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.
|Introduction of the trombone section to the audience|
You Are My Sunshine by
Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (1940), arr. by Glen Newton; first performance
by the Roseville Big Band!
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
|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)
Four by Miles Davis (1954), arr.
by Dave Barduhn
|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)
|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.|
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.
Guest percussionists from the audience helped the band play "Billie Jean."
|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
(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)
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.