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JAZZ ORCHESTRA

As recorded on “Thought Trains” – Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra (Sons of Sound Records 2003)

  • Jump Down, Spin Around (traditional)
  • Big Sky
  • Waltz Medium
  • Heart of the Matter
  • Thought Trains
  • Let’s Get Nice
  • I Can See My Desk From Here
  • Form x Mood

As Recorded on “Quake” – Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra (Sunnyside Records 2009)

  • Quake
  • Thrushes
  • Ruby Tuesday (Jagger/Richards)
  • Note To Self – commissioned by The Commission Project
  • Twist & Turn
  • Roc & A Soft Place
  • Here Comes The Sun (Harrison) – 3 or 4 trombone version – commissioned by Westchester Jazz Orchestra

Commissioned by Westchester Jazz Orchestra

  • “Flow; In Celebration of the Hudson River” – a 3 movement work funded by an Individual Artist’s Grant from NYSCA
    • I Tear of the Clouds
    • II Opalescence
    • III Harlem
  • Lonnie’s Lament (John Coltrane)
  • Naima (John Coltrane) – As recorded on “All In”
  • Sky Dive (Freddie Hubbard)
  • Psychedelic Sally (Horace Silver)
  • Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison) – As recorded on “All In”
  • Charles Matthew Hallelujah (Dave Brubeck)
  • The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel) for Septet
  • Speak Like a Child (Herbie Hancock)
  • Ask Me Now (Thelonious Monk)
  • Stuttering (Fred Hersch)
  • Caminhos Cruzados (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
  • So Far Away (Carole King)
  • My Back Pages (Bob Dylan)
  • Lullabye – Goodnight My Angel (Billy Joel) for Septet

Commissioned by Westchester Jazz Orchestra (continued)

For Joe Lovano

  • His Dreams (Joe Lovano)
  • Hot Shot (Joe Lovano)

For Janis Seigal

  • Equinox (John Coltrane)

For Kate McGarry

  • Prelude #2 (George Gershwin)
  • Night Game (Paul Simon)
  • Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon)

For John Scofield

  • Groove Elation (John Scofield)

For John Patitucci

  • Iris (Wayne Shorter)

For Randy Brecker

  • When Can I Kiss You Again? (Michael Brecker)
  • M & B (for Mike) (Randy Brecker)

For Paquito D’Rivera

  • Lorenzo’s Wings (Paquito D’Rivera)
  • Who’s Smokin’? (Paquito D’Rivera/Claudio Roditi)

From The “Maiden Voyage Suite” – Commissioned by Westchester Jazz Orchestra

  • Prelude
  • Eye Of The Hurricane
  • Interlude
  • Survival Of The Fittest, Part 1
  • Survival Of The Fittest, Part 2
  • Epilogue

From The “West Side Story Suite” – Commissioned by Westchester Jazz Orchestra

  • “Cha-Cha” from Dance at the Gym
  • “Jump” from Dance at the Gym
  • A Boy Like That/I Have a Love

Commissioned by The HR Big Band (Hessischer Rundfunk)

For “Jazz From Hell” – music of Frank Zappa

  • Peaches En Regalia
  • Phi Beta Zappa
  • Transition to We Are Not Alone/We Are Not Alone
  • Oh No
  • Waltz For Guitar/Kong As Slightly Deranged Spawn of Berg, Alban and Page, Jimmy
  • Twenty Small Cigars
  • King Kong’s Leicht-Motif (King Kong)
  • Orange County Lumber Truck
  • Sofa
  • G-Spot Tornado
  • King Kongclusion

For Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Hammond Guru”

  • Backtrack (Dr. Lonnie Smith)
  • Pilgrimage (Dr. Lonnie Smith)
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home (traditional)
  • Frame For the Blues (Slide Hampton)
  • Ue O Muite Aruko (Sukiyaki) (Hachidai Nakamura)
  • Mellow Mood (Jimmy Smith)
  • Beehive (Harold Mabern)
  • Too Damn Hot (Dr. Lonnie Smith)
  • People Make the World Go ‘Round (Thom Bell)
  • Come Together (Lennon/McCartney)
  • Dapper Dan (Dr. Lonnie Smith)

