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TAKE 5: West Coast Cool Jazz
Originally performed live on September 14, 2019
Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, and Gerry Mulligan helped create the popular ‘cool jazz’ style that hailed from the West Coast. Lyrical, mellow, and always swinging, it helped define the musical soundscape of the 1950’s. The CJO takes on some of the great songs and arrangements from that era, while exploring new versions of some of its classics. So let’s put the top down on the convertible and take a ride along the Pacific Coast Highway!
Motel – Composed and Arranged by Gerry Mulligan
Walkin’ Shoes – Composed and Arranged by Gerry Mulligan
A Ballad – Composed by Gerry Mulligan, Arranged by Bob Brookmeyer
You Go to my Head – Composed by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, Arranged by Bill Hollman
West Side – Composed and Arranged by Bill Hollman
Roseland – Composed and Arranged by Bill Hollman
Never Sleep – Composed and Arranged by Bill Hollman
The Great Pumpkin Waltz – Composed by Vince Guaraldi, Arranged by Demetrius Doctor
First Child – Composed and Arranged by Bob Curnow
Bogota – Composed by Ken Hanna, Arranged Bob Curnow
My Ideal – Composed by Newell Chase and Richard Whiting, Arranged by Maria Schneider
Blue Rondo a la Turk – Composed by Dave Brubeck, Arranged by Frank Duvall
Take Five – Composed by Paul Desmond, Arranged by Robert Lewis