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15 Step - Radiohead / arr. Matt Harris 2+2=5 - Radiohead / arr. Florian Ross 23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
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 Radiohead performed “15 Step” in 5/4 on the 2007 CD In Rainbows, and arranger Matt Harris has transformed the original meter into a series of infectious grooves in 11, 3, 5, and 7.  Radiohead released “2+2=5” on their sixth album Hail to the Thief in 2003.  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.
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson 5 M Calypso - David Baker 5-5-7 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
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5 M Calypso - David Baker
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As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  This is one happy chart!  It starts with the trombones laying down a nifty bass line, and then a great groove with a calypso pattern.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart is another superb Curnow arrangement of the music created by the Pat Metheny Group.
After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky
 Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow Artistry In Rhythm (short v.) - Stan Kenton
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears. A dramatic setting of three American songs.  There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song.
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.  Bob Curnow is well known for his orchestrations of Pat Metheny's music, and this arrangement will fit right in with The First Circle and Minuano.
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman Begin the Beguine - arr. Johnny Richards Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa (Capitol), Richards takes this great standard and turns it into a 6/8 latin and swinging screamer.  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.
Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland Better Days Ahead - Pat Metheny / arr. Lindsay
  As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana. From the pen of one of the very best arrangers, this chart just SINGS with optimism (hence the title?) and joy.
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
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Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
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 As recorded on the CD "Back to Balboa" (and many other albums), this sensational piece moves along at a fast tempo, featuring solo space (the blues) for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone and drums.  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific recording More Blues and the Abstract Truth.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.  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.
Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.  This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.
Certain Circles - Bill Holman Cherokee - Bill Holman Chiapas - Hank Levy
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
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Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Chiapas - Hank Levy
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 Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  This was the first of many "time charts" that Hank wrote for the Kenton Band.
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton Chrysalis - John Oddo
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
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Chrysalis - John Oddo
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 Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Merry Christmas", this chart has optional saxophone parts which nicely cover the french horn parts (originally written for only brass and rhythm section).  From the pen of one of the best composers in the jazz field.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards
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 This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it. Contains all of the following charts:.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.
Decoupage - Hank Levy Diva - Fred Sturm Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow
Decoupage - Hank Levy
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Diva - Fred Sturm
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 Hank contributed so much to the Kenton book in the '70's, and this chart is one of the best of the bunch.  Fred Sturm brings us another fresh, innovative arrangement.  This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman Dorian Blue - Les Hooper El Congo Valiente - Johnny Richards
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
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Dorian Blue - Les Hooper
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 This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.  A monumental piece of big band jazz.  The 2nd movement of Richards' amazing Cuban Fire Suite.
Empty Ballroom  Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson Fanfare for the New - Hugo Montenegro Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo
 Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.   One of the great pieces written for the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, founded and conducted by Stan Kenton. Exciting and challenging music.  Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes.
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow First Child - Bob Curnow First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
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First Child - Bob Curnow
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 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.  One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.
Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton Frank Speaking - Bill Russo Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) - Johnny Richards
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks. Movement I (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Git, The - Bill Holman Gladly - Don Sebesky
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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Git, The - Bill Holman
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Gladly - Don Sebesky
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 This is a great chart to feature your drummer and the entire ensemble! Starting out with a bombastic Eastern-sounding introduction (ala Genghis Khan), it then launches into a hard-driving minor blues stated by the trombone, trumpet and tenor saxophone.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This is movement 1 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).
Go East, Young Man - Slide Hampton Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson Gravy Waltz - arr. Willie Maiden
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Oliver Nelson delivers great arrangement after great arrangement, and this one is no exception! A quick, uptempo swing tune, "Gon Gong" is the perfect "opener" for any program.  This chart is a blast!  It is one of the more popular charts from Maynard's Birdland Dream Band.
Hamp's Boogie Woogie - arr. John Bambridge Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Another great chart.
Hav-a-Havana - Bill Holman
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 This great chart is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume II " CD (Amherst Records).  A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  Any Kenton fan knows this piece very well, as it is one of the finest things ever written for Stan.
Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton High and Dry - Radiohead / arr. Bob Washut
 If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about. This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.  Released in 1995 on Radiohead’s second album The Bends, “High and Dry” remains one of the band’s most popular hits.
Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman I Am - Omar Thomas
Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio
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I Am - Omar Thomas
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 Talk about a Flag-Waver !!! The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Footpath Cafe CD.  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).  In 2012 we introduced Omar Thomas to the list of Sierra composers and arrangers.
