This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. It was recorded on Live at Peacock Lane, and is a bright swing tune that features solos for alto saxophone, tenor
Tom Molter has composed an exciting and compelling piece akin to the big-band charts inspired by the music of Pat Metheny. Apollo's Reel is set in a bright 3/4 feel with temporary shifts to a
As recorded by Charlie Barnet and his great band, Bali Bali Buck Dance is a wonderful, exciting composition and arrangement by Bill Holman. Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an
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
As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, Berlin Bei Nacht is the fourth movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. Set in an up-tempo fashion, Nelson's forward-thinking 1971
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
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
If you are looking for a modern arrangement with a classic feel, Drew Zaremba has done just that with Dave Brubeck's Cassandra. With alternating 3/4 straight-eighth and 4/4 swing meters and
As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on their album Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra, Checkpoint Charlie is some of Nelson's most creative writing. Full of uptempo energy, Nelson masterfully
Billy Byers' arrangement of Come Fly With Me was recorded on the Basie band's album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra. Set in an up-tempo swing feel, Byers hits
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
Much like Neal Hefti's Li'l 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
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
Inspired by a similarly-titled original Bob Curnow composed for the great Doc Severinsen, The Doctor Is In was written for trumpeter extraordinaire Dr. Vern Sielert. Set in a medium-up swing
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Count Basie's Finest Hour, Doodle Oodle is a barnburning Billy Byers original. In usual Basie fashion, this chart swings its tail off with
Bob Curnow continues to add the music of Pat Metheny to his catalog with another of Metheny's unforgettable melodies, Et Si C'Etait la Fin, originally recorded on the album Secret Story. Set
This is one of the great pieces written for the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra, founded and conducted by Stan Kenton. Four french horns are essential, along with four trumpets, five trombones, and
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