Friday, April 12, 2013

Jazz Combos: Director's Notes by Dan Aldag

There will be two concerts on April 12: one at 7 p.m., the other at 9 p.m. Three bands will play in one concert, two in another, the order yet to be determined.  The bands and their music are:

Operation: Rhythmic Tornado

 Justin Bertolini, trumpet; Josh Foster, trombone; Aaron Laughlin, guitar; Alex Espe, piano; Ian Taylor, bass; Thatcher Holvick-Norton, drums.
 This groups blends jazz, rock and funk.

Strasbourg St. Denis—Roy Hargrove
JuJu—Wayne Shorter
Sprint and Strut—Justin Bertolini
 Black Narcissus— by Joe Henderson

 Matt Engleman's Musical Man Family Friendly Gang Band 
Nev Mattinson, vibes and tenor pan; Jason Hall, guitar; Matt Engleman, bass; Tyler Burkhart, drums.
 Equal parts post-modern deconstructionists and proponents of the jazz tradition.

 Good Morning Anya —Jaco Pastorius
 Watermelon Man—Herbie Hancock
 Maiysha—Miles Davis
 Song to the Chiricahua—Clifford Alexis

 The No-Chordtet

 Lauren Strella, bari sax; Ari Davie, trumpet; Craig Hull, trombone; Steven Workman, bass; Kevin Amos, drums.
Acoustic jazz without a chording instrument such as piano or guitar gives an open sound to this band with an eclectic repertoire.

Rejazz—Regina Spektor
 Beppos to Ballard—The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet
 Sabbath Prayer—Music by Jerry Bock from Fiddler On The Roof, but our version is based on Cannonball Adderley's arrangement.

 La Musique Diabolique

 Drew McGowan, violin; Dan Fair and Kris Lang, guitar; Steven Workman, bass.
  Gypsy jazz a la Django Reinhardt with tunes that span the gamut from the traditional to the contemporary.

 Musette—composer unknown
 Bazodee—Ray Holman
 Metal Hurlant—Olivier Kikteff

 Twice Around The Thing 

Nick Durant, tenor sax; Jake Skrbina, guitar; Ryan Woempner, bass; Aaron Katz, drums.
 Mainstream jazz, mostly standards with one original tune.

 Delilah—Victor Young
 Jibber Jabber—Ryan Woempner
 If I Were a Bell—Frank Loesser
 Blues by Five—Red Garland
All of Me— Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons

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