Hear San Diego Jazz history being made when an all-star band recreated the music of Barney Kessel's "Some Like It Hot" in the ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The inaugural concert in the San Diego Jazz Heritage Series presented by KSDS-FM, San Diego's Jazz 88.3 included dinner and a panel discussion led by Jazz 88.3 Station Manager and Los Angeles Jazz Institute Founder Ken Poston and featuring Gene Cipriano, multi-decade veteran of the Hollywood film industry and the man who "ghosted" the saxophone parts played by Tony Curtis in the movie "Some Like It Hot" which was filmed at the same Hotel Del in 1959.
|Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio: Some Like It Hot at The Hotel Del, March 12, 2016 (1:11:38, Click to Play and Continue Browsing)|
The band for the event included Larry Koonse (g), Gene Cipriano (reeds), Carl Saunders (trumpet), Christian Jacob (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Kendall Kay (drums).
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE for the set list for the concert, video of the panel discussion, and photos from the evening at "The Del"...
But first...SAVE THE DATE...San Diego Jazz Heritage Series continues on Friday, April 15, 2016 when the legendary appearance of Gerry Mulligan in San Diego at Hoover High School in 1954 is recreated at the very location it happened!
Now, back to "Some Like It Hot"...the set list for the concert was the same as on the Barney Kessell 1959 release "Some Like It Hot" (AllMusic.com):
- "Some Like It Hot" (Matty Malneck, I. A. L. Diamond)
- "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (Harry Ruby, Herbert Stothart, Bert Kalmar)
- "Stairway to the Stars" (Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli)
- "Sweet Sue" (Victor Young, Will J. Harris)
- "Runnin' Wild" (Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood)
- "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey)
- "Down Among the Sheltering Palms" (Abe Olman, James Brockman)
- "Sugar Blues" (Clarence Williams, Lucy Fletcher, Edgar Sampson)
- "I'm Thru with Love" (Malneck, Fud Livingston, Gus Kahn)
- "By the Beautiful Sea" (Harry Carroll, Harold R. Atteridge)
Here's video of Ken Poston and Gene Cipriano talking about Gene's career in Hollywood and his role in the movie "Some Like It Hot". Subscribe to the Jazz 88.3 YouTube channel for concert footage, artist interviews, and more!
Some pictures from the ballroom at The Hotel Del Coronado. Follow Jazz 88 on Flicker for more photos of Jazz 88.3 events...