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The Busker - 2022-09-14 03:45 PM

The Busker

"The Busker" is both a musical composition and a piece of musical theatre for solo trombone. The piece must be memorized because the busker must seem to be imporvising the music on the spot.

The busker walks to center stage, carrying a trombone case and a folding chair, puts the trombone case front stage center and sets the chair up to one side. The busker then opens the case, takes out a plunger mute and sets it on the chair, pulls out the trombone and makes it ready to play, setting the case in front, open to receive tips.

The busker begins by playing bebop style free jazz. After a few minutes that comes to a cadence and the busker stomps a foot four times in beat, 1 2 3 4, while picking up the plunger mute from the chair. Then the busker shifts to the blues using the plunger mute, tongue flutters, and glisses. Without pausing the plunger mute drops into the case and the busker returns to the bebop style free jazz taking it to a final cadence.

The busker nods to the imaginary audience onstage thanking them for their tips saying things like "Every little bit helps" and "Yes indeed, thank you very much" also acknowledging applause from the audience and if anyone in the audience leaves a tip they get a great big, thanks for playing along, smile.

The busker then sits in the chair and starts playing arpeggios and scale fragments. This piece sounds like an exercise but it should seem like improvisation. It should also grow into a song without ever revealing a melody.

After finishing the busker stands and goes through the same routine accepting tips from an imaginary audience onstage and acknowledging the real audience in the hall.

Then still standing, the busker starts a rousing rendition of "Back Home In Indiana" marching band style which soon deconstructs through different keys and scales. After the deconstruction has obscured the original melody he starts inserting phrases from "Donna Lee". And then, in the style of Charles Ives, he starts inserting fragments from the marching band version of "Back Home In Indiana".

After concluding the busker smiles broadly at the audience and takes a bow. The busker leans over the trombone case, pocketing the tips, puts up the horn and mute, folds up the chair, and exits with a last nod and smile for the audience.



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DJ Hairy Larry presents Jubilation Jazz playing “How Great Thou Art” | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday October 02, 2022

From The Archives Of Something Blue September 25, 2022

01. DJ Hairy Larry presents Jubilation Jazz playing “How Great Thou Art”

02. Something Blue – Bourbon Street – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty. Today we’re going to hear a big band play a favorite hymn.

You’ve heard of praise music and Christian rock. Jubilation Jazz plays Christian Big Band. They’ve got a big sound and a great message and people love their music wherever they go.

There is no doubt that they are evangelizing for Christ. But I think they are evangelizing for Big Band Music. Joseph Curtis, who plays in the band, took it a step further and said they are evangelizing for jazz. He said, “Most of the audience never goes to a jazz concert.” So, yay for jazz and yay for Jesus and thanks to Jubilation Jazz for bringing it all together.
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Art | Something Blue
Posted on Sunday October 02, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Jazz Writers Big Band, Makaya McCraven, and Matthew Halsall. 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.

Makaya McCraven – In These Times
intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/in-these-times

Jazz Writers Big Band – Jazz Writers Big Band
archive.org/details/hll-1054-Jazz_Writers_Big_Band

Matthew Halsall – When The World Was One
matthewhalsall.bandcamp.com/album/when-the-world-was-one
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Hairy Larry Writes - Gamerplus News September 30 2022 - Permalink
Posted on Saturday October 01, 2022

Gamer+ News September 30, 2022

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Inspired Unreality, now on a twice a month schedule, will be held at 11:00 AM Central, on Saturday, October 1. Since it's the first Saturday of the month our topic will be fantasy and science fiction.

It's a big topic and one we love to talk about. If you're into novels, short stories, movies, television series, or games, if it's fantasy and science fiction it's on topic. Let us know what you think about the new stuff or the old stuff. For more info and a link go here.

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I write super shorts. The thing I like about super shorts is that you can finish a story in one sitting. Here's one of my favorites.

Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein
by Larry Heyl

It was my brother Jeff who was the doer. Always making things, working on this or that, good at math and physics in school.

