Nights on Broadway. It happened partly by accident – after hearing one of our sets, a friend came up to me and said “The Music is beautiful, but it seems like you have a language that only the four of you understand and I’m on the outside.” … And then there were the experiences we all have had in watching a person’s eyes light up when we explain a little something about a song on a gig … And add in our collective dismay at the lack of music education in schools plus the ever increasing number of people who seem to believe music is just generated by a hand held box… Well, it occurred to us that maybe people just don’t know enough about music to really appreciate what they are hearing … And that we ought to step up and help fill that gap. So, the Great American Music Experience, i.e. G.A.M.E., was born.
We perform live concerts that weave together music and information about music forms, rhythms, styles, the role of the instruments themselves, the history of a tune, the musical “conversation” you see as musicians play ….well, you get the idea. With that, magic happened – we have lots more fun interacting with an audience, and the audience gets a much more intimate view of our work.The CD you hold is just our music, without the audience interactions that happen at performances. But these notes will give you a preview of what you might hear at a show (hey, these are jazz musicians – we improvise.) For this CD we are bringing you jazz arrangements of some of Broadway’s greatest hits from the 20’s through the 50’s. Sit back, relax, and join the G.A.M.E.!!!!!
1 I’ve Got Rhythm / Fascinating Rhythm (medley 5:32)2 This Can’t Be Love (2:47)3 Falling in Love with Love (4:22) 4 My Romance (5:00) 5 Baubles, Bangles and Beads (4:28) 6 Strangers in Paradise (6:05) 7 Summertime / It Ain’t Necessarily So (medley 6:38) 8 Surrey With the Fringe on Top(5:01) 9 Wouldn’t It Be Loverly(5:29)10 On the Street Where You Live (6:07) 11 Distant Melody / Never Never Land (medley 6:58)
Recorded 10/23/2012 at “Studio by the Lake”Producer: Performance 2000, Inc.Mixed by: Doug RocheMastered at: FTM Studios in Lakewood, COAll arrangements by Doug RocheGraphic design: Todd ReidPhotographs: John MuellerPerformersRon Bland :: BassJan Cleveland :: Vocals Doug Roche :: PianoDon Grove :: Drums© & ® 2013 Performance 2000, Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws