Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2009, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

Handel with Care by Don Sebesky (1975)
(featuring a guitar solo by Carl Berger and an alto sax solo by Kay Foster)

For Once in My Life by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden (1965), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; hit recordings of this song have featured singers Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder (1968), Michael Buble, and many others.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; (short version); #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; watch the horn moves and the wandering trombonists!
(featuring the Swing Cats dancers, with solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Dan Odegaard on trumpet, and Carl Berger on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
Six of the Swing Cats
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience Rich, Mike, George, and Carol
Shannon Wenzel

You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1940), arr. by Glen Newton; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(audience sing-along with the vocal trio: Karen Dunn, Shannon Wenzel, and Carol Jensen; with a trumpet solo by Pat Gefre and a trombone solo by George Henly)

Always and Forever by Pat Metheny (1989), arr. by Robert Curnow; first recorded in 1992 on Metheny's Grammy-winning album "Secret Story"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring trumpet soloist Shannon Wenzel)

Glen P., Bill F., Kay F., Dan D., and Bill P. Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Fever by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley (1956), arr. by Roger Holmes; a tribute to the late great Peggy Lee!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a solo by trombonist Rich Eyman)

Pat, Dan O., Mark, Shannon, and Bob

Four by Miles Davis (1954), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring trumpet solos by Shannon Wenzel and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

We had five trumpets on "Handel with Care" and "Four".

Remembering the Rain by Bill Evans and Eleana Tee (1978), arr. by Bill Frank; originally recorded as a piano solo, the lyrics were not found until after Evans' death in 1980; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank, a piano solo by Ann Booth, and a muted trumpet solo by Pat Gefre)

Glen plays alto horn. Jumpin' at the Woodside by Count Basie (1938), arr. by Bill Frank; a huge hit for Count Basie and the Basie band, named after Kansas City's Woodside Hotel where many of the band members stayed and where the tune was rehearsed.
(featuring the Swing Cats, with solos by Bill Frank, soprano sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Glen Newton, alto horn, trading fours; Mike Wobig, electric bass; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Dave Tuenge, drum set)
Glen improvised an alto horn solo.

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson (1982), arr. by Paul Jennings; a tribute to the late "King of Pop", this song was a number #1 hit single and was on "Thriller," the best-selling record album of all time. His video of "Billie Jean" was the first video by a black artist to be played on MTV.
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience and a flugelhorn solo by Bob Nielsen)

Guest Percussionists
Guest percussionists from the audience helped the band play "Billie Jean."
Glen and Karen The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Hill also wrote cowboy songs, such as "Wagon Wheels" and, under the pseudonym of George "Funky" Brown, he co-wrote the song "Have You Ever Been Lonely?"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with an alto sax solo by Kay Foster)
"You've gotta laugh a little, cry a little ..."

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1955), arr. by Jim Baker; from the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Production "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing"

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto and soprano), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Pat Gefre, Dan Odegaard, Bob Nielsen, and Shannon Wenzel
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Carol Jensen (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (electric bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Carol Jensen, and Shannon Wenzel

The band takes a bow.

Swing Cats, directed by Cindy Gardner: Chris Cocchiarella, Frances Emberley, Dave Engelhard, Katie Ginkel, Steve Isvik, Lisa Ponkin, and Stan Ponkin

Concerts in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

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