Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, August 2, 2011, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre

Directed by Glen Newton
with special guests Cody Norling, alto and tenor saxophone, and Joey McKay, vocal

Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

When You're Smiling by Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, and Mark Fisher (1928), arr. by Tom Kubis; Louis Armstrong made this tune a standard with his recordings in 1929, 1932, and 1956.
(with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Delta City Blues by Michael Brecker (1998), arr. by Dave Eshelman; recorded by Michael Brecker's quartet on the 1998 album Two Blocks from the Edge; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring tenor saxophonist Cody Norling, with a trumpet solo by Corky Whitlock)

Epistrophy by Thelonius Monk and Kenneth Clark (1942), arr. by Mike Bratlie; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Cody Norling, alto; Glen Newton, vibraphone; and Corky Whitlock, trumpet)

Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway (1931)
(featuring vocalist Joey McKay)

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this song at a concert in the park.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Cruisin' for a Bluesin' by Andy Weiner (1989), arr. by Peter Blair; a staple of the Maynard Ferguson band library; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Mark Syman, trumpet; Cody Norling, alto sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Dave Tuenge, drums)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this arrangement at a concert in the park.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden; first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield in 1952, under the title, "KC Lovin' "; the best known version of "Kansas City," recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also restored the song's proper title. In 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, adopted "Kansas City" as its official song.
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone; Ira Adelman, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Dave Tuenge, drums)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Moonlight in Vermont by Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the unofficial song of the state of Vermont, it is frequently played as the first song at Vermont wedding receptions; each verse (excluding the bridge) is a haiku, with phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Ira Adelman and an alto flute solo by Glen Newton)

  Glen Newton played an alto flute solo.

All My Rowdy Friends by Hank Williams, Jr. (1984), arr. by Glen Newton; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Joey McKay, with a tenor sax solo by Cody Norling)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

I Can't Give You Anything But Love by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh (1928), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Old Devil Moon by E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane (1946), arr. by Dave Wolpe.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy, by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds (1914), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was added to the British musical hit, "The Girl from Utah," when it came to New York; extra high-quality music was needed for the first half since New York audiences typically arrived for the first curtain and left at intermission if the first act wasn't up to snuff, the opposite of British audiences, who often didn't show up until intermission! "They Didn't Believe Me" was more popular than anything in the original score and made Jerome Kern the hottest new composer on Broadway; first performance at a park concert by the Roseville Big Band!

Champlin Park High School band director Steve Lyons joined 2011 gradustes Cody Norling and Joey McKay as guest percussionsts.  

I'm Beginning to See the Light by Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, and Harry James (1944), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Mark Syman, Corky Whitlock, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Moonlight in Vermont "
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone; also guitar on "Kansas City" and "All My Rowdy Friends")
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

This concert is videotaped by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

Many of our regular concert audience stayed in their neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out, so the audience numbered about 100.

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