I Concentrate on You - arr. Johnny Richards I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman I'll Be Around - arr. Bill Holman
I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman
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 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa, and it is a highly original, exciting chart (latin/swing) on a great standard tune.  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.  Boy, you talk about a wonderful Trombone Feature .
I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman I.U. Swing Machine - David Baker Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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 This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  David Baker's music is wonderful to play because of its originality and sense of adventure.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.
In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman Indiana - arr. Bill Holman Indra - Hank Levy
In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
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Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
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Indra - Hank Levy
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 Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.  Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.  This was one of the early charts of Hank's recorded by Kenton.
Inner Crisis - arr. Bob Curnow Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman
 Exactly as recorded on the CD "Stan Kenton Plays Chicago," this chart is a great feature for alto saxophone set in a big band fusion style.  Finally, the up-to-date version that the Kenton Band played right up until the end.  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 It's Glory - arr. Oliver Nelson Jumpin' at the Woodside - arr. Tommy Newsom
Bill wrote a chart on this wonderful Stevie Wonder tune for his own band and also for the Tonight Show Band.  Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.  Count Basie's great tune gets a smashing treatment from the master arranger Tommy Newsom.
Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman Just Friends - arr. Tommy Newsom Kenton Kollage - arr. Bob Curnow
 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.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is one of Tommy's "classic" charts .  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this terrific collection of Kenton tunes contains Artistry In Rhythm, Eager Beaver, Sunset Tower, Intermission Riff, Concerto To End All Concertos, Interlude, Dynaflow and Loce For Sale.
Knarf - Michael Abene Knives Out - Radiohead / arr. Dan Gailey La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances) - Johnny Richards
Knarf - Michael Abene
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 Another great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Arranger Dan Gailey said that “Knives Out,” recorded on Radiohead’s 2001 CD Amnesiac, “had me hooked the first time I heard it based solely on its beautiful melody.  Movement V (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
La Suerte De Los Tontos - Johnny Richards Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
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Movement VI (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  Composer Fred Sturm has written a wonderful and exciting shuffle tune which features tenor saxophone, trumpet and drums.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden Lonely Woman - arr. Bill Mathieu Love Story - arr. Willie Maiden
 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.  As recorded on the Standards in Silhouette CD, this is yet another of Bill Mathieu's classic arrangements of a great jazz standard ballad.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University,"  this may well be Willie's best chart done for Stan.
Love Walked In - arr. Kim Richmond Machito - Pete Rugolo Madly - Don Sebesky
Machito - Pete Rugolo
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Madly - Don Sebesky
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 This chart is recorded on the sensational CD titled "Passages" by the Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra. This is one of the early, fantastic Latin charts recorded by the Kenton Band and played for years and years.  This is movement 3 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).
Malaga - Bill Holman Malaguena (Edited) arr. Holman/Curnow Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman
Malaga - Bill Holman
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Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman
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 Absolutely one of the all-time great big band charts! Tenor sax, drums and trumpet solos, interspersed with fabulous ensemble writing.  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.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, with no editing.
Matador - Fred Stride Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Matador - Fred Stride
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 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.  This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle . A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.
Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger More About Thirds - Bill Holman My Old Flame - arr. Marty Paich
Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger
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 If you're looking for something very different for a jazz history concert, this is it! Graettinger was a Third Stream composer in jazz long before the term was invented.  This amazing work was commissioned by the I.  Although this has been in the catalog for a while, it is now notated in Finale, and the new edition comes with a full score for the first time.
Never Sleep (MM3 The Big Street) Newport - Slide Hampton Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
Newport - Slide Hampton
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Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
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 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.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Omar Thomas has written a stunning, contemporary piece reminiscent of the style of the Pat Metheny Group.
Noseprints - Neil Slater Of Another Time - Bob Curnow Of Space and Time - Hank Levy
Noseprints - Neil Slater
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Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
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Of Space and Time - Hank Levy
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 Written for and recorded by the North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band (Lab'99), this chart is a wonderful mix of an even-eighth feel and swing feel with the usual, wonderfully-interesting writing of Neil Slater.  This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.  Hank Levy wrote this wonderful 5/4 chart in the early '70's (1973), and it was recorded on the "Birthday in Britain" CD.
Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way - arr. Bill Potts Old Man River - arr. Willie Maiden On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Michael Abene
 The quintessential Flag-Waver (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band), this one is a real romp through a happy tune and a brilliant chart, arranged to feature everyone in the band.  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.
