Wednesday, December 28, 2011

George's Work, "Nationalism in Contemporary American Music," is Referenced

Here is a link to a paper, which references George Borgman’s 1953 work Nationalism in Contemporary American Music, as one of its sources. The paper is entitled Jazz and Black Elements in Art Music by David Baker who is a professor and chairman of the jazz department of the School of Music at Indiana University. Baker is an author and composer.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sherborn Inn Holiday Spectacular

The December 11th 2011 Jazz Spectacular at the Sherborn Inn in Sherborn, Massachusetts ended the year with a fantastic jazz crescendo! Let's take a look at the event through some YouTube videos posted by Harold McAleer. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Here Dave Whitney plays trumpet and sings while John Clark blows soulfully on the sax. Craig Ball is on clarinet, Ross Petot plays the piano, Dave Bragdon is on drums, Al Ehrenfried plays bass, and Peter Gerler is on the guitar. Dave Whitney struts his stuff on Winter Weather singing the tune accompanied by the same players as on The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. The battling clarinets of Craig Ball and John Clark are featured in this lively rendition of After You've Gone with some great playing by Ross Petot and the rest of the crew! Stan McDonald on soprano sax joins John Clark on clarinet for Apex Blues. The great trumpeter Jeff Hughes plays From Monday On with the addition of John Kafalas on trombone. Pianist extraordinaire Ross Petot plays Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Ross gets some expert accompaniment by Dave Bragdon on drums.

Here is a good article on the event at the New England Traditional Jazz Plus website: Holiday Spectacular 2011 at the Sherborn Inn run by Marce Enright.