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Recital September 26, 2022 - toobnix
Posted on Friday September 30, 2022

Bebop Beatniks
Larry Heyl Composition Recital
Craighead Forest Bandshell
September 26, 2022

00:00 African Violet
08:04 if there are any students ...
08:31 The Blue Crane
15:56 our bass man is going to trade his bass in on a bigger one ...
17:46 Low Earth Orbit
25:44 hello ...
27:58 Sail Boats
34:03 we're gonna close the show today ...
34:41 Malaysia
42:05 don't forget about Blues Fest on October 9 ...

Personnel

Hairy Larry - piano and vocals
Jeremy Jackson - bass
Alex Washam - drums
Conley Hunt - percussion
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Larry Heyl Composition Recital September 26, 2022 - YouTube
Posted on Friday September 30, 2022

Bebop Beatniks
Larry Heyl Composition Recital
Craighead Forest Bandshell
September 26, 2022

00:00 African Violet
08:04 if there are any students ...
08:31 The Blue Crane
15:56 our bass man is going to trade his bass in on a bigger one ...
17:46 Low Earth Orbit
25:44 hello ...
27:58 Sail Boats
34:03 we're gonna close the show today ...
34:41 Malaysia
42:05 don't forget about Blues Fest on October 9 ...

Personnel

Hairy Larry - piano and vocals
Jeremy Jackson - bass
Alex Washam - drums
Conley Hunt - percussion

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Bebop Beatniks Live at Craighead Forest Bandshell on 2022-09-26 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
Posted on Thursday September 29, 2022

Bebop Beatniks
Larry Heyl Composition Recital
Craighead Forest Bandshell
September 26, 2022

00:00 African Violet
08:04 if there are any students ...
08:31 The Blue Crane
15:56 our bass man is going to trade his bass in on a bigger one ...
17:46 Low Earth Orbit
25:44 hello ...
27:58 Sail Boats
34:03 we're gonna close the show today ...
34:41 Malaysia
42:05 don't forget about Blues Fest on October 9 ...

Personnel

Hairy Larry - piano and vocals
Jeremy Jackson - bass
Alex Washam - drums
Conley Hunt - percussion

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Hairy Larry Plays Recital Repertoire In The New Twitch...
Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2022



Hairy Larry Plays Recital Repertoire In The New Twitch Studio
Arkansas
August 14, 2022

This set includes

00:00 Welcome …
00:14 African Violet
09:59 I am hoping to play …
10:11 The Blue Crane
17:28 I’m Hairy Larry …
17:36 Low Earth Orbit
28:06 Shout out …
28:25 Sail Boats
37:34 I’ve got one more …
37:40 Malaysia
47:02 And that’s the end …

All songs by Larry Heyl

Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at

twitch.tv/hairylarryland

The HairyLarryLand website is at

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Hairy Larry In The New Twitch Studio August 4, 2022—...
Posted on Thursday August 11, 2022



Hairy Larry In The New Twitch Studio August 4, 2022
—  
Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at  

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland  

Hairy Larry In The New Twitch Studio was recorded live. Hairy Larry’s current schedule is Sunday mornings with other performances to be arranged.  

Songs

00:00 Welcome …
00:30 African Violet
10:24 This is a test …
10:43 The Blue Crane
18:01 Thanks …

All songs by Larry Heyl  
https://hairylarryland.com  

Hear it at the Live Music Archive.  

Video Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-08-04.video  

Audio Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-08-04

Collaborate with Hairy Larry. Play along and record.  

All of Larry’s compositions are licensed Creative Commons Attribution, CC BY.  
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming In The Sun July 26,...
Posted on Friday July 29, 2022



Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming In The Sun July 26, 2022
—  
Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at  

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland  

Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming The Big Pines was recorded live. Hairy Larry’s current schedule is Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:00 PM Central with weekend live performances to be arranged.  

