"Running Scared"

By Brian Dean (Copyright © 2009)

"Oreo"

By Brian Dean (Copyright © 2009)

"Waiting for Answers"

By Brian Dean (Copyright © 2009)

"Beezee Weezee Goes To Town"

By Brian Dean (Copyright © 2009)

"Carta"

By Brian Dean (Copyright © 2009)

"Para Los Rumberos"

This latin jazz vocal arrangement, performed by Central Washington University's Vocal Jazz One, was conceived for the 2002 National MENC convention in Nashville, TN. It has been arranged for voices, horns, and rhythm.

"Unfinished Business" (Brian Dean)

This big band chart, originally conceived as a quintet piece, was composed in 2008. "Unfinished Business" presents technical challenges for both performer and improviser. This straight-eighth groove tune doesn't rely on typical harmonic materials, rather on a simple three-note
structure throughout. The harmonic material is sustained through the repetition of independent lines throughout each section.

Harmonic suggestions in the solo sections should not be taken literally, as the basis of harmony is abstract and somewhat atonal. This chart features guitar, soprano sax, and trumpet solos.