[Dixielandjazz] Musicians needed (particularly trumpet)

David Palmquist davidpalmquist at dccnet.com
Wed Aug 6 21:18:19 PDT 2003

I formed an Ellington repertory band a year ago. We lost two trumpet 
players this summer, and we're looking for replacements.

If you live in the lower mainland of British Columbia, and would like to 
get together one Saturday afternoon a month to play for a couple of hours, 
please email me with your phone number.  I'd also be happy to take your 
name for a standby list for other instruments, since we sometimes need subs.

No money involved - I provide the charts and the room, we all play for the 
love of the music.  No plans to perform publicly.  We are a rehearsal band, 
with 30 charts in our folders now, and two or three more each time we meet 
until I run out of money / time / energy.  Most are Ellington recordings 
transcribed by David Berger of New York.

We try to play the music as authentically as possible.  You should enjoy 
Ellington's music or be willing to become familiar with it.  We don't play 
"standard" big band charts - Ellington's orchestra, and the writing by 
Ellington and Strayhorn and their collaborators were unique to their 

You don't have to be professional quality, but you should be fairly good on 
your horn, and brass players need to enjoy working with various 
mutes.  Some parts go up into the high squeak range (Cat Anderson's trumpet 
parts) others have a lot of special effects a la Cootie Williams, Ray 
Nance, Tricky Sam Nanton.  Some are nice ballads, others are interpretive 
tunes such as Daybreak Express and Happy Go Lucky Local, some are just good 
old-fashioned stomps.

Here is what we will have in our folders when we meet on August 16:

Across the Track Blues
Almost Cried
Anitra's Dance
Black and Tan Fantasy
Boy Meets Horn
Braggin' in Brass
Concerto for Cootie
Daybreak Express
Happy Go Lucky Local
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
In a Mellow Tone
It Don't Mean A Thing
Jump for Joy
Kinda Dukish - Rockin' in Rhythm
Main Stem
Never No Lament
Peanut Vendor
Rocks in My Bed
Rumpus in Richmond
Sophisticated Lady
Such Sweet Thunder
The Eighth Veil
The Mooche
The Star Crossed Lovers
Tutti for Cootie

David Palmquist
Phone 604 585 7507

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