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BCB adding jazz, ragtime to Sunday show

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Matt Huber
"Satchmo, Leroy and the Duke Meet the March King," will take place at Forest Park Sunday, July 25.

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matt Huber, will present a show of music by four of America's most beloved composers.

The 8 p.m., downbeat will move to the pavilion in case or rain.

"Satchmo! A Tribute To Louis Armstrong," arranged by Ted Ricketts, includes "What A Wonderful World," "When The Saints Go Marching In," "St. Louis Blues," and "Hello, Dolly!"

From the pen of Leroy Anderson, BCB will offer "Sandpaper Ballet," along with Caesar Giovannini's "Alla Barocco," made popular with school bands in the 1960s and the spiritual "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen," in a setting by Sammy Nestico.

Fans of Duke Ellington will enjoy Paul Murtha's scoring of "Take the A Train," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Mood Indigo," "Caravan," and "It Don't Mean A Thing."

Marches are a highlight of any Brazil Concert Band show and four seldom played marches and the new release of a rag, all by John Philip Sousa, will be presented.

The marches are "The Lambs' March," "The Diplomat," "Harmonica Wizard," and the march Sousa penned celebrating his 50th year as a conductor, "Golden Jubilee."

It was Sousa who introduced jazz and ragtime to Europe in 1900. His "With Pleasure," sometimes called, "Dance Hilarious," is a new release of the original 1912 rag and is edited by Robert Foster.

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So very nice to see that there are other things beside marches being performed. Fred Jewel was a great composer but all marches all the time does get old.

The "Show Tune" concert Sunday evening was super.

Come out each Sunday evening and enjoy one of the excellent FREE concerts.

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Tue, Jul 20, 2010, at 5:31 PM

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