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Duke Pearson Big Band - Rare Charts

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My good friend, the great educator Charles Funn in Baltimore, purchased the Duke Pearson big band charts from ejazzlines and has been performing them with the Dunbar Alumni Band and the Dunbar High School Band. These include three charts that are not on the three Pearson big band records: Cristo Redentor, Chili Peppers and Unit 7. Fantastic arrangements, and maybe recordings will surface one day. They play one Monday a month at An Die Musik in Baltimore, and will continue incorporating Pearson arrangements into their Repertoire. Next one is this Monday 7/24, 7-9PM. Hope some of you in the DC/ Baltimore area can check out one of the shows! I am hoping to bring them to DC as well, stay tuned.

Bertrand.

 

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Duke Pearson featured at Take Five at Portrait Gallery, perhaps?

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Patrick, that is indeed the plan. Hope to pin down a date in 2018 at the next committee meeting in late August. Note that it is actually the American Art Museum. Two museums in one building.

I am also on a hunt for possible other charts and recordings. The fact that the live record had 4 tunes not on the studio albums, and that ejazzlines has 3 not on any record makes me think there was a lot more in the repertoire. Uptown has more DPBB than they released, but when they will come out is at Sunenblick's whim. Maybe some former members have charts.

I am working through social media and other sources for this hunt, very exciting.

The 3 unrecorded arrangements are killing!!!

Bertrand.

 

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Glad I saw this, the concert is this Thursday 4/19, 5-7PM. Charles is being honored at Howard U. Earlier that day, along with Gary Bartz.

With Sunenblick gone, who knows what will happen to the extra Left Bank tapes he was hoarding.

Bertrand.

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Bertrand, glad this made the Take Five! schedule. I will be there.

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3 hours ago, Patrick said:

Bertrand, glad this made the Take Five! schedule. I will be there.

I'm planning to be there too.  Glad I saw this thread! - or I would have probably missed it.

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I was going to text you:)

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4 hours ago, bertrand said:

See you guys in a bit!

Great concert!!

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Yes. I think my favorite was "Chili Peppers".

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2 hours ago, Patrick said:

Yes. I think my favorite was "Chili Peppers".

Me too! (Re: "Chili Peppers")  Great arrangement!

And though I'm normally not a big fan of soprano sax, I thought the soprano solo was really outstanding. Almost the quality of a 'Nathan Davis' on soprano (I thought).

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Gotta listen to some DP BN's this weekend, and track down that Uptown release sometime soon.

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10 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Me too! (Re: "Chili Peppers")  Great arrangement!

And though I'm normally not a big fan of soprano sax, I thought the soprano solo was really outstanding. Almost the quality of a 'Nathan Davis' on soprano (I thought).

Lionel Lyles is a bad cat.

 

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