- Debbie Macfarlan (Tonight He's Mine) and Patty McKay (You
Can Have It, Willow Weep For Me, I Could Write A Book)
- 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.
- Mike Davis, Mac McClaeb, Bennie Greene, Charlie Peterson
- Mike Gordon, Doug Elliot, Dale Cheal, Bob Powers, Todd Sahlroot
- 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
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
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
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.
James Bazen Big Band Is Available For Festivals and Concerts
is available for festivals, concerts and club dates. For booking
information please call Music Unlimited, LLC at (301) 948-5419
and ask for James.
For more information, bookings, or to order
CD’s and arrangements please contact:
FAX: (301) 948-6696
8 Sunnyside Court Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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