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