD "Afrique" by the Count Basie Orchestra, this chart was originally written for a Jimmy Smith album.  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.  This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow Lightnin' - Bill Holman Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00
Lightnin' - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Bob has written a fun-filled, high-energy blues chart that swings hard.  A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.  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.
Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper No Heat - Bill Holman Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer
Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
No Heat - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a great swingin' blues chart that is playable by most any band.  You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.  Geoff has scored a very hip, musical easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form, using his incomparable melodic and harmonic sense of things.
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper Slide's Derangement - Slide Hampton
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Bill Holman's compositions in the library of the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most exciting pieces ever conceived for jazz orchestra.  Here is a great swing/shuffle chart by Les.  Undoubtedly one of the best big band charts EVER written! This was recorded by Maynard's incredible band on the Message from Newport LP.
St. Louis Blues (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman St. Louis Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson Things Ain't What They Used To Be - arr. Tommy Newsom
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), Holman takes a fresh look at this wonderful old jazz standard.  Exactly as recorded by Oliver Nelson's Orchestra and featuring Joe Newman on trumpet.  This is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).
Three J's, The - Ellen Rowe Where's Teddy (edited v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Where's Teddy (pro v.) - Willie Maiden
Three J's, The - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00
 Ellen has a marvelous knack for being able to write sophisticated music which is not difficult to perform.  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). This is the original chart as played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band.
Yearnin' - Oliver Nelson
Yearnin' - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 This piece is the ORIGINAL chart done by Oliver Nelson.