Roseville Jazz Ensemble Concert in Central Park, July 17, 1984

Directed by Bob Lancette

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring solos by alto saxophonist Dan Desmonds, trumpeter Glen Newton, and pianist Laura Welland)

A Rose is a Rose by Harry Stone (1981) , arr. by Harry Stone
(featuring solos by pianist Sue Nelson, trombonist Larry Perry, and trumpeter Glen Newton)

Norwegian Wood John Lennon and Paul McCartney (1965), arr. by Steve Wright

I Won't Last a Day without You by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (1971), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring an alto sax solo by Dan Desmonds)

I Can't Stop Loving You by Don Gibson (1958), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring a solo by trombonist Larry Perry)

The Stripper by David Rose (1961), arr. by Johnny Warrington

As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld (1931), arr. by Carl Strommen
(featuring flugelhorn soloist John Curlee)

Blues for Waldo
(featuring bass trombone soloist Roger Lundberg and Jim Foster on the fretless electric bass)

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
(featuring solos by John Curlee, open trumpet, Laura Welland, piano, and Glen Newton, muted trumpet)

Happy Birthday by Mildred Hill and Patty Smith Hill (1893), arr. by Kay Pearson
(dedicated to Marge Hohenstein, wife of trombonist Harlan Hohenstein)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller
(featuring solos by Melissa Santrach on tenor sax, Dan Desmonds on alto sax, and Glen "Dr. Growl" Newton on trumpet)

April in Paris by E. Y. Harburg and Vernon Duke (1932), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Larry Perry on trombone and Glen Newton on trumpet)

Georgia On My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring alto sax soloist Dan Desmonds)

Wait and See by Joel Harnell

For this concert, the band wore red "Roseville Community Band" shirts, used the old Yamaha electronic piano, and had no sound system of its own.

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Alan Olson, alto sax; Richard "Doc" Leisen, tenor sax; Kay Pearson, baritone sax; Tom Secor and Harlan Hohenstein, trombones; Bill Webb, Mike Jeland, and one of John Curlee's students, trumpets; George Hernandez, drums; and an unidentified guitarist (possibly a student of Leigh Anderson). Melissa Santrach also played flute and Dan Desmonds also played clarinet.

The concert was videotaped by Group W Cable, L/O Dept., produced by R. Harris.

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