Con & Mary Sheffer
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Chuck Redd
My Shining Hour
Thu, Mar 9, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
"Chuck Redd makes an impressive debut on vibraphone, his crisp, resourceful mallet work is invigorating!" -- Downbeat
Chuck returns with an evening dedicated to the music of his two favorite Songbook composers, Harold Arlen and Frank Loesser, a combination he first created for a concert at The Smithsonian in 2005. In his own words:
"I fell in love with the music of the brilliant composers Harold Arlen and Frank Loesser in my formative years. Of course, "Over The Rainbow" and the other charming tunes from The Wizard of Oz touched all of us as children. Later when I was in high school, I played in the orchestra for a production of Loesser's Guys and Dolls and that has remained my favorite Broadway musical. It occurred to me when I was 16, that the songs from Guys And Dolls would work very well played in a swinging jazz setting. Of course icons Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerard and many more had played these classic Loesser tunes with great artistic success. I've since embraced these songs as staples of my own repertoire. It's also been wonderful to explore Loesser's early work where he contributed lyrics to some now classic American tunes. Two I've recorded recently are, " I wish I Were Twins", famously sung by Fats Waller and "I Hear Music".
"From Louis Armstrong on, virtually all jazz musicians have embraced the compositions of Harold Arlen. This is certainly a natural musical marriage, considering Arlen began as a piano player and was influenced by many Harlem musicians, which explains the genuine blues feeling and jazz sensibility liberally infused in his songs. Personally, I became passionate about playing his music, beyond "Rainbow", after hearing Ella's Harold Arlen Songbook recording and through the great pianist and Tommy Flanagan's Music of Harold Arlen recordings. Tommy is a hero of mine and I had the honor of working with him."
Chuck is joined by Todd Strait on drums, Tyler Abbott on bass, and special guest Larry Fuller on piano.
Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Charitable Trust This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a limited number of free tickets to 2016-17 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college. The program is made possible by a grant from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Friends of Jazz at The Shedd. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information.
Event Personnel
Chuck Redd, leader, vibraphones
Larry Fuller, special guest, piano
Tyler Abbott, bass
Todd Strait, drums
PROGRAM - selected from the following:
 My Shining Hour
(1943) The Sky's The Limit
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 Get Happy!
(1930) Nine-Fifteen (9:15) Revue
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 If I Were A Bell
(1950) Guys And Dolls
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 My Time Of Day
(1950) Guys And Dolls
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 I've Never Been In Love Before
(1950) Guys And Dolls
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 I've Got The World On A String
(1932) Cotton Club Show, 21st Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 A Sleepin' Bee
(1954) House Of Flowers
Words by Truman Capote - Music by Harold Arlen
 Last Night When We Were Young
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Wish I Were Twins
Words by Frank Loesser, Edgar DeLange - Music by Joseph Meyer
 Let's Fall In Love
(1934) Let's Fall In Love
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 I Believe In You
(1961) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 It's Only A Paper Moon
(1933) Take A Chance
Words by Yip Harburg, Billy Rose - Music by Harold Arlen
 This Time The Dream's On Me
(1941) Blues In The Night
Words by Johnny Mercer - Music by Harold Arlen
 The Inch Worm
(1951) Hans Christian Andersen
Words & music by Frank Loesser
 Heart And Soul
Words by Frank Loesser - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 I Hear Music
(1940) Dancing On a Dime
Words by Frank Loesser - Music by Burton Lane
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Truman Capote, 1924-1984
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Edgar DeLange, 1904-1949
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Burton Lane, 1912-1997
Frank Loesser, 1910-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
Joseph Meyer, 1894-1987
Billy Rose, 1899-1966
Associate Events
Ticket/Venue Info
Chuck Redd Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A32.00  29.00  27.25  25.75  -  
B28.00  25.25  24.00  22.50  -  
C24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  -  
O24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
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285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
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