James composed by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays. Arranged by Bob Curnow. For jazz ensemble (5-4-4-4 with optional 5th trumpet and trombone). Pat Methany series. Fusion. Grade 4-5. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-1096).
Bob Curnow does his usual stellar job of arranging Pat Metheny's very popular tune "James," and he manages to add a lot of his own ideas to the arrangement. Soloists can be determined as you wish with a flexible middle section. This is a straight-eighth, Latinish chart with an abundance of saxophone solis and ensemble choruses. This requires soprano saxophone on the first woodwind part. Your band will love playing this infectious melody. 5-4-4-4 (with opt. 5th trumpet and trombone).