Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park,
July 29, 1997, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano; Bob Nielsen, Mark Lee, Linda Ness, and Harvey Skow on flugelhorns; and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, playing from up in the audience)

American Patrol by F. W. Meacham (1891), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Sarah Morris, with a solo by Ann Booth, piano)

Tall Cotton by Sammy Nestico (1976), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring trombonist Mike Bratlie, with solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger)

Moonglow by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills (1934), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet: Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton)

Highland Cathedral by Uli Roever and Michael Korb
(featuring bagpiper Lynn Ista)

The 79th Farewell to Gibraltar by John MacDonald (1848), arr. by David Thompson; Pipe Major John MacDonald of the 79th Cameron Highlanders composed this tune in June of 1848 when his Regiment left Gibraltar for Canada. 
(featuring bagpiper Lynn Ista)

Rose of Kelvin Grove composer unknown
(featuring bagpiper Lynn Ista)

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass; Glen Newton, soprano trombone; Carl Berger, guitar; Bill Frank, soprano sax; Bill Pearson, baritone sax; and Keith Miner, bass trombone, and Mike Bratlie, trombone playing a musical duel in the audience)

I Won't Last a Day without You by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (1971), band arr. by Bob Lowden, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; premiere performance of this arrangement
(featuring vocalist Sarah Morris and the Rosetones)

Waltzing Matilda by A. B. Paterson and Marie Cowan (1941), arr. by C. Lloyd; from the Diamond Valley Big Band in Melbourne, Australia
(featuring Kay Foster on alto sax and Mark Lee on trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prima (1936)
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Jim Foster on drums, Rich Eyman on trombone, Keith Miner on scat vocal, and Glen Newton on trumpet)

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones)

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, pianist Ann Booth, and electric bassist Mike Wobig)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Richard "Doc" Leisen, tenor sax, and Fred Christiansen, trombone.

This concert was broadcast live on public access Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs, and recorded for later rebroadcast. John Rusterholz was the video producer.

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