Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 14, 2005, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

Directed by Glen Newton

Johnny's Theme by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson (1962); theme from the N.B.C. T.V. "Tonight Show" hosted by Johnny Carson

Waltz for Debby by Bill Evans (1964), arr. by Keith Foley
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton, an alto sax solo by Bill Frank, and a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Something's Gotta Give by Johnny Mercer (1954), arr. by Al Yankee
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

It's Been a Long, Long, Time by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945), arr. by Tim Altmann
(featuring trumpet soloist Kari Coad, with a vocal solo by Karen Dunn and a tenor sax solo by Dan Desmonds)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

A Season Departs composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey (2004); based on the chord progression of "Autumn Leaves"
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas, with solos by Jim Foss, guitar, and trombonists George Henly and Rich Eyman.)

What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele (1967), arr. by Jerry Nowak; recorded by Louis Armstrong
(featuring vocalist Matt Peterson)

Berimbau by Baden Powell (1966), arr. by Bill Frank; the television premiere of this arrangement
(featuring Kenne Thomas playing the berimbau, with a flute solo by Bill Frank)

'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk (1944), arr. by Mike Bratlie
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Evil Ways by Sonny Henry (1967), arr. by Ralph Ford; The Santana Band's hit single from their double-platinum 1969 Columbia debut album "Santana."
(featuring Glen Peterson on tenor sax and Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Call Me Irresponsible by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (1962), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Paramount Picture "Papa's Delicate Condition"
(featuring a trumpet solo by Harvey Skow)

Second Time Around by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (1960), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Hot-Cha Cha Cha composed and arranged by Glenn Osser (1958)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Kari Coad on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

How About You? by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with instrumental solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Glen Newton, trumpet)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Roseville Big Band's closing theme songs
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Ann Booth on piano, and Mike Wobig on electric bass)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Mark Lee playing lead trumpet, Kay Foster playing lead alto saxophone, Bill Pearson playing baritone saxophone, Scott Swenson playing lead trombone, and Jim Foster playing drum set on "Berimbau," timbales on "Evil Ways," and congas on several other selections. In addition to the instruments listed above, Glen Newton played the cuica on "Berimbau".

Concerts in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

About 175 people attended the live concert, despite the rainy weather. We sold two CDs.