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3x3x2x2x2=72 - arr. Bob Curnow Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton
 This arrangement by Bob Curnow is based on Johnny Richards' original composition written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, which was part of the "Adventures In Time" album. Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
 Bill Holman's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.  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.
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
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 This great Sonny Rollins jazz standard features Holman's 1956 writing in a free-swinging, terrific chart.  Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist.  Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).
All I Need - Radiohead / arr. Sherisse Rogers All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky
 Radiohead recorded “All I Need” on their album In Rainbows in 2007.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.
Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus Alterior Motif - Les Hooper Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Alterior Motif - Les Hooper
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  This is about an 8-minute, multi-sectional composition.  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).
America The Beautiful - arr. Bob Curnow Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride Amoroso - Benny Carter
Amoroso - Benny Carter
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 A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key).  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.  As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) The Legend,  this is an up-tempo latin and swing chart.
Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ralph Carmichael Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Set as a bright swing, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard On High" is an adventure from beginning to end!  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman April in Paris - arr. John Bambridge Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
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Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
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 A happy, cookin, shuffle tune in the best Holman tradition!  Very reasonable ranges and figures which just swing like crazy! Solo space for alto and baritone saxes and drums.  This great chart is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume II " CD(Amherst Records).  This is Lyle at his wildest!! A funk/rock, quirky tune that just burns with energy and excitement! Listen to the Curnow Big Band CD.
Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow Artist's Rightful Place, The (aka Patterns for Orchestra) - Oliver Nelson Artistry In Percussion - Pete Rugolo
 This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra). Also known as Patterns For Orchestra (as recorded on the Verve jazz masters 48 CD), this is one of Nelson's very interesting charts. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" (and many other CDs).
Aura - Bill Holman Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper
Aura - Bill Holman
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Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
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 This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.  Your audiences will love this clever baroque flavored chart.  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this hot, blues shuffle is full of energy and good ol' down-home funky blues.
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson Badger Blues - Bob Curnow Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson
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Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
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 There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.  A blues chart to end all blues charts! A very playable arrangement featuring as many soloists as you see fit.   Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an energetic unison saxophone line, punctuated with brass hits.
Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus Bary Me Not - Bill Holman Beeline East - arr. Bob Curnow
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
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 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, and it is one of Lennie's wonderful charts on a great Broadway standard tune.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone. Bob Curnow took Ken Hanna's wonderful, latin, medium-tempo tune and made it a bit more accessible for good bands.
Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune. As performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, here is one of the hippest charts from the Kenton book.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Black Bottom Stomp - arr. Jackson Stock Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden / arr. James Miley
 This chart is destined to become a best-seller because of its unique and exciting format .    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From the same masterful pen that brought the music of Radiohead and Astor Piazzola, the late, great Fred Sturm wows us once again. Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), this rock-ish, heavy-shuffle tune provides hard hitting melody sections, plenty of room for improvisation (as you choose), and raucous ensemble interplay.  James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.
Black, Brown and Beautiful - Oliver Nelson Bleep Blop - Les Hooper Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
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 This chart is recorded by Oliver Nelson on the recording titled Black, Brown and Beautiful.  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.  This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.
Blue Daniel - arr. Bill Holman Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blue For You - Loran McClung
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
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Blue For You - Loran McClung
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 Frank Rosolino's jazz waltz is loved by all, and Holman's arrangement of it is superb.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a medium tempo Swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano.  This wonderfully tasteful jazz waltz has been featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival, performed by many All-State Jazz Ensembles, and is played regularly by the U.
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
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Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
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Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
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This chart is the one that won Paul Ferguson the coveted IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship Award.  This could be called Newer Than New, because Don just wrote this for John Pizzarelli's new band in New York.  As recorded on the BMG CD The Big Shorty Rogers Express, this is a terrific romp through a fast Swing, featuring solos by Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari.
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman Bluezies - Shorty Rogers Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
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Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  As recorded on Portrait of Shorty, (including the best of West Coast jazz musicians such as Herb Geller, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli and others) this is a great, up-tempo, swinging chart with lots of solo space for alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano and drums. “Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow Bright Eyes - Bill Holman But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
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Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
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 West Chester University, PA .  There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.
Carl - Bill Holman Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Carl - Bill Holman
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 When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.
Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Checkpoint Charlie (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.  Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.   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.
Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Collaboration - Pete Rugolo Concerto To End All Concertos - Stan Kenton
Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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 Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.  This historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding). One of Kenton's most important compositions.
Consonata - Dee Barton Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson
Consonata - Dee Barton
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Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
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 WOW! A sensational Dee Barton chart.  If you have three hot trumpet players, this will be a great chart for you.  Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.
Cubajazz - Bill Holman Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 Rarely does a piece turn up like this one. Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, "Cyclops" is one of those charts that will make your audiences bob their heads and tap their feet.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.
Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky Day Dream - arr. Lennie Niehaus Daylie's Double - Oliver Nelson
Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 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.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Jean Turner,  this is a superb Ellington ballad that will make you want to hear it over and over again.  Oliver had a great feel for the funky jazz style which was so popular.
Dee Day - Dee Barton Dimples - Johnny Richards Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me - arr. Tommy Newsom
Dee Day - Dee Barton
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Dimples - Johnny Richards
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 Dee Barton's reputation as a composer for the Kenton band is superb.  Johnny Richards is perhaps best known for his work with the Kenton band.  This wonderful Ellington classic is scored by the great Tommy Newsom to feature alto sax throughout.
Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz
  Set as a medium-up swing feel, this chart features trumpet throughout and is exciting from beginning to end, including a great shout chorus to highlight the entire ensemble.  Arranged by Bill Holman and originally recorded by the Woody Herman Orchestra, featuring Stan Getz, on their album Live at the Concord Jazz Festival, "The Dolphin (El Delfrin)" is written in a beautiful Bossa Nova setting and features tenor saxophone throughout.  Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato, The - Ellen Rowe Down By The Riverside - arr. Oliver Nelson
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
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  In usual Basie fashion, this chart swings its tail off with incredible ensemble passages, and provides for plenty of solo space for both tenor saxophonists to dual it out.  Ellen has created a wild, fun-filled chart which moves seamlessly from an afro style 12/8 feel to a romp-stompin' swing feel.  There has been an illegal lift of this chart available before, but this chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific L.
Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Easy Money - Benny Carter Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman
Easy Money - Benny Carter
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 This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.  As recorded on the brilliant CD "The Legend "   by the Count Basie Orchestra, this medium  swing piece features solos for trumpet, trombone, piano and bass.  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.
Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus Eighteen - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
 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.  This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.  Eighteen is a flat-out, rock n' roll chart based on a tune from one of Pat Metheny's earlier albums, "Offramp.
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo Emancipation Blues - Oliver Nelson Emily - arr. Les Hooper
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo
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Emily - arr. Les Hooper
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From the Progressive Jazz period in the 1940's, this piece focused on the alto saxophone (originally played by George Weidler).
 This chart is recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on the Afro-American Sketches (Prestige CD).  This standard is made even more beautiful with this Hooper arrangement.
End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Evening Thought, An - David Baker Every Summer Night - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 A magnificent alto saxophone feature.  David Baker's music is wonderful to play because of its originality and sense of adventure.  This piece is the essence of the clever, unusual, unforgettable kind of tune that Pat and the Group come up with.
Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead / arr. James Miley Extensions - Patty Darling
Extensions - Patty Darling
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As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style.  Radiohead is an English alternative rock band.  Extensions is a funky, hip-hop fusion chart with nice mood changes throughout.
Falling - Les Hooper Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky Fast Forward - Les Hooper
Falling - Les Hooper
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Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
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Fast Forward - Les Hooper
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 This is a very fresh sounding, interesting and fun piece .  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.  An up-tempo be-bop type chart, with the clever, interesting writing we have come to expect from Les Hooper.
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman Fillings - Bill Holman FM - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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Fillings - Bill Holman
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There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.  Recorded on the Hawthorne Nights LP (PABLO) by Zoot Sims, and a wonderful cast of players, this is a neat, medium swing tune which features tenor sax (naturally).    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), the late, great Fred Sturm has given us another rock chart worthy of any band's library. In typical Sturm fashion, the beginning of "FM" is a kaleidoscope of independent fragments culminating with the original Steely Dan intro as it moves into the melody played by clarinets.
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
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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.  This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.
Four - arr. Willie Maiden Fox Hunt - Michael Abene Foxy - Slide Hampton
Four - arr. Willie Maiden
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Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
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Foxy - Slide Hampton
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 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.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
From The Top - Fred Stride Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson Gaucho - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
From The Top - Fred Stride
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Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
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 A hard-swinging, shuffle blues (a la the great Thad Jones) with a fresh, happy feeling.  This chart was originally included in the Full Nelson album and then the Jazz Masters 48: Oliver Nelson CD.    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! The late, great Fred Sturm originally arranged this for the HR Big Band (Germany), and Sierra is thrilled to add it to its catalog. Set as a slow rock/gospel, there is beautiful, lush ensemble writing througout the piece.
Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins Get Out of Town - arr. Johnny Richards Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
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 Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.  Johnny Richards at his best! A very playable chart without a lot of range concerns for brass.  Stan Kenton had a certain touch in his arranging that stood out.
Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ralph Carmichael God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa
Another great chart to add to the ever-growing Pat Metheny Series, Bob Curnow has arranged this down-right funk tune originally recorded on the PMG album We Live Here. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout.
Goin' On - Benny Carter Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ralph Carmichael Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Goin' On - Benny Carter
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Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From one of the masters of contemporary big band arranging, the late, great Fred Sturm completely captures the Steely Dan vibe in his arrangement of "The Goodbye Look." Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), Sturm gives the lead trombone (and section) Donald Fagan's voice of the melody.
Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers Greensleeves - arr. Oliver Nelson Groove - Oliver Nelson
Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers
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Groove - Oliver Nelson
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 Here is another terrific chart from Shorty Rogers (as recorded on the "Portrait of Shorty" album).  This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.  Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.
Groovemeister - Les Hooper Guy Noir's Brother - Les Hooper Happy Faces - Sonny Stitt / arr. Quincy Jones
Groovemeister - Les Hooper
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 Les comes up with another sensational showpiece for your band.  What a great , fun-filled piece this is! Les has created a mythical character (in this case, the lead trombone player) who runs through a number of "musician jokes" while referring to his "brother.  As arranged by Quincy Jones for the album "Birth of a Band," this Sonny Stitt tune is a brilliant, straight-ahead chart that swings like crazy, featuring Q's outstanding ensemble writing.
Have You Heard (edited v.) - Metheny / arr. Curnow Have You Heard (Pro) - Metheny / arr. Curnow Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman
 This arrangement is a bit easier than the Pro version because it does not change keys (to C# minor).  This is a TERRIFIC tune, full of the happy, spirited, hip melodic and harmonic stuff that we've all come to love about Pat's music.  This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Hey There - arr. Willie Maiden Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
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Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson
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  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.  As recorded on "Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing" (Roulette), this may be the prettiest chart that Willie did for Maynard's band.  This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.
Holly and the Ivy, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Home Journey - Gene Roland How Can You Lose - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow
Home Journey - Gene Roland
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The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Live at the Tropicana," this  slow, bluesy piece is a wonderfully understated chart that features an easy-to-play, written piano solo.  Bob took the wonderful small group recording of this fun tune (on the CD "Jazz Giant" - Contemporary) and turned it into a very special big band arrangement.
How Long Has This Been Going On - arr. Tommy Newsom Humbug - Don Sebesky I Can't Stop Loving You - arr. Quincy Jones
Humbug - Don Sebesky
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 This great chart, a magnificent ballad feature for trumpet,  is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume One " CD (Amherst Records).  This chart starts out in a blaze of excitement and never eases off. It's hard to believe, but this quintessential big band arrangement is finally in print!!! As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie, Quincy Jones' arrangement of "I Can't Stop Loving You" will bring your audiences to their feet.
I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - arr. Bill Potts I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - arr. Tommy Newsom
 If you know the marvelous 1959 recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", as recorded by the Bill Potts Big Band (Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, "Sweets" Edison, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans and others), then you know this music.  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.  This wonderful, melodic Mercer Ellington tune is beautifully arranged by Tommy Newsom, and it is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).
I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Love You - arr. Les Hooper I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
I Love You - arr. Les Hooper
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 When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he was able to capture the Kenton sound without a lot of high-range problems or difficult concerns for the players.  This Cole Porter tune has become a jazz standard because of a great melody and great changes.  This is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.
I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert I Worship You - Cole Porter / arr. Oliver Nelson I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia
 This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.  This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone feature of Cole Porter's "I Worship You.  This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD.
Idioteque If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman Impression of a Parade - Mike Suter
Idioteque
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 “Idioteque” was recorded on Radiohead’s 2000 CD Kid A, and Patty Darling’s chart is a model for arranging contemporary pop/rock music for big band.  Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.  This is a new, "legit" piece based on the "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" theme.
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo In A Mellow Tone - arr. Oliver Nelson Intersecting Lines - Les Hooper
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo
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Another amazingly futuristic piece from Rugolo's great mind.  When the Buddy Rich Band played this chart, everyone loved it! Oliver Nelson takes this terrific Duke Ellington tune to another level.  This is a very fresh sounding, interesting and fun piece .
Introduction to an Ending - Bill Holman Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman It Ain't Necessarily So - arr. Bill Potts
  This straight-ahead blues tune features the saxophone section with a long, wonderful soli that grows for over 70 bars before ripping into the solo section.  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.  If you know the marvelous 1959 recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" as recorded by the Bill Potts Big Band (Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Sweets Edison, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Evans and others), then you know this music.
It Could Happen To You (Edited) - arr. Willie Maiden It Could Happen To You (Pro) - arr. Willie Maiden It Could Happen to You - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 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.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures In Standards" CD, this is a wonderful, swinging chart on a great tune.
It's All Right With Me - arr. Lennie Niehaus It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow J&B (Pro) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow
 Here is another terrific chart as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.  This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group.
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow Jackson County Jubilee - Benny Carter James - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
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 Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is an up- tempo swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano.  Bob Curnow does his usual stellar job of arranging Pat Metheny's very popular tune "James," and he manages to add a lot of his own ideas to the arrangement.
