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Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman Fillings - Bill Holman Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman
Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
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Fillings - Bill Holman
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  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).  This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.
Sizzler - Bill Holman Theme and Variations #2 - Bill Holman You Go To My Head - arr. Bill Holman
Sizzler - Bill Holman
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 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.  Holman's writing is legendary, and this chart will just add to the legend.  A medium tempo, very interesting setting for this well-known standard.
Kissing Bug - arr. Bill Holman Told You So - Bill Holman Swee' Pea - Bill Holman
Told You So - Bill Holman
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Swee' Pea - Bill Holman
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 The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Never Sleep (MM3 The Big Street) Certain Circles - Bill Holman Stereoso - Bill Holman
Certain Circles - Bill Holman
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Stereoso - Bill Holman
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 This is the third movement of the three-part suite titled "The Big Street" which was recorded on the album "The Fabulous Bill Holman" in 1957.  Holman really gets into his imitative writing with this chart.  The Bill Holman Great Big Band recorded this chart on the Capitol album (same name) in 1960.
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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 Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.
Works - Bill Holman Kingfish - Bill Holman Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
Works - Bill Holman
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Kingfish - Bill Holman
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Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
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 Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s.  This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.  Buddy Childers, that is! Willis wrote this for Buddy in 1954, and it is recorded on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.
In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman Lemon Twist - arr. Bill Holman
In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
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Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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 Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout. There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever. Bill Holman arranged this gem of a Bobby Troup composition for the Charlie Barnet Big Band!
Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman Lightnin' - Bill Holman
Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman
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Lightnin' - Bill Holman
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This is a wonderful, easy-swing chart on a great standard, set at a moderate tempo.  Bill Holman's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.  A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman Make My Day - Bill Holman Real You, The - Bill Holman
Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
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Make My Day - Bill Holman
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Real You, The - Bill Holman
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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.  Bill's wonderful melodic ideas find a home in a humorous setting featuring swinging tenor sax and trombone solos.  A kind of quirky approach in a medium groove.
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman Ticker - Bill Holman Plain Brown Wrapper - Bill Holman
Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
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Ticker - Bill Holman
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 This great Sonny Rollins jazz standard features Holman's 1956 writing in a free-swinging, terrific chart.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
No Heat - Bill Holman Indiana - arr. Bill Holman Loose - Bill Holman
No Heat - Bill Holman
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Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
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Loose - Bill Holman
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 You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.  Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.  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).
Too Close for Comfort - arr. Bill Holman Readymix - Bill Holman Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
Readymix - Bill Holman
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Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
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 Count Basie recorded this on the wonderful CD "I Told You So.  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.  There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.
Ol' Man River - arr. Bill Holman Shades (MM1 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Stop-Go (MM3 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman
 Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion.  Shades opens with a drum solo (brushes on snare) in a medium tempo and swings on from there.  As the title implies, this chart does not rest for a moment.
Resisting Arrest (MM4 - Street Suite) - Bill Holman Of All Things -  Bill Holman Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Of All Things - Bill Holman
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Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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 The finale to this wonderful suite is set at a fast pace, with a great theme (unison trombones and tenors to start) and lots of solo spaces for tenor sax, trumpet and drums.  Holman originally wrote this chart to feature Charlie Parker with the Kenton Band in the early '50's.  Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.
Opening - Bill Holman Opener, The - Bill Holman Theme and Variations - Bill Holman
Opening - Bill Holman
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Opener, The - Bill Holman
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Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.  There are a few charts from this library which are very playable by any reasonably well developed jazz ensemble.  Recorded in 1953 on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.
Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman Zoot - Bill Holman I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
Zoot - Bill Holman
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 Once used in the Blackboard Jungle movie, this piece is one of Holman's earliest compositions to be recorded by Kenton.  Holman wrote this to feature (of course) Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone.  This is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.
Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman
 A great alto saxophone feature.  A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  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.
Told You So - Bill Holman Just Sayin' - Bill Holman Solos (Pro v.) - Bill Holman
Told You So - Bill Holman
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Just Sayin' - Bill Holman
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Solos (Pro v.) - Bill Holman
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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."   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! This is the original version composed by Bill Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra!
Mulligan Tawny (for Woody Herman) - Bill Holman Aura - Bill Holman You and I - arr. Bill Holman
Aura - Bill Holman
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You and I - arr. Bill Holman
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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.  This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.  Holman has a wonderful knack of taking just about any tune and making it swing like crazy.
Only The Greatest - Bill Holman Man I Love, The - arr. Bill Holman West Side (MM 1 The Big Street)
 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.  As recorded by the Bill Holman Band on In A Jazz Orbit, here is his chart on the wonderful Gershwin melody.  This is the first movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.
Winning the West - Bill Holman Git, The - Bill Holman Carl - Bill Holman
Git, The - Bill Holman
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Carl - Bill Holman
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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.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.
Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman Cherokee - Bill Holman Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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 If there is one chart which seems to capture the essence of Stan's mid-fifties bands, this is the one! The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  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.
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman No Joy In Mudville - Bill Holman
 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 Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.  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.
I'll Be Around - arr. Bill Holman What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
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 Boy, you talk about a wonderful Trombone Feature .  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  Bill Holman's compositions in the library of the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most exciting pieces ever conceived for jazz orchestra.
Woodrow - Bill Holman Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! - arr. Bill Holman Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
Woodrow - Bill Holman
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Donna Lee - arr. Bill Holman
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 Bill Holman has created a rollicking, swinging, wonderful tribute to Woody Herman with this great chart.  This is a wonderful chart, an old tune in a new dress, as only Bill Holman can do it.  This chart is not for the faint-of-heart.
Press One - Bill Holman Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
Press One - Bill Holman
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Zoot 'n' Al - Bill Holman
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Tico Tico - arr. 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 on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart features two tenor saxophone players throughout, playing together and separately.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra (Creative World CD) on  " Live at Redlands University",   this chart is a rip-roaring latin and swing chart that just flies along.
Sunshinola - Bill Holman Zamboni - Bill Holman World is Waiting for the Sunrise, The - arr. Bill Holman
Sunshinola - Bill Holman
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Zamboni - Bill Holman
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  As recorded on the new CD "Hommage", Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled "fantasy" on the well-known American tune (as in "You are my.  What a marvelous chart this is! The "engine" which keeps on going is a 4-bar vamp in the rhythm section.  This wonderful chart is recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
There Will Never Be Another You - arr. Bill Holman Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman
 This is one of the great "unrecorded" (or "missing") solo features written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman
 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  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).
St. Louis Blues (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman C Jam Blues - arr. Bill Holman After You've Gone (for Woody Herman) - arr. Bill Holman
 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), Holman takes a fresh look at this wonderful old jazz standard.  This great chart is recorded (1999) on the Azica CD "Swingin' the Blues.  Holman has done a few arrangements of this tune, and this one may well be the best.
Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman
 The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.  This an absolutely amazing chart, demanding and exciting beyond belief!  The chart is extensive in length and packed full of the great writing for which Bill is known.