Jazz Orchestra concert May 11: Director's Notes by Dan Aldag
"Besame Mucho", arranged by the band's guitarist, Dan Fair, with solos by Dan and our pianist, Alex Espe.
"Scorpio", a movement from Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite. The suite was written for piano trio, but Williams arranged this movement for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, who never recorded it. Features Nick Durant on clarinet.
"Cry Me A River", arranged by Oded Lev-Ari for clarinetist Anat Cohen. We're having Jo Kuzelka sing in place of the clarinet solo.
"Seven Steps To Heaven", a Victor Feldman tune made famous by Miles Davis. We're playing a new arrangement by Mike Tomaro to which we've added a vocal, with Jo singing Cassandra Wilson's lyric. Solos by trumpeter Andrew Henderson and tenor saxist Nick Durant.
"Horizon Reassembled" by Bobby Watson, composed by him when he reunited his group Horizon. Arranged for jazz orchestra by the composer.