Fullerton College Jazz Cadre - Part 6 - Roger Shew and Nostalgia in Times Square


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Transcript:
(clapping)
(Roger Shew) …Come Together, which is a tune we’ve played for a while but continues to grow and change
and every time we get to that solo section it’s different,
and you never know what’s going to happen.
(Bruce Babad) My arrangement of Come Together, is this imaginary, uh, meeting or accident.
However you want to think of it, between the Beatles tour bus
and the Dave Brubeck station-wagon tour bus. (laughing)
Them colliding someplace in Switzerland, you know, on a mountain.
And uh, so Come Together I wrote it in 5/4 (5-4).
Uh, an odd time signature for that song, I also put it in a key that bass players hate.
(Jamie Shew) It’s fantastic that Roger and I can be on stage.
That we can have a home life and have a musical life as well and how those lives um, converge.
And it’s just wonderful to be on the stage and work together in a musical sense.
During the recording I found uh, moments that remind me why I love to play Jazz
That was that at a few, few times I just, forgot that we were on stage.
I forgot that there were lights and cameras and I just closed my eyes and I was just listening.
I was just trying to be in the moment and I did happen a few times…
(♪ bass instrumental ♪)
(♪ band performs “Nostalgia in Times Square” ♪)
(♪ instrumental music ♪)
(Jamie Sings) ♪ I'm reelin', I'm dealin' ♪
♪ Can't seem to get a handle on this feelin'. ♪
♪ I go back, the same track, ♪
♪ to try to catch the moment time's been stealin'. ♪
♪ The memory of what has yet to be, ♪
♪ keeps me from what I see. ♪
♪ Just tryin' to let it go. ♪
♪ It finds me, reminds me. ♪
♪ The memory ahead now moves behind me. ♪
♪ Where, that same square? ♪
♪ The cats that played the tunes that live inside me. ♪
♪ The melody will cool the atmosphere, ♪
♪ With words I will never hear. ♪
(♪ instrumental music ♪)
♪ I'm reelin', I'm dealin' ♪
♪ Can't seem to get a handle on this feelin'. ♪
♪ I go back, the same track, ♪
♪ to try to catch the moment time's been stealin'. ♪
♪ The memory of what has yet to be, ♪
♪ keeps me from what I see. ♪
♪ Just tryin' to let it go ♪
♪ It finds me, reminds me. ♪
♪ The memory ahead now moves behind me. ♪
♪ Where, that same square? ♪
♪ The cats that played the tunes that live inside me. ♪
♪ The melody will cool the atmosphere, ♪
♪ With words I will never hear ♪
♪ he melody will cool the atmosphere, ♪
♪ With words I will never hear ♪
♪ The melody will cool the atmosphere, ♪
♪ With words I will never hear. ♪