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A Night At The Golden Nugget (Edited) - arr. by Bob Curnow A Night At The Golden Nugget (Edited) - arr. by Bob Curnow

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Gene Roland wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra for almost the entire history of the Kenton Band. He wrote the entire “Adventure in Blues” album for that band, and this is just one of many highly original, swinging charts on that recording. This is the edited version written for standard big band instrumentation. There is also the Pro version available with original instrumentation. Bob Curnow’s edition of this eases some of the challenges of the original along with changing the instrumentation. It makes this a lot more fun to play. Alto sax and trumpet are soloists on this medium blues swinger. Roland at his best! 5-4-4-4

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A Night At The Golden Nugget (Pro) - arr. by Gene Roland A Night At The Golden Nugget (Pro) - arr. by Gene Roland

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Gene Roland wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra for almost the entire history of the Kenton Band. He wrote the entire “Adventure in Blues” album for that band, and this is just one of many highly original, swinging charts on that recording. This is the edited version written for standard big band instrumentation. There is also the Pro version available with original instrumentation. Bob Curnow’s edition of this eases some of the challenges of the original along with changing the instrumentation. It makes this a lot more fun to play. Alto sax and trumpet are soloists on this medium blues swinger. Roland at his best! 5-4-4-4

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Are You Going With Me - Metheny & Mays – arr. Bob Curnow Are You Going With Me - Metheny & Mays – arr. Bob Curnow

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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Bob Curnow is well known for his many arrangements he has done of the music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays. Here is his take on one of the PMG’s most popular tunes (finally). First recorded on the “Off Ramp” CD, it has been recorded many times since. Bob’s arrangement features solos by tenor saxophone, guitar and trumpet, working through the three key centers as the PMG versions do. It takes some mature soloists to sustain the improvisations. The writing is pure Curnow, employing lush ensemble and smooth, interesting counterpoint throughout. Here is your chance to add to your Metheny / Big Band Library. 5-4-4-4 $65.00

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At Long Last Love – arr. Billy Byers At Long Last Love – arr. Billy Byers

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As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on “This Time by Basie,” this arrangement by Billy Byers of Cole Porter’s melody is pure Basie. Opening with a short Basie-ish figure, the band then swings at a bright tempo into a terrific version of this great melody. Byers really understood what the Basie Band was, and this chart is no exception. There is a solo for tenor saxophone. Moderate ranges for all.
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Birds of a Feather arr. Rich DeRosa Birds of a Feather arr. Rich DeRosa

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The brilliant Rich DeRosa wrote this extraordinary original piece for the North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band. It is recorded on the CD “ Lab 2018.” There are solos for soprano sax and piano. Sierra Music decided to publish this because it is one of the most original, exciting and ground-breaking pieces to be written for big band in a long time. This is definitely music for a mature band. Once you hear this, you will want your band to play it. Thank you Rich for keeping the jazz ensemble literature so beautiful. 5-5-5-4
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Bossa Nova de Funk (Edited) - arr. Willie Maiden Edited by Bob Curnow Bossa Nova de Funk (Edited) - arr. Willie Maiden Edited by Bob Curnow

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Recorded on the “The New Sound of Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra 1964,” this is an edited version of the chart (instrumentation 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums) as composed by one of the most creative writers in jazz history, Willie Maiden. This v. works very well. What you'll be hearing is the professional version recorded by Maynard. Curnow has taken Maynard’s super-high lines and incorporated them into the chart so that there are no super-human concerns in that respect. There is also the Pro version available with original instrumentation. This piece has a great feel to it, moving through a lovely melody to solo space for many players and back to a cool, quiet ending. This one will make you and your audience want to dance. 5-4-4-4
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Bossa Nova de Funk (Pro) – Willie Maiden Bossa Nova de Funk (Pro) – Willie Maiden

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Recorded on the “The New Sound of Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra 1964,” this is the original version of the chart (instrumentation 4 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 2 trombones, Piano, Bass and Drums) as composed by one of the most creative writers in jazz history, Willie Maiden. There is also an edited version available with standard instrumentation. This piece has a great feel to it, moving through a lovely melody to solo space for many players and back to a cool, quiet ending. This one will make you and your audience want to dance. 4-4-2-3

