DJ Hairy Larry Presents NJHB Playing Colossus
From The Archives Of Something Blue March 19, 2023
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a song I wrote that NJHB played at my Senior Recital.
The Senior Recital is a rite of passage for music students, the most important recital in their undergraduate studies. My recital was on November 8, 2013, and I had been playing all year with NJHB, the New Jazz House Band. It only made sense to me to bring this rehearsed act to the Fine Arts Recital Hall to close the recital with 4 of my original compositions.
My song, “Colossus”, was one of our favorites and we kicked off the NJHB set with it.
This recording of Colossus featured Arkansas musicians, Suzanne Michell – vocals, Addison Boling – drums, Matt Jackson – bass, Jay Shepherd – guitar, Don Bowyer – trombone, Joseph Curtis – trumpet, Cody Ballard – tenor sax, and Hairy Larry – piano and vocals.
Suzanne and Fred drove up from Little Rock to play the recital. Matt Jackson, from Kennett, Missouri, attended school at ASU, and Don Bowyer, who has played trombone all over the world, was the Dean of Fine Arts. I attended classes with all the other musicians and Jay and Cody have also taught at the music department. I was more than pleased to have such fine musicians presenting my songs at the recital.
Ok now, Here’s NJHB, recorded live on November 8, 2013, playing “Colossus” in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
And that’s NJHB playing “Colossus” at my Senior Recital on November 8, 2013. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear Bob Reynolds, The James Quintet, and Regis V. Gronoff.
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