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Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield
Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers
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Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
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 A wonderful, easy, swinging chart which is the centerpiece of the CD Shorty Rogers Courts the Count, a terrific big band tribute to Count Basie.  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. This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper Cat from Caracas, The - Dan Haerle Circumvent - Les Hooper
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
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Circumvent - Les Hooper
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 Just what it sounds like .  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip latin chart with a great melody.  There is always room for a jazz waltz, and you will love this one.
Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle Early Morning (African Sunrise) - Oliver Nelson
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
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 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody.  As recorded on the brilliant CD Afrique, by the Count Basie Orchestra, this lovely piece features piano and/or tenor sax (or whomever) in a medium-slow, lilting 12/8 feel.
Gray Skies - Fred Stride Happy (from One Foot in the Swamp) - John Ellis / arr. By Jamey Simmons Heidi (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / edited by Curnow
Gray Skies - Fred Stride
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 A wonderfully quiet, pensive piece which fills a big void in today's big band jazz literature.   A hip and clever composition from John Ellis and arranged by Jamey Simmons, this chart has fantastic ensemble passages with lots of solo space for tenor saxophone. As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Heidi” is the 3rd movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout.
Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson I Left My Heart In San Francisco - arr. Quincy Jones
Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson
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 As recorded on the brilliant CD "Afrique" by the Count Basie Orchestra, this chart was originally written for a Jimmy Smith album.  As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  Quincy Jones wrote some incredible arrangements on very popular tunes for the Count Basie Orchestra.
I Remember You - arr. Lennie Niehaus In The Wee Small Hours (Edited) - arr. Billy Byers Kansas City Suite
Kansas City Suite
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 Here is a wonderful vocal chart by Lennie on this unforgettable standard.  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. The Kansas City Suite, composed by Benny Carter, was recorded by the Count.
Little Static Cling, A - Fred Stride Local Time - Les Hooper Lost in the Shuffle - Les Hooper
Local Time - Les Hooper
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 Cute! Clever! Catchy! Very playable! It all fits with Fred's newest creation for young players.  Once again Hooper leads the way with a chart that is simple to play but still great to listen to and to play.  One of the Basie-style charts that Les is so great at writing.
Miss Missouri - Benny Carter Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa
Miss Missouri - Benny Carter
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Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa
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Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa
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 As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite  - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium Shuffle which features solos for piano, tenor saxophone and trombone.    “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.    “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.
Next Chapter, The - Patty Darling Nice 'n' Easy - arr. Quincy Jones Paseo Promenade - Benny Carter
 Another wonderful original by Patty Darling, "The Next Chapter" is a fresh, contemporary easy-to-play chart.  As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album "This Time By Basie," Quincy Jones has arranged another laid-back, swinging masterpiece.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite  - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium-up Swing chart that everyone will love to play.
Rotten Kid, The - Buddy Greco / arr. Dick Grove Sax Accord - Fred Stride Sea Spray - Fred Stride
Sax Accord - Fred Stride
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Sea Spray - Fred Stride
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 As recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on their album "The New One," this great arrangement is full of fire and energy.  Here is a wonderful section feature for saxophones in a ballad style.  Fred has written a wonderful medium-tempo bossa nova chart with a nice solo exposure for guitar (or piano if no guitar).
Second Time Around, The (Edited) - arr. Billy Byers September Song - arr. Stan Kenton September Swing - Bob Curnow
September Swing - Bob Curnow
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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.  The Kenton Band had many hits over the years, and a couple of them involved the whole band singing.  This medium-swing original by Bob Curnow focuses on alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody.
Shake a Lady - arr. Oliver Nelson Shortest Dissonance Between Two Points,The-Les Hooper Soft Touch - Les Hooper
Soft Touch - Les Hooper
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 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!  Les Hooper has a way of creating charming, interesting and playful music and not making it too hard to play.  This is a lovely, bossa-type ballad which is captured by soft sounds from the whole band, especially flugelhorns.
Soft Winds - Fred Stride Softness - Les Hooper Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
Soft Winds - Fred Stride
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Softness - Les Hooper
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 Fred wrote this exceptional latin chart to feature tenor saxophone on a written and improvised solo.  Les has written a thoughtful, lovely Latin tune.  Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.
Starfire - Benny Golson Summer of '42, Theme from the - arr. Tommy Newsom Sunset Glow - Benny Carter
Starfire - Benny Golson
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Sunset Glow - Benny Carter
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 One of Maynard's most beautiful ballads from the Dream Band period.  This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a beautiful ballad, written to feature trombone throughout.
Waltz for Another Debbie - Les Hooper Wiggle Walk, The - Benny Carter
 This is a lovely, straight-eighth waltz that starts simply and quietly with the rhythm section.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium tempoed Swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone and piano.