From The Archive August 29, 2021 – Common Time – “Footprints”

Thanks Marty, today on From The Archives Of Something Blue we’re featuring Common Time playing a Wayne Shorter standard at New Jazz In Jonesboro.

In 2018 we restarted New Jazz In Jonesboro, held monthly during the school year, in the Round Room of the Jonesboro Public Library. Each month NJHB would play as well as a guest act. We heard a lot of great music at these shows and continued them through 2019 until we were unfortunately shut down by the pandemic.

On October 13, 2018, the guest band was Common Time featuring Josh Carter on sax; Al Clevenger, piano; Spencer Rawlins, bass; and Chris Isom, drums. They were a working band who played fast and tight and I was always looking for an opportunity to present and record them. They were all ASU jazz students and Josh Carter also worked at the Public Library. I don’t know what it is about the library but over the years they sure have had a lot of great jazz musicians working there.

I want to thank KASU and the public library for supporting these events.

They came, they played, they conquered. And NJHB didn’t do too bad either, recording the Knocking Boots album featuring many of the same musicians. This week on Something Blue we’ll be featuring more recordings made at New Jazz In Jonesboro, but right now, were going to hear Common Time play the Wayne Shorter classic, “Footprints”.

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