Next Time: Sat, 8/17, 11am-3pm, TowerLight (3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park)Sam's Add-A-Tune: Manteca (II-259)
A fun time was had by the five who could attend this session: Sam (trumpet/trombone), Steve C (piano), Raphael (bass), Steve H (alto and percussion) and Ari (trumpet and percussion).
The party started with Sam's Add-A-Tune, Straight No Chaser (I-386). Steve C went more traditional with How High The Moon (I-180). Raphael reached into his Bag of Unfamiliar Tunes for Bolivia (III-56). Being lazy, your scribe called the tune on the next page, Born To Be Blue (III-57).
Sam took us on an excursion into the lesser used books with A Foggy Day (IV-135). Steve C went even more traditional with Struttin' With Some Barbecue (II-372); everybody took two choruses. Raphael found an interesting change of pace in Straight Life (II-368). Yours truly opted for a somewhat uptempo version of It's All Right With Me (II-208).
Sam swung the tempo around with It's Only A Paper Moon (II-209). Ari got his first shot with I Found A New Baby (II-188). Steve C found his inner Parker, picking Yardbird Suite (II-433). Raphael took us for a ride on The Drive (II-112). Your scribe chose to slow things down and channel his inner Billie with Lover Man (II-255).
Sam kept things on a slow simmer, calling for Black Coffee (I-45). Ari picked up the pace with Boplicity (I-58). Steve C turned to Porter (again) with You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (II-436). We finished the day with Raphael's choice of Black Narcissus (I-47).