Bésame Mucho
Latin Jazz & American popular music, 1926-55
Thu, May 8, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
“Then we had Spanish people there. I heard a lot of Spanish tunes… Now in one of my earliest tunes, "New Orleans Blues", you can notice the Spanish tinge. In fact, if you can't manage to put tinges of Spanish in your tunes, you will never be able to get the right seasoning, I call it, for jazz.
– “Jelly Roll” Morton, Library of Congress sessions, 1938
The colorful pianist, bandleader and composer Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (who was professionally known as Jelly Roll Morton) always claimed he invented jazz in 1902 out of the various musical influences he experienced coming of age in New Orleans. Whatever one’s thoughts on this claim (like the ODJB, Morton was inclined to self-promotion!), his identification of a “Spanish tinge” in the rich ethno-cultural mix that was jazz as he understood it, is compelling and very evident in the history of 20th century popular music. Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings close their season with an exploration of the “Latin tinge”, with an intriguing collection of tunes hailing from both sides of the border, from the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington (“Caravan”, “Perdido”), The Andrew Sisters (“Rum an Coca Cola”, “Tico Tico”), Desi Arnaz (“Cuban Pete, “In Santiago, Chile”), Carmen Miranda, and more!
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, music director, reeds
Idit Shner, reeds
Shirley Andress, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar
Merlin Showalter, drums
Nathan Waddell, bass
Sean Flannery, reeds
Joe Manis, reeds
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Dave Bender, trumpet
Doug Doerfert, trumpet
Cody Simmons, trumpet
Program
SET I
 Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
(1950)
Words by Mack David, Jacques Larue - Music by Louiguy
 South American Way
(1939)
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Jimmy McHugh
 Carioca
(1933) Flying Down to Rio
Words by Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Cuban Pete
(1936)
Words & music by José Norman
 Mañana
(1947)
Words & music by Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour
 Moon Over Cuba
(1939)
Music by Juan Tizol
 Sway
(1953)
Words by Norman Gimbel - Music by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, Luis Demetrio
translation of ¿Quién será?
 Chica Chica Boom Chic
(1941) That Night In Rio
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
 Bésame Mucho
(1940)
Words by Consuelo Velázquez (sp), Sunny Skylar (en) - Music by Consuelo Velázquez
 Manteca
(1947)
Music by Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo
SET II
 Mambo #5
(1949)
Music by Dámaso Pérez Prado
 Tampico
(1945)
Words by Doris Fischer - Music by Allan Roberts
 Mambo Italiano
(1954)
Words & music by Bob Merrill
 In Santiago, Chile (‘Tain’t Chilly at All)
(1948)
Words by Albert Gamse - Music by Jimmy Carroll
 All My Love (Bolero)
(1950)
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Paul Durand
 Perdido
(1942)
Words by Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder - Music by Juan Tizol
 Caravan
(1937)
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
 Bali Ha'i
(1949) South Pacific
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Rum And Coca Cola
(1944)
Words by Morey Amsterdam - Music by Paul Baron, Jeri Sullavan
appropriated Rum And Coca-Cola
 The Peanut Vendor
(1928)
Words & music by Moises Simons
 Tico-Tico
(1927)
Words by Aloysio de Oliveira - Music by Zequinha de Abreu
 Papa Loves Mambo
(1954)
Words & music by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bix Reichner
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Paul Baron, -
Jeri Sullavan, -
Morey Amsterdam, -
Luis Demetrio, -
Dave Barbour, -
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, 1915-2008
Jimmy Carroll, -
Mack David, 1912-1993
Zequinha de Abreu, 1880-1935
Aloysio de Oliveira, 1914-1995
Ervin Drake, 1919-
Al Dubin, 1891-1945
Paul Durand, 1907-1977
Edward Eliscu, 1902-1998
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Doris Fischer, 1915-2003
Gil Fuller, 1920-1994
Albert Gamse, 1901-1974
Dizzy Gillespie, 1918-1993
Norman Gimbel, -
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Al Hoffman, 1902-1960
Gus Kahn, 1886-1941
Jacques Larue, 1906-1961
Peggy Lee, 1920-2002
Hans Lengsfelder, 1903-1979
Louiguy, 1916-1991
Dick Manning, 1912-1991
Jimmy McHugh, 1895-1969
Bob Merrill, 1921-1998
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
José Norman, 1906-1990
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Dámaso Pérez Prado, 1916-1989
Chano Pozo, 1915-1948
Bix Reichner, -1989
Allan Roberts, 1905-1966
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Moises Simons, 1889-1945
Sunny Skylar, -
Juan Tizol, 1900-1984
Consuelo Velázquez, 1916-2005
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Associate Events
Thursday May 8
6:00 pmPre-Concert Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Bésame Mucho Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  11.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
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