Sunday, February 4, 2018

February 3, 2018

NEXT WEEK: Hook and Ladder (Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave.) 1-5pm

EMERGENCY CHANGE OF PLANS: The Hook is unavailable for this Saturday and the next two as well. We convene this Saturday, Feb. 10, at TowerLight 3601 Wooddale Ave. S., St. Louis Park, 11am-3pm. (Don't forget to check in at the front desk when you arrive.)

Good news, drummers: we finally have the Workshop drum set at the Hook. The proprietors have generously made space for us to store it in the basement. So we should always have a set as long as we are playing there. [BUT NOT THE NEXT THREE SATURDAYS!]

The combination of Super Bowl-related activities and the snow kept our numbers down, but we still got six there: Jack K. (trumpet), Wes (tenor), Raphael (bass), Carl (trombone), Craig (guitar), and Steve H. (piano and alto)--no vocalists, sad to say, but that left more time for solos.

Jack got us rolling with Bye Bye Blackbird (II-73). Yours truly pulled out the less played Imagination (II-195). Raphael had the next pick, and went with Doxy (II-111). Carl opted for old favorite Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West (I-408). We could have used a shot following our first attempts at Straight No Chaser (I-386), Wes' call, but we got it cooking just fine the second time through. Back to Jack, who wanted to play Indiana (II-201), which was fine with us. Your scribe was feeling nostalgic, apparently, and called off a moody version of The Nearness Of You (II-285), though it started to rock a bit by the end. Jack had to leave, but Craig was set up and ready by this point, and requested The Rainbow Connection (III-330). Raphael challenged us with Coltrane's Naima (I-293) which, once we started to get the hang of it, proved satisfying. Craig took another shot, this time Pure Imagination (III-327). Carl got the next one, and we went bluesy with Mood Indigo (I-279). For Wes, it was time to get on the Blue (Trane) Train (I-54). While Carl and Wes pulled up stakes, the remaining three of us finished up with Satin Doll (I-349).

Participant Picks

Pure Imagination
Gene Wilder (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Lou Rawls

Jamie Cullum

Rainbow Connection
Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson, from The Muppet Movie)

Tori Kelly and Kermit

John Coltrane

Eric Dolphy



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