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3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.  Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.  Bill Holman's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.
After You've Gone - arr. Michael Abene Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
 The Maynard Ferguson Band performed a lot of Abene's charts over the years.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.  This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 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).  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.
Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus
 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.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.
Amoroso - Benny Carter Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
Amoroso - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 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!  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.
April in Paris - arr. John Bambridge Artist's Rightful Place, The (aka Patterns for Orchestra) - Oliver Nelson Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).
Aura - Bill Holman Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper Back In Blue Orleans - Les Hooper
Aura - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Bach's Lunch - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 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
Retail Price: $55.00
Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 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 Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.
Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Basie Eyes - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
Basie's Barbeque - Gary Slavo
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland
 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.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $70.00
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00
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.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky Black Bottom Stomp - arr. Jackson Stock Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Bill, Not Gil - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Bleep Blop - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
 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 .  As recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band  CD "Out of the Woods"," this clever, quirky, swinging chart is terrific.
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Blue Highways - Paul Ferguson
Retail Price: $55.00
Blue Landscape - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  Here is a really nice blues chart with fresh, interesting lines and great ensemble passages.
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky Blues And The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Bluer Than Blue - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
Blues Express - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $50.00
 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.  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 Blues For Hayden - Matso Limtiaco Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00
 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.  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.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Bluezies - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $60.00
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.  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.
Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
 This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.  West Chester University, PA .  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.
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.  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 .
C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman Carl - Bill Holman Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba
Carl - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
 This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.  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.
Certain Circles - Bill Holman Checkpoint Charlie (Edited) - Edited by Bob Curnow Checkpoint Charlie (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.   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.
Cherokee - Bill Holman Chicago - arr. Mike Abene Circumvent - Les Hooper
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Chicago - arr. Mike Abene
Retail Price: $65.00
Circumvent - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  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.
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Consonata - Dee Barton
Consonata - Dee Barton
Retail Price: $50.00
 This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.  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.
Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers
Cool Ones, The - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $55.00
 If you have three hot trumpet players, this will be a great chart for you.  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.
Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Critic's Choice - Oliver Nelson
 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Here is a terrific medium-tempo shuffle chart that the Buddy Rich Band played all the time.
Cubajazz - Bill Holman Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.  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.
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Dee Day - Dee Barton Dimples - Johnny Richards
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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Dee Day - Dee Barton
Retail Price: $50.00
Dimples - Johnny Richards
Retail Price: $50.00
 Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  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.
Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me - arr. Tommy Newsom Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow
 This wonderful Ellington classic is scored by the great Tommy Newsom to feature alto sax throughout.   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.
Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  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.
Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato, The - Ellen Rowe Down By The Riverside - arr. Oliver Nelson Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer
Dragon Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 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.  An easy-to-play blues with a very unique melody.
Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper Early Morning (African Sunrise) - Oliver Nelson Easy Money - Benny Carter
Easy Money - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $65.00
 A true Kenton Classic.  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.
Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman Emancipation Blues - 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.  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).
Empty Ballroom  Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
Fan It, Janet - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $50.00
 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. 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.
Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo Fast Forward - Les Hooper Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Fast Forward - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes.  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.
Fillings - Bill Holman Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
Fillings - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $45.00
Flute Salad - Oliver Nelson
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Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
Retail Price: $60.00
 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). 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.
Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus For The Li'l Ones - Bob Curnow Four - arr. Willie Maiden
Four - arr. Willie Maiden
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
Fox Hunt - Michael Abene Foxy - Slide Hampton Frame for the Blues - Slide Hampton
Fox Hunt - Michael Abene
Retail Price: $55.00
Foxy - Slide Hampton
Retail Price: $55.00
 Another great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo From The Top - Fred Stride Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
Retail Price: $55.00
From The Top - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $45.00
Full Nelson - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.  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.
Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $50.00
 Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.  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.
Git, The - Bill Holman Gladly - Don Sebesky Go East, Young Man - Slide Hampton
Git, The - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
Gladly - Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00
 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This is movement 1 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Goin' On - Benny Carter Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
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Grand Slam - Shorty Rogers
Retail Price: $55.00
Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.  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).
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
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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
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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
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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.
I Can't Stop Loving You - arr. Quincy Jones 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.
I Love You - arr. Les Hooper I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert
I Love You - arr. Les Hooper
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.