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Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper
Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $45.00
 The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.  A true Kenton Classic.
Spring Is Here - arr. Lennie Niehaus Works - Bill Holman Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
Works - Bill Holman
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Girl Talk - arr. Stan Kenton
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This is another one of those absolutely wonderful charts that Lennie did for Stan Kenton for what was known as the dance book.  Here is a terrific medium swing chart, also written for Stan Kenton in the 50s.  Stan Kenton had a certain touch in his arranging that stood out.
Kingfish - Bill Holman Solo For Buddy - Bill Holman In Lighter Vein - Bill Holman
Kingfish - Bill Holman
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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 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.  Recorded in 1954 for the recording Kenton Showcase this chart is an alto saxophone feature throughout.
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo Walkin' Shoes - Gerry Mulligan Swing House - Gerry Mulligan
Unison Riff - Pete Rugolo
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Swing House - Gerry Mulligan
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   This chart has appeared on a couple of different albums over the years (Kenton Classics and Hits).  This is one of those charts that can be played by any reasonably accomplished big band (including high school players).  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality.
Lullaby of Birdland - arr. Lennie Niehaus Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman I Love Paris - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Fearless Finlay - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $50.00
 Lennie wrote a magnificent dance book for Stan in the early '60's. There were a few Holman charts that were written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra which had disappeared over the years, seemingly lost forever.  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.
Party's Over, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Where or When - arr. Gerry Mulligan Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
Indiana - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library,and they are all classics.  Here is another chart written for Stan Kenton (in the mid-1950's), that was never recorded by the band.
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
Retail Price: $55.00
Sunset Tower - Stan Kenton
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Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.  This is one of the amazing stories of finding what was thought to be a long-lost chart.  Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).
Love Walked In - arr. Lennie Niehaus Of All Things -  Bill Holman Cubajazz - Bill Holman
Of All Things - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
Cubajazz - Bill Holman
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 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
On The Street Where You Live Opening - Bill Holman Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy
On The Street Where You Live
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Opening - 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. Here is a great, free-swingin' Opener, also written for Stan Kenton.  This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.
Begin the Beguine - arr. Lennie Niehaus Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel
 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.  Finally, the up-to-date version that the Kenton Band played right up until the end.
Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus Bali Hai - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.  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.
Whatever Lola Wants - arr. Lennie Niehaus Opener, The - Bill Holman Theme and Variations - Bill Holman
Opener, The - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  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 Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel
 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.  This is the original version of the tune recorded in 1946, and also included in the Milestones LP.
Zoot - Bill Holman I Remember You - arr. Bill Holman Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
Zoot - Bill Holman
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Young Blood - Gerry Mulligan
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 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.  Mulligan's writing for the Kenton Band was fairly minimal in quantity but extraordinary in quality.
Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman Happy Birthday To You - arr. Bill Holman Fascinating Rhythm - arr. Bill Russo
 A great alto saxophone feature.  A fun-filled, exciting chart on the old tune.  Russo always created wonderfully interesting (and challenging) arrangements of standard tunes.
Limelight - Gerry Mulligan Foggy Day, A - arr. Lennie Niehaus Lullaby of Broadway - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Limelight - Gerry Mulligan
Retail Price: $55.00
  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.  This is one of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Dancing in the Dark - arr. Gerry Mulligan String of Pearls - arr. Gene Roland Taking a Chance on Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 Mulligan contributed only a few charts to the Kenton Library, and they are all classics.  This is NOT the Glenn Miller version of this tune.  This is one of those marvelous "dance" charts that Lennie Niehaus wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Younger Than Springtime - arr. Lennie Niehaus All At Once You Love Her - arr. Lennie Niehaus Spring Is Here - arr. Joe Coccia
 Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).  Lennie Niehaus wrote a series of terrific arrangements for the Stan Kenton Orchestra (this was recorded on the "Stage Door Swings" CD).  This wonderful, medium-tempo,  swinging version of this great classic is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra "Sketches On Standards" CD.
Suddenly It's Spring (big band) - arr. Lennie Niehaus Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Carl - Bill Holman
Carl - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00
 Arranged by Lennie Niehaus and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing. 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.  When Bill Holman writes a feature for a player, especially in the Kenton Band, you know it will be wonderful.
Stella By Starlight - arr. Johnny Richards It Could Happen to You - arr. Lennie Niehaus It's All Right With Me - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 This is the bass trombone solo, as recorded (The Kenton Era) by George Roberts with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures In Standards" CD, this is a wonderful, swinging chart on a great tune.  Here is another terrific chart as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards.
Round Robin - Shorty Rogers Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
Round Robin - Shorty Rogers
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Three Thoughts - Dee Barton
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 This amazing chart was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and released on the By Request-Volume One album.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana. What a dynamic chart this is! It is included on the CD recording The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton (1967).
Turtle Talk - Dee Barton Stompin' at the Savoy - arr. Bill Holman Tuxedo Junction - arr. Gene Roland
Turtle Talk - Dee Barton
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   As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz" (and elsewhere), this may be the best thing Dee ever wrote for Stan.  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.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD "Live at the Tropicana.
Cherokee - Bill Holman Genghis Khan - Ray Starling Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.  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.
What's New? - arr. Bill Holman Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
Royal Blue - arr. Bill Holman
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Tico Tico - arr. Bill Holman
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 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.  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.
There Will Never Be Another You - arr. Bill Holman Big Chase, The - Marty Paich Limehouse Blues - arr. Bill Holman
Big Chase, The - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $70.00
 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.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
I've Got You Under My Skin - arr. Bill Holman Daily Dance, The - Bill Holman
 This may be the all-time greatest jazz arrangement of a standard tune.  The Daily Dance was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Birthday in Britain.