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Connections – Patty Darling Connections – Patty Darling

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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This chart was commissioned for the Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend and is one of Patty’s best charts yet. Patty Darling’s writing career has skyrocketed because of her ability to write relevant, interesting contemporary music, especially for younger players. This piece is based on a terrific Hip Hop / Swing groove that you won’t be able to get out of your head. It’s a guarantee that your band will love this new piece by Patty. Solos are indicated for trumpet and guitar (or piano). You’ll hear echoes of Patty’s chart on the

Radiohead classic “Idioteque” without all the demands of that chart. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. 5-5-4-5 (opt. vibes) $50.00

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Eli is Here ! – Bob Curnow Eli is Here ! – Bob Curnow

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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Bob Curnow dedicates this to his new grandson Eli whose middle name is Wolfgang. So, he had to have his own tune, right? Based on a medium slow, swinging feel, this chart moves quickly into a Basie-ish style with the tenors and trombones stating the theme. The 2nd statement is surrounded with lots of lines that weave in and out. This is followed by a tenor sax solo. The full ensemble then sets up the following trombone solo. The ensemble once again takes over for before the drums state some short solo passages. The chart ends as it began, nice and easy. 5-5-4-4 $50.00

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Fitz  (Edited) – Gene Roland (Edited by Bob Curnow) Fitz (Edited) – Gene Roland (Edited by Bob Curnow)

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Gene Roland
wrote for the Stan Kenton Orchestra for almost the entire history of the Kenton Band. He wrote the entire “Adventure in Blues” album for that band, and this is just one of many highly original, swinging charts on that recording. This is the edited version written for standard big band instrumentation (works great). This chart features the trombone section in a medium tempo blues. The Kenton Band played this chart for years. The soloist, of course, is your top trombonist. The piece was originally written for Bob Fitzpatrick who played on the Kenton Band and was Stan’s lead trombonist for many years. You will love this adaptation, which makes the chart very playable for most bands. 5-4-4-3 $50.00

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Have Bass, Will Travel – Bob Curnow Have Bass, Will Travel – Bob Curnow

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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This Curnow original was inspired by the fact that there aren’t a lot of bass features available for up-and-coming bassists. The tempo is set at about 100, and the chart opens up with your bass player soloing (written or improved) for 12 bars before the band moves in with a cool, quiet, rich statement of the theme. The bassist then solos (written or improvised) for another 24 bars before the full band comes roaring in with a strong statement. The soloist then continues for a bit before the band takes over again. The piece ends as it began, with the band stating that cool statement of the theme to the end. Give your bass player a shot. She (or he) deserves it. Two different bass parts are included; one with a written solo throughout and one with just changes for the more mature player. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. 5-4-4-4 $50.00

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It Takes Two to Samba – Rich DeRosa It Takes Two to Samba – Rich DeRosa

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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Rich gives us a wonderful, swinging samba featuring tenor sax and trombone. What a great, refreshing take on the big band samba this is. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands, although this requires a rhythm section that can cook together and drive this chart. Sierra Music is very proud to publish this one. 5-4-4-4 $65.00

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Kenton Christmas Revisited, A – arr. Bob Curnow Kenton Christmas Revisited, A – arr. Bob Curnow

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future.

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Bob Curnow has taken the brilliant arrangements done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra by Ralph Charmichael and created a medley of fresh, modern versions containing Angels We Have Heard on High, The Holly and the Ivy, O, Tannenbaum and Good King Wenceslas. He then arranged these wonderful carols for standard big band instrumentation (5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass and drums.) 5-4-4-4 $65.00

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Mission Trail – (Gene Roland/Edited by Bob Curnow) Mission Trail – (Gene Roland/Edited by Bob Curnow)

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Although Sierra Music published the original version of this cool chart in the past, Bob Curnow decided to edit it and make the Stan Kenton Orchestra piece a lot easier and fun to play. The instrumentation has been changed to standard big band, and the demands for extreme high trumpet playing have been altered (works very well). The original of this great Latin chart was recorded on “Viva Kenton.” This is a laid-back, moderate tempo tune that brings you the best of Kenton and Roland. You’ll love it.

