This Oliver Nelson chart features alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody. Lengthy solo sections with exciting backgrounds are featured for both those players. The band also has their turn to
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One of the later and lesser-known entries in Thad Jones' expansive catalog, 61st & Rich' it was written as a tribute to the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra's original bassist, Richard Davis. It
Harry James, one of the leading trumpeters of the Swing Era, was a huge fan of the sound and style of the 1950's Count Basie Orchestra. James hired several of Basie's arrangers to write arrangements for him
Ad Lib on Nippon was composed by Ellington and tenor sax/clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton after the band's 1964 visit to Japan. This movement consists of four sections: Fugi; Igoo; Nagoya and
Rob McConnell's treatment of the classic Irving Berlin standard Alexander's Ragtime Band, recorded on 1974's The Best Damn Band in the Land album, is not for the faint of heart. Featuring several
Bill Holman's treatment of Gerry Mulligan's Apple Core for Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band served as a tour de force for the guest soloist, tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims. Much of this tune featured Sims
Written in 1968 for the Danish National Radio Jazz Band as a tribute to the great tenor saxophonist (and one-time Ellingtonian) Ben Webster, Aries Mood was not recorded upon its initial
The Artists' Rightful Place is the fifth movement of Nelson's eight-movement suite "The Kennedy Dream." It is presented here as originally written by Oliver Nelson for the following
This has a chorale at the beginning that may be played a cappella by the winds. The rhythm section can be omitted until the tempo change - probably a good idea. It's a simple arrangement with a flavorful
This great, and extremely fast, Supersax arrangement was recorded for their debut release, the 1972 Grammy winning album titled "Supersax Plays Bird." This arrangement features 5 Saxes (AATTB) and rhythm
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