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3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson Ace of Hearts - Patty Darling After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Ace of Hearts - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00
As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra. Written with the younger band in mind, this fun, easy-to-play chart can be performed as written or used as a tool to reinforce ear training and improvising. There is ample solo space for alto saxophone, trumpet, and guitar and can be played with a swing or hip hop feel. The reasonable brass ranges and flexibility of this chart make it a must have for the younger band! (5-4-4-4)  Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.
After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 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.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman Airegin - arr. Bill Holman All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.  This great Sonny Rollins jazz standard features Holman's 1956 writing in a free-swinging, terrific chart.  Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).
All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky
 This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.  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 Amoroso - Benny Carter Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa
Amoroso - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) The Legend,  this is an up-tempo latin and swing chart.  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!
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman April in Paris - arr. John Bambridge Artist's Rightful Place, The (aka Patterns for Orchestra) - Oliver Nelson
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 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). Also known as Patterns For Orchestra (as recorded on the Verve jazz masters 48 CD), this is one of Nelson's very interesting charts.
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton Aura - Bill Holman Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $55.00
Aura - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.  Your audiences will love this clever baroque flavored chart.
Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper Back Woods - Oliver Nelson Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
Back Woods - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  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.
Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer
  Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an energetic unison saxophone line, punctuated with brass hits.  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.  Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting.
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo
Retail Price: $45.00
 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.  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.  In the Basie Tradition.
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium-swing chart on a great tune.   As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.
Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $70.00
 This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana. As performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, here is one of the hippest charts from the Kenton book.  As recorded on the CD "Back to Balboa" (and many other albums), this sensational piece moves along at a fast tempo, featuring solo space (the blues) for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone and drums.
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky Black Bottom Stomp - arr. Jackson Stock
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
New Updated 2019 format! This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD!  This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  This chart is destined to become a best-seller because of its unique and exciting format .
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
Retail Price: $55.00
 As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.  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 chart is the one that won Paul Ferguson the coveted IAJE Gil Evans Fellowship Award.
Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
 Here is a really nice blues chart with fresh, interesting lines and great ensemble passages.  This could be called Newer Than New, because Don just wrote this for John Pizzarelli's new band in New York.  This chart is the exact, original one that Oliver Nelson wrote for his terrific recording More Blues and the Abstract Truth.
Blues Express - Shorty Rogers Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman Blues For Hayden - Matso Limtiaco
Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  Everyone who hears this tune loves it! It has a neat, unique feel to it, and it is a wonderful teaching tool for young players.
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
 Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? Well, that just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this chart is. Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.  Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.
Bluezies - Shorty Rogers Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $60.00
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
 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.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.  West Chester University, PA .
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman Boss Talks, The - Bob Curnow Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
Boss Talks, The - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $60.00
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and "Boop Boo Be Doop" is surely one of those charts.

This new chart from Bob Curnow is sure to electrify your players and your audience! It has all the elements…up tempo swing, tenor/trumpet melody with solo space for each, drum solo, clever stop-time figures for the rhythm section, engaging ensemble rhythmic passages, and dramatic dynamic climaxes. If you are looking for a show-stopping closer for your next performance, this chart will not disappoint. (5-4-4-4)

 There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.
Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  Just what it sounds like .  This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.
Carl - Bill Holman Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba Certain Circles - Bill Holman
Carl - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful. Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.  Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.
Checkpoint Charlie (Edited) - Edited by Bob Curnow Checkpoint Charlie (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Cherokee - Bill Holman
Cherokee - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
  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.   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.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Circumvent - Les Hooper Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman
Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
Retail Price: $65.00
Circumvent - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band.  There is always room for a jazz waltz, and you will love this one.  This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.
Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Consonata - Dee Barton Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Consonata - Dee Barton
Retail Price: $50.00
Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  WOW! A sensational Dee Barton chart.  If you have three hot trumpet players, this will be a great chart for you.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers
 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.
Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.  Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.  Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.
Dee Day - Dee Barton Dimples - Johnny Richards Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me - arr. Tommy Newsom
Dee Day - Dee Barton
Retail Price: $50.00
Dimples - Johnny Richards
Retail Price: $50.00
 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 Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman
  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.  This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.  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.