On The Corner (MM2 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Path Well Chosen, The - Bob Curnow Peanut Vendor, The - arr. Pete Rugolo
 On the Corner is a moderate tempoed blues .  A high-energy, quick-paced jazz piece featuring a trio of trumpet, alto and tenor with optional solos on each part.  The original chart as played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Pennies From Heaven - arr. Lennie Niehaus People - arr. Don Sebesky Petaluma Lu - Bill Holman
People - arr. Don Sebesky
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Petaluma Lu - Bill Holman
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 This was the first chart arranged by Lennie to be recorded by Stan's band.  Here is another fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player.  A really delightful samba! 339 measures of pure delight! Features soprano sax and flugelhorn, as well as drums and bass.
Poor Butterfly - arr. John Bambridge Portrait Of A Count - Bill Russo Pueblo de Taos - arr. Fred Sturm
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), John's arrangement (to quote Doc Severinsen), is a "masterpiece.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.   Based on a traditional Native American song, Fred Sturm has created a truly amazing masterpiece capturing the beauty of the melody with the intricacies and creativity of a big band.
Quien Sabe? (Who Knows?) - Johnny Richards Quintessence - Hank Levy Resisting Arrest (MM4 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
Quintessence - Hank Levy
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 Movement IV (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  Of all the pieces Hank wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is arguably the best one.  The finale to this wonderful suite is set at a fast pace, with a great theme (unison trombones and tenors to start) and lots of solo spaces for tenor sax, trumpet and drums.
Rhapsody In Blue - arr. Bill Holman Rise And Fall of a Short Fugue, The - Bob Curnow Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow
Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University",  this is a rare baritone saxophone solo feature throughout.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was recorded on the Stan Kenton Plays Chicago CD ( available from Sierra Music).  The chart everyone has been waiting for!! Eight minutes of amazing, dynamic, exciting sounds! This arrangement was commissioned and recorded by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany.
Rooms for Tourists - Paul Ferguson Round Robin - Shorty Rogers Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Round Robin - Shorty Rogers
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Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
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 This is a wonderful chart by the recent winner of the Gil Evans Fellowship sponsored by the IAJE.  This amazing chart was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and released on the By Request-Volume One album.  Bill Holman's compositions in the library of the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most exciting pieces ever conceived for jazz orchestra.
Ruby, My Dear - arr. Bill Holman Sadly - Don Sebesky Samba Siete - Hank Levy
Sadly - Don Sebesky
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Samba Siete - Hank Levy
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 The new CD Brilliant Corners, as recorded by Bill Holman's Band, is taking the jazz world by storm! Here is one of the ballads on the recording, which contains all Thelonious Monk compositions as arranged by Holman.  This is movement 2 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  A samba in 7/4 .
Shades (MM1 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Sing, Sing, Sing - arr. Tommy Newsom Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
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 Shades opens with a drum solo (brushes on snare) in a medium tempo and swings on from there.  Tommy takes this old tune and turns it on its head.  Buddy Childers, that is! Willis wrote this for Buddy in 1954, and it is recorded on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.
Some Links for Brother Ted - David Baker Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra - Oliver Nelson Spanish Banks - Fred Stride
Spanish Banks - Fred Stride
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 This is a great blues chart, and there are never enough of those!  Lots of blowing space for lots of players makes this a fun-filled romp through the blues.  This is a magnificent, three-movement work which, when written, redefined big band scoring.  Fred captures the samba feel beautifully in this one.
Speak Low - arr. Johnny Richards Special Interests - Neil Slater Spring Wind - Geoff Keezer
Spring Wind - Geoff Keezer
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 Recorded on the Back To Balboa LP by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a typical Richards chart in that it contains exciting ensemble blowing and lots of solo space for trombone, tenor sax, trumpet and alto sax.  As recorded on the Lab 2011 CD by the North Texas One O'clock Lab Band, this is one of Neil Slaters newest compositions. This is a drum set feature which really shows off your drummer.
St. Louis Blues (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman St. Thomas - arr. Bill Holman Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman
St. Thomas - arr. Bill Holman
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), Holman takes a fresh look at this wonderful old jazz standard.  Sonny Rollins and Bill Holman.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.
Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy Step Right Up - Oliver Nelson
Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy
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Step Right Up - Oliver Nelson
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 There have been SO many requests for the ORIGINAL arrangement as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, that Curnow has made it available for the first time. Live at Brigham Young University was the CD on which this chart was recorded.  As recorded on the brilliant CD Afrique, by the Count Basie Orchestra, and also (in another form) by the Buddy Rich Band on the CD Swingin' New Big Band.
Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson Stompin' at the Savoy (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman
 This, of course, is Oliver Nelson's best known jazz standard.   The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end. This is one of Bill Holman's best early charts, and he turned everyone on their ear with it.  If there is one chart which seems to capture the essence of Stan's mid-fifties bands, this is the one! The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end.
