JazzWax: Interview with Brooks Tegler & corrections

As a follow up to my review of his big band last Saturday night, here’s an interesting interview with Brooks Tegler on Jazzwax.com.

Also a correction from yesterday’s post.  Scott Silbert was the tenor saxaphonist on Saturday night, not Silver as I misheard and wrote.  You can read about him by following this link.

Also, Don Lerman was on sax, not sex as I mistyped.  Baritone with the big band and alto, I think, with the small group.

Review: The Brooks Telger Big Band and Combo at Glen Echo, June 27, 2009

So I guess I’ll start off my blog with a review of a dance I attended last night, hosted by The Jam Cellar in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park last night with The Brooks Tegler Big Band.

(Disclaimer: I am an occasional contributor to the Jam Cellar blog and their general shenanigans)

DC is blessed to have two big bands dedicated to the authentic sounds of the Swing Era.  Most bands that play for dancers tend to the more modern New Testament Basie sound or play mostly Rat Pack covers.

But DC’s two main big bands, the other being The Tom Cunningham Orchestra, specialize in music from the Swing Era played in the way it was meant to be played with a solid driving 4/4 rhythm.  Brooks Tegler himself is an ardent disciple of Gene Krupa. Read the rest of this entry »