From The Archives Of Something Blue May 14, 2023
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear one of my songs played in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Bebop Beatniks have been playing jazz in Jonesboro for a long time now. Earlier this year I put together a retrospective album. I searched all of our live performances for original songs and then I selected the best of these to put on the album, “Church”. I will include a link to the whole album on the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
On November 1, 2016, we played a composition recital in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. I picked my song “Dragonflight” for this week’s podcast. Playing on the song were Sid Davis and Chris Wilson – trumpet, Nicholas Graves – alto, Jonathan Vickers – tenor, Austin Lynn – trombone, Kyle Kempf – bass, Alex Washam – drums, and Larry Heyl – piano. All ASU students at the time and almost all of us from Northeast Arkansas.
We called ourselves the October Octet. So how did that end up on the Bebop Beatniks album?
It turns out that every musician playing, except two, played in Bebop Beatniks or were regular guests with Bebop Beatniks. The band rehearsed for the recital and the execution of the horn harmonies on this recording is excellent. Far and away the best recording I have of this song.
So, since I could include it on the album, I did.
And that’s the story about how my song “Dragonflight”, played by the October Octet ended up on the Bebop Beatniks album, “Church”
So now, from the new Bebop Beatniks album here’s a song I wrote, “Dragonflight” recorded right here at ASU.
And that’s “Dragonflight” from the new Bebop Beatniks album, “Church”. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 to hear more Bebop Beatniks, Natalie Cressman, The Bad Plus, and the Per Husby Septett.
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