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Jazz III Wants Toes Tapping in
First Concert of Academic Year
MAILED: Nov. 19, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz III will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center.
"Until I met you/Corner Pocket," a selection written by Freddie Green, will kick off the evening. The piece was transcribed by Steve Wright.
"This basic classic is one of the most difficult selections for a jazz ensemble to perform. It is pure swing music developing the concept of 'less is best,' said Robert Baca, director.
The trombone section will be featured in "Trombonology," which is one of Tommy Dorsey's theme songs, written instead for the entire trombone section by a former Jazz I baritone saxophone. A recording of this selection can be found on the Jazz I CD titled, "Jazz in Clear Water-Brilliant Corners."
Another highlight of the concert is "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," featuring freshman Andrew Imoehl, Oak Creek, on the trombone.
"This swing classic features the colossal talent of one of the brightest trombone stars we've had in many years," Baca said.
Other tunes include "No Blues," by David Singley; "Leilanis Mirror," by former Jazz I pianist and internationally acclaimed jazz artist Geoff Keezer; "I Love You," by Cole Porter; and "Foggy Day," by George Gershwin.
"The one to listen for is Tony Florez, Sun Prairie, on an extended drum solo toward the end," Baca said. "Can our students play!"
Tickets are $3.75 for the public, $2.75 for ages 17 and under, 62 and over and faculty and staff, or free for students with their UW-Eau Claire Blugold cards. Tickets are available the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and at the door.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 19, 1997