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Yale Jazz Ensemble History

(Note: this page is still under construction.  An updated concert archive will appear soon.)


2001-2002

March 6, 2002 - "West Side Story: The Music of Buddy Rich"

November 8, 2001 - "Giants of Jazz"

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2000-2001

February 28, 2001: "Such Sweet Thunder: Jazz Meets Shakespeare"

November 6, 2000

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1999-2000

November 12, 1999: "Featuring the Works of Count Basie, Toshiko Akiyoshi, George Gershwin, and Horace Silver

March 1, 2000: "Remembering Mingus"

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1991-1992

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
April 15, 1992

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Let's Dance Fletcher Henderson

Party Hearty Bob Florence

Spectrum: A Color Cycle for Jazz Ensemble Franz Waxman

I. Indigo Blue

II. Silver Gray

III. Raven Black

Got the Spirit Slide Hampton

Selections from the Benny Goodman Archives

Flyin' Home Skip Martin

Sometimes I'm Happy Vincent Young, arr. Fletcher Henderson

Stompin' at the Savoy Edgar Sampson

When You're Smiling arr. George Williams

Bugle Call Rag Jimmy Mundy

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
with Jimmy Owens, trumpet
February 19, 1992

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Jimmy Owens, trumpet

Love for Sale Cole Porter, arr. John Berry

Peace Horace Silver, arr. Ken Todd

Nutville Horace Silver, arr. Dave Barduhn

It's Oh So Nice Sammy Nestico

Sing Sing Sing Louis Prima, arr. Spud Murphy

I Got Rhythm George Gershwin, arr. Rob McConnell

"Tribute to Miles, Monk, and Mary"

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 13, 1991

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Tuning Up Toshiko Akiyoshi

Of Another Time Bob Curnow

Writer's Cramp Bob Curnow

Body and Soul John Green, arr. Marty Paitch

Greetings and Salutations Thad Jones

Evidence Thelonius Monk, arr. Ken Todd

Come Saturday Morning/

Theme from Daphnis and Chloe Maurice Ravel, arr. Alan Broadbent

Groovin' Hard Don Menza

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1990-1991

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
April 16, 1991

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Woodchoppers' Ball Woody Herman

Open-ended Ken Todd

Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish

Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim

Louie's Cheese Party John Fedchock

Lush Life Billy Strayhorn

Fat Cat Mark Taylor

Georgia On My Mind Hoagy Carmichael

American Patrol F. W. Meacham

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
March 5, 1991

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Party Hearty Bob Florence

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You George Bassman

Pussywiggle Stomp Don Ellis

Lover Richard Rodgers

arr. Marty Paitch

Easy Livin'

Hello and Goodbye Bob Brookmeyer

Twelve - Seventeen Greg Hopkins

The Underdog Has Arisen Brad Dechter

Groovin' Hard Don Menza

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 3, 1990

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Basie Straight Ahead Sammy Nestico

Blues for Poland Tony Klatka

Tiptoe Thad Jones

Angel Eyes Earl Brent

Matt Dennis

West Side Story Leonard Bernstein

Buddy Rich

Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter

Watermelon Man Herbie Hancock

A Child Is Born ThadJones

Swingin' The Blues Count Basie

Eddie Durham

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1989-1990

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
March 7, 1990

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Groovin' Hard Don Menza

Splanky Neal Hefti, arr. Sammy Nestico

One for Monk Frank Bennett

Twelve - Seventeen Greg Hopkins

The John Seaman Quintet, guest artists

Nothing Personal Don Grolnick

My One and Only Love Wood/Mallin

Footprints Wayne Shorter

This Bass Is Made For Walkin' Thad Jones

Harlem Nocturnes Earle Hagen, arr. Ray Vun Kannon/Brett Zvacek

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1988-1989

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
March 1, 1989

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Neverbird R. Brown

Swing Now, Pay Later Bob Seibert

Now That She's Away Frank Foster

Portnoy's Complaint Tim Olsen

John Brown's Other Body John Oddo

The Slides of March, guest artists

My Baby Just Cares for Me arr. Bill Pape

Here's That Rainy Day arr. Bill Pape

One O'Clock Jump arr. Bill Pape

Boptidude Test Mark Taylor

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You Duke Ellington, arr. Brad Dechter

You Go To My Head J. Fred Hoots, arr. Art Dedrick

Salsa and Pepper Charles Argersinger

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 14, 1988

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

MacArthur Park Adrian Drover/Jim Jorgenson

Blues in Hoss Flat Frank Foster/ Count Basie

First Love, Last Kiss Carole Wylie

Satin Doll Ellington, Mercer, Strayhorn

That Warm Feeling Sammy Nestico

Skin Tone Les Hooper

Snacks in Colmar Warren Anderson

Thoughts of Bolivia Group Composition

Mean Machine Don Sebesky

Janet Duke Ellington, arr. Brad Dechter

No More Blues Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sweet Georgia Brown Bernie, Pinkard, Casey

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1987-1988

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: SPRING SWING
March 8, 1988

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Party Hearty Neal Hefti

The Sleeper Bill Armstrong

Tickle Toe Lester Young

Night Train O. Washington, L. Simpkins, J. Forrest

Nutville Horace Silver

Paris Booze Ladd McIntosh

It's Oh So Nice Sammy Nestico

In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington, arr. Warren Anderson

