On Saturday, February 28 (assuming we are not completely snowbound) we will be holding our weekly hootenanny at TowerLight from 11 to 3.
Jack got us started with something even more out of season, George Gershwin's Summertime (we didn't have it in the Real Book, but we had loose copies). Annie's first tune was Everything Must Change (also not in the book; Carl supplied copies). She followed this up with The Gravy Waltz (II-152). Serdar tried to turn things around with a slightly accelerated version of Early Autumn (II-114). But Annie battled back with Joy Spring (I-229) and It Might As Well Be Spring (II-205). Yours truly broke the string by ordering up COle Porter's It's DeLovely (III-213). Annie opted for another Porter tune, I Love You (I-190). Wes saw an unfamiliar song on the following page, I Mean You (I-191), a collaboration of that popular songwriting duo, Theolonius Monk and Coleman Hawkins.
Jack had to skip out around this point, but we pressed on despite our sadness, with Annie calling Put On A Happy Face (III-328). Serdar went to one of his favorites, Black Orpheus (I-49). Carl turned to one of his standby's, Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West (II-408). We finished up with a rough and ready off-book version of Fine and Mellow. We were interrupted by guys coming in to place equipment for the evening show at the Hook and Ladder, so that was that.
It Might As Well Be Spring
From State Fair
Up Jumped Spring
Let It Snow! (It’s a weird week.)