Stop-Go (MM3 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Stranger In Town - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow String of Pearls - arr. Gene Roland
 As the title implies, this chart does not rest for a moment.  Another amazing, exciting chart has been added to the Pat Metheny Series! Bob Curnow's arrangement of Metheny/Mays' composition "Stranger In Town" hits you in the face right from the start and ends in the same manner.  This is NOT the Glenn Miller version of this tune.
Sunshinola - Bill Holman Swing House - Gerry Mulligan Swizzle, The - Benny Carter
Sunshinola - Bill Holman
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Swing House - Gerry Mulligan
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Swizzle, The - Benny Carter
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  As recorded on the new CD "Hommage", Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled "fantasy" on the well-known American tune (as in "You are my.  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality. Sierra Music is pleased to announce the addition of another great Benny Carter composition recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their incredible album The Legend! "The Swizzle" is an uptempo, fast-swing tune that starts with a bang and swings hard all the way to the end.
Take the "A" Train - arr. Bill Holman Take the "A" Train - arr. Rich DeRosa Tennessee Waltz - arr. Bill Holman
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.   Ever heard of "Take the A Train?" Not like this you haven't! Another ingenious arrangement from the towering Rich DeRosa, this up-tempo swing chart is a journey through creative waters from beginning to end and will not disappoint.  This chart is a sensational version of the old standard, all dressed up with a new look only Holman could create.
Theme and Variations - Bill Holman There's A Small Hotel - arr. Bill Russo Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
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 Recorded in 1953 on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sketches on Standards, this is a wonderful, creative arrangement of a great standard. What a dynamic chart this is! It is included on the CD recording The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton (1967).
Thrill Is Gone, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Tiare - Ken Hanna Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
Tiare - Ken Hanna
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Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
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 Many think that Standards in Silhouette was the most beautiful ballad album (available on CD from Sierra Music) ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  This is arguably the most beautiful piece ever written by Ken Hanna.  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.
Time For A Change - Hank Levy Too Soon Tomorrow - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Towednack (home parish) - Bob Curnow
Time For A Change - Hank Levy
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 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this wonderful composition.  Pat Metheny is the master at composing moving, gorgeous ballads, and Too Soon Tomorrow is no exception.  Bob has created an absolutely thrilling 12 minute work, inspired by his Celtic roots (Towednack is a small area in Cornwall, England).
Tree Frog - Bill Holman Tres Corazones - Johnny Richards Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
Tree Frog - Bill Holman
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Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.    Movement VII (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.    As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz" (and elsewhere), this may be the best thing Dee ever wrote for Stan.
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo Values - Neil Slater Waltz for Debby - arr. Don Sebesky
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo
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Values - Neil Slater
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   This chart has appeared on a couple of different albums over the years (Kenton Classics and Hits).  Neil Slater has created a marvelous composition.  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.
Waltz of the Prophets - Dee Barton We've Got A World That Swings - arr. Willie Maiden West Side (MM 1 The Big Street)
 There are quite a few charts in the Kenton Library that stand out because of their extreme originality.  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.  This is the first movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.
What Is This Thing Called Love - arr. Tommy Newsom Where's Teddy (pro v.) - Willie Maiden Wherever You Go - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
 As recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records), this chart is one of the "hippest" that Tommy ever wrote for that band. This is the original chart as played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band.  Here is another marvelous collaboration of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays music as arranged for big band by Bob Curnow.
Willow Weep For Me - arr. Bill Mathieu Wink - Neil Slater Woodrow - Bill Holman
Wink - Neil Slater
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Woodrow - Bill Holman
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 Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  Neil Slater, the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, is a superb composer.  Bill Holman has created a rollicking, swinging, wonderful tribute to Woody Herman with this great chart.
World is Waiting for the Sunrise, The - arr. Bill Holman Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman Yesterdays - arr. Johnny Richards
Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
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 This wonderful chart is recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  This is a wonderful feature for tenor saxophone (as recorded by Bill Perkins).   Originally arranged for George Roberts and the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Johnny Richards' treatment of the beautiful ballad "Yesterdays" is a bass trombone feature throughout.
You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Zamboni - Bill Holman Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman
Zamboni - Bill Holman
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Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman
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 You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.  What a marvelous chart this is! The "engine" which keeps on going is a 4-bar vamp in the rhythm section.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart features two tenor saxophone players throughout, playing together and separately.
Zoot - Bill Holman
Zoot - Bill Holman
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 Holman wrote this to feature (of course) Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone.