Many thanks to Andrea for an excellent session in which we covered:
“Fables of Faubus” by Charles Mingus
“Boogie Stop Shuffle” by Charles Mingus
In a popular session, Andrea arranged the members of the co-op as if they were an orchestra with the rhythm section at the back and the front-line at the front, thus breaking a decade or so of tradition.
Both pieces have their issues with quite a complex structure for Fables and just sheer speed for Boogie Stop, but under Andrea’s exacting leadership and armed with parts for all the instruments the co-op had fun creating respectable performances of both of the tricky pieces as well as having plenty of improv chances too.
Many thanks to Andrea for an exciting session.