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Artistry In Rhythm (short v.) - Stan Kenton An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow Portrait Of A Count - Bill Russo
There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song.  New updated 2019 format! A dramatic setting of three American songs.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.
Thrill Is Gone, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Willow Weep For Me - arr. Bill Mathieu Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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 Many think that Standards in Silhouette was the most beautiful ballad album (available on CD from Sierra Music) ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.
Tiare - Ken Hanna First Child - Bob Curnow Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman
Tiare - Ken Hanna
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First Child - Bob Curnow
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 This is arguably the most beautiful piece ever written by Ken Hanna.  One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.
Star Spangled Banner, The - arr. Bob Curnow Lonely Woman - arr. Bill Mathieu There's A Small Hotel - arr. Bill Russo
 There have been SO many requests for the ORIGINAL arrangement as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, that Curnow has made it available for the first time.  As recorded on the Standards in Silhouette CD, this is yet another of Bill Mathieu's classic arrangements of a great jazz standard ballad.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sketches on Standards, this is a wonderful, creative arrangement of a great standard.
Machito - Pete Rugolo Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
Machito - Pete Rugolo
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Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman
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In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
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This is one of the early, fantastic Latin charts recorded by the Kenton Band and played for years and years.  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.  Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo Swing House - Gerry Mulligan Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo
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Swing House - Gerry Mulligan
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Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
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   This chart has appeared on a couple of different albums over the years (Kenton Classics and Hits).  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality.  This is a wonderful feature for tenor saxophone (as recorded by Bill Perkins).
Indra - Hank Levy Pennies From Heaven - arr. Lennie Niehaus Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger
Indra - Hank Levy
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Modern Opus - Bob Graettinger
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 This was one of the early charts of Hank's recorded by Kenton.  This was the first chart arranged by Lennie to be recorded by Stan's band.  If you're looking for something very different for a jazz history concert, this is it! Graettinger was a Third Stream composer in jazz long before the term was invented.
Peanut Vendor, The - arr. Pete Rugolo Bogota (edited) - Ken Hanna / edited by Bob Curnow First Child (8 brass v.) - Bob Curnow
 The original chart as played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra. This version is edited to be played with only 8 brass and a standard saxophone section. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “Live at Brigham Young University”, this is the thrilling latin Stan Kenton sound like that of “Malaga” and “Malaguena” that is sure to dazzle any crowd. Solo space is written for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums and congas along with wonderfully exciting ensemble writing making this a sure fire winner with your band. (5-4-4-4) One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band now available in this updated 8 brass version!
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman Frank Speaking - Bill Russo Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
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Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
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Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.  Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).
Decoupage - Hank Levy Alone - arr. Bob Curnow Inner Crisis - arr. Bob Curnow
Decoupage - Hank Levy
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Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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 Hank contributed so much to the Kenton book in the '70's, and this chart is one of the best of the bunch.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears.  Exactly as recorded on the CD "Stan Kenton Plays Chicago," this chart is a great feature for alto saxophone set in a big band fusion style.
Rise And Fall of a Short Fugue, The - Bob Curnow Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy
Step Beyond, A - Hank Levy
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was recorded on the Stan Kenton Plays Chicago CD ( available from Sierra Music).  Finally, the up-to-date version that the Kenton Band played right up until the end. Live at Brigham Young University was the CD on which this chart was recorded.
Theme and Variations - Bill Holman Time For A Change - Hank Levy Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton
Time For A Change - Hank Levy
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 Recorded in 1953 on the Kenton Showcase album (This music is available from Mosaic Records in their Russo/Holman CD set.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this wonderful composition. This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.
Invention for Guitar and Trumpet - Bill Holman Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden Of Space and Time - Hank Levy
Of Space and Time - Hank Levy
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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.  This great Kenton classic, as recorded on the album "Live from Redlands University," is a swinging, happy chart which allows for lots of blowing space and is combined with great ensemble sections.  Hank Levy wrote this wonderful 5/4 chart in the early '70's (1973), and it was recorded on the "Birthday in Britain" CD.
Zoot - Bill Holman My Old Flame - arr. Marty Paich La Guera Baila (The Fair One Dances) - Johnny Richards
Zoot - Bill Holman
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 Holman wrote this to feature (of course) Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone.  Although this has been in the catalog for a while, it is now notated in Finale, and the new edition comes with a full score for the first time.  Movement V (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo Speak Low - arr. Johnny Richards
 A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes.  Recorded on the Back To Balboa LP by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a typical Richards chart in that it contains exciting ensemble blowing and lots of solo space for trombone, tenor sax, trumpet and alto sax.
