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TAZZ BAND
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UNIVERSITYOFNEWHAMPSHIRE
OUR ONEHUNDREDAND TWENTYFIFTH PROGRAM
THE
GALVANIZED
TAZZBAND
with SpiegleWillcox
SPONSOREDBY
THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
AND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE
LIBRARY OF TRADITIONAL IAZZ
8 PM MONDAY
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1998
STRAFFORD ROOM
MEMORIAL UNION BUILDING
DURHAM, NH
THE ARTISTS
THE GALVANIZED JAZZ BAND urith SpiegleWillcox
"Legend", like "genius", is one of those terms which should be applied with great
discriminatibry a prescriptionrecognizedall too often by its neglect. One of its central elementsis
the passageof time, often manifestedthrough recollectionof a life (perhapsof genius)cut short, or
conversely, by one which transcendsthe boundaries of normal temporal expectationand its
resultantproductivity. TonightSpiegleWillcoxinvitesus to faceboth of theserealities.
We sometimesregisterannoyanceat studentswho havedifficulty differentiating amongthe
style, trendt and personalitiesof the periods of iazz piot to their own contemPoraryexPerience,
thoseof us in our 50sand 70sbeingblessedto havebeenmemorablyexposedto mostof the maior
figures in the history of jazz during their own activelifetimes. However,when it comesto the
we areperhapsin a leaguewith
Spiegle'sfirst decadeasa professional,
myriad detailsof the 1920s,
of the
the kids; for example,thoughthenamePaulWhitemanusuallyringsa bell (probablybecause
knowledgeable'
a
among
the
draws
blank
even
often
Goldkefte
Gershwinconnection),
Jean
who simultaneously
sentout several
werein a way entrepreneurs
Bothof thesebandleaders
'30sand '40swhose
the
resemble
the
orchestras
of
functionally
they
names;
under
their
own
groups
primary purposewasmusicfor dancingbut whichincludednumerousiazzartistswho occasionally
got to "strut their sh.lff". Both Whitemanand Goldketteat one time or anotheremployedsuch
FrankieTrumbauer,JoeVenuti,Eddie Lang Tommy and Jimmy
luminari$ as Bix Biederbecke.
TommyD. with Goldkette!)
Dorsey and oneSpiegleWillcox(heactuallyrePlaced
Spieglewasbom in 1903,two monthsafter Bix, who would havebeen95 tomorrow. The
latter epitomizesour first legendarycategorya cornetistwith a remarkablyoriginaland influential
flair whosepersonaled him to deathat age28.
compositional
senseof lyric beautyand a Debussyan
Spiegleplayed with him with Goldkette,and is probablythe last living link with that gifted and
tragic figure. Spiegle'sown legendaryqualitiesunfoldedquite differently. In the late 20s he
returnedhometo Cortland,New York,to ioin his fatherin businessand raisea familp but he kePt
plalng on weekendswith his own band,and the decadesdid no damageeitherto his love for the
music or to his chops. Then,in what in the nonlegendaryrealm would be the retirementyears,
opportunities aroseto communicatethe enduring freshnessof the music to broader constituencies,
so for the last two decadesSpieglehas played in numerousconcertand festival venues,including
Camegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival and more than 25 trips to EuroPe. Thus, his
reincamatedcareerlong outlastedthoseoriginal yearswith Whitemanand Goldkette!
The GalvanizedJazzBandprovidesa ftost appropriatecontextin which to PresentSpiegles
art. For one thin& they have been the lod$tone for the continued vitality of the New
Orleans/Dxieland idiom in Connecticutsince1965,plalng every Sundayfrom 1971to 1995at the
Millpond Tavernein Northford, a tradition now ongoingat the ChowderPot in Branford. They will
be fondly rememberedfrom their appearances
on this seriesin 1992and at the PortsmouthIazz
Festivalin 1995. Moreover,they havea uniquecustomof rotating guesttrombonists,so tonight we
are blessednot only with Spieglebut also with the distinguishedGeorgeMasso,a veteranof the
Jimmy DorseyOrchestra,the BennyGoodmanSextet,and the World's GreatestJazzBand.
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THE GALVANTZEDIAZZ BAND
FredVigorito
RussWitman
Masso
George
B\IISinclair
DaueHuxtable
Art Hoaey
BobBeauillard
CornetandLeader
Reeds
Trombone
Piano
BanjoandGuitar
TubaandStringBass
Drums
and
Willcox
Spiegle
Trombone
A closing word from Spiegle;"Music hasbeenSoodto me. Onereasonthat I am still alive
is that I havethingsto look forwardto." And at leastaswe takeour seatstonight,sodo therestof
us!
Taperccordcrsandcomerosere not trnnitted due to contractu^l anangements'Your cngatbn
is rcTustd-
THE SERIES
The uNH TraditionalJazzseriesbeganin 1979.It Promotesthe enpymentand undersanding
of the art through concerts featuring musicians of regional, national, and international
prominence. The program representsa unique endeavor to expand interest and honor
outstandingtalentand achievement.
to offer their recordingsfor saleor majl order
Musicianswishing to do so are encouraged
may be made. The sponsorshave no financial
during intermission;a brief announcement
intereitin suchsalesbeyondofferinga courtesyserviceto theartistsand thepublic'
ProgramNotes- PaulVerrette
Production- DavidSeiler
THE SCHEDULE
Scptembcr15
ClarkTerryQuintetwith CarolSloane
(Johnson
Theatre,PaulCreativeArts Ccnter)
Octobcr5
M-N-M Trio with .limmyMazzy,banio;Eli
Newberger,tuba;JoeMuranyi,clarinet
November10
PaulBroadnaxand Friends
1
December
directedby DickJohnson
Artie ShawOrchestra,
Paul
CreativeArts Center)
Theatre,
$ohnson
February2
Duo,BradTerry,clarinetandJoachimMencel,piano
(ohnsonTheatre,PaulCreativeArts Center)
March 9
GalvanizedJazzBandand SpiegleWillcox, trombone
April 5
JamesWilliams,soloPiano
0ohnsonTheatre,PaulCreativeArts Center)
May 4
ClaudeWilliams, violin; Norris Turney,saxophone;and
RedRichards,Piano
oohnsonTheatre,PaulCreativeArts Center)
(Concerts in Strafford Room of the Memorial Union Building excePtion noted)

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