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Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.
Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
Retail Price: 50.00

 The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 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).
Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride
Retail Price: 60.00

 The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.
As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 65.00

 Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: 45.00

 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 50.00

 Oliver Nelson wrote the most beautiful melodies! This is a clarinet feature (how about that?), and was recorded by Phil Woods and the Oliver Nelson's Jazz Interactions Orchestra (hear it on the Verve Jazz Masters 48 CD).
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.
Best of Buddy Rich
Retail Price: $170.00
Sale Price: 161.50
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Norwegian Wood (arr. Holman) - a scintillating jazz waltz full of energy and excitement.
Wave (arr. LaBarbera) - a beautiful Jobim ballad featuring the bass trombone.
Love For Sale (arr. Myers) - an in-your-face, exciting, up-tempo swing tune.
Best of the Big Bands
Retail Price: $180.00
Sale Price: 171.00
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Moten Swing (Ernie Wilkins) - classic Basie chart that should be in every jazz band library.
Always & Forever (Pat Metheny) - beautiful ballad that will give your audience chills.
Bemsha Swing (Monk / arr. Holman) - explosive, must-have Latin chart!
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
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.
Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
Retail Price: 65.00

 This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: 50.00

 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
Retail Price: 45.00

 Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: 75.00

“Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: 45.00

 Just what it sounds like .
Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.
Chet's Call - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 70.00

 This piece was never  recorded by the Pat Metheny Group.
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
Retail Price: 50.00

 A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos.
Contemporary Energy
Retail Price: $170.00
Sale Price: 161.50
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Chet's Call (Metheny & Mays) - a wonderful, rare swing tune by Pat & Lyle.
A Time For Love (arr. Hank Levy) - a gorgeous ballad featuring the trombone section.
Chicken Polo (Les Hooper) - a terrific chart that is the epitome of the big band funk style.
Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Retail Price: 45.00

This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper
Retail Price: 55.00

 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: 55.00

 Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody.
Easy To Play Winners
Retail Price: $145.00
Sale Price: 137.75
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Meetin' Time (Benny Carter) - a great medium-swing chart as recorded by Count Basie.
At First Light (Ellen Rowe) - a lovely rock ballad featuring Alto Saxophone.
Cool Cat Carl (Patty Darling) - An easy, medium-rock chart accessible by any band.
Edge Of Your Seat
Retail Price: $205.00
Sale Price: 194.75
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Lambeau Leap (Fred Sturm) - a high-energy shuffle chart.
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (arr. Hampton) - gorgeous ballad on this traditional spiritual.
The Heat of the Day (Metheny & Mays) - pure, raw energy in another epic Metheny/Mays/Curnow chart.
Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: 45.00

 Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.
Festival Blues
Retail Price: $155.00
Sale Price: 147.25
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Red Tape Blues (Geoff Keezer) - a hip, musical, easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form.
I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (Oliver Nelson) - a heart-rendering, beautiful melody featuring soprano.
Crib Chimp (Dan Haerle) - a great funk/shuffle chart!
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: 70.00

 Bob Curnow has created a marvelous modal piece that opens with a fanfare in 6/8 and then moves into a lilting 3-4 swing tempo.
First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 80.00

 The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.
Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.
Foxy - Slide Hampton
Retail Price: 55.00

 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: 55.00

Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.
Groove - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 55.00

 Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.
Guaranteed "Wow"
Retail Price: $190.00
Sale Price: 180.50
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The Trot (Benny Carter) - brilliant up-tempo swing chart that makes a great opener.
Across the Sky (Metheny & Mays) - contemporary ballad that will "tug at your heartstrings."
Bodysnatchers (Radiohead / arr. Sturm) - a showcase of your band's energy!
Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 90.00

 If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.
Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: 45.00

 This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.
I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 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 Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 55.00

 As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.
I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert
Retail Price: 60.00

 This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.
If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.
In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 50.00

 This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.
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.
It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 70.00

 A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
It's What's New
Retail Price: $185.00
Sale Price: 175.75
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Bloom (Radiohead / arr. Miley) - superb, new, adventurous chart on this great Radiohead tune.
Theme from the Summer of '42 (arr. Newsom) - beautiful arrangement of the Legrand classic.
Lambeau Leap (Fred Sturm) - a high-energy shuffle chart.
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: 70.00

 Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.
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.
Katy-Do - Benny Carter
Retail Price: 55.00

 As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a slow Swing," not unlike "Li'l Darlin' " in effect.
Kenton Klassics
Retail Price: $180.00
Sale Price: 171.00
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A Little Minor Booze (Willie Maiden) - great swingin' chart featuring the trombone section.
All The Things You Are (arr. Kenton) - gorgeous ballad on Jerome Kern's famous standard.
Malaguena (edited - arr. Holman) - fiery Latin chart; classic Kenton!
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
Retail Price: 65.00

 Composer Fred Sturm has written a wonderful and exciting shuffle tune which features tenor saxophone, trumpet and drums.