Love Story - arr. Willie Maiden Rhapsody In Blue - arr. Bill Holman String of Pearls - arr. Gene Roland
 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University,"  this may well be Willie's best chart done for Stan.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University",  this is a rare baritone saxophone solo feature throughout.  This is NOT the Glenn Miller version of this tune.
Mission Trail - Gene Roland Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
Mission Trail - Gene Roland
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Bogota (pro) - Ken Hanna
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Viva-Kenton," this delightful Latin chart has solo space for tenor saxophone and features a very hip melody by Gene Roland. 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. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “Live at Brigham Young University”, this is the thrilling Latin Stan Kenton sound like that of “Malaga” and “Malaguena” that is sure to dazzle any crowd. Solo space is written for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums and congas along with wonderfully exciting ensemble writing making this a sure fire winner with your band. (5-5-5-4) with the Kenton saxophone section instrumentation (alto, 2 tenor, 2 baritone)
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo I Concentrate on You - arr. Johnny Richards Round Robin - Shorty Rogers
23°N 82°W - Bill Russo
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Round Robin - Shorty Rogers
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 This is one of the most creative, important big band compositions ever written by anyone! It is also a chart which has been in demand for many years.  This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa, and it is a highly original, exciting chart (latin/swing) on a great standard tune.  This amazing chart was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and released on the By Request-Volume One album.
Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland Fanfare for the New - Hugo Montenegro Samba Siete - Hank Levy
Samba Siete - Hank Levy
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 This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana.   One of the great pieces written for the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, founded and conducted by Stan Kenton. Exciting and challenging music.  A samba in 7/4 .
Quintessence - Hank Levy Three Thoughts - Dee Barton Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
Quintessence - Hank Levy
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Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
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Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
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 Of all the pieces Hank wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is arguably the best one. What a dynamic chart this is! It is included on the CD recording The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton (1967).    As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz" (and elsewhere), this may be the best thing Dee ever wrote for Stan.
Waltz of the Prophets - Dee Barton Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman Tres Corazones - Johnny Richards
 There are quite a few charts in the Kenton Library that stand out because of their extreme originality.  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.    Movement VII (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Quien Sabe? (Who Knows?) - Johnny Richards Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton Cherokee - Bill Holman
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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 Movement IV (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Merry Christmas", this chart has optional saxophone parts which nicely cover the french horn parts (originally written for only brass and rhythm section).  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman Body and Soul - John Green / arr. by Marty Paich
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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 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.  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.
As recorded by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra on the “7.5 On The Richter Scale” album, this all time great standard receives a fresh sound with the impeccable scoring talent of Marty Paich. This arrangement has it all…….a solo piano introduction, a variety of feels (ballad, rubato, swing, 12/8), and stunning ensemble passages. This chart is considered by many to be one of the finest big band arrangements ever written, and Sierra Music is proud to be able to make it available to you. (5-5-5-4)

Another great chart. Malaga - Bill Holman Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) - Johnny Richards
Hav-a-Havana - Bill Holman
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Malaga - Bill Holman
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 Any Kenton fan knows this piece very well, as it is one of the finest things ever written for Stan.  Absolutely one of the all-time great big band charts! Tenor sax, drums and trumpet solos, interspersed with fabulous ensemble writing. Movement I (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman Begin the Beguine - arr. Johnny Richards Chiapas - Hank Levy
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
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Chiapas - Hank Levy
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 Bill Holman's compositions in the library of the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most exciting pieces ever conceived for jazz orchestra.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Back To Balboa (Capitol), Richards takes this great standard and turns it into a 6/8 latin and swinging screamer.  This was the first of many "time charts" that Hank wrote for the Kenton Band.
Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman There Will Never Be Another You - arr. Bill Holman Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
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Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
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 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.  This is one of the great "unrecorded" (or "missing") solo features written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman La Suerte De Los Tontos - Johnny Richards I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman
 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Movement VI (of 7) of the Cuban Fire Suite.  This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.
Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman Malaguena (Edited) arr. Holman/Curnow Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
Malaguena - arr. Bill Holman
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 This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, with no editing.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, edited to be played with the following instrumentation:  2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone saxophone, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones,  piano, bass and drums.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.
El Congo Valiente - Johnny Richards Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards
Cuban Fire Suite - Johnny Richards
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 The 2nd movement of Richards' amazing Cuban Fire Suite. Contains all of the following charts:.