The James Bazen Big Band
Tonight He’s Mine

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Personnel Release Notes & Reviews Biography
The Tunes Booking Info Contact Info


Vocals - Debbie Macfarlan (Tonight He's Mine) and Patty McKay (You Can Have It, Willow Weep For Me, I Could Write A Book)

Woodwinds - James Bazen, soprano and alto saxes, flute and clarinet; Ray Curry, alto sax and flute; Kellogg Johnson, tenor sax; Don Lerman, tenor sax; Nancy Switkes, baritone sax.

Trumpets - Mike Davis, Mac McClaeb, Bennie Greene, Charlie Peterson

Trombones - Mike Gordon, Doug Elliot, Dale Cheal, Bob Powers, Todd Sahlroot

Rhythm - Brian Litz, guitar; Larry Brown, piano and keyboards, Gary Hill, piano on "Summertime" and "I Could Write A Book;" Hugh Johnson, acoustic and electric bass; Steve Larrance, drums

"Tonight He’s Mine" Is Released

The reviews are all very positive. The stations are especially excited about the radio friendly vocal tracks ("You Can Have It," "Tonight He’s Mine," "Willow Weep For Me," and "I Could Write A Book") as well as the unusual treatment of the traditional Irish tune "Danny Boy" renamed "Danny The Samba Boy," and "Chillin’," a slow blues.

The date showcases James Bazen’s arranging which balances intricate ensemble work with unrestricted blowing by the some of DC’s finest soloists. The CD also features the vocal acrobatics of Patty McKay and Debbie Macfarlan. Macfarlan’s Wammy (Washington Area Music Association) winning song "Tonight He’s Mine," arranged by Bazen, is the title cut.

Also featured are two tunes arranged by pianist Gary Hill ("Summertime" and "I Could Write A Book") and one arranged by tenor saxophonist Kellogg Johnson ("Syeeda’s Song Flute").

The selections cover a wide range of styles from low down blues ("Chillin’," and "Willow Weep For Me") to Latin ("Summertime") to avant garde ("The Funky Little Drummer Boy"). For a complete list and description of all the selections on the CD see The Tunes below.

The James Bazen Big Band Is Available For Festivals and Concerts

JBBB is available for festivals, concerts and club dates. For booking information please call Music Unlimited, LLC at (301) 948-5419 and ask for James.

Contact Information

For more information, bookings, or to order CD’s and arrangements please contact:
(301) 948-5419
FAX: (301) 948-6696
8 Sunnyside Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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