Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 26, 1988

Directed by Paul Pizner

Almost Like Being in Love by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (1947)
(featuring solos by tenor saxophonist Brian Dole and trumpeter Jim Chamberlain)

Killer Joe
(featuring solos by Jim Chamberlain on trumpet, Brian Dole on tenor sax, and Roy Henline on trombone)

Alexander's Ragtime Band by Irving Berlin; Berlin was born 100 years ago
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Jim Chamberlain)

Two O'Clock Jump by Harry James, Benny Goodman, & Count Basie (1942), arr. by Will Hudson
(featuring solos by Leigh Anderson on guitar, Jim Chamberlain on trumpet, and Brian Dole on tenor sax)

First Intermission

Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1942), arr. by Roger Pemberton
(featuring Dan Desmonds on the baritone sax)

Porgy and Bess Suite by George and Ira Gershwin; including Summertime, Bess You is My Woman Now, and I'm On My Way
(featuring solos by Kay Foster on alto sax, Jim Chamberlain on flugelhorn, and Carol Jensen on trombone)

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Debbie Burnham on piano, Kay Foster on alto sax, Leigh Anderson on guitar, Glen Newton on muted trumpet and trumpet with plunger, Brian Dole on tenor sax, and Kevin Schmidt on bass trombone)

Sunday Morning by Neal Hefti; the band sight-read this during the concert after John Curlee suggested it to honor the Presbyterian Church of the Way, who were having a picnic at the nearby shelter
(featuring flugelhorn soloist John Curlee)

Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, & Kenneth Casey (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Brian Dole, tenor sax, and Jim Chamberlain, trumpet)

Second Intermission

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

No, No, No
(featuring euphonium soloist Glen Newton)

Salute to Big Bands String of Pearls, Li'l Darlin', and Opus One

Feelin' Free
(featuring the trumpet section with cup and straight mutes and an open trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Misty by Erroll Garner (1954), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring alto sax soloist Nancy Veerkamp, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee and a trombone solo by Carol Jensen)

Oodles of Blues by Steve Wright (1983), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring solos by Brian Dole, tenor sax, Glen Newton, slide whistle, John Curlee, harmonica, Roy Henline, trombone, Kevin Schmidt, bass trombone, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by euphoniumist Glen Newton and pianist Debbie Burnham)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Richard "Doc" Leisen, tenor sax; Darrell Thorstenson, trombone; Dave Anderson, trumpet; Jim Foster, drums; and Margie Kreinitz, string bass.

The concert was videotaped by North Suburban Community Television, produced by the video club (advised by Terri de la Barba) and directed by Stephanie Newton. The rehearsal before the concert was the subject of the documentary "Roseville Big Band Behind the Scenes", filmed by Glen and Stephanie Newton, produced by Glen Newton, who contributed the voiceovers explaining what was going on during the rehearsal and contrasting it with the finished performance. The documentary, dated August 16, 1988, focused on "Almost Like Being in Love" and "Porgy and Bess Suite".

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