James Bazen Big Band "Tonight He's Mine"

The Tunes

You Can Have It:
This Frank Foster arrangement was first performed by Diane Schuur and The Count Basie Orchestra. It’s a sizzling vocal number featuring Patty McKay.

Summertime:
A unique Latin treatment of the Gershwin classic. Gary Hill’s arrangement features James Bazen on flute.

There Is No Greater Love:
A piano feature in the Basie style arranged by James Bazen. Tight horn riffs answered by swinging drum fills make this a strong arrangement of the jazz classic.

Tonight He’s Mine:
Another Bazen arrangement. Vocalist Debbie Macfarlan sings this dreamy bossa nova that develops into a hot samba. Check out the trombone solo by former Airmen Of Note trombonist Doug Elliot.

Syeeda’s Song Flute:
A great rendition of the Coltrane classic arranged and performed by Kellogg Johnson.

Willow Weep For Me:
The sultry voice of Patty McKay ignites this bluesy standard arranged by Matt Harris.

Danny The Samba Boy:
Bazen’s refreshing arrangement of the Irish war horse. It features a traditional intro that goes into a driving Latin beat. Bazen is featured on clarinet.

Stranger Things:
James Bazen first released this original as the title cut on his first CD. This rockin’ rearrangement explores the tunes full potential including a screaming sax solo by James Bazen, a driving keyboard solo, and an "in your face" guitar solo.

I Could Write A Book:
This swinging arrangement by Gary Hill comfortably frames Patty McKay’s vocals to perfection.

The Funky Little Drummer Boy:
James Bazen’s intense treatment of the Christmas tune. Majestic brass! Wild solos! And, of course, frenetic drums!
All to a Cajun beat.

Chillin’: A laid back blues original by Bazen reminiscent of Count Basie’s "Sunday Morning At The Savoy" with lazy solos and "feel good" horns!

All of the above arrangements except "You Can Have It" and "Willow Weep For Me" are available through Musicunlimited.com.

They are professionally laid out using Finale notation software and include a bound conductor’s score.

James Bazen is also available to arrange tunes for your band or orchestra. Call for rates.