One O’Clock Nation!
Welcome to Fall Semester, 2013! And to kick off the restart of the Blog Shed, here are two VERY cool things:
1. The personnel for the new One O’Clock!
2. Lab 2013 Drops (That is the current way to say “CD release” these days…must….remain……..hip……)
The semester is off to a ROARING start with yet another great assemblage of talented torch-bearers for the on-going tradition of excellence and innovation that is North Texas Jazz. And, here they are:
Learn more about these great musicians in their own words via the bio portion of our website.
We’ve been having a blast with TWO concerts already under our belt and a bunch more comin’ right up. Check out our schedule here on our official website. (right hand corner)
And Lab 2013! The “Homage to Denton: Jazz Town U.S.A” is here. Behold the groovy cover:
Look familiar? It should as this was the picture that we used to advertise the “Jazz Town U.S.A. CD cover contest. After some really cool entries, we decided that Occam’s Razor once gain came into play as the band decided to go to the source and use actual pictures of Denton as our graphics theme. The results are spectacular and very organic and comfy…in a cool kind of Dentonian way. Iconic landmarks are included that virtually all alums will recognize and no doubt wax nostalgic while listening to the charts.
And the writing! Well, suffice to say that everyone had a great time capturing the mood and vibe of Denton via programmatic tone poems. Here is the official press with lots of info:
“Lab 2013 is yet another example of the amazingly high level of talent that our students possess,” said Steve Wiest, director of the One O’Clock Lab Band. “This latest CD pays tribute to our beloved Denton, a town that not only supports our jazz program but continues to provide a welcoming and diverse live music scene. We hope that our fans not only enjoy this CD but have the chance to come and see us perform live in Dallas, Fort Worth and right here in Denton: ‘Jazz Town U.S.A.'”
Songs about uniquely Denton institutions – such as graduate student Aaron Hedenstrom’s tribute to his favorite breakfast eatery, Old West – and experiences – such as jazz professor Richard DeRosa’s 4:30 a.m. wake up calls to the blaring of the A-Train horn – focus the recording on the city that has been home to the jazz program for nearly 70 years.
The One O’Clock will have a CD release event in Fort Worth:
- 8 p.m. Oct. 18 (Friday) at McDavid Studio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth
Additional One O’Clock Lab Band concert dates include:
- 7 p.m. Nov. 7 (Thursday) at First Presbyterian Church, 1000 Penn St., in Fort Worth
- 8 p.m. Nov. 26 (Tuesday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, with guest saxophonist Walt Weiskopf
- 8 p.m. Dec. 7 (Saturday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, performing a holiday concert with the Jazz Singers
- 8 p.m. Dec. 13 (Friday) at McDavid Studio at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, performing a holiday concert
More about LAB 2013
An Homage to Denton, Texas: “Jazz Town, USA”
Lab 2013 is proudly dedicated to Denton, Texas. Recently voted #1 on Business Insider’s “Top Ten Best Small Towns in America,” Denton has long been a hotspot for the arts and especially jazz. The downtown music scene is thriving and offers a wonderful laboratory for the music of UNT jazz students as well as visiting professionals. The people of Denton are big supporters of the arts with many of them working in some field of artistic endeavor as either professionals or amateurs themselves. Denton is a great place to live and a super-fertile environment in which to be making music. With Lab 2013, we salute the hometown of North Texas Jazz and The One O’Clock Lab Band!
Take the ‘A’ Train (Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Richard DeRosa) 7:00
Old West (Aaron Hedenstrom) 8:04
Somewhere on the 33rd Parallel (Keith Karns) 7:49
Denton Standard Time (Steve Wiest) 9:40
As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld/ arr. Drew Zaremba) 9:30
Will or Would? (Neil Slater) 6:21
The Square (Keith Karns) 9:38
Honeybee (Aaron Hedenstrom) 5:41
Traffic Jam (Jenny Kellogg) 5:44
Total Time: 69:28