Tuesday, February 26, 2019

February 23, 2019

Next Time: Sat. Mar. 2, 11am-3pm, TowerLight 3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park

fjf prep: Pent Up House (I-324)

Some new faces among the old: Roger (tenor and some drums) and John (trombone),  joined Sam (trumpet, trombone), Raphael (bass), Jack (trumpet, drums), Steve H (alto), Jeff (piano), and Serdar (guitar) for an all-instrumental session.

We began with Sam's Add-A-Tune, Minor Swing (IV-284). Jack took the next call with Have You Met Miss Jones (I-172). While your scribe was off locating the drums, Jeff ordered up an easy-going version of How High The Moon (I-180). Yours truly changed the feel with John Lewis' Afternoon In Paris (I-12). Raphael really changed the feel with Dolphin Dance (I-119). Roger, perhaps merely wanting to speed up Jeff's order, asked for Ornithology (I-317), which we tried first a bit slower, then more to speed. John took his first shot with Nica's Dream (I-299). Late arriving Serdar polished off the first round, and got us out of Book I, with Billie's Bounce (II-44).

Sam got round two off to a weird start with Cantelope Island (II-76). Your scribe opted for the much more laid back Line For Lyons (III-240). Raphael came charging back with Pat Marino's Interchange (III-202). Serdar called the much more straightforward Four (I-149). Sam surprised with West Coast Blues (I-436). Yours truly slowed things down with the Ellington ballad Warm Valley (II-412). We wrapped things up with a rollicking St. Thomas (II-339).


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February 16, 2019

Next Time: Sat., Feb. 23, 11am-3pm, TowerLight (3601 Wooddale Ave., St. Louis Park)

FJF Prep: Minor Swing (IV 284)

Only a small group present this past session. Along with reporter Raphael were Sam, Jeff, and Wes.

I 324 Pent Up House (Sam)
I 128 Easy To Love (Jeff)
I 119 Dolphin Dance (Raphael)
I 245 Little Boat (Sam)
I 166 Groovin' High (Wes)
II 288 No Moe (Jeff)
I 285 My Favorite Things (Raphael)
I 55 Blues For Alice (Wes)
II 355 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Sam)
II 293 Now's The Time (Jeff)
II 433 Yardbird Suite (Raphael)
III 22 Along Came Betty (Jeff)
I 39 Autumn Leaves (Sam)


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 9, 2019

Next Time: Saturday, February 16, 11am-3pm, TowerLight (3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park)

Your scribe had to cut out early in the proceedings, so Raphael kept tabs on things.

II-67 Blues in the Closet, SteveII-112 The Drive, RII-102 Dexter Rides Again, AriI-311 Perdido SteveII-218 It's Too late, CraigI-267, Memories of Tomorrow, AriI-283 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, CraigI-39 Autumn Leaves, AriI-338 Red Clay, RI-453 Yesterday, AriI-195 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, AnnieII-408 2o E, 3o W, CarlI-16, Alfie, AnniePrinted, How Little We Know, AnnieI-207 In A Sentimental Mood, CarlI-82, Come Sunday, AnnieI-62 But Beautiful, AnnieII-261 Makin' Whoopee, AnnieIII-313 The Party's Over, CarlIII-312 On the Sunny Side of the Street, Annie attendance - Steve, Ari, Craig, Annie, Carl, Raphael