The Music of Count Basie and Thad Jones

Concert Information

December 16, 2003

The Music of Count Basie and Thad Jones

Program included: Duke and Harburg: April In Paris
Frank Foster: Booze Brothers
Freddie Green: Corner Pocket
Don Gibson: I Can’t Stop Loving You
Frank Foster: Shing Stockings
Bennie Moten: Moten Swing
Neil Hefti: Whirlybird
Thad Jones: Don’t Git Sassy
Thad Jones: Big Dipper
Thad Jones: A Child is Born
Thad Jones: The Deacon
Jerome Richardson: Groove Merchant

Lew Soloff, trumpet
Ryan Keberle, Director

Guest Artist

Lew Soloff

Guest artist LEW SOLOFF, trumpet, has performed with Latin jazz greats Machito and Tito Puente and was a member of Maynard Ferguson’s and Gil Evan’s bands of the 1960s.  He branched out into the pop world in 1968 when he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears, recording such hits as “Spinning Wheel.”  Mr. Soloff’s current projects include the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, of which he is a founding member, US’N, and the Pocket Brass Band.  Recent recordings include With a Song in My Heart on Milestone and an album with his regular ensemble, The Food Group.

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