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A Night At The Golden Nugget (Edited) - arr. by Bob Curnow Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
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Gene Roland wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra for almost the entire history of the Kenton Band. He wrote the entire “Adventure in Blues” album for that band, and this is just one of many highly original, swinging charts on that recording. This is the edited version written for standard big band instrumentation. There is also the Pro version available with original instrumentation. Bob Curnow’s edition of this eases some of the challenges of the original along with changing the instrumentation. It makes this a lot more fun to play. Alto sax and trumpet are soloists on this medium blues swinger. Roland at his best! 5-4-4-4
   Arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa has written a beautiful masterpiece on this traditional Christmas favorite. Scored as a brass and horn chorale, this moving piece is filled with fluid cantabile lines, engaging counterpoint, lush harmonies and gorgeous ensemble climaxes.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan Are You Going With Me - Metheny & Mays – arr. Bob Curnow Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
 One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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Bob Curnow is well known for his many arrangements he has done of the music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays. Here is his take on one of the PMG’s most popular tunes (finally). First recorded on the “Off Ramp” CD, it has been recorded many times since. Bob’s arrangement features solos by tenor saxophone, guitar and trumpet, working through the three key centers as the PMG versions do. It takes some mature soloists to sustain the improvisations. The writing is pure Curnow, employing lush ensemble and smooth, interesting counterpoint throughout. Here is your chance to add to your Metheny / Big Band Library. 5-4-4-4 $65.00

 Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer Baubles, Bangles and Beads - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 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).  Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting. Here is another fantastic Lennie Niehaus arrangement as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “The Stage Door Swings” Album!
Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Call Me Irresponsible Checkpoint Charlie (Edited) - Edited by Bob Curnow
Call Me Irresponsible
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   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

As Recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on "Pop Goes the Basie." Call Me Irresponsible has that smooth, medium swing to get your listeners swaying back and forth. This chart is easy enough for most bands to play, but truly shines when performed with a Trombone soloist with charisma. 5-4-4-4

  Full of up-tempo energy, Oliver masterfully intertwines the melody in the saxophones with counter-lines from the brass to create an incredible tapestry of sound.
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper Chickenscratch Children of the Sun - Bob Curnow
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
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 A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos. One of the hottest “Chicken” charts from Les Hooper’s catalogue, Chickenscratch joins the likes of “Poultry Guest” and “Rooster Parade” as a rocking boogaloo. You’ll find this wonderful chart playable by most bands. 5-4-4-4  This is a completely re-composed and re-notated (in Finale) version of a piece that has been in the catalog for a while.
Come Blow Your Horn (Pro v.) - arr. Al Cohn Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper
We are excited to put into print this terrific swingin’ Al Cohn arrangement as played by the Maynard Ferguson Big Band on their album, “Come Blow Your Horn”!  The Count Basie Orchestra performed the music of Billy Byers for many, many years. His arrangement of "Come Fly With Me" is recorded on the Basie album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra. Set in an up-tempo swing feel, Byers hits it hard from bar 1 and doesn't let up until the end of the chart.  This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.
Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
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 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  What a wonderful jazz chart! The theme is stated with a bossa nova feel by tenor and flugelhorn, followed by exciting ensemble sections (highest trpt.
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper Eli is Here ! – Bob Curnow
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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Eli is Here ! – Bob Curnow
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 Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  A true Kenton Classic.

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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Bob Curnow dedicates this to his new grandson Eli whose middle name is Wolfgang. So, he had to have his own tune, right? Based on a medium slow, swinging feel, this chart moves quickly into a Basie-ish style with the tenors and trombones stating the theme. The 2nd statement is surrounded with lots of lines that weave in and out. This is followed by a tenor sax solo. The full ensemble then sets up the following trombone solo. The ensemble once again takes over for before the drums state some short solo passages. The chart ends as it began, nice and easy. 5-5-4-4 $50.00

Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow Filigree - Fred Stride Fire Within, The - Jamey Simmons
Filigree - Fred Stride
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Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.  Here is a chance to dazzle your audiences and  show off the Trumpet Section, without a lot of hassle.  Here is a very clever and catchy original Latin composition from one of our newer composers, Jamey Simmons.
First Noel, The - arr. Bob Curnow For The Li'l Ones - Bob Curnow Go, Tell It on The Mountain - arr. Ted Wilson
 Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.  Here is a wonderful "Basie-ish" chart with a catchy melody set in an easy-swing tempo.  A medium latin groove setting for a marvelous trombone solo on the melody.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ted Wilson Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ted Wilson Gratitude - Patty Darling
Gratitude - Patty Darling
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 A loping, swinging version, featuring alto saxophone throughout.  A wonderfully fresh and inventive funk chart (Yup!). Sierra Music is pleased to present yet another wonderful, contemporary composition by Patty Darling. She has provided us with many publications ranging from our “Easy-to-Play” series to the “Radiohead Jazz Project”. This new piece from Patty is a slow swing in 3/4 with elements of sparsity and transcendence throughout along with an abundance of solo space for flugelhorn that really intensifies this sentiment. “Gratitude” is the perfect contrasting piece for your program to add that element of variety every band and audience needs. (5-4-4-4)
Greasin' the Skids - Jamey Simmons Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - arr. Rich DeRosa Have Bass, Will Travel – Bob Curnow
 New to Sierra Music, composer/arranger Jamey Simmons brings a great, new original, "Greasin' the Skids", set to a New Orleans 2nd Line Feel (with momentary switches to a swing feel).   "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is a light, happy, easy-swing chart that is playable by most any band.

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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This Curnow original was inspired by the fact that there aren’t a lot of bass features available for up-and-coming bassists. The tempo is set at about 100, and the chart opens up with your bass player soloing (written or improved) for 12 bars before the band moves in with a cool, quiet, rich statement of the theme. The bassist then solos (written or improvised) for another 24 bars before the full band comes roaring in with a strong statement. The soloist then continues for a bit before the band takes over again. The piece ends as it began, with the band stating that cool statement of the theme to the end. Give your bass player a shot. She (or he) deserves it. Two different bass parts are included; one with a written solo throughout and one with just changes for the more mature player. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. 5-4-4-4 $50.00

Havin' A Good Time - Les Hooper Here to Stay - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Hexagon Mat Dance - Les Hooper
 The title says it all! Your band and your audience will have a good time with this chart by Les! It is a Latin-rock setting of a very hiptune.   Set as an easy-going rock feel, this Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays composition is sure to be a band and audience favorite.  As recorded on Les' LP Dorian Blue (Churchill Records).
Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers Home At Last - Steely Dan Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
Home At Last - Steely Dan
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Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
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 Many have tried, but few have been able to match the incredible swing that happens when you combine Billy Byers' arranging with the Count Basie Orchestra. Originally recorded on the Basie album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra, "Hey, Jealous Lover" is a medium-swing chart that will excite your band and audiences alike! Bob's fresh rendition of one of the most popular Steely Dan charts ever. “Home At Last,” recorded on the album “AJA,” has solo space for Tenor and Trumpet. Reasonable brass ranges and an easy swing feel make this an accessible Medium chart. 5-4-4-4    This is a lovely, cool, easy-swing chart that explores linear material as written for and recorded by the North Texas One O'clock Lab Band (Lab 2013).
How Do I Look In Blue? - arr. Lennie Niehaus I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Bob Curnow I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Willie Maiden
 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This was originally arranged as a vocal chart and has been published to also feature vocal or any one of a number of soloists (your choice).  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.
I'll Get By I'll Never Smile Again - arr. Billy Byers I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Stan Kenton
I'll Get By
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As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on "Basie Picks the Winners." I'll Get By starts soft, then shouts to get your audience's attention. A subtle line of piano solos lets your pianist carry that Basie harmony throughout this short, but wonderful, chart. 5-4-4-4

