Thanks Marty, today we’ll hear one of my original compositions played at The Round Room in the Jonesboro Public Library.
New Jazz In Jonesboro had a successful season at The Arts@311 in 2013. Then in 2018 I restarted the program at The Round Room and thanks to Mark Smith we got KASU on board helping with publicity.
On November 10, 2018, NJHB, the New Jazz House Band, played four of my original compositions, three of them being played for the first time in public. Because that’s how NJHB rolls. We just put a brand new chart up on the music stands and then we improvise the whole arrangement, not just the solos.
The last piece of the evening was “Artificial Gravity” and playing on the song in solo order are Cody Ballard – tenor, Jon Vickers – alto, Gabe Waters – bass clarinet, Tyler Remagen – tenor, Hairy Larry – piano, Spencer Rawlins – bass, and Alex Washam – drums, all ASU Jazz Students and alumni.
This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring The Hanging Chads, NJHB, and Vertigo Jazz Project. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.
Vertigo Jazz Project Live at Double Door Inn on 2009-05-22
Hanging Chads Live at Sheraton Hotel Deck Party on 2006-09-15
NJHB Live at HairyLarryLand on 2018-07-28
Not only do we improvise the solos, we improvise the arrangements too. We play all original charts and it's different charts every gig and different musicians too.