Live Studio Session: 56th Army Jazz Band – Be All That You Can Be-Bop

In this KPLU studio session, the US Army salutes jazz, with the 56th Army Jazz Band from Joint Base Lewis/McCord.  Hosted by Abe Beeson, this sextet of talented troops gives us two original compositions by members of the band (Ego and Fifteen Day Dream) and a delightfully sneaky rearrangement of Miles Davis’ So What.   Abe and the guys also talk about what a sweet gig it is to serve their country by playing music that they love.

Our thanks to the band:

1st Sgt Teal Warren – bandleader/bass (on “So What”)

Specialist Guerin Williams – drums

Specialist Benjamin Bergmark – piano

Sgt Nicholas Cressotti – bass/guitar (on “So What”)

Sgt Matthew Zettlemoyer – alto sax

Sgt Stephen Kirkpatrick – trombone

Song List:

  1. Ego
  2. Fifteen Day Dream
  3. So What

Special thanks to Street Bean Espresso for providing coffee at KPLU Studio Sessions.

You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.

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