Bill Stevens

ALBUMS and PUBLISHING...

 

AS A LEADER:

NEW ALBUM RELEASE - lema sabachthani (2012 - NYC) - Now available from CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.

Announcing the new publication of The New Standards, volume 6 - featuring the 15 published compositions to the album lema sabachthani (Selim Music Publishing). Information below in the publishing section.

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As Though I Had Wings, a suite for Chet Baker (2016- NYC) - Bill Stevens Group

A Lennie Tristano Retrospective (2016 - NYC) - Bill Stevens Group

 

Full Circle (2005 - NYC) - Bill Stevens Quintet

 

Midnight Sun (2004 - NYC) - Bill Stevens Quintet

 

Dedication (2003 - NYC) - Bill Stevens

 

Flip of the Coin (1988 - Seattle, WA) - Bill Stevens

Coast to Coast (1987 - Seattle, WA) - Bill Stevens

Suite for Jazz Quintet (1986 - Seattle, WA) - Bill Stevens

San Remo (1983 - Syracuse, NY) - Bill Stevens

Snapshot 1973 - 1989 (Syracuse, Miami & Seattle) - Bill Stevens

 

COLLABORATIONS:

 

Spoken Word Project - Bill Stevens, Rich Russo, Gary Forgel Trio with Ira Rosenberg & Jamie Winnick (2016 - NYC)

Spoken Word - Bill Stevens, Rich Russo, Gary Fogel Trio with Praxis (2013 - NYC)

Bill Stevens, Rich Russo, Gary Fogel Trio (2007 - NYC)

Standard Time (2006 - NYC)

 

BIG BAND ALBUMS:

The Jazz Police (1989 - Seattle, WA)

Touching the Past (1988 - Miami & Seattle) - Bill Stevens

 

BILL & The BELLTONES (Syracuse, NY):

Pumping Tape (1985)

Belltones Hitz (1984)

Basement Tapes (1983)

 

AS A SIDEMAN:

George Usher - Yours and Not Yours (2009 - NYC)

Ron Smith Project (2004 - NYC)

Howard Shanzer - Journey to the Interior (1988 - Seattle, WA)

Kentucky (1974 - Syracuse, NY) 

 

Selim Music Publishing
a subsidiary of milessmiles productions

The New Standards, Volume 1

Features 13 leadsheet compositions in concert pitch. The compositions are flexible and can be performed by any instrumentation. These charts have medium to difficult melodies and chord changes and are excellent for advanced high school and college combos. 

Compositions include:

Circles
Don't get Me Started
For You 
The Gift 
If You Know What I Mean
Line for Joe
Little Piggy
Reverse on the Way Out
Searching For a Diner Breakfast 
Sweet Tender Peas 
Untitled Ballad 
What's This 
Whose Blues 

The New Standards, Volume 2

Suite for Jazz Quintet, the companion book to the CD - Suite for Jazz Quintet performed by Brief Encounter
Made possible by a grant from the Seattle Arts Commission
This volume contains the original musical parts as performed by the musicians.

Compositions include:

Teton View
New City
Ten Lakes
Down Aptos Way
It Will Come To You in a Dream
Morro Bay

The New Standards, Volume 3

Features 14 original Jazz/Rock/Fusion compositions presented in concert score form and may be performed by any combination of instruments. The compositions contain intermediate to difficult melodies and chord changes and may be best suited for advanced high school, college or professional ensembles looking for new, challenging music to perform in a fusion of Jazz and Rock styles.

Compositions include:

Brief Encounter
Coast to Coast
DNA
Fa Loo
Flip of the Coin
Key West
Negative Fun
O-Tay
Purple Lady
Quote Me, If You'd Like
San Remo
Since I've Known You
Some Time Ago
Twilight

The New Standards, Volume 4

Contains 12 original modal compositions presented in concert score form. The compositions contain intermediate to advanced melodies and harmonic progressions. Volume 4 is best suited for advanced college combos and professional musicians.

Compositions include:

Actually
Alone
The Master
Midnight Sun
Miles to Go (a suite in four stylistic movements)
No Exit
Revelation 16
Special Subji
Sphere
Svengali
Tales of Power
That's All You Need to Know

The New Standards, Volume 5

Nine new original compositions by Bill Stevens as found on the albums Full Circle and Standard Time. The compositions contain open form structures with intermediate to advanced melodic and harmonic chord organizations. Volume 5 is best suited for advanced college and professional musicians looking to perform new and challenging music.

Compositions include:

Affirmation
The Day After
Full Circle
I Can Smile, Once in a While
Infinite
Nice Eyes
Resurrection
Take the Goat Out
This Much and No More

The New Standards, volume 6

The companion book to the new 2 cd album, lema sabachthani, produced by Jay Bianchi and featuring:

Bill Stevens, trumpet
Adam Kolker, saxophones and bass clarinet
Jay Bianchi, piano & keyboards
Jeff Carney, upright & electric bass
Ben Gramm, drums
Pete McCann, guitar
 

 

A fifteen movement suite based on the series of paintings by the abstract expressionist artist, Barnett Newman entitled, "The Stations of the Cross". The use of the images for this project has been granted by the Barnett Newman Foundation. This volume contains the original scores of all 15 compositions on the album.

 
 
 
The New Standards, volume 7

Bill Stevens, trumpet & flugelhorn

Rich Russo, electric & upright bass

Gary Fogel, drums & percussion

The companion book to the album Spoken Word based on the poetry of Joan Egeland-Scott, Restless Motion and La Jetee, a film by Chris Marker, 1962.

 

Artwork by Jan Jedlicka

 

The New Standards, volume 8, second edition - expected delivery December 2017

The companion book to the album series, Harmonic Explorations I, II & III.

Compositions include:

Beyond Sound and Silence

Distance Becomes Light

I Hope I'm Not Taking Too Much of Your Time

In Search of Consolation

A Light Through Glass

On Parallel Lines

The Silence of Snow

Tell Me What You've Forgotten

The Warmth of Other Suns

Plus Three New Reharmonisations:

D.O.S.

I Thought About You

Yesterdays

To Be Included in the addendum:

Temporary Discomfort

Featuring:

Bill Stevens, trumpet

Braden Smith, saxophone

Hyuna Park, piano

Luca Rosenfeld, upright bass

Gary Fogel, drums

 

 
 
 

 

Artwork by Mayo Bucher

The New Standards, volume 9

The Compositions, Spoken Word, Programs and Reference Documents to:

“As Though I had Wings, a suite for Chet Baker”

and

“A Lennie Tristano Retrospective”.

Performed by the Bill Stevens Group

Compositions Include:

Some Other Line

Detour Ahead

If I Should Lose You

World of Spirit

Insular Light

Line for Gil

Line for Joe

Line for Lennie

Line for Monk

Each volume of the New Standards series is $25.00 includes shipping in the U.S.
International Orders, add $5.00 shipping per volume to:

 

Bill Stevens
Selim Music Publishing
54 W. 16th Street #2E
New York, N.Y. 10011