Ol' Man River composed by Jerome Kern. Arranged by Bill Holman. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-3). The Bill Holman Big Band Series. From the Holman CD "Bill Holman's Great Big Band". Swing. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-334).
Holman once again takes an older tune and reinvents it in a swinging, very hip fashion. This chart was recorded in 1960 on the Bill Holman's Great Big Band (Capitol) and featured Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Bill Perkins, Mel Lewis and other West Coast jazz greats. Here is a typically wonderful Holman arrangement, full of swinging unison lines and full ensemble choruses which will lift you out of your seat. You'll love this one! 5-4-4-3.