Joe McQueen and friends – Ten at 86 (2006) DSF DSD64

Joe McQueen and friends – Ten at 86 (2006)
DFF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 00:53:04 minutes | 2.09 GB | Genre: Jazz
Digital Booklet , Front cover | © IsoMike

Joe McQueen has been a professional jazz musician for over seventy years, turning ‘Pro’ at the tender age of sixteen. He was introduced to the saxophone a few years earlier by his cousin, Herschel Evans, who played in Count Basie’s band in the mid -1930s. Born in 1919 in Dallas, Texas, Joe was raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where he played tuba and then saxophone in the Ardmore High School band.

Fast forward to 1945, when Joe and his wife, Thelma, were on the road as he was touring in a jazz band. While en-route from Las Vegas, the bandleader gambled away the troupe’s earnings, stranding them in Ogden, Utah. Joe and Thelma decided to stay in Ogden and McQueen reformed the band there. This turned out to be a serendipitous move because just after WWII, Ogden, a major stop on the railroad between San Francisco and Kansas City, had become a hotspot for jazz music. Since settling in Ogden, McQueen has performed there with such jazz luminaries as Charlie Parker, Chet Baker (a fellow Oklahoman), Paul Gonzalez, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. Joe continued to tour in the region, playing in Idaho Falls with Hoagy Carmichael… —excerpt from liner notes


1 What a Difference a Day Makes [4:53]
(S. Adams, M. Grever)
2 Stoned [4:44]
(W. Gray)
3 Undecided [4:24]
(S. Robin, C. Shavers)
4 Willow Weep for Me [3:55]
(A. Ronell)
5 Blues Walkin’ [6:31]
(R. Carpenter)
6 Poinciana [3:37]
(N. Simon, B. Bernier)
7 Now’s the Time [4:58]
(C. Parker)
8 Satin Doll [4:19]
(D. Ellington, Jay Mercer, B. Strayhorn)
9 Tenderly [5:51]
(W. Gross, J. Lawrence)
10 Broadway [4:45]
(B. Tate)
11 Monday Morning [5:02]
(Hidden track on the SACD)

Joe McQueen, sax
Evan Coombs, bass
Clayton Furch, piano
Don Keipp, drums
Skip Musgrave, trumpet
Brad Wheeler, harmonica

Recorded in the Austad Auditorium, Val A.Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.


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