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23°N 82°W - Bill Russo Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
Retail Price: $60.00
 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.  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.    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
Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman Better Days Ahead - Pat Metheny / arr. Lindsay Bogota (edited) - Ken Hanna / edited by Bob Curnow
 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. From the pen of one of the very best arrangers, this chart just SINGS with optimism (hence the title?) and joy. 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)
Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna Crystal Cove - Patty Darling Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
Retail Price: $55.00
Crystal Cove - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
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)  This wonderful original composition by Patty Darling adds another great chart to Sierra's Easy To Play series.  Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Dance of Life, The (10 brass) - Bob Curnow Dance of Life, The (8 brass) - Bob Curnow God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa
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)
DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout.
Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Another great chart. Introduction to a Samba - arr. Bob Curnow
Hav-a-Havana - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
   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.  Any Kenton fan knows this piece very well, as it is one of the finest things ever written for Stan.  Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination and inspired by Oliver Nelson, Bob Curnow's adaptation/arrangement of "Introduction to a Samba" features the alto saxophone and trumpet duet stating the melody supported by a traditional samba feel.
Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson Like Someone In Love - arr. Vern Sielert Matador - Fred Stride
Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Matador - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $60.00
  Originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Afrique, “Kilimanjaro” is a mesmerizing, easy-feeling Latin composition which pulses along by the constant tumbao bass groove and infectious percussion.  Originally recorded by the North Texas University 2 O'Clock Band, Vern Sielert's arrangement of "Like Someone In Love" is set in an even-eighths Latin feel.  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 Mission Trail - Gene Roland On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Les Hooper
Mission Trail - Gene Roland
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle .  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Viva-Kenton," this delightful Latin chart has solo space for tenor saxophone and features a very hip melody by Gene Roland.
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.
Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Quintile (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: $60.00
 Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart surely belongs to that wonderful "new" big band literature he has created with such pieces as "The First Circle" and "Minuano. 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.
Recuerdos (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow & Fred Stride Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow Shake a Lady - arr. Oliver Nelson
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.  The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.  New York-style Latin is the foundation for this infectious groove and catchy melody. Oliver Nelson's arrangement of "Shake A Lady" is a great chart that will cause your band's heads to sway and your audiences to want to clap along. Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, this chart is packed with groove and fun!
Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman We've Got A World That Swings - arr. Willie Maiden
Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
 Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.  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.  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.
Wherever You Go - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
 Here is another marvelous collaboration of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays music as arranged for big band by Bob Curnow.