Z April 19 - Trumpet and Sax
Our members brought along a good variety of trumpet, cornet, sax or a combination of those instruments.
We kicked off with a sax piece - very modern - Candy Dulfer playing Pee Wee.
Then a series of somewhat more traditional jazz numbers:
- Lester Young (tenor sax) with the Oscar Peterson Trio - These Foolish Things
- Kenny G (sax) and Arturo Sandoval (trumpet) - At Last
- Coleman Hawkins (The Hawk - tenor sax) - Body and Soul
- Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra - West End Blues
- Bobby Hackett (cornet) - Lazy Mood
- Rex Stewart (cornet) - Conversation Piece - this included "half valving" - a burping sound as one half of the "conversation".
Ray then played a jazz song he had heard when going into a pub for the first time, and playing this tune many times on the juke box subsequently - and in the process getting hooked on jazz! - the Gerry Mulligan Quintet - Bernie's Tune, with Chet Baker on trumpet.
Then on we went with:
- Stan Getz (sax) with Jaou Gilberto - Corcovado
- Kenny G (sax) with Stevie Wonder on a very skilful harmonica - Besame Mucho live at the LA Jazz Festival
- Kenny Ball (trumpet) and his Jazzmen - Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
- Alex Walsh Band - Alto Chop Suey
- Candy Dulfer (sax) with Dave Stewart (guitar) playing an updated variation on Lily Was Here
And to finish:
Dizzie Gillespie (trumpet), Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Sonny Stitt (alto sax) - in 1957 playing On the Sunny Side of the Street.