Baylor's Jazz Ensemble To Play Thursday

Oct. 8, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present its first concert of the fall semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Jones Concert Hall. The 19-member ensemble performs under the direction of Alex Parker, lecturer in jazz studies.

The program will open with Oliver Nelson's arrangement of the Duke Ellington hit "It's Glory," followed by Bill Holman's "Evil Eyes" and Bob Mintzer's "A Meeting of the Minds." One of the jazz world's most prominent sax players, Mintzer performed last March with the Baylor Jazz Ensemble.

The group then will play "All My Yesterdays" by Thad Jones, "The Rhythm Machine" by Tom Kubis and another Ellington tune, "Cottontail."

The program will close with the Matt Harris arrangement of Horace Silver's "Adjustment," Maria Schneider's "Wrygly" and Sy Johnson's arrangement of music by Charles Mingus, "Better Get Hit in Your Soul."

The concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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