The Fifties

Monday, 24 April 2000, 3pm – The Great Hall

The second half of the concert began with a presentation to Murray Patterson by Bob Holness of a large framed collage compiled by Steven Harris, containing rare photographs, autographs and a record.


1. Portrait of a Count (Russo)
solo: Conte Candoli

2. Stella By Starlight (arr. Holman)
solo: Charlie Mariano

3. Blues Before and After (Russo)
solo: Childers, Baltazar

4. The Meaning of the Blues
solo: Trujillo
after false start

5. Resist (derived from Bill Russo's 'In Memorium')
solo: Craig

6. Solitaire (Russo)
solo: Whigham

7. 23oN – 82oW (Russo)
solos: Nightingale, Childers

8. Artistry in Rhythm

9. Closing words and votes of thanks from Murray Patterson


The All Star Rendezvous Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Bill Russo

Saxophone Bill Trujillo (ts), Alan Barnes (bar), Gabe Baltazar (as), Marti Williams (ts), Jay Craig (bar)

Simon Gardner, Mike Vax, Buddy Childers, Tony Fisher, Darren Lloyd

Jim Amlotte, Mark Nightingale, Jiggs Whigham, Gordon Campbell, John Higgingbotham

Piano Andy Vinter

Bass Roy Babbington

Drums Jerry L. McKenzie

Guitar Mike Eaves

Latin Perc. Jim Lawless