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After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky
 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.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.
Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
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Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
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 This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.  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.  Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band.
Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  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.
Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
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 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.  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.
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn Four - arr. Willie Maiden Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
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Four - arr. Willie Maiden
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Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
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 This Al Cohn arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" CD, is a wonderful medium-swing tune.  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 Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins
Foxy - Slide Hampton
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.
Go East, Young Man - Slide Hampton Gravy Waltz - arr. Willie Maiden Groove - Oliver Nelson
Groove - Oliver Nelson
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  This chart is a blast!  It is one of the more popular charts from Maynard's Birdland Dream Band.  Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.
Hey There - arr. Willie Maiden Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio Humbug - Don Sebesky
Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio
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Humbug - Don Sebesky
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 As recorded on "Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing" (Roulette), this may be the prettiest chart that Willie did for Maynard's band.  Talk about a Flag-Waver !!! The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Footpath Cafe CD.  This chart starts out in a blaze of excitement and never eases off.
I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Willie Maiden It Could Happen To You (Edited) - arr. Willie Maiden It Could Happen To You (Pro) - arr. Willie Maiden
 Short, sweet and swingin'! Willie Maiden's arrangement of "I'll Be Seeing You" packs a whopper in a tiny box, making this chart perfect as an encoure closer for any set. As recorded by Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra on the album Dancing Sessions, Willie's arrangement makes great use of the trombone section as they carry the melody upfront before passing it around to the rest of the band.  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.
Knarf - Michael Abene Lamp is Low, The - arr. Ernie Wilkins My Funny Valentine - arr. Willie Maiden
Knarf - Michael Abene
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 Another great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Ernie Wilkins has created a swinging version of this great classic tune.  This absolutely beautiful arrangement by Willie Maiden features a trombone and tenor sax solo, along with the primary solo by (guess who) the trumpet player a la Maynard.
Newport - Slide Hampton Old Man River - arr. Willie Maiden On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Michael Abene
Newport - Slide Hampton
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  As recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra on the "Newport" album, this clever Willie Maiden arrangement is set in three sections - ballad, medium swing and fast swing.  This is a great, HOT chart from Maynard's Dream Band book.
Party's Over, The - arr. Willie Maiden People - arr. Don Sebesky Pretty Little Nieda - Rolf Ericson / arr. Don Sebesky
People - arr. Don Sebesky
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 This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and is included in "The Complete Roulette Recordings” (Mosaic).  Here is another fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player.    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.
Slide's Derangement - Slide Hampton Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton Starfire - Benny Golson
Starfire - Benny Golson
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 Undoubtedly one of the best big band charts EVER written! This was recorded by Maynard's incredible band on the Message from Newport LP.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  One of Maynard's most beautiful ballads from the Dream Band period.
Sweetie Pie (Edited) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky Sweetie Pie (Pro) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow
Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow
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 This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.  This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.  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.
Where's Teddy (edited v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Where's Teddy (pro v.) - Willie Maiden Whisper Not - arr. Michael Abene
 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.  The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Come Blow Your Horn LP.