Album Samples - It Don't Mean a Thing

The selection of tunes reflects historical musical bias. It stretches from the Battle Hymn of the Republic, one of our more moving of our national musical treasures to Neal Hefti’s Girl Talk, an off-shoot of the blues from the movie “Harlow” in the 60’s. Jazz is a derivative of the blues, and Duke Ellington’s music is testimony to the confluence. But the Duke wasn’t alone; Billy Strayhorn was by his side composing Take the” A” Train on a subway ride to Harlem. As for ballads, what more can be said about the quintessential In My Solitude. And then there’s Gershwin, who compressed so many great jazz tunes in his truncated lifetime, including the quintessential Our Love is Here to Stay and blues standard, Lady Be Good. Not to leave the 50’s unrepresented, included is the classis Jimmy Van Heusen tune, Here’s that Rainy Day.


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    I Can't Give you Anything But Love
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    Battle Hymn of the Republic
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    Stormy Weather
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    Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Sample 06

    Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Sample 07

    Things Ain't What They Used to Be
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    Take the A-Train
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    In My Solitude
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    Our Love Is Here To Stay
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    Foggy Day
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    Lady Be Good
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    Here's That Rainy Day
  • Sample 15

    When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Sample 16

    Girl Talk
  • Sample 17

    That's All

About the Band

After Six combines the musical talents of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Northwest. After Six as been entertaining the region with the music of Ellington, Gershwin, Arlen, Mercer, Rogers, Hefti and many other jazz and blues luminaries for 25 years. Our band members exhibit extraordinary improvisational musicianship at both public and private venues.