Blue Daniel by Frank Rosolino. Arranged by Bill Holman. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4). The Bill Holman Big Band Series. From the Holman CD "The Bill Holman Band Live". Jazz Waltz. Grade 4-5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-758).
Frank Rosolino's jazz waltz is loved by all, and Holman's arrangement of it is superb. He takes the band (an listener) on a wonderful excursion .... from the quiet beginning, through open" alto sax and trumpet solos", to wonderful, exciting ensemble sections," a roaring "shout" chorus" and back again to a quiet"," tuneful ending. This is exactly as recorded in the "Bill Holman Band Live" CD. Very modest brass ranges make this an attractive piece for just about any band. This is Holman at his best! 5-4-4-4.