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3x3x2x2x2=72 - arr. Bob Curnow Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo
 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.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist.
All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus
 Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.
America The Beautiful - arr. Bob Curnow Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ralph Carmichael Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow
 A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key). The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra).
Artistry In Percussion - Pete Rugolo Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus Beeline East - arr. Bob Curnow
As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" (and many other CDs).  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. 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 But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 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.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.
Carl - Bill Holman Collaboration - Pete Rugolo Concerto To End All Concertos - Stan Kenton
Carl - Bill Holman
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Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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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 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.
Cubajazz - Bill Holman Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan Day Dream - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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 Rarely does a piece turn up like this one.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.  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.
Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo
Elegy for Alto - Pete Rugolo
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 Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.  This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.

From the Progressive Jazz period in the 1940's, this piece focused on the alto saxophone (originally played by George Weidler).
End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
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 A magnificent alto saxophone feature. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style. There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.
Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus Get Out of Town - arr. Johnny Richards Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
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 This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ralph Carmichael Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ralph Carmichael Holly and the Ivy, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Home Journey - Gene Roland I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman
Home Journey - Gene Roland
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 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.  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 is one of those superb Holman charts written for Stan Kenton in the early '50's that just swings like crazy.
I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia Impressionism - Pete Rugolo It Could Happen to You - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Impressionism - Pete Rugolo
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 This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD. Another amazingly futuristic piece from Rugolo's great mind.  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 Limelight - Gerry Mulligan Live and Let Die - Paul & Linda McCartney / arr. Curnow
Limelight - Gerry Mulligan
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 Here is another terrific chart as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards.   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.
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.
Lot of Livin' To Do - arr. Bill Holman Love For Sale - arr. Pete Rugolo Love Walked In - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 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.  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.
Lullaby of Birdland - arr. Lennie Niehaus Lullaby of Broadway - arr. Lennie Niehaus Meaning of the Blues, The - arr. Bill Mathieu
 Lennie wrote a magnificent dance book for Stan in the early '60's.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  An absolutely gorgeous Bobby Troup ballad which features trumpet and tenor sax.
Misty - arr. Gene Roland My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman My One and Only Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Misty - arr. Gene Roland
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 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz.  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 another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
O Holy Night - arr. Ralph Carmichael O, Tannenbaum - arr. Ralph Carmichael Of All Things -  Bill Holman
Of All Things - Bill Holman
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 The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Holman originally wrote this chart to feature Charlie Parker with the Kenton Band in the early '50's.
On The Street Where You Live Once In Royal David's City - arr. Ralph Carmichael Opener, The - Bill Holman
On The Street Where You Live
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Opener, The - Bill Holman
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 The album Stage Door Swings, by the Stan Kenton Band, was one of the most popular recordings done by Kenton.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  There are a few charts from this library which are very playable by any reasonably well developed jazz ensemble.
Opening - Bill Holman Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton Over The Rainbow - arr. Bill Russo
Opening - Bill Holman
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Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
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Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.  The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.  In 1953, Kenton recorded an album titled Sketches on Standards.
Party's Over, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Pegasus - Hank Levy Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman
Pegasus - Hank Levy
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 This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This may well be the most popular of Hank Levy's scores for the Kenton Band.  Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.
Recuerdos - Johnny Richards Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton Rendezvous At Sunset - Johnny Richards
Recuerdos - Johnny Richards
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Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
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 Movement III (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  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).
Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy Spring Is Here - arr. Joe Coccia
 The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.  This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.  This wonderful, medium-tempo,  swinging version of this great classic is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra "Sketches On Standards" CD.
Spring Is Here - arr. Lennie Niehaus Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman
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.  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.
Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton Taking a Chance on Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy
Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton
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 This is one of the amazing stories of finding what was thought to be a long-lost chart.  This is one of those marvelous "dance" charts that Lennie Niehaus wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.
Tuxedo Junction - arr. Gene Roland Twelve Days of Christmas, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Two Shades Of Autumn - Joe Coccia
 This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD "Live at the Tropicana. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.
Walkin' By the River - arr. Joe Coccia Walkin' Shoes - Gerry Mulligan We Three Kings - arr. Ralph Carmichael
 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). The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
We'll Be Together Again - arr. Lennie Niehaus What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Whatever Lola Wants - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Written by Stan in the late 50's, this chart is wonderful in its simplicity and melodic content.  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.
Where or When - arr. Gerry Mulligan Works - Bill Holman You Go To My Head - arr. Bob Graettinger
Works - Bill Holman
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 Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library,and they are all classics.  Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s.  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.
Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan Younger Than Springtime - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
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 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).