 Billy Byers' arrangement of "I'll Never Smile Again" will take you back to a time when dancing to a slow swing tune, played by a live big band in a ballroom filled with amazing sounds, was the absolute best part of any weekend. Originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra, Byers' arrangement uses the full ensemble to state the melody complete with a scattering of Basie fills, followed by a written out piano solo.  This is a rich, warm chart as arranged by Stan.
I've Never Been In Love Before - arr. Lennie Niehaus If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow In The Wee Small Hours (Pro) - arr. Billy Byers
 A lovely Broadway tune as scored for Kenton's dance book.  Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.  As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie; Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra," this arrangement by Billy Byers is a fantastic medium-slow swing tune.
Interlude - Pete Rugolo Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Into the Light - Fred Stride
Interlude - Pete Rugolo
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Into the Light - Fred Stride
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Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).  This is the original version of the tune recorded in 1946, and also included in the Milestones LP.  Fred has created a highly original Rock/Fusion piece,  which uses a recurring bass line and wonderful counterpoint throughout.
Introduction to a Samba - arr. Bob Curnow It's Just Talk - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington J&B (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow
 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. Percussion Ensemble version of this great Metheny tune.  This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group.
June is Bustin' Out All Over - arr. Bill Holman Kansas City Suite Keepin' It Hot - Bob Curnow
Kansas City Suite
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Keepin' It Hot - Bob Curnow
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The title says it all for this toe tapping Bill Holman arrangement of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein composition as recorded on the album, “Bill Holman’s Great Big Band”! The Kansas City Suite, composed by Benny Carter, was recorded by the Count. This chart is the big brother of “Keepin’ It Cool” and is the same basic chart, but is meant for slightly more advanced ensembles that are seeking more of a challenge with extended brass ranges!
Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson Kingfish - Bill Holman
Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
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Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson
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Kingfish - Bill Holman
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 A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.   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.  This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.
Lamp is Low, The - arr. Ernie Wilkins Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus Lemon Twist - arr. Bill Holman
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
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 Ernie Wilkins has created a swinging version of this great classic tune.  As arranged for and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a wonderful setting that features the saxophone section and solos for trumpet and trombone. Bill Holman arranged this gem of a Bobby Troup composition for the Charlie Barnet Big Band!
Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Like Someone In Love - arr. Vern Sielert Little Peace, A - David Springfield
 Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.  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.  Sierra Music is happy to add David Springfield to their long list of distinguished composers and arrangers.
Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow Miles Back - Les Hooper
Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman
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Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow
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Miles Back - Les Hooper
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 This chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is a lovely, easy-flowing piece that moves from a ballad (lullaby) to a waltz (featuring trombone and alto saxophone) and back again to the ballad.  This is exactly as recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band CD "Out of the Woods.
Missing You (pro version) - Fred Stride Mission Trail – (Gene Roland/Edited by Bob Curnow) Moon River - arr. Billy Byers
Moon River - arr. Billy Byers
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 Fred wrote this version first, before creating the shorter, easier version.

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Although Sierra Music published the original version of this cool chart in the past, Bob Curnow decided to edit it and make the Stan Kenton Orchestra piece a lot easier and fun to play. The instrumentation has been changed to standard big band, and the demands for extreme high trumpet playing have been altered (works very well). The original of this great Latin chart was recorded on “Viva Kenton.” This is a laid-back, moderate tempo tune that brings you the best of Kenton and Roland. You’ll love it.

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 As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album "This Time By Basie," Billy Byers has arranged a wonderful, easy-swinging masterpiece. This is a terrific, classic big band chart that belongs in every library right alongside "I Can't Stop Loving You," Nice 'n' Easy" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Moten Swing - arr. Ernie Wilkins Mountain Greenery - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Willie Maiden
 There have been a lot of published charts on this tune, but this is the original version as played by and recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra.  Bob Curnow has created a wonderful "nonet" chart (6 horns, 3 rhythm) on this great Rodgers and Hart 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.
Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow Oh Soul Mio - arr. Billy Byers One Morning in May - Allan Ganley
Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow
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 A typical, great tune of the Yellowjackets in a very playable arrangement. This is the original Billy Byers arrangement made famous by the Basie Band as recorded on the “Pop Goes the Basie” album!    Here is a free swinging, remarkable chart from a new writer for Sierra. Allan Ganley's reputation and legacy in England drew our attention to this marvelous arrangement of "One Morning in May."
Patience - Fred Sturm Penthouse Dawn, A - Oliver Nelson Phase Dance - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington
Patience - Fred Sturm
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 This new, original piece by the great Fred Sturm features drum set throughout in a modern swing tune that winds through many different feels.  Oliver Nelson wrote the most beautiful melodies!! This is an alto saxophone feature and was recorded by Phil Woods and the Jazz Interactions Orchestra in 1967 (hear it on the Verve Jazz Masters 48 CD). A Percussion Ensemble version of this wonderful Metheny piece.
Pirouette - Shorty Rogers Powder Puff - Shorty Rogers Relative Calm, A - Oliver Nelson
Pirouette - Shorty Rogers
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Powder Puff - Shorty Rogers
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 Shorty Rogers was very well known for his "nonet" charts (6 horns, 3 rhythm), and this was one of his best-loved compositions.  This is a Nonet chart which was recorded on the Re-Entry album by Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Shelley Manne and others).    "(A) Relative Calm" is a beautiful ballad that features trumpet throughout.
Revival - Dan Haerle Round Midnight - arr. Slide Hampton Ruby - arr. Oliver Nelson
Revival - Dan Haerle
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Ruby - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 Big Band Gospel. Here is the magnificent Slide Hampton arrangement of this timeless Thelonious Monk composition as recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra! Oliver Nelson arranged this tune to feature the legendary Art Farmer and was recorded on the album “Listen to Art Farmer and the Orchestra”!
Second Time Around, The (Pro) - arr. Billy Byers Shangri-La Short Stop - Shorty Rogers
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Short Stop - Shorty Rogers
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 As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie; Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra," this is a classic arrangement by Billy Byers.

As Recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on "Pop Goes the Basie." Call Me Irresponsible features plentiful snippets of solos for Tenor 1, Trumpet 4, Trombone 1, and Piano. Growling plunger solos form a dialogue between Trumpet and Trombone throughout, while a melodious Tenor Sax line carries the tune. 5-4-4-4

 This is a Nonet chart which was recorded on the Re-Entry album by Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Shelley Manne and others).
Silent Night - arr. Bob Curnow Silent Night - arr. Ted Wilson Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman
Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman
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 Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.  This is a very hip, slow, 3/4 version, with lush, warm voicings. This is a wonderful, easy-swing chart on a great standard, set at a moderate tempo.
Speak Low - arr. Bob Curnow Stereoso - Bill Holman Suddenly It's Spring (small band) - arr. Bob Curnow
Speak Low - arr. Bob Curnow
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Stereoso - Bill Holman
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 There are never enough trombone features.  The Bill Holman Great Big Band recorded this chart on the Capitol album (same name) in 1960.  Arranged by Bob Curnow to be played by a 10-piece small band, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing.
This Love of Mine Twists and Turns Vida De Sueno - Bob Curnow
This Love of Mine
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Twists and Turns
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Vida De Sueno - Bob Curnow
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As Recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on "Frankly Basie - Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra." A slow swing by bucket muted brass carries this song smoothly along. Long, open solos for Trumpet 4 and Piano will give your talented players space to show their creativity.  5-4-4-4

Patty Darling brings us yet another great contemporary chart: “Twists
and Turns!” Imagine yourself on a road trip with smooth stretches and beautiful
scenery, interrupted by occasional sharp turns and peaceful lookouts. This
chart incorporates multiple solo opportunities and leans heavily on the pianist
(or pianists – a second keyboard player can double many sections with electric
piano). Add in some auxiliary percussion, have fun, and enjoy the drive! 5-4-4-4

 This is a gorgeous feature for tenor saxophone (there is also a piano solo).
Vortex (Endless Winter) - Patty Darling Walk, Don't Run - arr. Quincy Jones Walkin' Thing, A - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow
   Vortex is "...the freshest, most innovative, hippest, intelligent, and artistic writing for large jazz ensemble that I’ve witnessed in years" - Fred Sturm. Patty has once again created a highly original composition that explores the wonderful sonorities of the big band. If you want a chart that swings, this is it! This incredible arrangement by Quincy Jones of "Walk, Don't Run" was recorded by the great Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie.  Bob Curnow has taken this great tune of Benny Carter's and scored it very much in the style of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson Warm Valley - arr. Don Sebesky When We're Together - Les Hooper
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson
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   This lovely, beautiful, haunting melody features flute and flugelhorn as they each get the opportunity to state this captivating theme. Set in a slow “3” Latin-ish feel.  Don Sebesky has taken Ellington's melody and created a warm, sensuous chart which will be played for years to come.  As recorded on the Les Hooper Big Band's Anything Goes, this is a lovely, contemporary, rock ballad, which features alto saxophone throughout.
Whirlwind - Fred Stride Who's Blue - Benny Carter Work Song - arr. Geoff Keezer
Whirlwind - Fred Stride
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Who's Blue - Benny Carter
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Work Song - arr. Geoff Keezer
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 This is a nifty trumpet section feature, written with the young player in mind.  One of the great Basie recording was "The Legend", of which all the pieces were Benny Carter originals.  Geoff has taken this well-known Nat Adderley tune and given it a breath of fresh thinking, interesting voicings, and very playable phrases.
You Go To My Head - arr. Bill Holman You Love But Once - Oliver Nelson Yuriko - Billy Byers
Yuriko - Billy Byers
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 A medium tempo, very interesting setting for this well-known standard.  There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.

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Once again Billy Byers has created the quintessential, original chart for the Count Basie Orchestra. This one is recorded on “Basie Land.” The easy swing feel/tempo makes this piece very accessible for most bands. There is a bit of flute in two saxophone parts. There are solos for tenor and trumpet and piano. Of course there is the required, masterful “shout chorus” that leads to a quiet, cool ending. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. 5-4-4-4