Roseville Big Band Concert at Edinborough Park
Led by Keith Miner
American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham (1885), arr. by Jerry Gray; the Glenn Miller band's 1942 recording of this arrangement reached #15 on the Billboard magazine chart that year.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)
Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Eric Laska, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)
Stompin' at the Savoy by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson (1936), arr. by Ralph Burns; a big hit of the Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, and Chick Webb bands
(from the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Bill Johnson, piano)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 film Swing Time;" Nothing's impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again."
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Mark Syman, trumpet)
Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; and George Henly, trombone)
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience
Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman and a trombone solo by Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Bob Nielsen on the telephone)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett won two 1962 Grammy awards for his recording of this song: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, and Record of the Year. This gold-selling Top Ten hit stayed in the charts for almost three years.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Glenn Miller
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and guitarist Jason Swalley trading fours)
Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Bill Johnson on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Eric Laska on electric bass)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):
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):George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Bill Johnson (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalist: Keith Miner
Friday, June 18, 2021.
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