5-4-4-4 $55.00

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Rabble Rouser – arr. Billy Byers Rabble Rouser – arr. Billy Byers

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The Count Basie Orchestra
did-does the “barn burner” charts better than almost any other big band. This Billy Byers original starts out hot and never cools down. The tenor saxophone is the chosen soloist, and the full ensemble writing just keeps on keepin’ on.

Talk about lifting your audience out of their chairs; WOW! This one will do it. 5-4-4-4 $55.00

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Singing Oyster, The (Edited) – (Dee Barton/Edited by Bob Curnow) Singing Oyster, The (Edited) – (Dee Barton/Edited by Bob Curnow)

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This is one of the most popular charts on the “Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton” recording by the Stan Kenton Orchestra. This is an edited version arranged for standard big band instrumentation (works great). Starting lightly with unison saxophones, in a lilting, bright, swinging ¾, the chart then adds brass backgrounds, growing in intensity and leading to the trumpet solo. That solo is then followed by some of the coolest (and most challenging) ensemble writing ever. There is a good bit of unison line playing by everyone in the band. The drums then bring the full band into a shout chorus that lifts you out of your chair. There is a return to the lighter side for a bit and then back to the roaring shout. It all finishes with a cute piano finish on sol do (those solfeggio classes finally came in handy). 5-4-4-4
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Singing Oyster, The (Pro) – Dee Barton Singing Oyster, The (Pro) – Dee Barton

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This is one of the most popular charts on the “Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton” recording by the Stan Kenton Orchestra. This is the original arrangement as recorded by Kenton. There is an edited version arranged for standard big band instrumentation. Starting lightly with unison saxophones, in a lilting, bright, swinging ¾, the chart then adds brass backgrounds, growing in intensity and leading to the trumpet solo. That solo is then followed by some of the coolest (and most challenging) ensemble writing ever. There is a good bit of unison line playing by everyone in the band. The drums then bring the full band into a shout chorus that lifts you out of your chair. There is a return to the lighter side for a bit and then back to the roaring shout. It all finishes with a cute piano finish on sol do (those solfeggio classes finally came in handy). (Standard 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, piano, bass and drums) 5-5-5-3
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Take the “A” Train (Edited) – arr. Don Sebesky Take the “A” Train (Edited) – arr. Don Sebesky

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Of all the arrangements done of this iconic Strayhorn/Ellington standard, Don Sebesky’s chart, written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (and recorded numerous times) ranks as one of the best, most creative and challenging versions. Bob Curnow has complimented the chart by scoring it for standard big band instrumentation (5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass and drums.) This one really moves, and it will move your band and audiences. 5-4-4-3
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That’s All – arr. Billy Byers That’s All – arr. Billy Byers

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As recorded on “Count Basie Picks the Winners,” this wonderful Billy Byers chart takes this lovely standard into a whole new world. There is a bit of flute to be played by your 1st Tenor, there is a trumpet and piano solo, and there is the exquisite writing of Byers, creating great shout choruses and subtle voicing for the Basie Band. You will love this one. Very moderate ranges for all. 5-4-4-4
$55.00

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Rich DeRosa We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Rich DeRosa

Due to Covid-19 The Bob Curnow Big Band was not able to record this piece live. What you will hear is a Finale midi playback. We ask your understanding and look forward to being able to provide a recording of the great Curnow Big Band in the near future

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For the last few years, Rich DeRosa has been writing the most wonderful, original charts based on the most revered Christmas carols and songs. Those charts are some of Sierra Music’s best selling music. Here is yet another sensational arrangement for your Jazz Christmas concert. The arrangement features a great deal of beautifully constructed lines that sweep through the music. The counterpoint and the ensemble writing will thrill you without a doubt. Solos space is provided for piano and guitar, or it could easily be assigned elsewhere. The ending is terrific, full of cascading figures and gorgeous chords. You will be happy to have this in your library for yearly performances. 5-4-4-4 $65.00

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Yuriko - Billy Byers Yuriko - Billy Byers

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Once again Billy Byers has created the quintessential, original chart for the Count Basie Orchestra. This one is recorded on “Basie Land.” The easy swing feel/tempo makes this piece very accessible for most bands. There is a bit of flute in two saxophone parts. There are solos for tenor and trumpet and piano. Of course there is the required, masterful “shout chorus” that leads to a quiet, cool ending. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. 5-4-4-4
$55.00

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