Songs

00:00 I’ve got the sun shining down on me …
00:12 African Violet
10:34 Coming up next here’s a 12 bar blues …
10:42 The Blue Crane
17:53 I’m wearing my planets shirt …
18:07 Low Earth Orbit
28:23 I’ve added a new song …
31:28 After You’ve Gone by Creamer and Layton
38:25 The sun is shining down …
38:38 Crates
46:28 Thanks …

All songs by Larry Heyl  
https://hairylarryland.com  

Except After You’ve Gone by Creamer and Layton, public domain

Hear it at the Live Music Archive.  

Video Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-26.video  

Audio Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-26

Collaborate with Hairy Larry. Play along and record.  

All of Larry’s compositions are licensed Creative Commons Attribution, CC BY.  
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming The Big Pines July 18,...
Posted on Wednesday July 20, 2022



Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming The Big Pines July 18, 2022
—  
Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at  

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland  

Hairy Larry Guerilla Livestreaming The Big Pines was recorded live. Hairy Larry’s current schedule is Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:00 PM Central with weekend live performances to be arranged.  

Songs

00:00 Welcome …
00:35 African Violet
10:42 I took a delivery …
11:04 The Blue Crane
18:23 It seems to be the day …
18:37 I do want to Thank Vivian …
19:12 Crates
27:05 Here’s an extended blues …
27:14 Low Earth Orbit
37:40 Now here’s a beautiful bossa nova …
37:48 Malaysia
47:12 We’re gonna close …
47:20 Blue Goose
58:39 Thanks

All songs by Larry Heyl  
https://hairylarryland.com  

Hear it at the Live Music Archive.  

Video Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-18.video  

Audio Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-18

Collaborate with Hairy Larry. Play along and record.  

All of Larry’s compositions are licensed Creative Commons Attribution, CC BY.  
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

Jazz Buskers Guerilla Livestreaming Craighead Forest Lake July...
Posted on Saturday July 16, 2022



Jazz Buskers Guerilla Livestreaming Craighead Forest Lake July 13, 2022
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Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at  

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland  

Jazz Buskers Guerilla Livestreaming Craighead Forest Lake was recorded live. Hairy Larry’s current schedule is Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:00 PM Central with weekend live performances to be arranged.  

Songs

00:00 Welcome …
00:22 African violet
09:57 Geese …
10:29 The Blue Crane
18:10 We’re in a shady place …
19:03 Crates
27:10 Here at beautiful Craighead Forest Park …
27:30 Malaysia
37:01 We’re gonna close …
37:23 Low Earth Orbit

Hairy Larry - piano
Conley Hunt - cajon

All songs by Larry Heyl  
https://hairylarryland.com  

Hear it at the Live Music Archive.  

Video Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-13.video  

Audio Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-07-13

Collaborate with Hairy Larry. Play along and record.  

All of Larry’s compositions are licensed Creative Commons Attribution, CC BY.  
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  

“Malaysia” by Larry Heyl  —  Hairy...
Posted on Thursday July 14, 2022



“Malaysia” by Larry Heyl  
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Hairy Larry’s twitch stream is at  

https://www.twitch.tv/hairylarryland  

This version of “Malaysia” was excerpted from the stream recorded on May 19, 2022. Hairy Larry’s current schedule is Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 2:00 PM Central with weekend live performances to be arranged.  

Title  
—  
Malaysia  
Hairy Larry  

Credits  
—  
Malaysia  
By Larry Heyl  
https://hairylarryland.com  

Hear it all at the Live Music Archive.  

Video Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-06-23.video  

Audio Playlist  
https://archive.org/details/hl2022-06-23

Collaborate with Hairy Larry. Play along and record.  

All of Larry’s compositions are licensed Creative Commons Attribution, CC BY.  
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  


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DJ Hairy Larry presents Jubilation Jazz playing “How Great Thou Art”
Posted on Sunday October 02, 2022

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Posted on Sunday September 25, 2022

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Streak
Posted on Saturday September 24, 2022

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Posted on Sunday September 18, 2022

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Posted on Monday September 12, 2022

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Posted on Monday September 05, 2022

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Valley
Posted on Saturday September 03, 2022

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