Saturday Morning Jazz

This hour-long video is from last Saturday's Georgia Music Educators Association All State Jazz Ensemble in Savannah, GA. My son is the tall trumpet player in the back row with a nice solo on Fascinating Rhythm. This was his third and last year at All State and he claimed it was the best by far.

The clinician for the group is Wycliffe Gordon, trombone great and faculty member at The Manhattan School of Music, formerly of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet.  All of the songs were either written or arranged by Gordon. The selections are:  Grease Bucket (Gordon); Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin, arr. Gordon); Basin Street Blues (Williams, arr. Gordon); The Woogie (Gordon); Swing that Music (Armstrong, arr. Gordon); Wishing Well (Gordon); and What You Dealin' With? (Gordon).



Bill Bynum said…
Thanks for an enjoyable jazz video. Jeffrey had nice solos on both Fascinating Rhythm and The Woogie. What a talented group of young musicians! I like Wycliffe Gordon's compositions and arrangements. He obviously had a lot of rapport with the ensemble.
Thanks, Bill. The kids did have a great time. Jeffrey said this was by far the best All State he's been to - it was his third year.