Bésame Mucho
Latin Jazz & American popular music, 1926-55
Thu May 8, 7:30-9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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“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) Mack David, Jacques Larue (w) Louiguy (m)
 South American Way
(1939) Al Dubin (w) Jimmy McHugh (m)
 Carioca
(1933) Flying Down to Rio Gus Kahn, Edward Eliscu (w) Vincent Youmans (m)
 Cuban Pete
(1936) José Norman (w/m)
 Mañana
(1947) Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour (w/m)
 Moon Over Cuba
(1939) Juan Tizol (m)
 Sway
(1953) Norman Gimbel (w) Pablo Beltrán Ruiz, Luis Demetrio (m) [translation of ¿Quién será?]
 Chica Chica Boom Chic
(1941) That Night In Rio Mack Gordon (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Bésame Mucho
(1940) Consuelo Velázquez (sp), Sunny Skylar (en) (w) Consuelo Velázquez (m)
 Manteca
(1947) Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo (m)
SET II
 Mambo #5
(1949) Dámaso Pérez Prado (m)
 Tampico
(1945) Doris Fischer (w) Allan Roberts (m)
 Mambo Italiano
(1954) Bob Merrill (w/m)
 In Santiago, Chile (‘Tain’t Chilly at All)
(1948) Albert Gamse (w) Jimmy Carroll (m)
 All My Love (Bolero)
(1950) Mitchell Parish (w) Paul Durand (m)
 Perdido
(1942) Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder (w) Juan Tizol (m)
 Caravan
(1937) Irving Mills (w) Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol (m)
 Bali Ha'i
(1949) South Pacific Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Rum And Coca Cola
(1944) Morey Amsterdam (w) Paul Baron, Jeri Sullavan (m) [appropriated Rum And Coca-Cola]
 Tico-Tico
(1927) Aloysio de Oliveira (w) Zequinha de Abreu (m)
 Papa Loves Mambo
(1954) Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Bix Reichner (w/m)


Associate Events
Thursday May 8
6:00 pmPre-Concert Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Bésame Mucho Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount 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 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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Shedd Presenting Sponsor