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato, The - Ellen Rowe
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00
 This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.   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.
Down By The Riverside - arr. Oliver Nelson Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper
Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  An easy-to-play blues with a very unique melody.  A true Kenton Classic.
Early Morning (African Sunrise) - Oliver Nelson Easy Money - Benny Carter Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman
Easy Money - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $65.00
 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.  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 Emancipation Blues - Oliver Nelson Empty Ballroom  Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson
 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 chart is recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on the Afro-American Sketches (Prestige CD).  Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.
Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo
Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $50.00
Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.  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.  Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes.
Fast Forward - Les Hooper Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman Fillings - Bill Holman
Fast Forward - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
Fillings - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00
 An up-tempo be-bop type chart, with the clever, interesting writing we have come to expect from Les Hooper. 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).
Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $50.00
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
Retail Price: $60.00
An easy swing chart which was originally written for 4 flutes and bass clarinet in the woodwind section.  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.
For The Li'l Ones - Bob Curnow Four - arr. Willie Maiden Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
Four - arr. Willie Maiden
Retail Price: $55.00
Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
Retail Price: $55.00
 Here is a wonderful "Basie-ish" chart with a catchy melody set in an easy-swing tempo.  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.
Foxy - Slide Hampton Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
Foxy - Slide Hampton
Retail Price: $55.00
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
Retail Price: $55.00
 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.
From The Top - Fred Stride Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins
From The Top - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $45.00
Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton Git, The - Bill Holman
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
Retail Price: $60.00
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $50.00
Git, The - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
 This is a great chart to feature your drummer and the entire ensemble! Starting out with a bombastic Eastern-sounding introduction (ala Genghis Khan), it then launches into a hard-driving minor blues stated by the trombone, trumpet and tenor saxophone.  Stan Kenton had a certain touch in his arranging that stood out.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Gladly - Don Sebesky Go East, Young Man - Slide Hampton Goin' On - Benny Carter
Gladly - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is movement 1 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print. Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers Gratitude - Patty Darling
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $60.00
Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $55.00
Gratitude - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $55.00
 Oliver Nelson delivers great arrangement after great arrangement, and this one is no exception! A quick, uptempo swing tune, "Gon Gong" is the perfect "opener" for any program.  Here is another terrific chart from Shorty Rogers (as recorded on the "Portrait of Shorty" album). 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)
Gray Skies - Fred Stride Greensleeves - arr. Oliver Nelson Groove - Oliver Nelson
Gray Skies - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $45.00
Groove - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 A wonderfully quiet, pensive piece which fills a big void in today's big band jazz literature.  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 Hamp's Boogie Woogie - arr. John Bambridge
Groovemeister - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  This great chart is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume II " CD (Amherst Records).
Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Happy Faces - Sonny Stitt / arr. Quincy Jones Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman
 A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  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.  This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.
Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson
Hit and Run - Denis DiBlasio
Retail Price: $50.00
Hobo Flats - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 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!  Talk about a Flag-Waver !!! The Maynard Ferguson Band recorded this on their Footpath Cafe CD.  As recorded on the brilliant CD "Afrique" by the Count Basie Orchestra, this chart was originally written for a Jimmy Smith album.
Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman
Hoe Down - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
Retail Price: $60.00
 This piece was taken from Nelson's original score.    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).  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this bright, swinging chart is a blast !  Bill Holman is at his best, weaving descending unison lines with the tune stated by trumpet and tenor sax (both of which are given solo space).
How Can You Lose - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow Humbug - Don Sebesky I Am - Omar Thomas
Humbug - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $50.00
I Am - Omar Thomas
Retail Price: $70.00
 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.  This chart starts out in a blaze of excitement and never eases off.  In 2012 we introduced Omar Thomas to the list of Sierra composers and arrangers.
Original Big Band Arrangement of I Can't Stop Loving You I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - arr. Bill Potts
I Didn't Ask - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
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.  Recorded on the A View From the Side CD by the Bill Holman Band, this chart is a slow blues, with Willis taking a VERY different approach.  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.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - arr. Quincy Jones I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart - arr. Tommy Newsom I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Quincy Jones wrote some incredible arrangements on very popular tunes for the Count Basie Orchestra.  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).  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.