Wednesday, September 19th at 9pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present the Luke Malewicz Orchestra performs Count Basie's "The Atomic Mr.Basie", released in 1958.
“The release of this album in late 1957 marked the beginning of a glorious new phase in Count Basie's career. Signed to Roulette Records, the newly formed label owned by Morris Levy, it took Basie's core audience and a lot of other people by surprise, as a bold, forward-looking statement within the context of a big-band recording. Neal Hefti's arrangements gave all concerned a chance to show what they could do.
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, stands out from the get-go with his solo on "Flight of the Foo Birds," a rewriting of "Give Me the Simple Life" on which the tenor-man shares the stage with Thad Jones's trumpet solo, but nearly knock Jones off that same stage with his pyrotechnics. "The Kid From Red Bank" offers an unusual showcase for Basie himself at the piano, playing the least number of notes possible to surprise and bedazzle the listener, while "Li'l Darlin'" offers the Basie band's answer to Ellington's "Mood Indigo."
Reeds: Corbin Andrick, Alex Beltran, Artie Black, Andy Schlinder
Trombone: Luke Malewicz, Raphael Crawford, Andrew Zelm, Ryan Miller
Trumpet: Justin Woodward, Nick Sednew, Chad McCullough, Drew Hansen
Guitar: Terry Bartolotta
Piano: Andrew Lawrence
Bass: Joe Policastro
Drums: Jon Deitemyer
ADMISSION & LOCATION:
$10 cover or $5 w/ student ID
Doors open at 8:30pm. Show starts at 9:30pm.
Cash only, Smaller bills appreciated!
All ages. 21+ for alcoholic beverages.
This music series is generously supported by Candid Wines.
The Fulton Street Collective
Located in the Hubbart Street Lofts
1821 W. Hubbard St. (3rd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 852 2481