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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 Kissing Bug - 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.  The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.
Peacocks, The - 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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 This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.  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.
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street) Ruth - Bill Holman Shadrack - arr. Bill Holman
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
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Ruth - Bill Holman
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Shadrack - arr. 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.  This is one of the most original big band rock/fusion charts ever written.  Bill Holman's Great Big Band was a sensational ensemble! That album has just been re-issued on Mosaic Records.
Works - Bill Holman Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman After You've Gone - arr. Bill Holman
Works - Bill Holman
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Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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 Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s. 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's Big Bands have always been exciting and fresh, primarily due to his writing.
Lightnin' - Bill Holman Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman Make My Day - Bill Holman
Lightnin' - Bill Holman
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Any Dude'll Do - Bill Holman
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Make My Day - Bill Holman
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 A walkin'-tempo blues featuring trumpet and tenor.  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.
Real You, The - Bill Holman Airegin - arr. Bill Holman Ticker - Bill Holman
Real You, The - Bill Holman
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Airegin - arr. Bill Holman
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Ticker - Bill Holman
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 A kind of quirky approach in a medium groove.  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.
Plain Brown Wrapper - Bill Holman No Heat - Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
No Heat - Bill Holman
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Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
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 This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.  You've probably heard this chart on the great recordings such as In A JazzOrbit (Holman's Band) or the Terry Gibbs DreamBand CDs.  This is a great chart on a great standard, originally recorded by the Terry Gibbs Band on the Dream Band CD.
Loose - Bill Holman Too Close for Comfort - arr. Bill Holman Readymix - Bill Holman
Loose - Bill Holman
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Readymix - 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).  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.
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman Ol' Man River - arr. Bill Holman Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman
Bright Eyes - Bill Holman
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 There were a number of sensational charts written in the 50's for the Bill Holman Band and the Terry Gibbs Band.  Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion.  Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.
Of All Things -  Bill Holman Cubajazz - Bill Holman Opening - Bill Holman
Of All Things - Bill Holman
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Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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Opening - Bill Holman
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 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. Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.
Lot of Livin' To Do - arr. Bill Holman Opener, The - Bill Holman I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
Opener, The - Bill Holman
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 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.  There are a few charts from this library which are very playable by any reasonably well developed jazz ensemble.  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 Bary Me Not - Bill Holman Serenade in Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
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 A great alto saxophone feature.  As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman
 As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.  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.  Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.
Told You So - Bill Holman Just Sayin' - Bill Holman Mulligan Tawny (for Woody Herman) - Bill Holman
Told You So - Bill Holman
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Just Sayin' - 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!  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.
Aura - Bill Holman Keep The Customer Satisfied - arr. 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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 This wonderful chart features a front line of tenor sax and trumpet stating the melody.  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.  Holman has a wonderful knack of taking just about any tune and making it swing like crazy.
Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman Norwegian Wood Only The Greatest - Bill Holman
Norwegian Wood
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 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.  This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  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.
Man I Love, The - arr. Bill Holman Winning the West - Bill Holman Carl - Bill Holman
Carl - Bill Holman
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 As recorded by the Bill Holman Band on In A Jazz Orbit, here is his chart on the wonderful Gershwin melody.  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.  When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.
Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman No Joy In Mudville - Bill Holman
 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 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.
View From The Side, A - Bill Holman What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Blue Daniel - arr. Bill Holman
 Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition.  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  Frank Rosolino's jazz waltz is loved by all, and Holman's arrangement of it is superb.
Press One - Bill Holman
Press One - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00
 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, this chart is a vibrant, clever, swinging original.