Meet the Flintstones Curtin, Hanna, Barbera, arr. Dave Barduhn

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 14, 1987

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

I Got Rhythm George Gershwin,. arr. Rob McConnell

Teddy the Toad Neal Hefti

Shark Bait Curt Berg

Am I Blue? Harry Akst, arr. Dave Barduhn

Mack the Knife Kurt Weill, arr. Sammy Nestico

All Of Me G. Marks/S. Simon, arr. Billy Byers

Can't Stop My Leg Rob McConnell

Harlem Nocturne Earle Hagan

As Time Goes By Herman Hupfeld, arr. Dave Barduhn

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1986-1987

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
March 4, 1987

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Schlep It Up To Joe Rob McConnell

Tiptoe Thad Jones

Quiet Lady Thad Jones

God Bless the Child Billie Holiday, arr. TCD

Portnoy's Complaint Tim Olsen (YSM)

Blues for Poland Woody Herman

St. Louis Blues Mambo W.C. Handy

Soft As Velvet Sammy Nestico

Dutch Treat Tim Olsen

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 6, 1986

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Western Reunion Gerry Mulligan, arr. John LaBarbera

Ahunk Ahunk Thad Jones

Yesterdays Jerome Kern, arr. Bill Holman

North Beach Breakdown John Oddo

Fly Me To The Moon Bart Howard, arr. Samy Nestico

US Thad Jones

Skylark Hoagy Carmichael, arr. Bob Brookmeyer

Welcome Back, Jack John LaPorta

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1985-1986

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
April 10, 1986

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

The Opener Ray Brown

Boptitude Test Mark Taylor

My Old Flame Art Johnson/Sam Coslow, arr. Marty Paich

March of the Tadpoles Toshiko Akiyoshi

Take the A Train Billy Strayhorn, arr. Rob McConnell

Fascinating Rhythm George Gershwin

Twisted Wardell Gray

Moonlight Serenade Glenn Miller

Ol' Man River Jerome Kern, arr. Ian McDougall

Got the Spirit Slide Hampton

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
November 21, 1985

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Conductor

Time Out Don Menza

Passacaglia Robert Curnow

Randi Phil Woods

It's Oh So Nice Sammy Nestico

Sweet Georgia Brown Bernie, Pinkard, & Casey

Tuning Up Toshiko Akiyoshi

Nutville Horace Silver, arr. Dave Barduhn

Come Saturday Morning Maurice Ravel, arr. Alan Broadbent

Pussywiggle Stomp Don Ellis

Lover Richard Rodgers, arr. Marty Paitch

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1984-1985

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
April 19, 1985

Michael Paulsen conducting

George Masso, guest artist

Groovin' Hard Don Menza

Moose the Mooche Charlie Parker, arr. John La Barbera

Satin Doll Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Johnny

Mercer, arr. Sammy Nestico

Overture to the Royal Lyle Mays

Mongolian Suma Lyle Mays

Foosball Festival Lyle Mays

Just Friends Klemmer Lewis

R.F. Blues Rudi Fox

Sho Bill Berry

Ol' Man River arr. Walt Stuart

Come Rain or Come Shine arr. George Masso

All Of Me Simon and Marks, arr. George Masso

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1983-1984

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
February 29, 1984

Mike Paulsen, Director

Mean Machine Don Sebesky

Smooth Sailing Dean Kravitz

When I Fall In Love arr. Don Owens

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Lyle Mays

Outrageous Mother Phil Wilson

Big Dipper Thad Jones

I'm Old-Fashioned arr. Mike Pendowski

Someday My Prince Will Come arr. Mike Paulsen

I Ain't Gonna Ask No More Toshiko Akiyoshi

Chief's Blues Rich Shanklin

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: TOO HIP FOR THE ROOM
November 9, 1983

Michael Paulsen conducting

Patrick Williams, guest conductor

A Tribute to Art Fern Rob McConnell

No More Blues Antonio Carlos Jobim

Here's That Rainy Day arr. Dee Barton

Hangin' Loose Toshiko Akiyoshi

Reunion at Newport '72 Alan Broadbent

Norwegian Wood arr. Buddy Rich

A Little R&B arr. Michael Paulsen

Frame for the Blues Slide Hampton

The Late Night Wizzard Patrick Williams

Too Hip for the Room Patrick Williams

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1982-1983

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
February 23, 1983

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Conductor

Tuning Up Toshiko Akiyoshi

My Elegy Toshiko Akiyoshi

Alone Again Naturally Gilbert O'Sullivan, arr. Alan Broadbent

Tiger of San Pedro John LaBarbara

Groovin' Hard Don Menza

A Child is Born Thad Jones

Sweet Georgia Brown Bernie, Pinkard, Casey,

arr. Howard Rowe, Jr.

Lover Richard Rodgers, arr. Marty Paitch

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1981-1982

YALE JAZZ ENSEMBLE: THE JOY OF COOKING & THE RITE OF SWING
April 28, 1982

Karl Kramer conducting

Fly Me To The Moon arr. Sammy Nestico

Samba de Rollins Don Menza

My Old Flame Arthur Johnson/Sam Coslow

One O'Clock Jump Count Basie

Two O'Clock Jump Harry James, Benny Goodman, Count Basie

Harlem Nocturne Earle Hogan

Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie

September Song Kurt Weill, arr. Jerry Johnson

Get It On Bill Chase

Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me arr. James Chattaway

Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington

I Got News Irene Higgenbotham, Sid Shaw

In The Mood Joe Garland

Send In The Clowns Stephen Sondheim

Lazy River Hoagy Carmichael

What Have They Done To My Song, Ma? arr. Les Hooper

Pocahantas arr. Alan Downey

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