Jazz Bug (big band v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Jazz Bug (small band v.) - Oliver Nelson Joy to the World - arr. Rich DeRosa
 This is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).  This is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).   This traditional tune in a zydeco feel and provides an entertaining journey from beginning to end. Focusing entirely on the ensemble, there is no improvisation in this piece.
Just a Few - Shorty Rogers / arr. Curnow Just Sayin' - Bill Holman Kansas City Suite
Just Sayin' - Bill Holman
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Kansas City Suite
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 Bob Curnow has arranged one of Shorty Rogers' hippest tunes.   Celebrating his 90th birthday and still providing superb music for all of us to enjoy. Bill Holman's "Just Sayin'" proves that he is still in a league of his own! The Kansas City Suite, composed by Benny Carter, was recorded by the Count.
Keep The Customer Satisfied - arr. Bill Holman Kenton Hits Medley - arr. Bob Curnow Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow
Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow
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 Who will ever be able to forget the dynamic Buddy Rich Band? This chart was a staple in that library for a long time, spinning off of the 60's-70'slook at more contemporary music sources (rock, folk, etc.  Four wonderful tunes.  A brand-new extended blues, commissioned by the Pennsylvania IAJE state unit for their All-State Jazz Ensemble (which Bob conducted).
Kid A - Radiohead / arr. Steve Owen Kissing Bug - arr. Bill Holman Ku-Damm - Oliver Nelson
Ku-Damm - Oliver Nelson
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 “Kid A” is the title track on Radiohead’s 2000 album.  The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.   Based on the blues, as so much of Oliver’s music was, this bright swing (waltz feel) starts with an aggressive line for woodwind doubles and adds to its intensity with the entrance of the trumpets a short while later.
Lassus Trombone - arr. Mike Suter Legend, The - Benny Carter Leilani's Mirror - Geoff Keezer
Legend, The - Benny Carter
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 When Henry Fillmore wrote this tune in the late 1800's, he could never have imagined what the National Slide Quartet would do with it.  As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "The Legend," Benny Carter has created a marvelous, quiet, smoky sounding tune .  This one is destined to be a classic in a short time.
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow Libertango - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm Lightnin' - Bill Holman
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow
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Lightnin' - Bill Holman
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 Bob has written a fun-filled, high-energy blues chart that swings hard.  As recorded on "Libertango ! Hommage to Astor Piazzolla" by the HR Big Band (Germany), this arrangement will surely lift your audiences out of their seats.  A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.
Limelight - Gerry Mulligan Linebacker, The - Shorty Rogers Live and Let Die - Paul & Linda McCartney / arr. Curnow
Limelight - Gerry Mulligan
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  Another terrific chart from Stan Kenton's Contemporary Concepts album. It features trombone throughout this fast-paced, Cool Bop chart in the unmistakable style of the late, great Gerry Mulligan.  As recorded on Portrait of Shorty, (including the best of West Coast jazz musicians such as Herb Geller, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Gozzo, Conte Candoli and others) this is a great, up-tempo, swinging chart with lots of solo space for alto and tenor saxophones, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums.
A great arrangement of the great tune written by the ex-Beatle. If you're looking for a contemporary chart, written for this great band and based on a well known tune, this is the one.
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - arr. Bob Curnow Loco Motion - Fred Stride Long Ago and Far Away - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Loco Motion - Fred Stride
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 With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.  It is a real delight to see a new Fred Stride piece in print, and it has been well worth the wait.  Not every Niehaus dance chart was recorded by the Kenton Band, but this chart was played all the time by the band.
Loose - Bill Holman Lot of Livin' To Do - arr. Bill Holman Love For Sale - arr. Pete Myers
Loose - Bill Holman
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 Written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD, this wonderful chart features trumpet (a la Bobby Shew on the CD) and alto saxophone (a la Quinn Davis on the CD).  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Jean Turner,  this chart used to be Jean's opener when she sang with the Kenton Band.  The Buddy Rich Band played this chart for years! A sensational arrangement of a great tune in an up-tempo setting.
Love For Sale - arr. Pete Rugolo Love Walked In - arr. Lennie Niehaus Lullaby of Birdland - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Kenton had many hits over the years, and this very creative arrangement by Pete was one of them.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Lennie wrote a magnificent dance book for Stan in the early '60's.
Lullaby of Broadway - arr. Lennie Niehaus Machine - Bill Reddie Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper
Machine - Bill Reddie
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Make 'Em Wait - Les Hooper
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 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on both their albums "Big Swing Face" and "The New One," this great Bill Reddie chart is one of the most dynamic tunes Buddy every played.  This is a great swingin' blues chart that is playable by most any band.
Make My Day - Bill Holman Man I Love, The - arr. Bill Holman Meaning of the Blues, The - arr. Bill Mathieu
Make My Day - Bill Holman
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 Bill's wonderful melodic ideas find a home in a humorous setting featuring swinging tenor sax and trombone solos.  As recorded by the Bill Holman Band on In A Jazz Orbit, here is his chart on the wonderful Gershwin melody.  An absolutely gorgeous Bobby Troup ballad which features trumpet and tenor sax.
