Arrangements and Compositions

The following is a list of arrangements and compositions by James Bazen. Most of these are directly off of James Bazen Big Band's "Tonight He's Mine", "Merry Christmas Take One", "The Wednesday Night Pizza Band" or the James Bazen Quintet's "Stranger Things."

You can purchase any of these on line by hitting the "Shop" button above. If you prefer you can also order by calling us at (301)948-5419 or e-mailing us at jcbazen@musicunlimited.com. We will send you the complete score and parts.

For Concert Band - Easy

Title Description Price
     

Mystic Warrior
(James Bazen)

An heroic piece with lots of brass and percussion. Starts with a short slow mysteriouso theme that quickly accelerates to a driving majestic melody. $40
     

For The Big Band (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm)

Title Description Price
     
Bajie's Boogie
(Scott Giambusso)
A reggae rocker featuring trumpet and guitar. $45
Blues Alley Blues
(Jamaes Bazen)
An up Basie-like blues with plenty of open blowing and some clever Basie quotes. $45
Boo's Smile
(Leonard Stevens)

Lead alto doubles on flute.

A complex yet beautiful bossa featuring muted brass. 5/4, 4/4 and 3/4 sections.

$45
Chillin'
(James Bazen)
A slow blues with rich ensemble work. Features guitar and an open solo section. $35
Danny The Samba Boy
Traditional 
Scored for 1 clarinet soloist, 4 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm.

A Latin Treatment of this Irish classic featuring clarinet.

$35
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(Traditional)
A swinging "west coast" arrangement featuring a very hot counterpoint between alto, trumpet and trombone. $45
Jesus Loves Me
(Traditional)
Traditional brass quintet intro that develops into a reharmonized jazz ballad. Big brass choir finale. $45
Over The River and Through The Woods
(Traditional)
A jazz waltz rendition of the Thanksgiving classic. Starts with a free piano solo leading to a delicate band entrance. Open solo section. $45
Sea Jouney
(Chick Corea)

3 flutes and 2 clarinets instead of saxes.

A challenging Latin/Rock arrangement featuring electric guitar, keys and flute. The flutes, clarinets and muted brass add a nautical timbre. And the screaming electric guitar drives this piece to new heights.

$45
September Elegy
(James Bazen)
Alto sax feature. Richly orchestrated minor lament for the victims of 9/11. $45
Silent Night
(Franz Gruber)
Traditional brass choir intro that goes into a feel good rock and roll beat. Great trumpet counter melody for the finale. $45
Stranger Things
(James Bazen)
A quirky rocker featuring alto sax, keys and guitar. $30
Takin' It Easy
(James Bazen)
A melodic relaxed swing arrangement featureing alto and trombone solos, and a fun sax soli. $45
The Irish Washer Chic
(Traditional)
Avant guarde and edgy arrangement based on "The Irish Washer Woman". Lots of open/free solo space. $35
The Last Night of The Cruise Blues
(James Bazen)

All 5 saxes double on flute.

A lazy melodic tropical calypso. Great to listen to when drinking a Pina Colada!

$35
The "Spirit" Of Christmas Present
(James Bazen)
Avant Garde; intense ensemble work, open solos $35
There Is No Greater Love
(Symes/Jones)
A medium swing a la Count Basie. Features piano and drums. $35
     
From David Blackstone
     
A Felicidade
(Antonio Carlos Jobim)
A wonderful version of this bossa classic that features trombone. $45
Christmas Time Is Here
(Guaraldi)
A beautiful jazz ballad treatment of the "Peanuts" classic. Featuring trumpet and piano. $35
     
From James Bazen & Dan LaMaestra
     
Dewey Segment Suite Based on three Charlie Parker tunes.
Alto and trumpet feature.

Web Special: $30

 

For Big Band and Vocal

My Favorite Things
(Rodgers/ Hammerstein)

Key of E minor. Scored for vocalist, 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm.

Difficult but accessable arrangement featuring a vocal and soprano sax soli as well as vocal scats. Alternates between 5/4 and 3/4.

$45
O Christmas Tree
(Traditional)

Key of C. Scored for vocalist, 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm.

Starts with a lazy swing alto solo which gives way to the vocalist. Double time jazz open solo section.

$35
One For My Baby
(Arlen & Mercer)
Key of D. Scored for vocalist, 5 saxes (soprano sax lead), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm.

An intimate female vocal ballad.

$45
Tonight He's Mine
(Debbie Macfarlane)
Scored for vocalist, 5 saxes (with flute doubles), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm.

A steamy Latin number featuring female vocals.

$45
     

For The Big Band - Easy

     
It's A Gospel Swing Thing
(James Bazen)
Score for: 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm; can be played with as little as 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 3 rhythm

Difficulty: Easy (Grade 2)
Key: Bb
Trumpet 1 Range: E4 - D5
Orchestrated especially for developing bands:
- Sounds great with as little as 2 altos, 1 tenor, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 3 rhythm
- No large skips in brass
- Play the written solos or improvise on chord changes
- Piano and drum parts written out

An easy swing tune with gospel changes and a catchy melody. Features a sax soli that sounds more difficult than it really is.

$35
Silent Night
(Franz Gruber)

Score for: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums; optional instruments: flute, bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, tuba, guitar, 2 french horns, baritone horn

Difficulty: Easy - Medium Grade 3
Key: Eb
Trumpet 1 Range: Eb4 - G5

Traditional brass choir intro that goes into a feel good rock and roll beat. Great counter melody for the finale.

This piece is arranged specifically for school bands to mix and match instruments.

It can be played with as little as 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and 3 rhythm. Optional parts round out the traditional big band format (bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, guitar).

Also included are parts for flute (doubles trumpet), french horns (doubles trombones), baritone horn (doubles trombone) and tuba (doubles bass).

$35
Takin' It Easy
(James Bazen)

Score for: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, bass, drums; optional instruments: flute, bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, tuba, guitar, 2 french horns, baritone horn

Difficulty: Easy - Medium Grade 3
Key: Bb
Trumpet 1 Range: B3 - F#5

A melodic relaxed swing arrangement featureing alto and trombone solos, and a fun sax soli.

This piece is arranged specifically for school bands to mix and match instruments.

It can be played with as little as 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones and 3 rhythm. Optional parts round out the traditional big band format (bari sax, trumpet 4, trombones 3 and 4, guitar).

Also included are parts for flute (doubles trumpet), french horns (doubles trombones), baritone horn (doubles trombone) and tuba (doubles bass).

$35

For Quintet (Sax, Trumpet, Keys, Bass, Drums)

     
Afternoon of A Cat Funk; alto sax $30
Frenzy Bebop; tenor sax $25
Gentle Breeze Light Rock; soprano sax feature $30
Monks of The Castle A jazz tone poem based on Gregorian chant; Soprano sax double on recorder (or flute). $30
Stranger Things Rock; alto sax $25
From Mike Davis
     
Time Again Bebop; tenor & trumpet Web Special: $15