Directed by Glen Newton
Roseville Big Band Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus,
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin (1924) arr. by Sammy Nestico; written originally for solo piano, orchestrated by Ferde Grofe, composer of "The Grand Canyon Suite," and given its first public performance by Paul Whiteman, "The King of Jazz" and his band, with George Gershwin playing the piano. Gershwin composed the concerto-like piece at the request of Whiteman, who wanted it for this February 24, 1924, concert, which he called "An Experiment in Modern Music." Gershwin's original title for the work was "American Rhapsody", but he changed it on the recommendation of his older brother Ira.
(featuring Mike Holt, piano; Mark Syman, trumpet; and Dan Theobald, muted trumpet)
The Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936) arr. by Roger Holmes; from the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. In 2004 the Astaire version finished at #43 in American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)
Misty by Erroll Garner (1954), arr. by Johnny Warrington; originally composed as an instrumental, the tune later had lyrics added by Johnny Burke and has been recorded by Johnny Mathis and numerous other artists.
(featuring alto sax soloist Bill Frank, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee and a trombone solo by Chris Gerhardson)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)
Ain't That a Kick in the Head by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1960), arr. by Mike Holt
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)
Fascinating Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Second Hand Rose by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley (1921), arr. by Glen Newton, sung by Fanny Brice in Ziegfield Follies of 1921
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
(Oh) Lady Be Good by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Terry White; introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show "Lady Be Good"; a signature song for Ella Fitzgerald after she recorded it in 1947
(featuring trumpeter Bob Nielsen, alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and vocalist Glen Newton )
'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a guitar solo by Bill Mask and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
That Old Black Magic by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen (1942), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Paramount picture "Star Spangled Rhythm". First performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by trombonist George Henly and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Chris Gerhardson, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Bill Mask (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
Friday, February 07, 2020.
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