Preparations for Ramsey Concert – March 14thPosted: February 19, 2015
I’ve given myself a day or two to mull over options for the upcoming concert, given the fact that we only have max. 3 rehearsals and a patchy team profile **
In retrospect, it was a mistake (mine) to push to include Cool Saints so near to the concert date. I believe that the tune is well within the group’s capabilities, but it needs us all to take it home and become truly confident with the cascading passages. Much as I might want this now, it’s clear that this isn’t going to happen before the 14th – particularly so if Jas is away as his A2 part is key to the cascades.
So … we’re back to running with material that we’re pretty familiar with, and that we can perform with the folks on hand on the 14th. Please see the playlist below, which is what we’ll concentrate on, in the next few weeks. Monday’s will be fairly intensive, as we bed down as many of these tunes as possible, as there’s a possibility that I may have to travel to Belgium the following week.
Note – I’ll have a full version of Come and Go ready to play for Monday.
As a final note, this leaves us a little short on playable tunes for the 14th – I’d hoped for about 40 minutes including chat (30 minutes+ of music).
I can play a solo piece with my Yamaha midi-sax as a variety item, but if anyone has any other ideas, now would be a good time to put them forward.
|Ramsey Playlist – Mar 14th||Times|
|Come and Go||3.00|
|Comedy for saxophones||2.00|
|Just another lazy day||2.25|
|Shmooky and Mo||2.00|
|Song of the Three Steamers||3.00|
|Standing Room Only||3.00|
** – David won’t be at the concert on the 14th, and Jas won’t be at the next couple of rehearsals.