There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song. New updated 2019 format!
This Bob Curnow arrangement was commissioned by Lawrence University for the 2018 Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend.
This chart is the big brother of “Keepin’ It Cool” and is the same basic chart, but is meant for slightly more advanced ensembles that are seeking more of a challenge with extended brass ranges!
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). New updated 2019 format!!!
Bob Curnow has arranged this haunting melody with lots of interesting counterpoint and harmonies throughout.
Bill Holman arranged this gem of a Bobby Troup composition for the Charlie Barnet Big Band!
Here is the magnificent Slide Hampton arrangement of this timeless Thelonious Monk composition as recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra!
We are excited to put into print this terrific swingin’ Al Cohn arrangement as played by the Maynard Ferguson Big Band on their album, “Come Blow Your Horn”!
The title says it all for this toe tapping Bill Holman arrangement of the classic Rogers & Hammerstein composition as recorded on the album, “Bill Holman’s Great Big Band”!
Here’s another wonderful (and very playable) Pat Metheny composition arranged by Bob Curnow!
We are excited to put into print this terrific swingin’ Al Cohn arrangement as edited to include 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, and 4 trombones! Originally recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra!
One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band now available in this updated 8 brass version!
Patty Darling takes us on a Latin Rock pilgrimage in 3/4 time with the occasional 4/4 and 5/4 meters in this exciting new composition that was commissioned by Lawrence University for the Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend.
This arrangement by Bob Curnow is a fresh, swingin’ take on a classic jazz standard!
This is the original version composed by Bill Holman for the Stan Kenton Orchestra!
Here is another fantastic Lennie Niehaus arrangement as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on “The Stage Door Swings” Album!
Rich DeRosa continues to amaze us with his clever arrangements of traditional Christmas songs. This time, he has incorporated this Christmas favorite with a Wayne Shorter style/ feel, and the result is nothing short of spectacular!
Oliver Nelson arranged this tune to feature the legendary Art Farmer and was recorded on the album “Listen to Art Farmer and the Orchestra”!
This is the original Billy Byers arrangement made famous by the Basie Band as recorded on the “Pop Goes the Basie” album!
New Updated 2019 format! This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD!
It would be difficult to find a more perfect holiday concert opener than this new arrangement by Rich DeRosa.
Bill Potts composed this burnin’ swing chart for the Buddy Rich Big Band and it cooks!