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Colby Jazz Band
The Quick and the Phat
Colby Jazz Band , Eric Thomas, director
November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Four of our favorite arrangers “Duke” it out, so “Rich” you can “Count” on this one to be totally “Phat.” That’s right, works by arrangers Billy Strayhorn and Sammy Nestico (Count Basie’s arranger) share the stage with arrangements by Gordon Goodwin of Big Phat Band fame and Latin composer/arranger Luis Felipe Basto. Featured works include Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and “Take the A Train,” Nestico’s takes on Count Basie’s “A Cool Breeze” and “Strike up the Band,” Gordon Goodwin’s “Jazz Police” and “High Maintenance,” Basto’s “Ebano,” and “Blues For Alice Swing.”