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Arr. Michael Abene - Sierra Music Publications

The Maynard Ferguson Band performed many of Abene's charts over the years. This one is an excellent example of his very musical approach to a great jazz standard. The ranges are reasonable throughout and it... view details

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Afternoon
Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed chart in the style of that famous Neal Hefti swing ballad! The arrangement is subtle and easy to play, and there are not a lot of pieces by Pat Metheny that... view details

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Ain't Life Grand
Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Fergusaon Orchestra. It was recorded on "Live at Peacock Lane," and is a bright swing tune that features solos for alto saxophone, tenor... view details

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Bemsha Swing
Thelonious Monk/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

Featuring a nice and sassy melody, this is the chart people have been wanting to see in print for years! Recorded by the "Bill Holman Band" on their album "Brilliant Corners," this is the great Thelonious Monk... view details

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Black Hole Sun
Chris Cornell/arr. James Miley - Sierra Music Publications

James Miley presents a very hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune. Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun is masterfully scored for the modern big band, making great use of interesting... view details

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The Blues Story
Gene Roland - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a slow, gutty, down-home blues chart written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the "Adventures in Blues" album. There is open solo space for Tenor, Trumpet and Piano. Once the solos are... view details

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Blues for Kapp
Marty Paich - Sierra Music Publications

Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? That just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this arrangement is. It doesn't need "higher-louder-faster" to... view details

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Boop Boo Be Doop
Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

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. At around 220 bpm, this is a bright swinger that is a Holman trademark.... view details

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C-Jam Blues
Duke Ellington/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

Bill Holman grabs this iconic Ellington tune and runs with it. The arrangement, with its straight-ahead, driving swing, and tons of great background figures is yet another amazing example of Holman's... view details

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Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
Fred Fisher/arr. Michael Abene - Sierra Music Publications

Chicago is a high-energy, big band bebop arrangement on the popular standard that Mike Abene wrote for Maynard Ferguson's band. It's a bright swing chart that features solos by alto saxophone, piano,... view details

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Count Me In (Pro Version)
Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications

Much like Neal Hefti's L'il Darlin', this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest. There is also the contrast of a strong shout section before returning to the... view details

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Count Me In (Edited Version)
Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications

Much like Basie's Li'l Darlin', this Billy Byers compostion exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest. There is also the contrast of a strong shout section before returning to the... view details

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Country Boy, A
Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

A lost treasure from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band library, this one starts out with a "lazy" trombone solo on the written melody and swings along from there. Recorded on the "Come Blow Your Horn"... view details

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Dancing Nitely
Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

Written in the 1950's for Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band, this chart is a laid back, swinging tune, with a roaring ensemble section near the end. Blowing space is provided for trombone and tenor. ... view details

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Diva
Enrico Rava/arr. Fred Sturm - Sierra Music Publications

Fred Sturm presents another fresh, innovative arrangement. Diva, a solo feature originally written for trombonist Jim Pugh, can be played by trombone, or a soloist of your choosing. It starts with... view details

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Four
Miles Davis/Arr. Willie Maiden - Sierra Music Publications

Not only is this a really exciting swing chart, but it's an important piece of music that young jazzers should be acquainted with.  It was a milestone when composed by Miles Davis, and this Willie Maiden... view details

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Fox Hunt
Michael Abene - Sierra Music Publications

This is a great chart from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band library. Printed as originally scored (4-4-2-3), but includes extra parts for standard 5-4-4-4 instrumentation. If you want to feature two... view details

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Genghis Kahn
Ray Starling - Sierra Music Publications

This is a great chart to feature your drummer and the entire ensemble! Starting out with a bombastic Eastern-sounding introduction (a la Genghis Kahn), it then launches into a hard-driving minor blues stated... view details

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Go East, Young Man
Slide Hampton - Sierra Music Publications

This wonderful chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Dream Band. It begins with the full band playing a quasi-Asian motif before charging into a bright, swinging tempo. The saxophones play the theme and... view details

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Gon Gong
Victor Feldman/arr. Oliver Nelson - Sierra Music Publications

Victor Feldman wrote this great tune when he was with Cannonball Adderley's group and Oliver Nelson set it for big band in a fast bebop fashion...what a combination! A quick, up-tempo swing tune, Gon Gong... view details

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Greasin' the Skids
Jamey Simmons - Sierra Music Publications

Greasin' the Skids has a New Orleans 2nd line feel with momentary journeys into a straight-ahead swing feel. The ranges and rhythms are quite moderate, which make it playable by most bands, and there is... view details

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Groove
Oliver Nelson - Sierra Music Publications

Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson book as recorded on the "Come Blow Your Horn" album. It features a great tune and trumpet parts throughout. Printed as originally scored (4-4-2-3), but... view details

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Happy Faces
Sonny Stitt/arr. Quincy Jones - Sierra Music Publications

As arranged by Quincy Jones for his album "Birth of a Band," this Sonny Stitt tune is a brilliant, straight-ahead chart that swings like crazy, featuring Q's outstanding ensemble writing. It also features... view details

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Hit and Run
Denis DiBlasio - Sierra Music Publications

The Maynard Ferguson band recorded this on their "Footpath Cafe" CD. The chart asks every player in the band to wail through a very hip and challenging be-bop line in unison. There are ensemble breaks here and... view details

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