For Kurt Rosenwinkel – “Enemies of Energy” (all comps by KR)

  • Enemies of Energy
  • Star of Jupiter
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Homage á Mitch
  • East Coast Love Affair
  • Welcome Home
  • Interscape
  • Filters
  • The Cross
  • Brooklyn Sometimes

Commissioned by The HR Big Band (continued)

Mike Holober – composer/arranger “Inner Voices”

  • Mornin’ Sunshine (Mike Holober)
  • HP 1711 (Peter Feil)
  • Luft (Peter Reiter)
  • Hallo Herbert! (Axel Shlosser)
  • Catkiss (Tony Lakatos)
  • Siste Strikk (Christian Jaksjø)

For Miguel Zenon – “My Puerto Rican Songbook”

  • Fajardeño (Miguel Zenon)
  • Amor (Pedro Flores)
  • Transfiguration (Miguel Zenon)
  • Ceremonial (Miguel Zenon)
  • Juguete (Bobby Capo)
  • Ya (Miguel Zenon)
  • Ulysses in Slow Motion (Miguel Zenon)
  • Incomprendido (Bobby Capo)
  • Oyelo (Miguel Zenon)
  • Pandero Y Pagode (Miguel Zenon)

“Euro Jazz” with Carlo Nardozza, Johannes Müller, Pierre-Alain Guoalch, and       Pascal Schumacher

  • Bluesette (Toots Thieleman)
  • Dreamlike Space (Schumacher)
  • White Surface, Glace, Casse? (Schumacher)
  • Tunisia (Nardozza)
  • Down To Bernina (Nardozza)
  • 9 Mois (Goualch)
  • Pumpin’ (Goualch)
  • Foggy Lake (Müller)
  • Great Expectations (Müller)

For Jane Monheit

  • The Eagle and Me (Arlen/Harberg)
  • Everything I’ve Got Belongs to You (Rogers/Hart)
  • In The Still of the Night (Cole Porter)

The “Brothers Grimm”

  • Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (Mike Holober)
  • Hänsel und Gretel (traditional)
  • Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (Engelbert Humperdinck)

“Mornin’ Sunshine” (Mike Holober)

Commissioned by The WDR Big Band (Westdeutschen Rundfunk)

For Eli Degibri (tenor) and Avishai Cohen (trpt) “Two Minds – One Language”

  • Israeli Song (Eli Degibri)
  • Song For A Dying Country (Avishai Cohen)
  • Cuba (Eli Degibri)
  • It Could Have Been Uganda (Avishai Cohen)
  • Shoohoo (Eli Degibri)
  • Ferrara Napoli (Avishai Cohen)
  • Flood (Avishai Cohen)
  • One Man’s Idea (Avishai Cohen)
  • Wild, Wild, East (Eli Degibri)
  • Mika (Eli Degibri)

For Joshua Redman (tenor) – “Subject To Change”

  • Wish (Joshua Redman)
  • Roots and Herbs (Joshua Redman)

For “Inner Voices”

  • Poli Wonk (John Goldsby)

For “Eli Degibri with Big Band and Strings” (all titles comp Eli Degibri)

  • In The Beginning
  • Suki The Cat
  • Israel Song
  • Judy The Dog
  • With You
  • Cliff Hangin’

Other Jazz Orchestra Music

  • “Hiding Out” – a 5 movement work commissioned for The Gotham Jazz Orchestra by The Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • I Prelude
    • II Compelled
    • III 4 Haikus
    • IV Interlude
    • V It Was Just the Wind
  • Home (Karl-Martin Almqvist) commissioned by Stockholm Jazz Orchestra
  • Dancehall Rock – commissioned by the University of Michigan
  • Jumble – commissioned by The U.S. Army West Point “Jazz Knights”
  • Mayor – commissioned by NY All City Jazz Ensemble
  • Only The Lonely (Van Heusen) – commissioned by “The Airmen of Note”
  • Daze (Luciana Sousa)
  • Sassafras (Mike Holober)
  • Horseshoe Dance (for string quartet & jazz orchestra)
  • My Foolish Heart
  • Young and Foolish

