These are recordings made at recent 'gigs' by the band. They
are not 'professional studio quality' but do give an idea of the
sort of music we play.IF YOU CAN'T SEE THE PLAYERS IN AN
OLDER BROWSER - GO
HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES (Clarinet)
This is a popular song that was written for the musical comedy 'I'd Rather Be Right'. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the lyrics by Lorenz Hart. The song was published in 1937. In the musical the song is performed by characters Peggy Jones and Phil Barker. In the 1937 version these characters were performed by Joy Hodges and Austin Marshall.
HOW HIGH THE MOON (Sax & Trumpet)
A jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis. It was first featured in the 1940 Broadway revue Two for the Show, where it was sung by Alfred Drake and Frances Comstock. In Two for the Show, this was a rare serious moment in an otherwise humorous revue.
IN A MELLOW TONE (Sax & Clarinet)
Also known as "In a Mellotone", is a 1939 jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler. The song was based on the 1917 standard "Rose Room" by Art Hickman and Harry Williams. Howard Stern formerly used a Count Basie version of this song as the opening theme to his syndicated WXRK-FM radio show in the early 1990s.
BLACK ORPHEUS (Flute)
Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set it in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval.
BESAME MUCHO (Vocal & Clarinet)
"Bésame Mucho" (Kiss me a lot) is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is one of the most famous boleros, and was recognized in 1999 as the most sung and recorded Mexican song in the world!