Michelangelo - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm Miss Fine - Oliver Nelson Misty - arr. Gene Roland
Miss Fine - Oliver Nelson
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Misty - arr. Gene Roland
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 Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.  This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.  This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz.
Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa Momentum - Les Hooper Movin' On - Dan Haerle
Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
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Momentum - Les Hooper
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Movin' On - Dan Haerle
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  Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive melody of “Mixed Emotions.” Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges  Les has come up with another new, wonderful, medium-up-swing chart that will surely be a best-seller.  This is a great drum set feature, but it also has room for solos for Tenor Sax, Trumpet and Guitar (or Piano).
Mulligan Tawny (for Woody Herman) - Bill Holman Mumuki - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm Munchy the Mouse - Les Hooper
Munchy the Mouse - Les Hooper
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 As written for and recorded by the Woody Herman Orchestra (Columbia), here is a great chart fashioned with a nod to Gerry Mulligan's groups.  Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.  This chart is a play on Minnie the Mooch and somewhat set in that era.
My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman My Man's Gone Now - arr. Bill Potts
 My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.  This is surely one of Gershwin's most beautiful melodies," and Potts arranged it to feature trumpet throughout (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band) .
My Old Flame - arr. Tommy Newsom My One and Only Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus Nerkmobile - Neal Finn
Nerkmobile - Neal Finn
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is a lovely, warm ballad setting of this great standard tune.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  An IAJE composition contest winner, this tune is best described as a Basie-type swinger.
New Suit for Zoot - Les Hooper Nighthawks - Paul Ferguson No Heat - Bill Holman
Nighthawks - Paul Ferguson
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No Heat - Bill Holman
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 Les has created another techno-swing chart that has overtones of the old swing band style, but it is set very much in modern day fashion.  This is the second movement of the suite Paul wrote as a result of his winning the Gil Evans Fellowship sponsored by IAJE.  You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.
No Joy In Mudville - Bill Holman Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow Norwegian Wood
Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow
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Norwegian Wood
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 Scintillating big band music at its best!! Holman does it again! Lots of blowing space for trombone and baritone sax, and a romp-stompin' trip through Holman's present-day ideas about the modern big band.  A funky, contemporary tune designed for the young band.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Not to Be Forgotten (Short ver.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow O Holy Night - arr. Ralph Carmichael
 As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is an extended arrangement based on a gorgeous melody by Pat Metheny.  Pat Metheny writes superb ballads.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
O Sole Mio (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow O, Tannenbaum - arr. Ralph Carmichael
O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow
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  If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.  If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Oblivion (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow Of All Things -  Bill Holman
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
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Of All Things - Bill Holman
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  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  Holman originally wrote this chart to feature Charlie Parker with the Kenton Band in the early '50's.
Ol' Man River - arr. Bill Holman On Green Dolphin Street - arr. Les Hooper On The Street Where You Live
On The Street Where You Live
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 Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion.
This is a dazzling arrangement of the great jazz standard. With a mix of Latin and swing, Les has created a special setting of this favorite of jazz players.
 The album Stage Door Swings, by the Stan Kenton Band, was one of the most popular recordings done by Kenton.
Once In Royal David's City - arr. Ralph Carmichael Only The Greatest - Bill Holman Oolitic Stomp - David Jones
Oolitic Stomp - David Jones
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 The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  As written for and performed by the Buddy Rich Big Band, here is the long-missing chart that Holman wrote to feature The Great One. Written for and dedicated to the Bob Curnow Big Band, here is one of the most refreshing charts written in years!! David Jones has created a chart with a character all its own.
Opals - arr. Rob Pronk Opener, The - Bill Holman Opening - Bill Holman
Opals - arr. Rob Pronk
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Opener, The - Bill Holman
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Opening - Bill Holman
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 Bill Perkins recorded this stunning, swinging arrangement with the Metropole Orchestra.  There are a few charts from this library which are very playable by any reasonably well developed jazz ensemble. Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.
Optimistic - Radiohead / arr. Patty Darling Opus III - Les Hooper Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
Opus III - Les Hooper
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Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
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   This chart is a great addition to a growing collection of Radiohead charts that has provided bands throughout the world with wonderful, unique choices for their jazz band programs. Patty Darling has a lock on Radiohead after providing her exquisite chart on "Idioteque," a best-selling arrangement.  This is Hooper at his best .  The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.
Out of Nowhere (Edited) - arr. Holman Out of Nowhere - arr. Bill Holman Over The Rainbow - arr. Bill Russo
  Set as an up-tempo swing, the tenor saxophone is featured throughout and has lots of solo space to make this tune its own.  Holman wrote this to feature Bill Perkins in the mid '50's.  In 1953, Kenton recorded an album titled Sketches on Standards.
Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box - Radiohead / arr. Dan Cavanagh Paprika (MM1 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Paranoid Android - Radiohead / arr. Ken Schaphorst
 Dan Cavanagh’s arrangement of “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box” is a powerful big band techno-rock chart that your audience will love as much as your band will.  This is a fast-paced, swinging opening movement, with lots of solo space for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet and drums.  Radiohead released “Paranoid Android” as a single in April 1997 and as a track on their studio album OK Computer the same year.
Party's Over, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Party's Over, The - arr. Willie Maiden Pay the Piper - Shorty Rogers
Pay the Piper - Shorty Rogers
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 This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and is included in "The Complete Roulette Recordings” (Mosaic).  As recorded on the BMG CD The Big Shorty Rogers Express, this is a wonderful West Coast chart which features optional clarinet with trumpet on the melody (as played by Jimmy Giuffre and Shorty) for a neat sound.
Peacocks, The - arr. Bill Holman Pegasus - Hank Levy Phase Dance - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Pegasus - Hank Levy
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 This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.  This may well be the most popular of Hank Levy's scores for the Kenton Band. Set in a genre all their own, this Latin/Fusion style piece has exciting ensemble passages that light up the tune, rich harmonies that add tremendous depth, and exciting rhythms that propel this chart forward.
Pink Squirrel - Shorty Rogers Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Plain Brown Wrapper - Bill Holman
Pink Squirrel - Shorty Rogers
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 As recorded on Shorty's CD Blues Express, this is a wonderful West Coast chart which features unison saxophone son the melody, solo space for alto sax, trumpet, trombone and a short solo for bass.  Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart surely belongs to that wonderful "new" big band literature he has created with such pieces as "The First Circle" and "Minuano.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman Porgy and Bess Medley - arr. Bill Potts Poultry Guest - Les Hooper
Poultry Guest - Les Hooper
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 Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.  Bill Potts' arrangements for the recording "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" are legendary.  Les calls this funky, fire-spitting rock! This is another off the Hooper chicken rock charts.
Press One - Bill Holman Pretty Little Nieda - Rolf Ericson / arr. Don Sebesky Promise of Dreams - Bob Curnow
Press One - Bill Holman
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 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart is a vibrant, clever, swinging original.    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.  This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale.
Quintile (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa Readymix - Bill Holman
Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
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Readymix - Bill Holman
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Here is another one of Johnny Richards' great latin tunes as written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.    Rich DeRosa has created a marvelous Latin composition in a baião feel that is recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band. It comes out of the gate roaring. The very hip melody is stated by flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet and piano.  This chart was a staple in the Buddy Rich Big Band library for a long time, spinning off of the incredible excitement of that band.
Real You, The - Bill Holman Recuerdos (Edited) - arr. Bob Curnow & Fred Stride Recuerdos - Johnny Richards
Real You, The - Bill Holman
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Recuerdos - Johnny Richards
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 A kind of quirky approach in a medium groove. Johnny Richards wrote this gorgeous melody as part of the incomparable Stan Kenton "Cuban Fire" CD, and now this version allows the music to be performed without all of the usual high trumpet and complex rhythms of the Stan Kenton Orchestra recording.  Movement III (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Red Dog Play - Shorty Rogers Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton Rendezvous At Sunset - Johnny Richards
Red Dog Play - Shorty Rogers
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Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
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 As recorded on Portrait of Shorty, (including the best of West Coast jazz musicians such as Herb Geller, Bill Holman, Jack Montrose, Frank Rosolino, Conrad Gozzo,     Conte Candoli and others) this isa medium tempo Swing chart that has a very unique, catchy sound to it.  We are proud to publish another one of Stan Kenton's ground-breaking saxophone section features.  One of the things Johnny Richards did best was write gorgeous melodies (many just think of him as bombastic and obsessed with odd-meter things).
Ride the Wind - Les Hooper Rompin' at the Reno - Benny Carter Rooster Parade - Les Hooper
Ride the Wind - Les Hooper
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Rooster Parade - Les Hooper
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 If you're looking for variety of style, this wonderful chart should fit your needs.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a fast Swinger that will be a lot of fun for your band.  Lots of strutting, plucking and general good feeling in this one.
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street) Rotten Kid, The - Buddy Greco / arr. Dick Grove Ruth - Bill Holman
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
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Ruth - Bill Holman
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 This is the second movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.  As recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on their album "The New One," this great arrangement is full of fire and energy.  This is one of the most original big band rock/fusion charts ever written.
Saffron (MM2 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Sail to the Moon - Radiohead / arr. Omar Thomas Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow
 This piece is a feature for solo flugelhorn (written for Fred Berry).  This arrangement continues the Radiohead Jazz Project and adds another wonderful talent to the list of outstanding RJP writers.  The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.
Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week - arr. Billy Byers Saturnian Sleigh Ride - Shorty Rogers Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow
Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow
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   Set as a medium swing in the inimitable style of the Basie band, this arrangement features the flute (doubled by the tenor saxophone) and trumpets on the catchy melody.  Boy are we proud to finally get a Shorty Rogers big band chart into print .   An exciting, contemporary funk/rock piece which has been played on national television by the McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band.
Search - Neil Slater Secret of the Blues, The - Bob Curnow See The World - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Search - Neil Slater
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 Neil Slater, the former director of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, is a superb composer. Sierra Music is excited to provide another original from Bob Curnow! This sultry, swinging, screaming blues arrangement is perfect for featuring many soloists.  This arrangement features tenor saxophone and guitar, and the chart captures the excitement of this marvelous tune from Pat's Secret Story CD.
Self Help Is Needed - Oliver Nelson Serenade in Blue - arr. Bill Holman Shadrack - arr. Bill Holman
Shadrack - arr. Bill Holman
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 Here is a great blend of swing and Latin, done in the inimitable style of Oliver Nelson.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  Bill Holman's Great Big Band was a sensational ensemble! That album has just been re-issued on Mosaic Records.
Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper Sidewalks of New York, The - arr. Oliver Nelson Sizzler - Bill Holman
Shuffluphagass - Les Hooper
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Sizzler - Bill Holman
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 Here is a great swing/shuffle chart by Les.  Oliver's arrangement of this tune (also know as "East Side, West Side") is playful in its ensemble writing as it alludes to the hustle and bustle of NYC.  Recorded on the Vic Lewis West Coast All-Stars play the music of Bill Holman (MOLE JAZZ CD 14) by an exciting lineup of L.
Skintone - Les Hooper Slide Show - Bob Curnow Slide's Derangement - Slide Hampton
Skintone - Les Hooper
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Slide Show - Bob Curnow
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 This up-dated issue of the former Creative World chart is Hooper at his best .  A great Trombone Section feature in the mold of the very popular Writer's Cramp.  Undoubtedly one of the best big band charts EVER written! This was recorded by Maynard's incredible band on the Message from Newport LP.
Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Solos (edited) - Bill Holman / arr. Curnow
 This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.  This piece was originally recorded on the Still Life (Talking) CD and is a lovely bossa nova-ish style of chart.  A straight-ahead, swinging chart based on “rhythm changes,” this is a hip, angular melody that sets up some powerful ensemble passages.
Something for Ernie (Nothing for Bert) Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton
 A great title and an even better chart! Fred has created a tune which is hard to forget, along with a terrific arrangement that has very reasonable ranges for all (1st trpt.  Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) - arr. Billy Byers South Of The Border - Tommy Pederson Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow
Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow
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   Originally recorded on the album Frankly Basie, “South of the Border” has it all – Basie piano solos (written out), roaring ensemble passages, a swinging saxophone soli, and some compelling key changes.  This is Part One (the 1st three movements) of a six-movement suite by Tommy.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart was inspired by the birth of the Curnows' newest grandchild.
Spring Is Here - arr. Joe Coccia Spring Is Here - arr. Lennie Niehaus Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow
 This wonderful, medium-tempo,  swinging version of this great classic is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra "Sketches On Standards" CD. This is another one of those absolutely wonderful charts that Lennie did for Stan Kenton for what was known as the dance book.  Bob Curnow has done a re-scoring of his original arrangement done for Stan Kenton.
Stardust - arr. Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman
Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
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Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
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 This is a great chart on a great standard, originally recorded by the Terry Gibbs Band on the Dream Band CD.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  A great alto saxophone feature.
Stella By Starlight - arr. Johnny Richards Street Scene - arr. Gene Roland Suddenly It's Spring (big band) - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 This is the bass trombone solo, as recorded (The Kenton Era) by George Roberts with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is the exact arrangement as played on the "Live at the Tropicana" by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Arranged by Lennie Niehaus and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing.
Summertime - arr. Bill Potts Sunlight - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton
Summertime - arr. Bill Potts
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Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton
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 This is the Opener on the 1959 "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess" album, and it is a great opener for any live concert as well.  Bob Curnow has a way of picking out the Metheny tunes that work so well in a big band setting.  This is one of the amazing stories of finding what was thought to be a long-lost chart.
Swee' Pea - Bill Holman Sweetie Pie (Edited) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky Sweetie Pie (Pro) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky
Swee' Pea - Bill Holman
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  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.
Sweetlumps - Bob Curnow Swing State - James Miley Sword - Bob Curnow
Sweetlumps - Bob Curnow
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Swing State - James Miley
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Sword - Bob Curnow
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 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this lovely bossa nova tune.  James Miley brings us an original, fresh and fun-to-play composition titled "Swing State.  Here is a most unusual chart, set in a celtic style, with shades of bag pipes and Scottish overtones.
Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow Taking a Chance on Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus Temple Street - Dale Wilson
Tag Team - arr. Bob Curnow
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Temple Street - Dale Wilson
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 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.  This is one of those marvelous "dance" charts that Lennie Niehaus wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This composer won the Gil Evans Fellowship with this composition.
That's a Plenty - arr. Les Hooper Theme and Variations #2 - Bill Holman There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York - arr. Bill Potts
  This is a delightful piece that would provide some energy and variety to any concert program!  Holman's writing is legendary, and this chart will just add to the legend.  As recorded on the album The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess (featuring the Bill Potts Big Band), this chart swings hard, but it isn't hard to play.
There, There - Radiohead / arr. James Miley Things Ain't What They Used To Be - arr. Tommy Newsom Ticker - Bill Holman
Ticker - Bill Holman
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 “There, There” (subtitled “The Boney King of Nowhere") was recorded on Radiohead’s 2003 album Hail to the Thief.  This is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy Tippin' In - arr. by Tommy Newsom Told You So - Bill Holman
Told You So - Bill Holman
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 This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.  Recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Volume One, The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen," this is a great chart on a classic jazz standard.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Told You So - Bill Holman Too Close for Comfort - arr. Bill Holman Too Much Coffee - Les Hooper
Told You So - Bill Holman
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Too Much Coffee - Les Hooper
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 Great charts often require editing to maintain their freshness and relevance. We put this classic chart into Finale, reduced it to 8 brass, and are now providing a full score. This wonderful piece is on the Count Basie Orchestra CD "I Told You So."  Count Basie recorded this on the wonderful CD "I Told You So.  This is a fast, swing chart that is a feature for tenor saxophone.
Trombania Suite - Bob Curnow Trot, The - Benny Carter Tuxedo Junction - arr. Gene Roland
Trombania Suite - Bob Curnow
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Trot, The - Benny Carter
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 A four movement suite (Anthem, Dance, Lullaby, March) for unaccompanied trombone quartet. Anyone familiar with Benny Carter's music knows what to expect .  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD "Live at the Tropicana.
Twelve Days of Christmas, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Two Cultures - Johnny Richards Two Shades Of Autumn - Joe Coccia
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Richards wrote this piece some years after writing the Cuban Fire Suite, but it is written very much in that vein (although it is much easier to play).  This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.
Urban Strut - Patty Darling View From The Side, A - Bill Holman Vine Street Rumble - Benny Carter
Urban Strut - Patty Darling
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 This great piece could easily be a theme song for the next "cops and robbers" TV show! A wonderful, contemporary fusion piece in 3/4, Patty Darling's composition focuses a fair amount on the piano.  Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.  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 Shuffle feel, with solos for tenor saxophone and piano.
Walkin' By the River - arr. Joe Coccia Walkin' Shoes - Gerry Mulligan Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
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 Joe Coccia added a lot of wonderful music to the Stan Kenton Library.  This is one of those charts that can be played by any reasonably accomplished big band (including high school players).  Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.
We Three Kings - arr. Ralph Carmichael We'll Be Together Again - arr. Lennie Niehaus Well, Git It - Sy Oliver / arr. Bob Curnow
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Written by Stan in the late 50's, this chart is wonderful in its simplicity and melodic content.  Every band from Tommy Dorsey to the Tonight Show Band to Ted Heath seemed to have a version of this great Sy Oliver tune.
What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Whatever Lola Wants - arr. Lennie Niehaus When You Go - arr. Geoff Keezer
 This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this medium-up swing chart comes roaring out of the chute with a brass pop and leads into the piano stating the melody.  An absolutely stunning feature for flugelhorn and piano!! The great bassist Ray Brown wrote this gorgeous bossa/ballad, and Geoff Keezer gave it his special, inventive touch.
Where or When - arr. Gerry Mulligan Where's Teddy (edited v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Whisper Not - arr. Michael Abene
 Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library,and they are all classics.  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).  The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Come Blow Your Horn LP.
Winning the West - Bill Holman Works - Bill Holman Writer's Cramp - Bob Curnow
Works - Bill Holman
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Writer's Cramp - Bob Curnow
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 As written for and performed by the Buddy Rich Big Band, here is the long-missing chart that Holman wrote to feature Buddy on Drums and Pat LaBarbera on Tenor Sax.  Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this feature for the trombone section.
You and I - arr. Bill Holman You Go To My Head - arr. Bob Graettinger You Must Believe in Spring (Edited) - arr. Vern Sielert
You and I - arr. Bill Holman
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 Holman has a wonderful knack of taking just about any tune and making it swing like crazy.  It is hard to explain the characteristic of this arrangement except to say that, even though Graettinger writes some very adventurous and futuristic textures and lines, you always know where and what the melody is.  Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.
You Must Believe in Spring (Pro) - arr. Vern Sielert Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan Younger Than Springtime - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
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   Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality.  Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).