“MIKE HOLOBER & BALANCING ACT” – a new project for piano trio, trumpet, trombone, 2 saxophones/reeds, and female voice (octet)

As Recorded on “Balancing Act” (Palmetto Records 2015)

  • Grace At Sea (Mike Holober)
  • When There Were Trains (Mike Holober)
  • Canyon (Mike Holober)
  • Idris (Jason Rigby)
  • Lullabye – Goodnight My Angel (Billy Joel)
  • Sighs Matter (Mike Holober)
  • Piece of My Heart (Jerry Ragavoy/Bert Burns)
  • Book of Sighs (Mike Holober)

Also for “MIKE HOLOBER & BALANCING ACT”

  • That Was All It Took (Mike Holober)
  • The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel)
  • Finale (Jason Rigby) from “Suite for Dewey Redman & Paul Bley”

JAZZ QUINTET

Recorded on “Wish List” – Mike Holober Quintet (Sons of Sound Records 2007)

  • Wish List (Mike Holober)
  • Conundrum (Mike Holober)
  • Tulainyo (Mike Holober)
  • Bumphs (Mike Holober)
  • Boo (Mike Holober)
  • Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney)
  • Opening Day (Mike Holober)
  • Cross That Bridge (Mike Holober)
  • Nancy (Van Heusen)

Recorded on “Canyon” – Mike Holober Quintet (Sons of Sound Records 2003)

  • Canyon (Mike Holober)
  • Heart of the Matter (Mike Holober)
  • You & The Night & The Music (Dietz/Schwartz)
  • Skylark (Carmichael)
  • Spin (Mike Holober)
  • Roc & a Soft Place (Mike Holober)
  • Ansel’s Easel (Mike Holober)
  • In So Many Words (Mike Holober)
  • Same Place, Same Time (Mike Holober)

“IN THE WIND” – a new project for piano trio, woodwind section, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, female voice, chromatic harmonica and guitar

  • Home Away (Mike Holober)
  • When There Were Trains (Mike Holober)
  • Eldrys’s Garden (Mike Holober)
  • Thrushes (Mike Holober)
  • Moon In The Trees (Mike Holober)
  • Sepp’s Serenade (Mike Holober)
  • Dear Prudence (Lennon/McCartney)
  • Gospel (Tim Ries)
  • Gitanes (Federico Mompou)

JAZZ QUINTET & SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

  • Alone Together (Dietz) – Commissioned by “The U.S. Army Blues”
  • Canyon (Mike Holober)
  • My Rainbow (Mike Holober)
  • Not a Tear (Mike Holober)
  • The Days Are Getting Longer (Mike Holober)
  • The Highline (Mike Holober)

WIND ENSEMBLE

  • Seven Gables – Roam Poem #1 (Mike Holober) – commissioned by The Gotham Wind Symphony – recorded by The Gotham Wind Symphony on “New Year, New Music”
  • Road Trip (Mike Holober) – commissioned by The Commission Project – recorded by The Gotham Wind Symphony on “American Gotham”
  • The Wheels On The Bus (traditional) – commissioned by The Gotham Wind Symphony and recorded on “Music For Children”

CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Mosaic – for saxophone quartet (Mike Holober) – commissioned by The New York Saxophone Quartet
  • Views From a Train – for saxophone quartet & clarinet (Mike Holober) – commissioned by The Commission Project – recorded by The American Saxophone Quartet on “The Commission Project”
  • Toccata (Mike Holober) – for The Prism Saxophone Quartet
  • Toccata (Mike Holober) – for flute & marimba – commissioned by The Commission Project – recorded by Karen Demsey and Greg Giannascoli on “Recollections From The Inland Sea”)
  • Berceuse (Mike Holober) – for clarinet & piano
  • Nocturne (Mike Holober) – for oboe & piano
  • Barcarole (Mike Holober) – for clarinet, oboe & piano