Next Time: Saturday, August 18, 1-5pm, Hook and Ladder, Minnehaha and Lake, Mpls.Add-A-Tune: What's New (II-420)
Another Saturday at TowerLight, which we finally got rolling around 11:25. Present at the start were Sam (trumpet/trombone), Steve C (piano), Steve H (soprano), and Raphael (bass). We were soon joined by Steve M (alto), and before 1:00, Carl (trombone), Annie (vocals), and Victor (vocals).
We began, as usual, with Sam's Add-A-Tune, this time How High The Moon (I-180), switching for the final chorus to its offspring, Ornithology (I-317). Yours truly, inspired by recent Muzak, opted for These Foolish Things (II-392). Steve C had a short list, and went with The Blue Room (I-53). Raphael returned to one we had tried in previous weeks, Slipped Disc (II-353). Back to Sam, we went Latin on All The Things You Are (I-22). Your scribe wanted to give the soprano a workout on Tangerine (II-380). Steve M got his first pick, turning to Dexter Gordon's Cheesecake (II-82).
The vocal part started with Annie reprising The Blue Room. Victor called the immortal Stardust (II-317). Annie chose the somewhat sad Old Man From The Old Country (I-308). Basin Street Blues (II-37) was Victor's next choice. Carl got the call on the instrumental break, and we got to use the Gil Evans chords on So What (I-364). Vocals again, with Annie turning to It Never Entered My Mind (III-205). Having taken a few weeks off from it, Victor opted for Avalon (II-25). Annie's call was Let's Fall In Love (II-237). Victor followed with All Of Me (I-20). Steve C picked our instrumental break tune, You Took Advantage Of Me (I-460). For our last round of vocals, Annie chose an easy-going version of The Way You Look Tonight (II-415). Victor settled on Blue Skies (II-58). Without A Song (II-428) was Annie's last pick. After some searching, Victor scatted his way through our last song of the afternoon, Ain't Misbehavin' (III-13).
How High The Moon
Arvell Shaw (with Louis Armstrong)
Old Man From The Old Country
Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley
The Way You Look Tonight
Paul Desmond/Gerry Mulligan