Friday, December 20, 2019

December 14, 2019

Next Time: Sat., 12/21, 11am-3pm, TowerLight (3601 Wooddale, St. Louis Park)

Sam's Add-A-Tune: Blue Seven (II-56)

Never more than four of us at a time this week, but plenty of fun for all. Attending were Sam (trumpet, trombone), Raphael (bass), Steve H (piano, soprano), Jack K (trumpet), and Wes (trumpet).

Chitlins Con Carne (I-81) was Sam's Add-A-Tune and got things underway. Jack slowed us down immediately with In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (I-210). Your scribe was feeling both Sidney Bechet and Latin, calling Petite Fleur (II-312). Raphael found one we didn't know, It's A Blue World (II-207). 

Sam began the second round with Mr. Magic (II-268). Jack shook that one off with a mid-tempo version of For All We Know (I-145). Yours truly went with another classic, Broadway (I-61). Raphael acquiesced to a suggestion, Creole Love Call (III-88). Wes now present called for old favorite Blues For Alice (I-50). 

Continuing a run of lesser known tunes, Sam called Lucky Southern (I-255). Continuing a pattern of Gerry Mulligan tunes, your scribe went to Line For Lyons (III-240). Raphael picked another tune written by Mulligan, Song For Strayhorn (III-368). Wes surprised us with The Song Is Ended (III-369). 

Sam got one more choice, going to Book IV and A Foggy Day (IV-xxx). Having to leave early, yours truly got the last one, All Of Me (I-20). 


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